Enchanted Modernities


Session 4

4A: Australia, Canada, and Mexico

Location: Singelkerk

Chair:  Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR, Turin) 

Patricia Plummer (University of Duisburg-Essen)
‘“An enthusiastic exponent of Theosophy and the teachings of Krishnamurti”: Louisa Haynes Le Freimann (1863-1956), Australian artist and Theosophist’

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Jenny McFarlane (Independent Scholar, Canberra)
‘Centre and periphery; Leadbeater in Sydney’

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Gillian McCann (Nipissing University)
‘“Spirit as Transforming Power”: Theosophy and the arts in Canadian perspective’

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Susana Pliego Quijano (Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico)
‘Creation, generation and rebirth in the work of Mexican artists Diego Rivera, Xavier Guerrero, José Clemente Orozco and Dr. Atl’

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4B: Eastern and Southern Europe

Location: 
Doelenzaal, UvA Library

Chair: Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Victoria Ferentinou (University of Ioannina)
‘Theosophy, Occultism and Greek Symbolism: the Case of Frixos Aristeus’

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Spyros Petritakis (University of Crete)
“Through the Light, the Love”: The late religious work of Nikolaos Gyzis (1842-1901) under the light of the Theosophical doctrine in Munich in the 1890s’

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Yuri Stoyanov (SOAS, University of London)
‘Theosophy and orientalism in the artistic legacy of Nikolay Raynov (1889-1954): A belated polymath and Theosophic “heresiarch”’

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Malgorzata A. Dulska (Jagiellonian University) and Karolina M. Kotkowska (Jagiellonian University)
The idea of womanhood in the paintings of Kazimierz Stabrowski and its Theosophical inspiration’

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