KABK Studium Generale: Wxtchcraft 2021 Autumn Lecture Series

Posted by on Oct 16, 2021

Image from Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Website

I am honoured and delighted to be participating in the current Studium Generale Lecture Series hosted by the Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag which explores wxtchcraft as a feminist, liberatory practice.

On November 25th 2021 (19.30-21.00), I’ll be conversing online with illustrious scholar/historian Manon Hedenborg White PhD on Babalon, sacred fem(me)ininity, and occult embodiment. More details below:

‘The biblical Book of Revelation (17) features the Whore of Babylon as an antagonist of the early Church — a feminized and eroticized symbol of debauchery and moral corruption. In the early 20th century, the British occultist Aleister Crowley revisioned the goddess Babalon as an emblem of ego annihilation through passionate union with all of existence and the sacredness of the sexual impulse.

Today, magical practitioners are (re)envisioning Babalon as a wellspring of feminine sexual force. This session will utilize the goddess Babalon as a starting point for an exploration of the stakes of fem(me)inine embodiment, essentialism and anti-essentialism, and the different ways in which sexual magic and art may be used to formulate new and radical visions of femininity and the erotic.’

More details on how to join the session here: https://www.kabk.nl/agenda/studium-generale-amodali-manon-hedenborg?fbclid=IwAR3zfWrAzJXkheyV18iVcr2Z0XxkHvRWxiHgd_sJbnp-YmRm54WILJDIRAA