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WESTERN ESOTERICISMIN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEOVER THE CENTURIESFoundation Colloquium ofCEENASWE(The Central and Eastern European Networkfor the Academic Study of Western Esotericism)Budapest, July 4-5, 2014VenueCentral European UniversityBudapest, Nádor u. 9.Gellner RoomAll interested persons are welcome!

WESTERN ESOTERICISM IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEOVER THE CENTURIESFoundation Colloquium of CEENASWEBudapest, July 4-5, 2014PROGRAMJuly 4, Friday09:3009:45RegistrationOpening (GYÖRGY E. SZÖNYI and MATTHIAS RIEDL on behalf of the CRS at CEU)10:00–11:00 Keynote lectureMATTHIAS RIEDL (Associate Professor, Central European University, Budapest)Intelligentia spiritualis – On the Nature and History of Apocalyptic Knowledge11:00–11:30 Coffee Break11:30–13:00 Session 1 [3 papers]MÁRTON SZENTPÉTERI(Associate Professor, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest)Johann Alsted in Transylvania: The Millenarian Reformation of PhilosophyRÓBERT PÉTER(Senior Assistant Professor, Department of English Studies, University of Szeged)Esotericism, Freemasonry and Enlightenment in Hungary, 1780-1795YURI STOYANOV(FRAS, Department of the Near and Middle East School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London)Confluences of Western Esotericism and Neo-Gnosticism in Modern EasternOrthodox Contexts13:00–14:30 Lunch Break14:30–16:00 Session 2 [3 papers]KAROLINA MARIA KOTKOWSKA(PhD Candidate, Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations, Faculty of Philosophy,Jagiellonian University, Cracow)The Impact of Esoteric Ideas on Polish Intellectual Elites in Early 20thCentury: the Example of ‘Chimera’ Journal’s EnvironmentSPYROS PETRITAKIS(PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Crete, currently researching in Berlin)The late religious work of Nikolaus Gysis (1842-1901) under the light of the

WESTERN ESOTERICISM IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEOVER THE CENTURIESFoundation Colloquium of CEENASWEBudapest, July 4-5, 2014theosophical doctrine in Munich and Athens in the 1890s. Ideologicalpresuppositions and realizationsSÁNDOR FÖLDVÁRI(Research Fellow and Lecturer, Debrecen University)Chiromancy as Substitute Religion for the Middle Class in the InterwarBudapest (Capital of Hungary) – The Case of Gy. Majthényi16:00–16:30 Coffee Break16:30–18:30 Session 3 [4 papers]RONIT MEROZ(The Department of Hebrew Culture Studies, Tel-Aviv University)The Binitarian Roots of European KabbalahJOHN M. MACMURPHY(RMA student, University of Amsterdam)The Birth of Christian KabbalahANDREA GONDOS(University of Pennsylvania)Demonic Powers and the Biblical Commandments: Yissachar Baer’s “YeshSakhar”KATRE KOPPEL(MA student, Department of Ethnology, University of Tartu)“I was absolutely speechless because I had seen this man I was a child in mydreams, I thought.” – Representations of spiritual master. The example of theSource Breathwork community19:30–21:00 Reception-buffet in Central Bistro & RestaurantJuly 5, Saturday09:30–11:00 Session 4 [3 papers]MICHA FLOREK(MA Student, Institiue for the Study of Religion, Faculty of Philosophy, JagiellonianUniversity, Cracow)The Analysis of the Figure of st. Wilgefortis as the Example of the Usage of theEntheogens in the Christian Medieval Tradition

WESTERN ESOTERICISM IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEOVER THE CENTURIESFoundation Colloquium of CEENASWEBudapest, July 4-5, 2014NADEŽDA ELEZOVIÆ(Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka)Occultism and Spirituality in Eastern European Contemporary ArtMA GORZATA ALICJA DULSKA(PhD Candidate, Institute for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Philosophy, JagiellonianUniversity, Cracow)The Vision of Spiritual Words in Agnieszka Pilchowa’s Writings11:00–11:30 Coffee Break11:30–13:00 Session 5 [3 papers]RAFA T. PRINKE(Associate Professor, Eugeniusz Piasecki University, Poznañ)Dr. Bogdan Edward Jastrzêbski (1860-1923) – an early member and the lastPraemonstrator of the Golden DawnMICHELE OLZI(MA, University of Milano)From Russia with Love, a Case of Russian Culture and Immigration in WesternEsotericism: Maria de Naglowska (1883-1936.)GYÖRGY E. SZÖNYI(Professor, Central European University, Budapest and University of Szeged)The Lure Of The Occult. Esoteric Themes In Two Modern Hungarian Novels:Antal Szerb, “The Pendragon Legend” (1934) and Mária Szepes, “The RedLion” (1947)13:00–14:30 Lunch Break14:30–16:00 Session 6 [3 papers]NEMANJA RADULOVIÆ(Assistant Professor, Department of Serbian Literature and South Slavic Literatures,Belgrade)Neopaganism in SerbiaNOEL PUTNIK(PhD candidate, Central European University, Budapest)Dr. Wolf And The “Ancient Roots”: Neoshamanism In Contemporary Serbia

WESTERN ESOTERICISM IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPEOVER THE CENTURIESFoundation Colloquium of CEENASWEBudapest, July 4-5, 2014RÉKA SZILÁRDI(Assitant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Szeged)Questions of Ethno-Nationalism: Identity Match in Contemporary HungarianPaganism16:00–16:30 Coffee Break16:30–18:00 Conclusions and the official foundation of CEENASWE, a "Members' Meeting"19:30An optional dinner in the restaurant Oliva (1065 Budapest, Lázár u. 1.)http://olivaetterem.com/kapcsolat/If you can join, please, notify the conference assistant, Francesco LaRocca at La-Rocca [email protected] Il Museo Cospiano (from the catalogue of the Collection, Bologna, nge/pages/6wunder.html

(Professor, Central European University, Budapest and University of Szeged) The Lure Of The Occult. Esoteric Themes In Two Modern Hungarian Novels: Antal Szerb, “The Pendragon Legend” (1934) and Mária Szepes, “The Red Lion” (1947) 13:00–14:30 Lunch