Enchantment with Patrick Curry
Tuesday September 14th 2021 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm (UK time) via Zoom
My subject is the fundamental human experience of wonder. With a mixture of personal examples and respectful theory, we will consider what it is and isn’t: its characteristics, conditions, limits, and dynamics. We shall also try to find out what we can learn from enchantment with particular reference to the concerns of the Centre such a myth, magic and the sacred. It also has significant implications for how to best go about contesting the ruling ideologies of our time.
Patrick Curry has been a lecturer at the universities of Bath Spa (teaching the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology) and Kent (teaching the MA in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination). He has published books and papers on the history of astrology, the philosophy of divination, the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and environmental philosophy. His most recent book is Enchantment: Wonder in Modern Life (Floris, 2019).