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Webinars

Infinite Fire Webinar IX – Arthur Edward Waite: Bibliographer, Mystic and Magician of many parts

July 24th, 2014

This is the ninth and final episode of the first Infinite Fire webinar series to have been prepared in collaboration with the Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP). In this webinar, Dr. Marco Pasi focussed on the famous British poet, mystic and occultist Arthur Edward Waite (1857-1942), a major figure in […]

Infinite Fire Webinar VIII – The Theosophical Movement

May 16th, 2014

This is the second of three webinars by dr. Marco Pasi in our Infinite Fire Webinar series. In his first webinar, Marco Pasi focused on the Austrian author and occultist Gustav Meyrink (1868-1932) and his esoteric novels, such as The Golem (1915). In his second webinar, he discusses the Theosophical movement, which arose in the […]

Infinite Fire Webinar VII – Gustav Meyrink & His Esoteric Novels

January 17th, 2014

This is the first of three webinars by dr. Marco Pasi in our Infinite Fire Webinar series. In his first webinar Marco focuses on the Austrian author and occultist Gustav Meyrink (1868-1932). Meyrink is known for his esoteric novels, such as The Golem (1915), which created sensation upon publication and became a best-seller. His novels […]

Infinite Fire Webinar VI – The Theosophical System of Jacob Böhme

August 20th, 2013

The two previous webinars (“The Revival of Platonic Orientalism” and “The Real Hermetic Tradition”) were concerned with important forms of esoteric speculation that developed during the Renaissance in a Roman Catholic context. In all these cases, the notion of Tradition was crucial: in their search for truth, authors such as Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico della […]

Infinite Fire Webinar V – The Real Hermetic Tradition

May 8th, 2013

  In Infinite Fire Webinar IV, prof. dr. Wouter Hanegraaff explained that Gemistos Plethon and Marsilio Ficino are strong examples of a “Zoroastrian” interpretation of Platonic Orientalism, while Giovanni Pico della Mirandola is representative of a “Mosaic” interpretation. In this 5th Webinar he continues the narrative by discussing the “Hermetic” variant, according to which the […]

Infinite Fire Webinar IV – The Revival of Platonic Orientalism

February 27th, 2013

Infinite Fire Webinar IV – The Revival of Platonic Orientalism Welcome to Prof.dr. Wouter J. Hanegraaff’s first webinar in the Infinite Fire series, devoted to “The Revival of Platonic Orientalism”. Hanegraaff explains that the Hermetic philosophy of the Renaissance was part of a larger development that has had an enormous impact on early modern thought. […]

Infinite Fire Webinar III – Monas Hieroglyphica

February 5th, 2013

Welcome to dr. Peter J. Forshaw’s third webinar in the Infinite Fire series. Today he introduces the early modern mathematician, natural philosopher and magus, John Dee (1527-1608/9), another significant figure in the history of science, esotericism and Hermetic Philosophy. Dee is a fascinating example of a thinker deeply engaged with both orthodox and unorthodox fields of knowledge, judged by […]

Infinite Fire Webinar II – The Emblemata of the Atalanta Fugiens

November 30th, 2012

With the Infinite Fire Webinar Series, the Ritman Library and the Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (GHF) of the University of Amsterdam have joined forces and are planting the seed for a Scholarly Hermetic Circle. As we announced at the beginning of September, in the coming year we will broadcast a series of […]

Infinite Fire Webinar I – The Alchemy of the Amphitheatrum

October 19th, 2012

With the Infinite Fire Webinar Series, the Ritman Library and the Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (GHF) of the University of Amsterdam have joined forces and are planting the seed for a Scholarly Hermetic Circle. As we announced at the beginning of September, in the coming year we will broadcast […]