JOHN MICHELL MEMORIAL LECTURE
London, Friday 28 November 2014
Philip Carr-Gomm: “High Weirdness & the Function of the Obscure in the Western Esoteric Tradition”
The Western Esoteric Tradition, and the landscape of magic, mysticism and religion within which it lies, is replete with curiosities, and even pathologies, that make its exploration often amusing but sometimes unsettling. Why is so much of esotericism so weird and obscure? John Michell loved the eccentric, and this talk aims to be both entertaining and sobering, at turns elucidating and obfuscatory. Examples of High Weirdness from the audience will be welcome.
Philip Carr-Gomm trained with Ross Nichols, the founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, and has been leading the Order for over twenty years.
He is a writer, psychologist and lecturer.