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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Newsletter – 27 November 2014

November 27th, 2014

  The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 11/2014 – 27 November 2014  EXHIBITION WORLDS OF WISDOM will end on 12 December Our current exhibition “Worlds of Wisdom. An Encounter between Eastern and Western Wisdom” will end on 12 December. Among the works currently on show are the Hindu Bhagavad Gita in a splendid decorated manuscript on parchment, a […]

A unique encounter with the BPH – video

November 25th, 2014

A unique encounter with the BPH This video is a personal gift by Wolfgang Jung, one of the filmmakers of “Reise ins Unerwartete”, to BPH director Esther Ritman and BPH founder Joost Ritman. The video records the first visit which the advisory committee of the film “Reise ins Unerwartete” (Journey into the Unexpected) made to […]

Rosicrucian quadricentenary at the BPH –

November 21st, 2014

The anniversary publication “Divine Wisdom Divine Nature” brought out by the Ritman Library to celebrate four hundred years of Rosicrucian Manifestoes was recently discussed by Egil Asprem on his excellent Heterodoxology blog. Rosicrucian quadricentennary at the BPH This spring marked four hundred years since the publication of the first Rosicrucian manifesto, and as I have […]

Jacob Boehme: mysticism, theosophy and the Hermetic tradition

November 21st, 2014

Jacob Boehme: mysticism, theosophy and the Hermetic tradition Research project by Fabrizio Di Bella The Hermetic background provides the historiographical and transcendental framework for the speculative work of Jacob Böhme. The purpose of my research is to explore the wide and many-sided phenomenon of the circulation of works that can be classified as Hermetic in […]

Newsletter – 01 November 2014

November 10th, 2014

  The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 10/2014 – 1 November 2014 NEW ON FACEBOOK THE ALCHEMICAL HANDBOOK of Ulrich Ruosch Ulrich Ruosch (1628-1698) was a Paracelsian surgeon from Appenzell in Switzerland who produced a beautiful manual which captures the world of 17th-century alchemy, rife as it is with meaningful connections between the planets and the metals […]