Ascona Conference

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Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, in cooperation with the OTO Grand Lodge of Italy, is pleased to announce a conference at Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland, on August 26, 2017. This site was chosen to commemorate the centennial of the O.T.O. “Anational Congress for Organizing the Reconstruction of Society on Practical Cooperative Lines,” organized by Doctor Theodor Reuss and held on August 15–25, 1917 at Monte Verità.

The program

8:30-9:00, Registration

9:00-9:15, Opening remarks, Gordan Djurdjevic

Session 1, Moderator: Gordan Djurdjevic
9:15-9:45, Stephen J. King, “Temple Mount: The Oriental Templar crusade for Verità”
9:45-10:15, Chris Giudice, “’We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place’: Spiritual Communes as an Escape from the Modern World”
10:15-10:45, Robert Buratti, “The Artist as Prophet and the Mountain of Truth; Ascona and the path of Creative Consciousness”

10:45-11:00, Coffee Break

Session 2, Moderator: Henrik Bogdan
11:00-11:30, Patrizia Ebner, “The Man, the Mystery, and his Legacy – Carl Kellner”
11:30-12:00, Keith Cantú, “The ‘Mystic Anatomy’ of Theodor Reuss”
12:00-12:30, Gordan Djurdjevic, “’The Bird Fights Its Way Out of the Egg’: Hermann Hesse, Ascona, and the Thelemic Zeitgeist”

12:30-14:00, Lunch

14:00-14:15, Dance 1

Session 3, Moderator: Richard Kaczynski
14:15-14:45, Henrik Bogdan, “Theodor Reuss, Women, and the Early History of the O.T.O.”
14:45-15:15, Manon Hedenborg-White, “Mystery Translated: Tradition, Transmission, and the Gnostic Mass in German”
15:15-15:45, William Peters, “The Therion File”

15:45-16:15, Coffee Break

Session 4, Moderator: Stephen J. King
16:15-16:45, Jesper Petersen, “’I believe in as much as possible’: The reception of A. Crowley in late 1960s Danish counterculture”
16:45-17:15, Richard Kaczynski, “Leon Engers: A Life in Art”
17:15-17:45, William Breeze, “Conflict, Disinformation and Intolerance on All Points of the Triangle: The OTO at War in World War One.”

17:45-18:00, Break

18:00-18:45, Marco Pasi (guest speaker), Keynote Lecture

18:00-18:15, Dance 2 in the park

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