Join me on September 10th, 2022 at 2:00 US EST time for a webinar entitled, “Lifting the Veil: An Introduction to the Western Esoteric Tradition.”
Over the very few years since creating Curio Esoterica, I’ve had many folks ask “Where do I begin? What does the word “esoteric” entail? What IS the ‘Western’ Esoteric Tradition?”
This webinar will focus on these — and similar— questions, offering an inroad for the curious, as well as deepening roots for those who already treading the path. Whether your interests are scholarly, practical, or cursory, this webinar will help ground the seeker by offering context and historical frameworks.
In one sense, this webinar will be an historical journey. It will highlight the birth and growth of the Western esoteric tradition, and survey its development through the ages and paradigms of Western culture.
In another sense, the webinar will explore the practices, beliefs, and characteristics of the tradition. — Who its formative and foundational figures are, how various locales and cultures shaped its trajectory, and how the tradition is carried out and transmitted in a practical manner.
Finally — and perhaps most importantly — this webinar will allow us a space to deconstruct our categorical notions of “West,” & “East” — highlighting how esoteric traditions of the globe fissure such categories. We will engage the dynamics of cultural and colonial encounters, offering a space to critique both the tradition itself, as well was the overarching cultural attitudes that shape (and are shaped by) it.
A reading list/bibliography will be included with webinar.
Saturday, September 10th, 2022.
2:00-4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern.
Limit: 99 seats
To access the webinar, please visit the link below. The link will redirect you to Eventbrite, a space where the webinar is hosted and purchased. Once purchased, the Zoom link may be accessed.
• “An alchemical adept carrying the vase of Hermes, which is inscribed “Let us go to seek the nature of the four elements”. Watercolour painting.” From a reproduction of the “Splendor Solis” manuscript. Via Wellcome Collection. PDM 1.0.