In Cambridge wordt op 11 oktober 2008 het 2de congres van het Cambridge Centre for the study of Western Esotericism georganiseerd. Het thema is 'Western Esotericism & the Arts' (een onderwerp dat na het OVN congres in 2005 steeds opnieuw door organisaties op het vakgebied als congresthema is gekozen). De call for papers luidt als volgt:
'Artists in the literary, musical and visual fields have long been influenced by and involved with esoteric teachings and practices, some of these connections are well known, Botticelli and astrology, Mozart and Freemasonry, Yeats and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, but many remain less known or hidden, so that the extent and importance of these influences tends to have been underestimated or unrecognised.
Papers are invited which look at Western Esotericism and the Arts, from a variety of academic and practitioner disciplines. Please send an email of your abstract in a hundred words to Dr Sophia Wellbeloved: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 31 May 2008.
The Cambridge Centre for the study of Western Esotericism is independent of any academic or esoteric communities, the co-ordinators share an interest in the need for a wider dialogue between scholars and practitioners in the field of Western Esotericism and in the establishment of a secular space in which an interdisciplinary network can thrive. See further details at www.ccwe.wordpress.com.'