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‘Capitoline Hill and Golgotha’: a Brief Glance at Occultism, Religion and Politics in 1924 Rome.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 | 2 comments

‘Capitoline Hill and Golgotha’: a Brief Glance at Occultism, Religion and Politics in 1924 Rome.

While my thesis will not focus a great deal on the relationship between politics and occultism in early 20th century Italy, interactions between politicians and occultists were nevertheless abundant, and Arturo Reghini, in particular, was not a man to neglect his duty as a torchbearer of the Pagan ideals so dear to him. This short article of 1924 is a perfect example of the literary engagements between Reghini and Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), by then already Head of State. Mussolini often replied to Reghini’s incendiary articles: it is almost unanimously considered that the...

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On studying Arturo Reghini

Posted by on Jan 15, 2013 | 2 comments

On studying Arturo Reghini

Every time somebody asks me what ideas the field of my doctorate really tackles, I tremble at the thought of having to explain the basic characteristics of the wider domain of Western esotericism. Nobody, no matter how well read, seems to really understand what I’ve been researching for the last years of my life. When I want to make it sound exciting and glamorous I try to explain Yates’s out-dated, but ultimately fascinating, theories, but I usually get a blank, vacant look back and further confused questions. And when it gets to discussing about the actual thesis, things go from bad to...

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