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Association For the Study of Esotericism and Mysticism, Eighth International Conference

  • 2016-03-24
  • 2016-03-26
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia

Topic: Mystic and Esoteric Movements in Theory and Practice: Mysticism and Esotericism in the World of Technologies

The changes which took place due to technical progress, always touched mystic and esoteric movements also. The influence of technology manifests itself on many levels: the change in material culture of mystic and esoteric movements, the change in forms of communication and social organization of esotericists, the transformation of esoteric practices and last but not least, the change in the esoteric and mystical teachings by bringing technological metaphors into them.

Using various methodologies, participants of the conference will try to understand the interaction of technologies and the mystic-esoteric movements, as observed in the past and in the present. Historians, researchers of culture and religion, philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars, the representatives of scientific knowledge, all those who involves the subject of esotericism and mysticism in their studies are invited to participate in the conference.

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