Summer School on Western Esotericism in Kiyv, July 1-7

Western Esotericism and Spiritualism in the 19 – 21 Centuries

1 July
Red University Building of Kyiv University (60 Volodymyrska Street, room 326)
11.30 – Registration
12.00 – Opening ceremony
12.30 – Lecture of Kateryna Zorya. Reports From the Field: “The Authenticity Turn” in Contemporary Magical Practice
14.00 – coffee-break (room 309)
14.30 – Lecture of Anna Cymbaline – The place of Thelema in contemporary esotericism. O.T.O. in Ukraine: past, present and future
15.30 – coffee-break (room 309)
16.00 – Presentations.
• Anton Leshchynskyi – The transformation of occult views on magic in modern era
• Maxim Gavrilkov – Martinist Order in the Early Twentieth Century Russia: a historiographical review
18.00 Dinner

2 July
Triptych: Global Arts Workshop (34 St Andrew’s Descent)
10.00 – Tour of pagan sanctuaries. Meeting with representatives of contemporary pagan movement
11.30 – Triptych: Global Arts Workshop (34 St Andrew’s Descent). ‘ARCHETYPES’ Exhibition view with by Viacheslav Strannik. Conversation with the artist. Refreshments provided
12.00 – Practical Workshop with Myroslava Hartmond – Decoding the Art of Soviet Esoteric Artist Boris Nekrasov
13.00 – Lunch
14.00 – Presentations.
• Pavel Skrylnikov – Slavic neopaganism in Russia: strategies of community building;
• Maria Nazarenko – Esoteric as aesthetic language in American avant-garde film and photography of 50s-70s.
15.00 – coffee-break
15.30 – Lecture of Iryna Kaplan. Esoteric and occult symbols in
Twin Peaks
16.30 – Presentation.
• Vyacheslav Kolomeets – Presentation of the Pagan&Traditionalist almanac «Warha»

3 July
Red University Building of Kyiv University (60 Volodymyrska Street, room 202)
10.00 – coffee-start (room 309)
10.15 – Lecture of Sergey Pakhomov. The Specifity of Relation to Science in Modern New Age Movements
11.45 – coffee-break (room 309)
12.15 – Lecture of Konstantin Rodyhin. Modern-day alchemy:
a science beyond the science
14.00 – Lunch
15.00 – Lecture of Oleg Yarosh. Turn to ‘authenticity’ in
Western Sufism
16.30 – coffee-break (room 309)
17.00 – Presentations.
• Vyacheslav Ageyev – A.Crowley’s «scientific» approach to yoga;
• Olena Kalantarova. – Methodology of astrology on the example of the phenomenon of the Star of Bethlehem.

4 July
Red University Building of Kyiv University (60 Volodymyrska Street, room 202)
10.00 – coffee-start (room 309)
10.15 – Lecture of Oleg Yarosh. Western manifestations of Shi’a Sufism
11.45 – coffee-break (room 309)
12.15 – Lecture of Mark Sedgwick. Traditionalism, Sufism, the Western, and the Global
14.00 – Lunch
15.00 – Lecture of Julia Shabanova. Теософское общество в Украине в контексте международного теософского движения
16.30 – coffee-break (room 309)
16.30 – Presentation.
• Mariano Errichiello – The influence of the Theosophical Society on Parsees and the rise of Ilm-e-Khshnoom;
17.00 – Lecture of Yaroslava Shekera. The Metaphysical Essence of Chinese Classical Poetry: Vision of Western
Researcher

5 July
Red University Building of Kyiv University (60 Volodymyrska Street, room 202)
10.00 – coffee-start (room 309)
10.15 – Lecture of Kateryna Zorya. Chemists and Spirits: the Scientific Investigation of Spiritualism in Late Imperial Russia
(1875-1883)
11.45 – coffee-break (room 309)
12.15 – Lecture of Stanislav Panin. «Astral karate» in late Soviet esoteric underground
14.00 – Lunch
15.00 – round table «Esoteric backgroud of the Traditionalist
movement»

6 July
Red University Building of Kyiv University (60 Volodymyrska Street, room 202)
10.00 – coffee-start (room 309)
10.15 – Lecture of Dmitry Zelentsov (Video). The revival of Hermetism in XIX-XX centuries: the Brotherhood of Myriam and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor
11.45 – coffee-break (room 309)
12.15 – Lecture of Stanislav Panin. Esotericism and philosophy in the history of Western culture
14.00 – Lunch
15.00 – Lecture of Ruslan Khalikov. French occult theories of Tarot in the XIX century
16.30 – coffee-break (room 309)
15.40 – Presentations.
• Ekaterina Gud – Проблемы методологии при исследовании предсказательных систем на примере таро;
• Aleksandra Bibik – Interpretations of Tarot in European
and American fantasy literature in the XX century.

7 July
Red University Building of Kyiv University (60 Volodymyrska Street, room 202)
10.00 – coffee-start (room 309)
10.15 – Lecture of Sergii Kapranov. The interpretation of alchemy in the works of Mircea Eliade
11.45 – coffee-break (room 309)
12.15 – Presentations.
• Nadiia Komarova. Esoteric Mathematics: Pythagorean and Neopythagorean Ideas
13.00 – Closing ceremony