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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Het Woord dat geenéén woord kent: de grondeloze Wijsheid van Tao

June 19th, 2013

Begin deze maand vond op Renova, het centrale conferentieoord in Bilthoven van het Lectorium Rosicrucianum, Internationale School van het Gouden Rozenkruis, het symposium De Grondeloze Wijsheid van Tao plaats. Het symposium is de vierde editie van een serie van zeven gewijd aan de grote wijsheid tradities, hun geschreven werken en hun relatie met de hedendaagse […]

Newsletter – 13 June 2013

June 13th, 2013

  The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 8/2013 – 13 JUNE 2013     BLOG AND PREZI DAN BROWN’S INFERNO A Journey to Dante’s Hell by José Bouman On 14 May Dan Brown’s latest novel was launched worldwide: Inferno, a title alluding to Dante’s La Divina Commedia. The Ritman Library was there when the Dutch translation was presented to an expectant public, early […]

Exploring Alchemy in the early 20th century

June 12th, 2013

This entry is a revised version of an article posted on the previous Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica website The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (BPH) holds the complete though short-lived runs of two alchemical periodicals that were published in England and in Germany within a few decades of each other: I. The Journal of the Alchemical Society (1913-15) […]

Peter the Great and Christiaan Huygens

June 8th, 2013

“This is the universe: big isn’t it?” – Peter the Great and Christiaan Huygens Museum Boerhaave is currently showing an exhibition for children aged 6-12 (but also delightful for grown-ups), highlighting some of the inventions of the greatest Dutch scientist of the Golden Age: Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695). The versatile inventor Huygens conducted many experiments with his brother […]