Lectures & Seminars

2021 HARVARD CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WORLD RELIGIONS

Exploring Magical Consciousness, a conversation about my research on ‘Magic’ with Giovanna Parmigiani and an opportunity to think back about the practicalities of my fieldwork with British practitioners of magic, but also to explore future collaborative work in the area of consciousness, mental health and environmental issues.

 

 

2017 EXPERT MEETING WORLD WIDE HEALING 

Nooterzaal Research Center for Material Culture, Museum Volkenkunde, Steenstraat 1, Leiden, The Netherlands. 

‘Magical Consciousness and Healing: the problem of the reality of magic and healing’

 

2016 MUNICH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 MIGROS MUSEUM FÜR GEGENWARTSKUNST

“‘Such Tricks Hath Strong Imagination’: Exploring Magic in Art”

 

2013 ESALEN INSTITUTE – BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The participants, from left to right, back row: Michael Murphy, Susan Greenwood, Jane Hartford, Jeffrey Kripal, Raphael Locke, David Hufford, Charles Emmons, Jack Hunter, Thomas E. Bullard, Stanley Krippner, Edward F. Kelly, Loriliai Biernacki. Middle row: Edith Turner, Tanya Luhrmann, Ann Taves, Deb Frost. Front row: Geoffrey Samuel, Antonia Mills, Fiona Bowie, Sam Yau, Frank Poletti, Paul Stoller, Gregory Shushan

 

2011 ’On becoming an owl: Magical consciousness and science.’ Body, Health and Religion Society seminar, University of Cardiff. April 14

 

2010 Cambridge University, Girton College, ‘Threads of the spiders web: new patterns for exploring magic and science’.

 

2010  ‘Rethinking shamanism: perceptions of body and soul in multidimensional environments’ NORDIC Network for Amerindian Studies, Research Seminar, Kastrup Denmark May 27

 

2007  ‘’Magical consciousness’  Keynote lecture, Danish Ethnographic Society / Anthropologist Society  Annual Meeting, University of Copenhagen , Denmark November.

 

2008  ‘Magical healing’ Rituals of Healing Conference, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nord-Trondelag University College, Norway

 

2007 ‘Limits of Reason’ Anthropological Research Group Seminar, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.