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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Per Unum – Ad Unum

December 20th, 2013

Per Unum – Ad Unum The eightieth birthday, on 30 May 1996, of Gilles Quispel, the nestor of Hermetic gnosis, was the occasion of a symposium held in his honour at the University of Amsterdam. The lectures presented at the symposium by Gilles Quispel, Roelof van den Broek, Peter Kingsley, Jean-Pierre Mahé and Carlos Gilly are […]

Via Lucis – Comenius in our Time

December 17th, 2013

On Friday 4 October members of the Comenius Gesellschaft were the guests of The Ritman Library. They were first made welcome in the Huis met de Hoofden by Esther and Joost R. Ritman. The visit was part of the programme of the international Comenius Conference 2013, ‘Keys to the thoughts of Comenius in our time’, which took […]

Böhme’s legacy abused!

December 16th, 2013

Böhme’s legacy abused! The above words certainly do not apply to the International Jacob-Böhme-Institut (IJBI). This institute, established in Böhme’s native town of Görlitz, aims to bring the legacy of the theosopher and mystic Jacob Böhme to public attention and make it more accessible (www.jacob-boehme.org). Recently, the IJBI published a new volume containing contributions by […]

“God is an infinite sphere…”

December 9th, 2013

“God is an infinite sphere…” Alanus de Insulis, De maximis theologiae. [Basel, Jakob Wollf, before 1492] This incunable (i.e. a book printed before 1500) is the first edition of the most important work by Alain de Lille, as he is also called in English after his place of birth. Alanus was a philosopher and theologian […]

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