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Marco Pasi

is associate professor in the history of hermetic philosophy and related currents at the University of Amsterdam. The focus of his research, teaching and publishing activity lies in the history of modern Western esotericism and its relation to magic, art and politics. Pasi, who holds a PhD in religious studies, is a leading member of the Enchanted Modernities research network and a former fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt. He co-curated various exhibitions, such as La Chambre des Cauchemars: Peintures inconnues d’Aleister Crowley at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2008), Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits at the MUMA Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne, 2015) and Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings at the Courtauld Gallery (London, 2016). His book Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics (2014) has been translated into several languages.
Other texts by Marco Pasi for DIAPHANES
  • imagination
  • ritual
  • contemporary art
  • occultism
  • artistic practice
  • spiritism