Próximos Eventos

En esta sección compartimos con la comunidad académica internacional de especialistas, los próximos eventos internacionales vinculados al estudio del western esotericism.



École pratique des hautes Études
Maison des sciences de l’homme, 54, 
Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, salle 1.
XXXIIIe colloque international
"Franc-maçonnerie, ésotérisme et politique: 
300 ans d’histoire"
Samedi 2 décembre 2017

Programme :

9 heures 15
Jean Marie Mercier :« Franc-maçonnerie et “politique” éditoriale dans la première partie du XVIIIe siècle ».
Pierre Lachkareff: « La Franc-maçonnerie puissance indéfinissable ? Un regard romanesque : La Révolution de Robert Margerit».
Paul Paoloni : « Aspects ‎ésotériques de la première Maçonnerie dans les Îles Britanniques ».

14 heures 30
Thierry Zarcone : « Francs-maçons et illuminés face à l’inquisition dans l’Avignon pontificale ».
Gian Mario Cazzaniga: « Les origines de la franc-maçonnerie moderne entre révélation primitive et noachisme ».
André Combes : « Franc-maçonnerie et vie politique en France du XVIIIe au XXe siècle».

Pour tout renseignement :



Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE) 
Seventh International North American 
Conference on Esotericism
Rice University, in Houston, Texas, EEUU.
"Eros, Sexuality, and Embodiment 
in Esoteric Traditions"
May 24-27, 2018.

The Association for the Study of Esotericism (ASE) is seeking paper and panel proposals for its seventh International North American Conference on Esotericism to be held at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, May 24-27, 2018.

We are seeking proposals for papers exploring the theme “Eros, Sexuality, and Embodiment in Esoteric Traditions.” Esoteric writings offer a range of possibilities for investigating both literal and figurative erotic and sexual configurations, from the allegorical couplings of alchemy, to the practices of Valentinian Gnosticism, to descriptions of angelic sex in Ida Craddock.  Connectedly, esoteric thinkers have described numerous unusual ways to embodiment, from phenomena of divine possession, to the making of magical children, to golems and animated statues.

We are also interested in papers on Western esoteric practices, including theories, representations and methods of practice viewed from cultural, practical, religious and aesthetic fields of inquiry. We encourage papers that address the conference theme in terms of diverse types of representation, including arts and literature, as well as methods that reflect specific theories of esotericism, either historically or in a contemporary context. We invite proposals on magic, alchemy, astrology, ritual practice, mysticism, spiritualism, occultism, hermeticism, neo-paganism, contemporary esoteric movements and teachers, Asian influences on Western traditions, and other relevant topics. We are interested in panels specifically on mysticism, contemplative practice, and other topics related to the conference theme. ASE regards esotericism as an interdisciplinary field of research and we invite scholars from all disciplines to share their research and writings in support of a cross-fertilization of perspectives.

Our deadline for panel or paper proposal submission is December 15th, 2017.
If you wish to submit a paper proposal or a thematically focused panel proposal (with three presenters and short descriptions included) for review and possible presentation at the conference, please send it by email to



The Eighth Annual Conference of the Israeli Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (INASWE)
-Mandel Scholion Research Center - Mt. Scopus Campus -Hebrew University in Jerusalem
May 30, 2018

Western Esotericism and the Concept of God(s) 

Organizing and Scientific Committee
Dr. Judith Weiss (Mandel Scholion Research Center, HUJI); Prof. Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University), Dr. J. H. (Yossi) Chajes (University of Haifa); Prof. Yuval Harari (Ben-Gurion University); Prof. Jonatan Meir (Ben-Gurion University)   

Western esoteric thought seeks to reveal the secrets by which the world has been formed and the principles by which it is conducted. As such, it has much in common with two other central western discursive systems, namely – religious thought and science. Questions regarding the interrelations and boundaries among the three, from ancient to modern times, have been critically studied by various scholars. In the coming INASWE conference, to be held on May 30, 2018, at the Mandel Scholion Research Center on the Mt. Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, we wish to tackle the question of interrelations between western esoteric concepts and one of the central concepts of western (and non-western) religious thought, namely – the concept of God (or Gods). 

This eighth INASWE conference will focus on the ways in which the fundamental and highly compelling concept of God(s) can be seen as interrelating with various ideas appearing in western esoteric thought. This could also raise discussions of adjoining issues, such as: western esotericism and early modern thought; western esotericism between east and west; Christian, Jewish, Converso, and Muslim thought within western esotericism; Pantheon, Pleroma, Trinity and other divine structures in Western Esoteric thought; divine psychology, etc. We welcome specific case studies as well as more theoretical discussions of these and related subjects.  

Proposals of lectures must be submitted by 15 /1/2018 to:


Japanese Network for the 
Academic Study of Esotericism 
Workshop: "Text and experience: 
Exploring the realm of esotericism"
(Nov. 19) 2017


場所:京都大学人文科学研究所セミナー室1 (Kyoto University)
<講演> ※発表50分、質疑応答10分

10:00-10:15 趣旨説明・講演者紹介  Introductory explanations
10:15-11:15 横山茂雄(奈良女子大学)

Shigeo YOKOYAMA (Nara Women’s University)
“The manifesting world of the spirits: John Dee and his precursors”

11:15-12:15 鶴岡賀雄(東京大学)


Yoshio TSURUOKA (University of Tokyo)
“Mysticism and Esotericism”

 12:30-13:30 昼休憩 (break)

 <パネル発表> ※一人30分×4+コメント15分

13:30-14:00 穂波慶一(龍谷大学)


Keichi HONAMI (Ryukoku University)
“Modern Buddhism and Occultism: the case of Furukawa Rosen”

14:00-14:30 堀雅彦(北海学園大学)

「「宗教経験」の純化と拡散―W. ジェイムズ受容の西東(にしひがし)―」

Masahiko HORI (Hokkai Gakuen University)
“The sublimation and proliferation of ‘religious experience’: William James’ work around the world”

14:30-15:00 奥村大介(東京大学)


Daisuke OKAMURA (University of Tokyo)
“Remote actions on living bodies: A sketch of the history of scientific thought of errors and parapraxis”

 15:00-15:15  休憩 (break)

15:15-15:45 橋本順光(大阪大学)


Yorimitsu HASHIMOTO (Osaka University)
“The cycle of theories on the arrival of Chinese in the Americas: From the Mexican Buddha to the Japanese Emperor of the Incas”

15:45-16:00 堀江宗正(東京大学)             コメント

Comments by Norichika HORIE (University of Tokyo)

16:00-17:00 質疑応答&全体討論

Q&A and general discussion


Chair: Hidehiko KURITA (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

*参加希望者は、事前に栗田(bodyandpolitics[at]までご連絡ください。If you wish to apply, please contact Dr. Kurita at the email address above.

主催:日本秘教研究ネットワーク Japanese Network for Academic Study of Esotericism