Telepathic Entanglements: Reflections on Enchanted Theology

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Piccola

FBK Aula Piccola

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Piccola

In his seminal book Parapsychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality David Ray Griffin presents us with a series of arguments for the academic and scientific evaluation of the paranormal phenomena. In this unique book, Griffin lays the foundation for any future elaboration of the psi phenomena based on psychological, philosophical, and religious interests. Based on a statement by Alfred North Whitehead that it is “fatal to dismiss antagonistic doctrines, supported by any body of evidence, as simply wrong,” Griffin argues, that, in an era of the evolutionary science, relativity theory, and quantum physics, it is vital and actually necessary to extend our interests in philosophy and religious science towards the field of parapsychology, including telepathy. This lecture will be a contribution to the re-enchantment process within religious studies and will closely evaluate the mystery and potential of telepathy for contemporary quantum theology. For this purpose, it will navigate through some of the major Western thinkers, such as Bruno (vinculum), Schopenhauer (animal magnetism), Jung (synchronicity) and Keller (quantum entanglement) – and propose a possibility of a telepathic synchronicity and entanglement within the newly re-enchanted theology.




Scientific coordination: Massimo Leone, Director FBK-ISR

Cycle of seminars: “(Dis-)Enchantment in Religion and Ethics


The talk will be held in English.

The presentation will be in-person in the FBK Aula Piccola while seats last and online.

Registration by June 20, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. is required in order to arrange the connection.



L’iniziativa è stata realizzata anche grazie al contributo della Direzione generale Educazione, ricerca e istituti culturali del Ministero della Cultura.


  • Lenart Škof - Speaker
    Lenart Škof is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Head of the Institute for Philosophical and Religious Studies at the Science and Research Centre Koper (Slovenia). Professor Škof has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University with Fulbright grant and was a recipient of Humboldt grant from Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt. He recently co-edited "Embodied-elemental Thinking for a New Era" (Springer, 2024) and "Atmospheres of Breathing (SUNY Press, 2018). Škof is an author of several books, among them Antigone’s Sisters: On the Matrix of Love" (SUNY Press, 2021) and "Breath of Proximity: Intersubjectivity, Ethics and Peace" (Springer, 2015). He is an editor-in-chief of “Routledge Critical Perspectives on Breath and Breathing” series" (with Magdalena Górska), and his main research interests are in respiratory philosophy, the philosophy of matrixiality, elemental philosophy, and philosophical theology. His forthcoming book with SUNY Press is titled "God in Post-Christianity: An Elemental Philosophical Theology". In 2024 he will also publish "Filosofia del respiro" with Castelvecchi.


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 20/06/2024.

Deadline: June 20, 2024



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