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Presentation: Subtle Bodies: Esoteric Traditions Ancient and New with Associate Professor Jay Johnston

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

Our April presentation will discuss models of the subtle body — concepts of the body understood to be made of ‘spiritual’ matter or ‘energy’ — as found in ancient and contemporary esoteric traditions.  Discussion will include how this form of embodiment has been understood to form a relation between physical and metaphysical realms, its influence in modernist art practices and the way in which contemporary schemas have been strongly influenced by psychology. 

JayJohnston is Associate Professor in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney.  She specialises in the study of the western esoteric tradition, spirituality and the arts, Scottish and Norse cultures pre-1400, and environmental humanities.  Books include, Angels of Desire: Esoteric Bodies, Aesthetics and Ethics and as co-editor (with Geoffrey Samuel) Between Mind and Body: Subtle Body Practices in Asia and the West.

Preferred payment by Cash or Cheque. No need to book.
Just pay at the door. Everybody welcome.

Date: 7th April 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $25 Non-Member
Concession $20

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by CAPA, PACFA and ACA for this presentation.