The Foundation for Theosophical Studies is hosting an international conference on theosophical history on the weekend of 7-8 July 2007 at 50 Gloucester Place, London WIU 8EA, England. Previous conferences have been held in London in 1986-9, 1995 1997 2003 and 2005, and others in San Diego, USA and Edmonton, Canada.
Saturday 7 July
10:00 am – Registration and refreshments
10:25 am – Welcome by National President, Colin Price
10:30 am – Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
"Orientalism and Theosophy: The TS and the Mystic East"
11:15 am – James Santucci
"A.P. Sinnett’s Esoteric Buddhism and the Notion of Esoteric Buddhism in the Wisdom Tradition"
12:00 am – Refreshments
2:00 pm – Colum Hayward
"Whatever happened to the Polaires?"
2:45 pm – Refreshments
3:15 pm – Julie Hall "Subtle Bodies in Theosophy"
4:30 pm – Theosophical History – the discipline, problems and prospects – a symposium
5:20 pm – Barry Thompson
"Treasures from the T.S. Library and Archives."
6:05 pm INTERMISSION
6:30 pm – Jerry Ekins
"Brothers of the Shadow: Conspiracies Against the Theosophical Society and the World Order During the Besant and Post Besant Eras.”
7:30 pm – Conference day ends
Sunday 8 July
10:00 am – Registration and refreshments
10:30 am – Kim Farnell
"Hiram Butler and the emergence of Solar Astrology"
11:15 am – Alex Trenoweth
"The Salvation Army and the Theosophical Society-Personal and Astrological Links."
12:00 am – Refreshments
1:30 pm – Jerry Ekins
"Alexandria West – a new project
2:15 pm – Leslie Price
"Henry Olcott weighed in the balances"
2:30 pm – Refreshments
3:00 pm – Brett Forray
"Autonomy or Succession of the American Section: The Different Views of William Q. Judge and Henry S. Olcott on the Development of The Theosophical Society"
4:15 pm – Closing remarks.
The Foundation for Theosophical Studies is hosting an international conference on theosophical history on the weekend of 2-3 July 2004 at 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA , England. Previous conferences have been held in London in 1986-9, 1995. 1997, and 2003, and others in San Diego, USA and Edmonton, Canada.
Any person may offer a paper for consideration by the Programme Committee, on any aspect of theosophical history. Summaries not exceeding 500 words should be sent before 1 January 2005 to Colyn Boyce, Information Officer, either by post or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations will normally last thirty minutes with fifteen minutes for discussion. Any audiovisual requirements should be specified.
The conference is non-residential, and only light refreshments will be served. Those presenting papers, and those attending as guests must make their own arrangements for travel, meals and accommodation. There will be a small fee for registration.
THEOSOPHICAL HISTORY CONFERENCE 2005-
The Foundation for Theosophical Studies is hosting an international conference on theosophical history on the weekend of 2-3 July 2005 at 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA , England. Previous conferences have been held in London in 1986-9, 1995 1997 and 2003, and others in San Diego, USA and Edmonton, Canada.
10.00 am Registration and refreshments
10.25 Welcome by National President, Colin Price
10.30 Kim Farnell “The occult life of Bulwer Lytton”
11.15 Dr Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke “From Theosophy to Jungian Psychology: the esoteric progression of G. R. S. Mead”
1.15 Clare Goodrick-Clarke “ Mead’s view of Gnosticism and Hermeticism”
2.00 R. A. Gilbert “Confluent streams of thought : the theory and practice of western spirituality in the work of G. R. S. Mead and A. E. Waite”
3.15 Pat Deveney “’Cognoscitur ab inimicis?’ What can the claims of H.P.B.’s Occult Enemies Tell us about Her Purposes.”
4.30 Katinka Hesselink “The Theosophical Seal – a look into origins and variations”
5.20 Stephen Butt “R. J. Lees, Queen Victoria and Jack the Ripper –myth and reality”
6. 05 pm THERE WILL NOW BE A SHORT INTERMISSION
6.30 Dr Christine Garwood “The Great Victorian Flat Earth Controversy.”
7.30 Conference day ends
Sunday 3 July
10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Mike Hall “Mozart’s Music - synchronicity and the mysteryschools”
11.15George Young “Theosophical Images in Silver Age Russian poetry”
1.30 Michael Gomes “The enduring relevance of HPB”
2.15 Kim Farnell introduces her new biography of Mabel Collins.
3 00 Jean Overton Fuller “The Besant/Leadbeater presentation of Theosophy”
