Scientific & Demonic Dimensions of Western Esotericism

Second Annual Conference of the Israeli Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism [INASWE]

Lux et tenebrae
15:00-17:00
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22 March 2012 • Eshkol Tower, 30th Floor

e University of Haifa

10:00-11:45
• Opening Session:

Esotericism & Science
! Chair!'!Boaz!Huss

• Demons, Past & Present Chair!'!Chaim!Hames

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Dean,!Faculty!of!Educa:on

Reimund(Leicht( The(Hebrew(University ! Astrology - An Esoteric Science? Jewish and Non-Jewish Perspectives Yossi(Ziegler( (( University(of(Haifa ! Scientific Aspects of Latin Physiognomy around 1500 11:45-12:15 12:15-13:45
• Esotericism & Science II ! Chair!'!Julie!Chajes

Tamar(Herzig!! Tel(Aviv(University A Late Fifteenth-Century Controversy concerning the Invocation of Demons Per(Faxneld( ( Stockholm(University Lilith: First Feminist, Patron Saint of Abortions – and Bride of Satan Yuval(Harari( ( Ben(Gurion(University "Take Her Blood Out of Her Body" – On a Modern Curse Pot from the Sea of Galilee 17:00-17:30 17:30-18:30
• Keynote Session ! Chair!'!Adam!A?erman

COFFEE BREAK COFFEE BREAK

Peter(Forshaw(( University(of(Amsterdam ! Chymical Cabala: Early Modern Permutations in the Book of Nature   J.(H.((Yossi)(Chajes( University(of(Haifa ! Kabbalah and Early Modern Science Reconsidered     13:45-15:00 LUNCH BREAK

Moshe(Idel( ( The(Hebrew(University ! Kabbalah and Freemasonry in Bucharest During World War II (

Supported by e President, Rector, and Deans of Education & the Humanities of the University of Haifa e Wolfson Chair in Jewish Cultural History Interested in attending? Please contact(chajes@research.haifa.ac.il

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