11th Annual Sophia Centre Conference

'Celestial Magic' was the topic of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture. Held in Bath from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2013, the conference drew a broad range of speakers investigating this fascinating topic which was loosely defined as 'the attempt to engage with the world through the imagination or psyche, in order to obtain some form of knowledge, benefit or advantage. Celestial magic engages with the cosmos through stellar, planetary or celestial symbolism, influences or intelligences.' Conference chairs were Dr. Nicholas Campion and Dr. Liz Greene

Photos by Gaia Somasca. Click each photo to enlarge.


Sophia Centre Conference 2013

Liz Greene lecturing on 'The God in the Stone: Planetary Gems and the Colour of Magic'


M.E.Warlick lecturing on 'Alchemy and the Transgendering of Mercury'


Joscelyn Godwin lecturing on 'Astral Ascent in the Occult Revival'


M.E.Warlick, Joscelyn Godwin and Liz Greene panel discussion


Conference room


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Christine Broadbent lecturing on 'Celestial Magic as the Love Path'


Nick Campion introducing Karen Parham's lecturing on 'Perfection in Relation to the Celestial Magic within Aurora Consurgens'


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Hereward Tilton lecturing on 'Bells and Spells: Summoning Planetary Spirits in Early Modern Germany'


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Elliot Wolfson lecturing on 'Ascending Jacob's Ladder: Celestial Magic and the Demiurgical Angel in Merkavah Mysticism and Kabbalistic Esotericism'


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Dorian Greenmbaum, attendee


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Claire Chandler lecturing on 'Investigating the Magical Practices found in PMG XIII'


Peter Forshaw lecturing on 'The Goal of the Wise: Medieval and Renaissance Astral Magic and the Influence of the Picatrix'


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Jane Burton lecturing on 'Necromantic Ancient Rituals Bound In Contemporary Magic Rituals: An Investigation of Invocation Rituals of Spirits and Deities for Divination by a Small Group of Witches and Spiritual Mediums'


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Jose Manuel Redondo lecturing on 'The Celestial Imagination: Proclus the Philosopher on Theurgy'


Matthew Melvin-Koushki lecturing on 'Using Heaven to Move Earth: Astrological Letter Magic in Early Modern Islamic Occultism'


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Sue Lewis lecturing on 'The Transformational Techniques of Huber Astrology'


Lori Lee Oates lecturing on 'The Influence of EliphasLévi's Concept of the Astral Light'


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Liz Greene and Nick Campion


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Attendees during tea break


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Matthew Mather lecturing on 'Jung's Red Book: a 21st Century Magical Talisman?'


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Tea break


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Lilan Laishley lecturing on 'South Indian Ritual Magic Clears Negative Karma in the Birthchart'


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Maria Nita lecturing on 'The Flying Man' and 'The Little Wax Man": Celestial Longing and Earthly Empowerment in Romanian Love Magic and Romantic Poetry.'


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Tea break


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Mike Harding's lecturing on 'Magic, Madness and Mathematics: A Phenomenological Approach'


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Conference closing Nick Campion, Liz Greene and Peter Forshaw


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Attendee


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Matthew Mater and Rod Suskin




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