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UPCOMING EVENTS THE RITMAN LIBRARY


OPENING OF THE NEW EXHIBITION ‘DIVINE WISDOM – DIVINE NATURE’
IN THE RITMAN LIBRARY
On 11 September 2015, the next instalment in the travelling exhibition ‘Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature’ will open in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam. Among the exhibition treasures are a copy of the rare Dutch translation of the first Rosicrucian manifesto, the Fama Fraternitatis (1615). The opening will be performed by Prof. Dr. Henk Woldring. At the opening, library director Esther Ritman will briefly highlight some of the plans for the House with the Heads on Keizersgracht, the library’s future domicile. Appropriately, the new exhibition will also pay attention to Jan Amos Comenius, the Czech reformer who was once the guest of Laurens de Geer in the House with the Heads. Among the loans is a portrait of Comenius copied after Rembrandt.VENUE: The RItman Library – Bloemstraat 13-19 Amsterdam
DATE: Friday 11 September 2015, 16h00 (doors open at 15h30)
ADMISSION: free
LANGUAGE: Dutch
TICKETS: www.ritmanlibrary.com/events
LECTURE ‘HERMETICALLY OPEN’ BY ESTHER RITMAN
Zinweb Café – HOUSE WITH THE HEADS
On 16 September Esther Ritman will give a lecture entitled ‘Hermetically Open’; that night the venue Zinweb Café (normally Boekhandel Kirchner on Leliegracht) moves to the House with the Heads on 123, Keizersgracht, the future home of The Ritman Library of which she is the director. She will talk about The Ritman Library, a typically Amsterdam phenomenon, a place where free thought is cherished and made accessible to all. She will futhermore introduce you to the rich visual language of the 17th century, the subject also of the exhibition ‘Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature. The Message of the Rosicrucian Manifestoes in the visual language of the 17th century’Visitors of Zinweb café can subscribe to two afternoon tours of the exhibition and the rare books room of the library at 16h00 or 17h00.VENUE: Huis met de Hoofden – Keizersgracht 123 Amsterdam
DATE:
Wednesday 16 September 2015, 20h00 (doors open at 19h30)
ADMISSION: Lecture € 10,00, Lecture + Tour € 15,00, Tour only € 7,50
LANGUAGE: Dutch
TICKETS: www.ritmanlibrary.com/events
SYMPOSIUM ‘THE GREATNESS OF THE HUMAN MIND’
WESTERKERK AMSTERDAM
Are we our brain? No, we are a lot more than that, according to seventeenth-century Amsterdam philosophers like Spinoza and Comenius. The human mind is great, endlessly versatile and creative. In an inspiring afternoon you will be taken back to Amsterdam’s Golden Age, an era which proves to have been a source of inspiration for modern thinkers on mind and spirit. The venue for this event is Westerkerk, which was built in the heart of the city of Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden Age, the time of the great philosophers of mind. Before and after the conference you are invited to visit the exhibition ‘Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature. The message of the Rosicrucian manifestoes in the visual language of the 17th century’ in the BPH.VENUE: Westerkerk – Prinsengracht 281 Amsterdam
DATE: 
Saturday 7 November 2015, 12h30 – 22h00
ADMISSION: € 42,50 (including symposium volume)
LANGUAGE: Dutch and English speakers
TICKETS: www.ritmanlibrary.com/events
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The Library is an institution cherished by many, an embassy of the free spirit, a home to the world’s wisdom and knowledge, but it is also a charity depending on the donations, patronage and support of those who subscribe to the aims of the BPH Foundation. You can make a difference yourself to help protect and develop the field of wisdom and knowledge contained in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, that of the Christian-Hermetic gnosis.
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