Ockul­tism i ett glo­balt perspektiv

  • Datum: 2014-05-27
  • Tid: 17:00–19:00
  • Plats: VG Nation, Västra Åga­tan 18, 753 09 Uppsala

Före­lä­sare: Fil.dr. Hen­rik Bog­dan, docent i reli­gi­ons­ve­ten­skap vid Göte­borgs universitet.

Hen­rik Bog­dan kom­mer att före­läsa på ämnet för sitt senaste bok­pro­jekt, Occul­tism in a Glo­bal Per­spective (Acu­men Publishing 2013), en anto­logi som med olika infalls­vinklar tar upp ämnet ockul­tism sett ur ett glo­balt per­spek­tiv. Före­läs­ningen kom­mer fram­förallt att behandla Hen­rik Bog­dans egna kapi­tel i anto­lo­gin: “Recep­tion of Occul­tism in India: the Case of the Holy Order of Krishna”.

Här föl­jer en kort beskriv­ning av ämnet, häm­tad från intro­duk­tions­ka­pit­let till Occul­tism in a Glo­bal Perspective:

In Chap­ter 10, “Recep­tion of occul­tism in India: the case of the Holy Order of Krishna”, Hen­rik Bog­dan discus­ses the other side of the encoun­ter of occul­tism with Eas­tern spi­ri­tual practi­ces, that is, the migra­tion of occul­tism into a Hindu con­text. Using the Holy Order of Krishna (which has existed for over a cen­tury) as a case study, Bog­dan discus­ses how aspects of occul­tism have been adop­ted and rein­ter­pre­ted in a Hindu con­text – and more spe­cifically, the adop­tion and rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of Aleis­ter Crowley’s motto “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” by the Holy Order of Krishna as a “supreme mantra” during the 1920s and 1930s. Bog­dan furt­her­more tra­ces the reverse influ­ence of the Holy Order of Krishna upon Bri­tish occul­tism through the enig­ma­tic Swami Pares­wara Bik­shu (or Yogi Bhik­shu). Bik­shu, who was affili­a­ted with the Holy Order of Krishna, acted as the per­so­nal “guru” to a Lon­do­ner named David Cur­wen (1893–1984), who got in con­tact with Aleis­ter Crow­ley in 1944, and became the last IXth degree mem­ber of the Ordo Templi Ori­en­tis during Crowley’s life­time. Bikshu’s views on Tantra, as expres­sed in an impor­tant manuscript com­men­tary on the Ana­nada Lahari, would later exert a pro­found influ­ence on the Bri­tish occul­tist Ken­neth Grant (1924–2011) and his inter­pre­ta­tion of sex­ual magic.” (Bog­dan & Djur­d­je­vic 2013: 12).

http://www.acumenpublishing.co.uk/display.asp?K=e2012122112251814&sf1=KEYWORD&st1=henrik+bogdan&y=0&sort=sort_title&x=0&m=3&dc=3


Före­dra­get finan­sie­ras med stöd av Folk­u­ni­ver­si­tets­för­e­ningen och är öppet för all­män­he­ten. Inträ­det är gra­tis, men kon­tanta bidrag till den ide­ella verk­sam­he­ten mot­ta­ges tacksamt.

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