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Hedenborg White, ManonORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-7383-9857
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Hedenborg White, M. (2023). Amy Hale, ed., Essays on Women in Western Esotericism: Beyond Seeresses and Sea Priestesses. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan [Review]. Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, 24(1), 145-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Amy Hale, ed., Essays on Women in Western Esotericism: Beyond Seeresses and Sea Priestesses. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
2023 (English)In: Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, ISSN 1567-9896, E-ISSN 1570-0593, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 145-148Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Keywords
esotericism, western esotericism, women, gender and religion, occultism, magic
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62073 (URN)10.1163/15700593-tat00006 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-08-23 Created: 2023-08-23 Last updated: 2024-01-04Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. (2023). "Be Thou Hadit, My Secret Centre": Gender and Egyptosophy in Aleister Crowley's Thelema. In: International Theosophical History Conference 2023, "The Reception of Egypt and the Ancients in Theosophy and Related Esoteric Currents", Alexandria, Egypten, 13–14 oktober 2023.: . Paper presented at International Theosophical History Conference 2023, "The Reception of Egypt and the Ancients in Theosophy and Related Esoteric Currents"..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Be Thou Hadit, My Secret Centre": Gender and Egyptosophy in Aleister Crowley's Thelema
2023 (English)In: International Theosophical History Conference 2023, "The Reception of Egypt and the Ancients in Theosophy and Related Esoteric Currents", Alexandria, Egypten, 13–14 oktober 2023., 2023Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses the reception of Egyptian antiquity in the central sacred text of the religion Thelema, founded by the British occultist Aleister Crowley. In spring 1904, Crowley was sojourning in Cairo when his wife Rose surprised him by channeling a message from the god Horus. At Crowley’s behest, Rose substantiated her revelation by leading Crowley to an offertory tablet in the Boulaq museum, showing a Theban priest presenting offerings to the god Ra-Horakhty (a melding of Horus and Ra) alongside the goddess Nut and the winged solar disk (Horus Behdety/Horus of Edfu). On April 8–10, Crowley then transcribed a revealed text: The Book of the Law. Proclaiming the advent of a new aeon, which Crowley later called the Aeon of Horus, the text comprises three chapters, ascribed, respectively, to the deities Nuit, Hadit, and Ra-Hoor- Khuit. Contrary to ancient Egyptian cosmologies, The Book of the Law posits an erotic, dialectical ontology whereby the ecstatic union of Nuit (the Thelemic cosmic feminine principle) and Hadit (the masculine principle) gives rise to Ra-Hoor-Khuit, identified with the liberating energies of the new aeon. In this paper, I will highlight the gendered connotations of Egyptological reception in The Book of the Law. 

