Earlier this year, the organizers of the Trans-State Conference posted videos of some of the presentations from last year’s installment. One was by Marco Pasi, Ph.D. titled “The Transitional Scholar”
Dr Pasi is the general editor of the Aries Book Series (Brill), previous board member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) and an expert in modern esotericism and art.
Marco Pasi is Associate Professor (UD1) in History of Hermetic philosophy and related currents. He holds a Laurea degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan, and a DEA and a PhD in Religious studies from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne, Paris). He has focused his research mainly on the relationship between modern esotericism and politics, modern esotericism and art, the history of the idea of magic, and on methodological issues related to the study of western esotericism. He is the editor in chief of the Aries Book Series (Brill), founding member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), co-chair of the Western Esotericism Group at the American Academy of Religion (AAR). Since 2014 he is the General Secretary of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR).