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Dr Angela Voss

Honorary University Fellow



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Dr Angela Voss is a faculty member of EXESESO at the University of Exeter. She worked as a musician before studying for an MA in Music Performance at the City University, London, where she went on to complete in 1992 a PhD on the astrological music therapy of the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino. For over ten years she taught at the University of Kent, Canterbury, directing an MA in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination. She is currently a member of the Community Arts and Education faculty at Canterbury Christ Church University.


Dr Voss has written extensively on Renaissance astrology and music, including an edited volume of Ficino's writings (Marsilio Ficino, North Atlantic Books, 2006), two co-edited volumes of conference proceedings, The Imaginal Cosmos (University of Kent, 2007) and Seeing with Different Eyes (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008) with a third in preparation (Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012/13).  Her research interests centre on the role of the symbolic imagination in the Western esoteric traditions, particularly neoplatonism, and its relationship to divinatory systems such as astrology and tarot, as well as the "paranormal" in general. She is particularly interested in building bridges between theoretical and practical, critical and experiential models of academic research, and in broadening epistemological approaches to the study of esotericism which engage both creative imagination and participatory reflection.


Dr Voss teaches the module HISM152 for the MA in Western Esotericism, 'Alexandrian Hermeticism, Neoplatonism and Astrology'.