About me

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Gothenburg. My thesis analyses the interaction between Modernity and its impact on the Occult milieu of early twentieth-century Italy, focusing on Arturo Reghini as a case study.  Reghini was actively involved in most of the occult manifestations on the Italian peninsula during his lifetime.

Christian Giudice, PhDc., University of Gothenburg

Christian Giudice, PhDc., University of Gothenburg

Thus he represents a fundamental figure if we want to better understand the convoluted period leading up to the Great War and the rise of Benito Mussolini (1883-1945).

I obtained an BA Honours Degree in Literae Humniores (Classics) from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford (2001) and more recently an MA with distinction in Western Esotericism, with a thesis focusing on Kenneth Grant and post-Crowleyan magic (2011).

In 2012 I was elected Student Representative for ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism) for the year 2013
My other research interests include Traditionalism in a wider perspective (Guenon, Schuon, Evola, Coomaraswamy), Thelema and its developments after the death of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), fin de siecle Occultism in England, France and Italy, Occultism and the visual arts.

For a list of publications see: http://gu-se.academia.edu/ChristianGiudice