The Great Tree of Pagan Superstition, 2020, preview (2 excerpts) from a video with sound
An abstract composition with the word “kabbalah” A person speaks behind the word “theosophy” A person gestures to esoteric words in a translucent, abstract composition
The Great Tree of Pagan Superstition, 2020, video stills

Narrated by a pious Lutheran, the Great Tree of Pagan Superstition is from the book Historia Critica Philosophiae (1742–1744), by Johan Jakob Brucker. The book represents the founding of philosophy as a discipline distinct from that of theology, and as such can be considered a founding document of the Enlightenment. But alongside the familiar history of rational philosophy that is described in the book is another history, of what philosophy is not.