There’s a new doctor in town

On February 5, 2013, I was initiated into the higher mysteries of Academia, after publicly defending my dissertation entitled “The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939”. Here’s a recollection of the ceremony in images.

Before it all began

Before it all began

Paranymph waiting with satanism scholar

Paranymph waiting with satanism scholar

Disenchantment on screen

Disenchantment on screen

The candidate with shoes on

The candidate with shoes on

Explosive lecture (from spirituality to nuclear war)

Explosive lecture (from spirituality to nuclear war)

Professor Kripal leads the Opposition

Professor Kripal leads the Opposition

The Defence

The Defence

Esteemed Opponent Pasi

Esteemed Opponent Pasi

Hnouring the ceremony with their presence

Honouring the ceremony with their presence

The hour of deliberation

The hour of deliberation

"To never forget the responsibility towards science and society."

“To never forget the responsibility towards science and society.”

Greet the new Doctor

Greet the new Doctor

Eglinus Asper, Philosophiae Doctor Cum Laude

Eglinus Asper, Philosophiae Doctor Cum Laude

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  1. Many congratulations – it looks a fearsome ordeal!

  2. This looks very lovely. Warmest and most hearty congratulations.

  3. Congratulations Egil … how does one obtain a copy of your dissertation?

  4. Very heartfelt congratulations, Egil, for a well-deserved honour. And yes, I would also like a copy of your dissertation if it is available in English (I apologise for my language limitations).

    • Dear Margaret, please send me an email and we can talk about it.
      And thanks for the gratulations!

  5. Mazel tov, Doctor!

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