Keywords
esotericism; gender; Thelema; Aleister Crowley; Egyptosophy
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63211 (URN)
Conference
International Theosophical History Conference 2023, "The Reception of Egypt and the Ancients in Theosophy and Related Esoteric Currents".
Available from: 2023-10-22 Created: 2023-10-22 Last updated: 2023-10-23Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. (2023). Das übersetzte Mysterium: Die Übertragung von Tradition in Theodor Reuss' deutscher Übersetzung der Gnostischen Messe. KNEPH. Das Neue Journal für Thelemische Kultur (1), 71-116
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Das übersetzte Mysterium: Die Übertragung von Tradition in Theodor Reuss' deutscher Übersetzung der Gnostischen Messe
2023 (German)In: KNEPH. Das Neue Journal für Thelemische Kultur, no 1, p. 71-116Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ordo Templi Orientis Deutschland, 2023
Keywords
esotericism, Western esotericism, occultism, Thelema, Gnostic Mass, Aleister Crowley, Theodor Reuss
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-65476 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-29 Created: 2024-01-29 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. (2023). Den scharlakansröda gudinnan: Genus och sexualitet inom västerländsk esoterism. In: Dennis Augustsson, Charlotta Carlström, Emma Hall, Bodil Liljefors Persson (Ed.), Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning (pp. 55-71). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den scharlakansröda gudinnan: Genus och sexualitet inom västerländsk esoterism
2023 (Swedish)In: Religion och samhällsförändring: Aktuella perspektiv i religionsvetenskaplig forskning / [ed] Dennis Augustsson, Charlotta Carlström, Emma Hall, Bodil Liljefors Persson, Stockholm: Liber, 2023, p. 55-71Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2023
Keywords
västerländsk esoterism; esoterism; ockultism; genus och sexualitet; Aleister Crowley; apokalyptisk
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58782 (URN)9789147146963 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-03-23 Created: 2023-03-23 Last updated: 2023-03-27Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. & Rudbøg, T. (2023). Editors' Conclusion. In: Manon Hedenborg White; Tim Rudbøg (Ed.), Esotericism and Deviance: . Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editors' Conclusion
2023 (English)In: Esotericism and Deviance / [ed] Manon Hedenborg White; Tim Rudbøg, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter summarizes the main conceptual and empirical arguments and findings of the volume. The studies collected in the book indicate how the relationship between esotericism and deviance is contextual and situated. Deviance is not monolithic, and the category can incorporate identities of willing outsider status as well as involuntary stigma. Though many forms of esotericism have historically been seen as deviant, others have been mainstream. Further, imagined or polemical deviance is not always historically factual. Taken together, this calls for a nuanced understanding of historical and contextual specificity in the continued study of esotericism and its relationship to processes of normalization and normativization, othering, marginalization, and rejection. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Series
Aries Book Series, ISSN 18711405 ; 33
Keywords
esotericism, Western esotericism, deviance, occultism, magic
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64836 (URN)978-90-04-54974-6 (ISBN)978-90-04-68104-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-05 Created: 2024-01-05 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. & Rudbøg, T. (Eds.). (2023). Esotericism and Deviance. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Esotericism and Deviance
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The concept of deviance has been central to the academic study of (Western) esotericism since its inception. This book, being the proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), explores the relationship between esotericism and various forms of deviance (as concept, category, and practice) from antiquity until late modernity. The volume is the first to combine incisive conceptual explorations of the concept of deviance and how it informs and challenges the study of esotericism alongside a wide range of empirically grounded case discussions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Series
Aries Book Series, ISSN 1871-1405 ; 33
Keywords
esotericism, Western esotericism, deviance, occultism, magic
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64834 (URN)978-90-04-54974-6 (ISBN)978-90-04-68104-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-05 Created: 2024-01-05 Last updated: 2024-01-05Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. & Rudbøg, T. (2023). Introduction: Or, What We Talk about When We Talk about Deviance. In: Manon Hedenborg White & Tim Rudbøg (Ed.), Esotericism and Deviance: . Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Or, What We Talk about When We Talk about Deviance
2023 (English)In: Esotericism and Deviance / [ed] Manon Hedenborg White & Tim Rudbøg, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter offers an overview of academic theorization on esotericism, deviance, and the relationship between the two. A social constructivist approach to deviance is outlined. The volume takes as its starting point the idea that deviance – or the processes by which something or someone is deemed deviant – is relative and contextual. Revisiting historical contexts and events with a nuanced and context- sensitive concept of “deviance,” which accounts for the historical and cultural contingency of normality as well as responses to that which is perceived as outside of it, is thus an important aim of the volume. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Series
Aries Book Series, ISSN 1871-1405 ; 33
Keywords
esotericism, Western esotericism, deviance, occultism, magic
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64835 (URN)978-90-04-54974-6 (ISBN)978-90-04-68104-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-05 Created: 2024-01-05 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Gregorius, F. & Hedenborg White, M. (2023). Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple), "Church of Satan vs. Satanic Temple" (2017). In: Per Faxneld; Johan Nilsson (Ed.), Satanism: A Reader. new york: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lucien Greaves (The Satanic Temple), "Church of Satan vs. Satanic Temple" (2017)
2023 (English)In: Satanism: A Reader / [ed] Per Faxneld; Johan Nilsson, new york: Oxford University Press, 2023Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
new york: Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
satanism, The Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, religion and politics
National Category
History of Religions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61844 (URN)9780199913558 (ISBN)9780197650394 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-14 Created: 2023-08-14 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved
(2023). Maktquiz.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maktquiz
2023 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63801 (URN)
Available from: 2023-11-21 Created: 2023-11-21 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg White, M. (2023). Mindfulness som historiskt och kulturellt fenomen: en forskningsöversikt. Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mindfulness som historiskt och kulturellt fenomen: en forskningsöversikt
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Mindfulness är den mest utbredda engelska översättningen av begreppet sati, och förstås i dagligt tal – liksom i kliniska och experimentella program – som synonymt med medveten närvaro. Inom de buddhistiska traditioner begreppet härstammar ifrån har sati flera olika betydelser, och hänger samman med buddhistiska idéer om etik, jagets obeständighet, frigörelse från återfödelse och upplysning. Dessa aspekter tonas ner när mindfulness saluförs och utövas på sekulära arenor. I denna text lyfts de idéhistoriska rötterna till samtida mindfulness liksom frågor om vilka som utövar mindfulness idag, och i vilka sammanhang. I texten identifieras även områden för framtida forskning.  

De viktigaste slutsatserna är att

  • Utvecklingen av mindfulness i väst är resultatet av kulturella utbyten mellan buddhistiska lärda och västerländska uttolkare av buddhism sedan 1800-talets slut.
  • Meditation förstås ofta samtidigt som buddhismens kärna och som något som kan frikopplas från buddhistiska läror, ritualer och traditioner.
  • I dagens Asien har förståelsen av mindfulness starkare kopplingar till buddhistiska läror än i väst.
  • Samtida förståelser av mindfulness formas av utbyten mellan vetenskapliga och andliga arenor.
  • Många västerländska lärare i mindfulness är själva skolade i buddhistisk meditation, men betonar vetenskap och personlig erfarenhet när mindfulness utövas på sekulära arenor.
  • Den mesta forskningen om samtida mindfulness fokuserar på lärare eller producenter, medan vi vet mindre om människor som utövar mindfulness i vardagen.
  • De flesta som utövar mindfulness i väst idag är kvinnor, trots det finns det endast ett fåtal studier av samtida mindfulness ur ett genusperspektiv.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 41
National Category
Religious Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63140 (URN)
Available from: 2023-10-13 Created: 2023-10-13 Last updated: 2023-10-16Bibliographically approved
Projects
Power through closeness? Female authority and agency in a male-led new religion [2018-00439_VR]; Södertörn University
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