The Seekers of the New Project and the Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural history are organising a symposium on esotericism and mysticism, 5-7 June 2019 in Turku, Finland. The keynote speakers will be Dr Maarit-Leskelä-Kärki, leader of the Seekers of the New Project, Professor Olav Hammer, who is a well-established researcher on esoteric traditions; and, representing the younger generation of scholars, Dr Per Faxneld, researcher on art, esotericism, and satanism, and Professor Christine Ferguson, a specialist on occulture. More information on the speakers and their topics can be found here.
The call for papers is now open, proposals for papers and panels can be submitted until the end of December 2018.
In addition to the scholarly programme, a variety of other fascinating activities will be available for delegates. The conference dinner will take place at the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Espoo, where an exhibition on clairvoyance in Finnish art, curated by Nina Kokkinen from the Seekers of the New Project, will be on display. Delegates will also be able to enjoy the results of the Project’s collaboration with the circus performance group ArtTeatro. A custom made guided and dramatised walking tour exploring the past and present of esoteric and occult Turku will be carried out by students from the University of Turku.
Wellcome to Turku!