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Review: David Chaim Smith’s work on Kabbalah and Alchemy

September 19th, 2017

David Chaim Smith’s 2017 book Deep Principles of Kabbalistic Alchemy is unique in the literature of western esotericism. In my opinion, until this point, no text had directly addressed the root basis of all phenomenal appearance in such a way that the reader is introduced to the concept and how it functions in technically accurate […]

Exhibition ‘Hermetically Open’ 9-18 June, Harlingen

June 29th, 2017

From 9 – 18 June we organised a pop-up exhibition in the entrepôt building in the harbour of the city of Harlingen, in the north of the Netherlands. The exhibition was called “Hermetically Open” and showed unique images from books in The Ritman Library. Some of the images presented were almost 2 metres high! It was a true multimedia […]

Explore – Encounter – Enterprise

June 28th, 2017

EXPLORE – ENCOUNTER – ENTERPRISE Amsterdam is a city characterized by an amazing diversity, authenticity, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. A city with a heart big enough to embrace the whole world, a city that has been a figurehead and a haven of free thought. A city where prohibited books were printed, where free minds were given […]

Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature, Exhibition Goetheanum May 2017

April 24th, 2017

Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature Exhibition. New stop: Dornach, Switzerland! 5 – 30 May 2017 Now that the exhibition in the Országos Széchényi Könyvtár in Budapest has ended, our exhibition on the Message of the Rosicrucian Manifestoes in the visual language of the 17th century will travel to the Goetheanum in Switzerland! The opening of the […]

Books are constantly in dialogue with each other in the Embassy of the Free Mind

March 23rd, 2017

Translation from an article in the Dutch Speakers Academy 2017 magazine. BIBLIOTHECA PHILOSOPHICA HERMETICA Books are constantly in dialogue with each other in the Embassy of the Free Mind The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, The Ritman Library for short, was once described by the Dutch man of letters and political scientist Aad Nuis (†2007) as a house of […]

Recently premiered! The Ritman Library Documentary by Artoldo

March 23rd, 2017

We are very proud to present to you… a documentary about our library! Sara Ferro and Chris Weil of Artoldo Pictures visited the library in the spring of 2016, not long before we moved out of the building on Bloemstraat. Their documentary offers a really unique view inside our previous location and the library there. The result […]

Conference 18 February 2017 – A Hermetic Reformation. The silent language of Alchemy, Magic, Christian Kabbalah and Rosicrucians

February 5th, 2017

A Hermetic Reformation. The silent language of Alchemy, Magic, Christian Kabbalah and Rosicrucians The conference A Hermetic Reformation was held to mark the opening of The Ritman Library’s travelling exhibition ‘Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature. The Message of the Rosicrucian Manifestoes in the Visual Language of the Seventeenth Century’ on 18 February 2017 in the National Széchényi […]

12 Reasons You’ll Want To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Amsterdam

February 4th, 2017

Every year, The Worldheart Foundation offers a firework show to the city of Amsterdam on New Year’s Eve. And it’s not a regular kind of show; every show is dedicated to a special theme, expressing a special symbolism. For 2016/2017 the theme was “The Fire of the Free Mind”. After reading the meaning behind it and […]

Giordano Bruno and the Rosicrucians

January 24th, 2017

Giordano Bruno and the Rosicrucians A mystery unveiled, among magic, alchemy and philosophy. by Guido del Giudice The research aiming to create the first Italian translation of Summa terminorum metaphysicorum [1] helped me in enlightening a six-month period of Giordano Bruno’s uneven peregrinatio which had been too long in the shadow. There have been found some clear […]

Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature, Exhibition Budapest 2017

December 4th, 2016

Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature. The Message of the Rosicrucian Manifestoes in the Visual Language of the Seventeenth Century This exhibition was on show in the National Library in Budapest, Hungary from 20 February until 20 April 2017. Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature is a travelling exhibition to celebrate the fourth centenary of the publication of the […]

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