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2023 Annual Meeting

San Antonio, Texas

Meeting Begins11/18/2023
Meeting Ends11/21/2023

Call for Papers Opens: 1/23/2023
Call for Papers Closes: 3/14/2023

Requirements for Participation

Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity

Program Unit Type: Section
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: MEGA welcomes papers on any topic related to the study of mysticism, esotericism, and gnosticism from a wide variety of critical methodologies and theoretical perspectives. In addition, we welcome papers on “Panpsychism: The Soul of Nature”; “Panpsychism” describes the idea of a world soul, or anima mundi, that permeates all being. It plays an important role in the antique religions of the ancient near east, and a recurring role in the human imagination. Finally, we will also be having a panel on the critical intersection of embodiment, materiality, mysticism/esotericism, and Jewish and Christian scriptures.

Program Unit Chairs

Jaeda Calaway
Paul Robertson

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