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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Newsletter 31 January 2013

January 31st, 2013

  The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 1/2013 – 31 JANUARY 2013     OUR WEBSITE   |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER   |   WEBSHOP  |  NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE Pearls of wisdom ~Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts~Spinoza VIDEO GUIDED TOUR ALCHEMY ON THE AMSTEL Alchemy Class University […]

Guided Tour Alchemy on the Amstel 13-12-2012

January 30th, 2013

Guided Tour Alchemy on the Amstel 13-12-2012 On 13 December 2012 the students of Peter Forshaw’s Alchemy Class were given a guided tour of the current exhibition Alchemy on the Amstel by curator Cis van Heertum and were then taken up to the ‘holy of holies’ to see highlights of the collection which were shown […]

Fireworks show: New year’s message of J.R. Ritman

January 30th, 2013

Fireworks show: New year’s message of J.R. Ritman Watch the New Year’s Message by the founder of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Joost R. Ritman, and images of the fireworks show offered by The Ritman Library on Bloemgracht bridge at the foot of the Westertoren in Amsterdam every New Year’s Eve. There’s a new theme every […]

Visiting the Ritman Library

January 18th, 2013

by Carla Henkel Looking out from the first floor reading room of the Ritman Library, you’ll spot a pelican perched on the facade of the building across the street. The image of a pelican nourishing its young from the blood of its breast can be used by alchemists to illustrate ideas related to sacrifice and […]

Newsletter December 2012

January 9th, 2013

  The Ritman LIbrary Newsletter .         THE RITMAN LIBRARY NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2012    It is true, without a lie,   certain and most true,   that which is below is as that which is above, and that which is above is as that which is below, to perform the miracles […]