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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Searching for the Soror Mystica

September 30th, 2013

Ladies only! An exploration of the lives and alchemical practices of remarkable women, from Hypatia of Alexandria (4th C.), Anne Conway (17th C), Susanne Katharina von Klettenberg (18th C.) and Mary Anne Atwood (19th C.) to name a few of the better-known. The author (a woman, of course!) uses methods of modern feminist analysis, but […]

Hermetic Reads

September 28th, 2013

Hermetic Holiday Tips

September 28th, 2013

Pearls of Wisdom

September 28th, 2013

Contemporary Esotericism

September 23rd, 2013

Contemporary Esotericism, edited by Egil Asprem and Kennet Granholm (Equinox / Acumen, 2013). The study of contemporary esoteric discourse has hitherto been a largely neglected part of the new academic field of Western esotericism. Contemporary Esotericism provides a broad overview and assessment of the complex world of Western esoteric thought today. Combining historiographical analysis with […]

Handbook of the Theosophical Current

September 23rd, 2013

Handbook of the Theosophical Current. Eds. Olav Hammer and Mikael Rothstein. Leiden|Boston 2013 (Brill Handbooks on contemporary religion 7) It is a truth universally known that the Theosophical Society exerted a great deal of influence, both on religion and on the arts, though few currents have been so under-researched! The present book fills the gap, […]

Spirits Unseen

September 23rd, 2013

Spirits Unseen. The Representation of the Subtle Bodies in Early Modern European Culture. Ed. C. Göttler & W. Neuber. Leiden, Brill 2008 A book on spirits in the broad sense of the word: Spirits unseen investigates spirits (airy, volatile ‘subtle bodies’) in a variety of disciplines: in art theory, demonology, alchemy, psychology, in novels and […]

Light as a feather!

September 13th, 2013

Blog by the Global Hermetic Circle Light as a feather! All the great ones of earth likely sought inspiration in the light, in the self-explanatory. From childhood on they looked out for that which never changes. Staring at the moon, where does that light come from? Why is she gone now, now half, why now […]

Presentation The Ritman Library @Spui 25

September 13th, 2013

Talk by Esther Ritman at a Spui 25 meeting on 12 September 2013 to promote the Enchanted Modernities. Theosophy and the Arts in the Modern World conference which will take place from 25-27 September in Amsterdam. Over the past years the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (also referred to as The Ritman Library) and the Center for […]

Newsletter – 12 September 2013

September 12th, 2013

  The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 11/2013 – 12 September 2013     INFINITE FIRE WEBINAR VI THE THEOSOPHICAL SYSTEM BY JACOB BOEHME by Wouter J. Hanegraaff This webinar focuses exclusively on perhaps the greatest of the Christian theosophers: Jacob Boehme. As will be seen, he exemplifies a potent combination of all three ways of knowing […]