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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summertime Walk 2015 – Jordaan (Amsterdam)

June 27th, 2015

Summertime Walk 2015 – Jordaan (Amsterdam) 02-07-2015 – 30-08-2015 The Summertime Walk 2015 is a new tour specially designed by the Multatuli House, the Pianola Museum, the Theo Thijssen Museum and The Ritman Library. You will discover some of the hidden gems of Amsterdam’s Jordaan district, including a few special museums, devoted to two Dutch literary heroes […]

Review ‘Master of Change: Images of Hermes Trismegistus’ by Joe Walsh

June 25th, 2015

Exhibition: MASTER OF CHANGE: IMAGES OF HERMES TRISMEGISTUS A review by Joe Walsh This is an exhibit worth traveling to see. From its renowned collection of books and materials, The Ritman Library has assembled a display that clearly and comprehensively opens up the fascinating development of Hermes as founder and patron of learning through the […]

Modern approaches to the Hermetica

June 3rd, 2015

Modern approaches to the Hermetica The message of the Hermetica can be studied from a historical perspective but can also be implemented in modern life. Robert Anderson Plimer is a modern-day Hermeticist and Alchemist who offers courses in alchemy and the Hermetica. Students have the opportunity to discuss and debate the significance and usefulness of […]

The Black Madonna, Gilles Quispel’s old love

June 3rd, 2015

Annine van der Meer was a student of the late Professor Gilles Quispel and presented her PhD thesis “Op zoek naar loutering. Oorsprong en ontwikkeling van de enkratitische ascese tot het begin van de 13e eeuw n.Chr.” under his supervision in 1989. Having since grown into a specialist in the role of women in ancient […]

The Ritman Library on Tripadvisor

June 3rd, 2015

The Ritman Library on Tripadvisor In the last few years, The Ritman Library’s Hermetic Holiday Trip Advisors have been suggesting alchemical or hermetic destinations to you (and will continue to do so in the future); now The Ritman Library itself has become the focus of a Trip Advisor post! We received a wonderful review by […]