Since 1986

Twelfth ITHCon 2016

In 2016 the ITHCon was organised at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in England. 17th to the 18th of September.

17 September

Welcome Address Jenny Baker – National President of the Theosophical Society in England.

Agardi Metrovitch Unveiled (in absentia) Erica Georgiades This talk identifies Metrovitch, solving one of the most difficult mysteries of theosophical history.

Victorian and Visionary: Annie Besant & Charles W. Leadbeater’s Thought-Forms 1905 Muriel Pécastaing-Boissière – Exploring how the interpretation of thought-forms was influenced by the occult revival & scientific discoveries.

Theosophical Contributions to the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage in Great Britain. Kevin Tingay Describing the actions of suffragettes who were
influenced by the Theosophical Society & its teachings.

Beyond the Lost Horizon: Tibet, the Masters & Shangri-La Imagined in Popular Fiction  Robert Gilbert – The story of how our conflicting perceptions of Tibet have been presented over the last 150 years.

The Marriage of Astrology & Theosophy Kim Farnell – A discussion of the effect of Alan Leo’s mission to demonstrate that astrology & theosophy are inseparable.

Occulture Christine Ferguson – Presenting the Occulture Project: a research project that examines the occult in terms of popular culture.

Blavatsky & the Idea of Ancient Wisdom Tim Rudboeg – A look at Blavatsky’s sources & concepts & how she conceptualised the idea of ancient wisdom.

Sketches of the History of the TS in Northern Italy Alessandro Martinisi & Giorgio Pisani – An attempt to fill an historical gap and bring to light some chapters of the history of the TS in Italy.

Rudolf Steiner’s visits to London Marjatta van Boeschten – Presented by the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain.

18 September

Jewish Theosophists in England & the British Lodge of the Hebrew Theosophists Boaz Huss – Looking at leading Jewish Theosophists & the activities
of the British Association of Hebrew Theosophists.

Louis Vet & the Association of Hebrew Theosophists in the Netherlands Alexandra Nagel – A presentation of recent research about the AHT in
The Netherlands.

Fidus (1868-1948): A German Artist from Theosophy to Nazism Massimo Introvigne – An account of the life of Hugo Höppener, the German
artist and Theosophist.

Latent Semantic Analysis of the Mahatma Letters Boyko Zlatev – Applying a powerful statistical tool to provide insight on the authorship of the Mahatma Letters.

Dion Fortune: Theosophist Geraldine Beskin – The life of Dion Fortune, from a confident young psychotherapist to a very vocal theosophist.

Dynamics & Challenges in Studying the Case Against William Quan Judge Brett Forray – The results of 20 years’ of research on the Judge case.

Nature Spirits & Theosophy Lynda Harris – A discussion of the nature and origins of elementals or nature spirits.

The Future of Theosophical History James Santucci -Closing Remarks

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