1º Congresso Lusófono sobre Esoterismo Ocidental
LISBOA | 7 a 10 de Maio de 2016

Freemasonry and Esotericism

Coordination: António Pires Ventura (UL)

A system of rites based on allegories and symbols that aims to promote the enlightenment of its members and a restricted community: that is the ideal of Freemasonry that influenced several scientific, cultural, political and social movements up to this date.

This symposium aims to discuss:

  • 1. Understand the roots and meaning of the Freemasonry symbolism;
  • 2. Understand the spiritual roots of this movement on the 15th Century, the Renaissance and in Antiquity;
  • 3. Understand how Freemasonry influences the appearance of other esoteric currents;
  • 4. Understand how Freemasonry is influenced by other esoteric currents.


Presentations:

Ricardo Martínez Esquivel
Crisis de fe y sociabilidades místicas: la Costa Rica de inicios del siglo XX
Valeria Aguiar Bobet
Soldados orientalistas: teosofía y masonería en el Magreb durante la II República Española
Felipe Côrte Real de Camargo
Marcos teóricos e metodológicos de análise da simbologia maçônica do período conhecido como pré-União
Sylvia Hottinger
Las teósofas y la masonería
Vítor Quelhas
Tradição Hermética-Teosófica Ocidental