Patrizia Ebner: Carl Kellner and his times
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The Habsburg Empire during the times of the Wiener Moderne was a radiant place for occultists, scientists and artists. Vienna was the town of Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt and Carl Kellner, one of the founding fathers of the O.T.O. The talk explores the life - private and business - of Carl Kellner and answers questions like: Are there any proven sources on his interest in alchemy and occultism? What happened when he met the Yogis/Fakirs at the World Exhibition in Budapest in 1896 and how was his relationship with his wife and children? Presented by Patrizia Ebner: Patrizia is an Austrian film scholar who has studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies, history, art history and philosophy at the University of Vienna. She is a member of the University of Applied Science MultiMediaArt Salzburg, department of film, where she teaches film and media history and works on her doctoral thesis on Carl Kellner and Occultism in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. She is interested in Western esotericism and history in the former Archbishopric of Salzburg and the Habsburg Empire, socio-political history, film history, gender and queer studies, inter-religious studies and inter-cultural philosophy and postcolonial studies. Patrizia serves as Frater Superior’s Representative in Austria and is Master of Carl Kellner Camp, Hallein, Austria. She is associated member of Academica Ordo Templi Orientis and has lectured at the AOTO conferences in Ascona 2018 and Barcelona 2019, and NOTOCON 2020.