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  • Osvald Vasicek | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    Renaissance Western Esotericism History Renaissance Philosophy Neoplatonism Jewish Thought Lacan Freud Language And Power Philosophy Psychoanalysis and religion Freud and Lacan Popular Folk Magic Structuralism Philosophy History of Hermetic Philosophy 16th century Europe Hans Blumenberg Renaissance Historiography History of knowledge History of Psychoanalysis History 15th century Atlantic Europe 16th and 17th century Philosophy History and Philosophy edit About edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing profile views followers Log In Log

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  • Jimmy Elwing | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    more Jimmy Elwing is currently currently living in Amsterdam where he is a student in the rMA Programme Theologie Religiewetenschappen specialisation Mysticism and Western Esotericism at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents Universiteit van Amsterdam When he is not occupied reading books and writing papers he enjoys creating art trying to show through colour what might be hard to express otherwise For contact please send an

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  • Helene Peereboom | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    History Of Philosophy History of Science Intellectual History Museum Studies History of Religion Book History Renaissance Studies Material Culture Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Magic Material culture of religion Iconology and Emblems and Alchemical Symbolism edit About edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing profile views followers Log In Log In with Facebook or Email Password Remember me on this computer or reset password Need an account Click here to sign

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  • Joyce Pijnenburg | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    From mid 2008 to June 2011 I worked for the research institute of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Amsterdam As of July 1st 2011 I am employed by the Institute for Culture and History University of Amsterdam Department UvA Religious Studies History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents edit Advisors Wouter J Hanegraaff Carlos Gilly edit Edit Done Editing Papers Does Woman Exist Agrippa von Nettesheim and Slavoj Žižek on women

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  • Mike A. Zuber | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    some of the meanings derived from alchemical symbols as elaborated in the late seventeenth century by Wilhelm Christoph Kriegsmann Johann Rudolph Glauber and the singularly obscure Johannes de Monte Snyder who was to more This paper explores some of the meanings derived from alchemical symbols as elaborated in the late seventeenth century by Wilhelm Christoph Kriegsmann Johann Rudolph Glauber and the singularly obscure Johannes de Monte Snyder who was to become one of Isaac Newton s trusted authorities In the early modern period the traditional symbols of alchemy were considered to be the key to the knowledge of the ancients Far from being arbitrary conventional signs these combinations of lines and circles revealed the true nature of alchemical substances and their secret powers Kriegsmann linked alchemical symbols to Hermes Trismegistus the inventor of both alchemy and hieroglyphic writing and was concerned with establishing which ones had not been corrupted over time Moving beyond the standard repertoire Monte Snyder proposed to use the basic symbols as an alphabet for chymical syllables akin to what we would nowadays refer to as chemical formulas While still using the same language Glauber encouraged greater trust in the signature of fire meaning the experimentally established attributes of a given substance Yet even he professed admiration for the natural philosophy of the famous Egyptian schools In spite of their differences these three approaches take for granted that alchemical symbols were meaningful in their own right Event Date Sep 26 2012 Organization Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry Postgraduate Workshop University of Cambridge Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Depicting Alchemical Substances Johann Joachim Becher s Mineralogia 1662 and the Iconography of the Gods more by Mike A Zuber Johann Joachim Becher s Mineralogia 1662 the third part of his Parnassus Illustratus 1662 63

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  • Riemke van der Neut | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    Magic French language Latin 19th Century French Literature Italian language and Literature and Impressionist and Post impressionist art edit About Master Religious Studies track Mysticism and Western Eso more Master Religious Studies track Mysticism and Western Esotericism edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing Papers Michel Foucault Van onderdrukkende discours naar zelfdisciplinering Verschuiving of verdieping more by Riemke van der Neut Publisher igitur archive library uu nl Publication Date Jan 1

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  • Egil Asprem | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    Research Interests Magic Witchcraft Religion and Magic and Western Esotericism History edit Download pdf Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Magic Naturalized Negotiating Science and Occult Experience in Aleister Crowley s Scientific Illuminism La Magie naturalisée De la négociation entre science et expérience occulte dans l illuminisme scientifique d Aleister Crowley more by Egil Asprem One of the central questions in the study of modern Western Esotericism concerns the continued appeal of magic how did magic survive the disenchantment of the world An appealing explanation has been that the emergence of occultist more One of the central questions in the study of modern Western Esotericism concerns the continued appeal of magic how did magic survive the disenchantment of the world An appealing explanation has been that the emergence of occultist magic based on the writings of Eliphas Lévi 1810 1875 and the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn est 1888 in particular resulted in a psychologisation of magic By interpreting magical practices as psychological techniques and the trafficking with esoteric entities as manipulation of internal psychological states rather than externally real spiritual beings it has become possible for well educated upper middle class moderners to retain both their belief in magic and their rational integrity By presenting a case study of one of the most influential modern occultists Aleister Crowley 1875 1947 this article seeks to demonstrate that the psychologisation thesis is not entirely tenable Special notice will be given to Crowley s magical system presented as Scientific Illuminism and the role and appeal of science in that system Contrary to the psychologisation thesis which it will be argued represents a sort of psychological escapism Crowley did not seek to insulate his magical beliefs from his rational beliefs by withdrawing them to the realm of psychology and internal states instead influenced by the ideals of scientific naturalism he sought to devise a naturalistic method by which magical practice could be rationally criticised tested and refined In short it will be argued that Crowley s system represent a move towards the naturalisation rather than the psychologisation of magic In addition to presenting a close reading of some of Crowley s ideas on the relation between science and magic a historical contextualisation will be provided in which special notice will be given to Crowley s relation to prominent intellectual currents with interest in this issue including the Society for Psychical Research Sir James Frazer and naturalist philosophers and psychologists from T H Huxley to Henry Maudsley More Info Aries Vol 8 No 2 2008 pp 139 165 Research Interests Western Esotericism History Western Esotericism Anthropology Magic and the Occult Anthropology Of Religion Occultism Magic and 2 more Thelema and Pagan Studies edit Download Share Facebook Twitter Edit Delete Move section Heathens up North Politics Polemics and Contemporary Norse Paganism in Norway more by Egil Asprem The variety of religious positions commonly grouped together under the heading Neo Paganism call for no homogenous reading of that phenomenon As recent

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  • Office History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents | Universiteit van Amsterdam - Academia.edu
    at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam Its primary tasks are teaching and research in the domain of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents Western Esotericism edit Advisors edit Edit Done Editing Books Wouter J Hanegraaff and Joyce Pijnenburg eds Hermes in the Academy Ten Year s Study of Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam Amsterdam University Press 2009 more by Office History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents This volume was published at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the chair for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents It contains a history of the creation and development of the chair followed by articles on aspects more This volume was published at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the chair for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents It contains a history of the creation and development of the chair followed by articles on aspects of Western esotericism by previous and current staff members contributions by students and Ph D students about the study program reflections by international top specialists about the field of research and its academic development ISBN 978 90 5629 5721 163 pp www amazon com Hermes Academy Wouter

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