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As Above, So Below
Twenty-first Annual Sophia Centre Conference
In Partnership with the Harmony Institute

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Institute of Education and Humanities

Lampeter Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2024

Join us in Lampeter for the 21st Annual Sophia Centre Conference with a programme of international speakers who are specialists in their field.  We have two days of high-quality talks and debate with our conference dinner on Saturday night. 

If you cannot attend in person, you can attend online. Talks will be recorded and made available for 30 days after the conference closes.

Conference now open for booking:

Conference Theme

The phrase ‘as above, so below’, is paraphrased from the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, probably dating to the 9th century, and has formed a foundation for the theory of astrology ever since. The second part of the phrase, ‘as below, so above’, introduces the notion of a reciprocal relationship between sky and earth, or between people, planets and stars, or between this world and other worlds, in which each part of the universe is in a mutual relationship with all other parts. As some modern commentators, put it, nothing exists except in relationship to everything else. A common contemporary term is ‘relationality’. This conference will focus on the theory and practice of the relationships between earth and sky, or between people, planets, and stars. Papers will focus on any aspect of astronomy, astrology, and cosmology, and approaches may be taken from across the humanities and social sciences.

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With my best wishes,

Nick Campion