4.15 Closing remarks.
Samedi 6, matin à 9 heures, Sorbonne, EPHE, 5è. section (esc..E), salle Mauss,
Lucien Braun : «Paracelse et la problématique de l’occulte»
Clare Goodrick-Clarke : « Rationalist, Empiricist, or Romantic Naturphilosoph? Samuel Hahnemann’s World view and its Legacy”
Claude Rétat : «Jean-Marie Ragon et le modèle du maçon guérisseur»
Samedi après-midi à 14heures 30, salle Mauss
Roger Dachez : « Papus médeçin, les sortilèges d’Hippocrate à la Belle Epoque »
Jean-Pierre Laurant : «La médecine occulte dans les archives de la Librairie Chacornac»
Xavier Accart : «Le groupe Winter entre perspective ‘traditionnelle’ et expérimentation médicale»
Régis Dericquebourg : «Les traitements spirituels dans les religions de guérison»
Dimanche matin à 9 heures 30, salle Mauss
Emile Poulat : «Le Docteur Paul Carton, ‘La Science occulte’ et les sciences occultes»
Jean-Pierre Chantin : «Nizier Philippe, guérisseur lyonnais»
Le numéro 18 de Politica Hermetica «Astrologie et pouvoir» sortira à l’occasion du colloque et sera disponible à l’entrée
Call for Papers
Conference on Esoteric Religious Traditions
The Association for the Study of Esotericism is seeking paper
and panel proposals for our first North American Conference on
"Esotericism: From Europe to North America" to be held 3-5 June,
2004, at Michigan State University. We seek proposals for papers and
panels on: Gnosticism and Hermeticism, Alchemy, Astrology, Folk
magical traditions in North America, Magic and Secrecy, New Religious
Movements, Asian influences on Western traditions. Send your proposal to conference organizers at email@example.com. Please limit abstracts to a paragraph or two and indicate your academic affiliation or qualifications. Email submission preferred. Proposal deadline
(preferred): 31 December, 2003.
Call for Papers
(Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Religion)
The Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religion is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Regional Conference. The Conference will be at Embassy Suites on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa. The theme of the conference is “The Metaphysical Tradition and Its Movements.”
We are especially interested in papers dealing with questions related to transitional periods in the metaphysical tradition as a whole or specific movements in particular. We are also interested in papers dealing with questions related to points of contact and confluence between the movements. Papers dealing with other questions are certainly welcome.
All proposals will be considered, with special consideration given to papers on topics noted above as they relate to Swedenborgianism, New Thought, Theosophy, and Scientology. Proposals will be reviewed by referees of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Metaphysical Religion or other specialists in specific areas.
Proposals (no more than 500 words) must be accompanied by an abstract (no
more than 150 words). Submit four copies (each) of the proposal and the
abstract; put your name and institutional affiliation on one copy of each
and only the title on the other three. Please include your return address
on a separate sheet. Deadline for proposals is August 15, 2003.
Send proposals and abstracts to:
Department of Religious Studies - CPR 304-A
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
? Students with valid I.D. — no charge (entire conference, except for meals)
? SSMR members: p one day — $35; ? two days — $50 (entire conference,
except for Saturday banquet)
? Non-members: ? one day — $50; ? two days — $70 (entire conference, except
for Saturday banquet)
? Cost for Saturday dinner: $25 — add to student, member, or non-member
? Student fee (+$25) (? $25 total)
? Member fee (+$25) (? $75 total, two days) (? $60 total, one day)
? Non-member fee (+$25) (? $95 total two days) (? $75 total one day
THEOSOPHICAL HISTORY CONFERENCE
June 14 15, 2003
The Foundation for Theosophical Studies is hosting an international conference on theosophical history on the weekend of 14-15 June 2003 at 50 Gloucester Place, London W1U 8EA , England. Previous conferences have been held in London in 1986-9, 1995 and 1997, and others in San Diego, USA and Edmonton, Canada. The Program includes the following participants. For further information, click on Theosophical Society.
Nicholas Goodricke- Clarke "The Divine Fire: H.P. Blavatsky and the
theology of electricity"
Barry Thompson "The Mystery of P.G. Bowen and the Bowen Notes on The Secret Doctrine
Jean Overton Fuller "Krishnamurti and the wind"
Kevin Tingay "The ritual dimension of theosophy- some forgotten endeavours"
Robert .A. Gilbert "Independent witnesses Observers of English occultism in the Victorian Era"
Stephen Butt "Queen Victorias Clairvoyant"
Kim Farnell "The Nine Lives of Mabel Collins"
Shinichi Yoshinaga,( Japan) "Japanese Buddhism and the Theosophical Movement"
Mike Hall ( Edinburgh Lodge) "The hidden esoteric meaning to Beethovens Seventh Symphony ( The Apotheosis of the Dance)
"Madame Blavatsky, Buddhism and Tibet in recent debate"
Paul Johnson ( in absentia) "History as heresy clashing perspectives on Theosophical history"
Antoine Faivre, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne),
The Term Esotericism in and a propos Free-Masonry
Hereward Tilton, University of Queensland,
Defining Alchemy: The Case of Count Michael Maier (1569-1622),
Iatrochemist and Rosicrucian Apologist
Geoffrey McVey, Syracuse University
Esotericism and the Materiality of Imagination
David L. Smith, Central Michigan University
Secrecy and Self-Evidence in the Religious Thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson
James Burnell Robinson, University of Northern Iowa, Respondent
Jerry Hejka-Ekins, California State University, Stanislaus, Respondent
James A. Santucci, Department of Comparative Religion, California State University, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868.
TELEPHONE: 714/278-3727 FAX: 714/693-0142.
Paper proposals are welcome in the following areas of inquiry: early modern (c. from1550) to contemporary esoteric societies or movements, individuals who have contributed significantly to esoteric practice and knowledge, and a discussion of major ideas that may clarify an understanding of esotericism. We are particularly interested in how Western esotericism has influenced Western civilization. These areas of investigation reflect the topics of the session, "Western Esotericism: Movements, Personalities, Themes." Please send one page proposal and three blind copies to James A. Santucci.
For further information on the AAR, go to www.aarweb.org
Antoine Faivre, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne), History and Present State of the Discipline "Modern Western Esotericism" in the Study of Religion
Jean-Pierre Laurant, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Sorbonne), The term "Esotericism" in the Nineteenth Century
Wouter Hanegraaff, University of Utrecht, Western Esotericism in the Academy: Beyond the Yates Paradigm
Dan Merkur, University of Toronto, Methodology in the Study of Alchemy
David L. Smith, Central Michigan University, Esotericism and Modernism: The Case of Emerson
James Burnell Robinson, University of Northern Iowa, The Esoteric, the Prophetic, and the Mystical
Maureen Richmond, The Central Metaphysical Doctrines of the Alice Bailey Writings and Their Roots in the Theosophy of H.P. Blavatsky
Jane Williams-Hogan, Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Swedenborg and the Christian Kabbalah: Brothers or Distant Cousins?
Geoffrey McVey, Syracuse University, Rethinking the Magic of Giordano Bruno
Both Leslie Price in London and Tor Ahlback in Sweden have announced proposed conferences on Theosophical History to be held in spring 1999. Further details as they become available.
Edmonton T.S. will be hosting a conference July 3-5, 1998 for the presentation of previously unpublished papers focussing on what H.P. Blavatsky presented and/or her influence on 20th century thought. Guidelines for papers are posted below. Please advise the Conference Committee as early as possible of your intentions to participate. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 1998.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Please feel free to mention this conference to others whom you feel may be interested.
For Papers On The Works and Influence of H.P. Blavatsky
|When:||July 3-5, 1998|
|Where:||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Content:||Papers [original/previously unpublished] are to focus on what H.P. Blavatsky presented and/or her influence on 20th century thought, including but not limited to the fields of science, literature, art, music, religion, philosophy, health, psychology, education, sociology, etc.
Please submit papers in English.
It is preferred that references to HPB's major works be kept to original or facsimile editions.
Authors are encouraged to review their presentations for ambiguity and redundancy, and avoid personal remarks that do not pertain to the subject.
Please include a short [one paragraph] biography with your paper.
|Format:||Typed and double-spaced, with 1" (2.5 cm) margins, on 8" x 11" (21.5 x 28 cm) or A4 plain, white paper.
Papers may be
1.) mailed to:
2.) sent by e-mail (as an attachment only) to: firstname.lastname@example.org or: email@example.com
3.) sent on 3" diskette, mailed to the above mentioned address - in WordPerfect 6.1 or Microsoft Word 6.0 [or older version] for Windows 3.1 All diagrams must be in black and white [i.e., ink or computer generated]
|Presentation:||Presentation: Regardless of the length of the paper, presentations will be limited to twenty (20) minutes, followed by twenty (20) minutes of open dialogue.
Audio/video equipment requirements must be submitted with your paper.
If the author is unable to attend, he/she may designate a presenter. If the paper is more than 10 pages (double-spaced) in length a summary must be included that can be read in a 20 minute time-frame. If a reader is not designated, one will be assigned by the Conference Committee.
|Deadlines:||Please advise as early as possible of your intentions to participate. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 1998.
Papers submitted for consideration will be presented to the Conference Committee for approval.
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 1998
|Proviso:||Edmonton T.S. reserves the right to publish any or all papers submitted.|
|Venue:||The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn - The Palace where facilities have been booked and a block of rooms reserved at reasonable rates for those attending and their families. The hotel is conveniently located a short distance from Edmonton International Airport, and also provides a shuttle service for guests.
Information packages detailing accommodation and facilities will be sent to all interested parties.
Robert S. Ellwood, University of Southern California, Presiding
James A. Santucci, California State University, Fullerton
Tore Ahlbck, Donner Institute, Finland
Respondent: John Patrick Deveney, New York, NY
Donald Lopez, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Respondent: James Burnell Robinson, University of Northern Iowa
Jerry Hejka-Ekins, California State University, Stanislaus
Massimo Introvigne, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR)
Respondents: Stephen Prothero, Boston University
James Burnell Robinson, University of Northern Iowa
Theme: The Theosophical Phenomenon: 1575-Present
Prospectus of The Theosophical Phenomenon: 1575-Present