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Annual Kipp Seelhorst Lecture 2014

The annual Kipp Seelhorst Lecture by professor Amy Hale took place on November 12, 2014. Hale presented “The Art of Ithell Colquhoun and the Unfolding of Modern British Occultism.”

Main screen at the Annual Kipp Seelhorst Lecture 2014Hale is the author of The Supersensual Life of Ithell Colquhoun: Surrealism, Occultism, Celticism; New Directions in Celtic Studies; and Inside Merlin’s Cave: A Cornish Arthurian Reader.

Ithell Colquhoun (1906–88) was a British artist and writer based in Cornwall who sat at the crossroads of all the major movements of British esoteric culture as it was developing in the mid-20th century, including Hermeticism, modern witchcraft, alchemy, ceremonial magic, Druidry, Celtic paganism, Earth mysteries, and Goddess religion.

In this talk, Hale used Colquhoun’s amazing visual legacy as a focus for discussing the various strands of thought that permeated and ultimately shaped British esoteric culture as we know it today.

This event was sponsored by the Kipp Seelhorst Memorial Fund, the Committee for the Study of Culture, and the Department of Religious Studies.

Below are some pictures from the lecture:

Professor Amy Hale in the Annual Kipp Seelhorst Lecture 2014
Professor Amy Hale at the 2014 Kipp Seelhorst Lecture

Picture from the Annual Kipp Seelhorst Lecture 2014
Attendees at the 2014 Kipp Seelhorst Lecture

Dr. Smith speaking at the Annual Kipp Seelhorst Lecture 2014
Dr. Smith speaking at the 2014 Kipp Seelhorst Lecture