Summer School on Western Esotericism in Kyiv, 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