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Author Archives: Eline Bochem (Or'Éliya)

Eline Bochem

Spaces of Silence by Winnie Teschmacher

September 26th, 2014

Following on from the Enchanted Modernities project and the collaboration with dr. Marco Pasi on the occasion of the exhibition and publication Beauty as the Imprint of the Cosmos in autumn/winter 2013-2014, the Ritman Library intends to build a bridge between her literary treasures and the world of art. From this perspective, Ritman Library director Esther […]

V.I.T.R.I.O.L. – An Alchemical Artwork by Mireille Robbe

May 15th, 2014

Recently, the library received an artwork by the Belgian artist Mireille Robbe called V.I.T.R.I.O.L. The acronym refers to the famous alchemical motto ‘Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem‘ meaning: ‘Visit the Interior Parts of the Earth; by Rectification Thou Shalt Find the Hidden Stone‘. The words may also be taken to refer to a Grail-like […]

And there was Light! – BPH Educational Project

April 23rd, 2014

And there was Light! (En er was Licht!): an educational project by the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in collaboration with the Jan van Rijckenborgh School Hilversum and the Minerva Academy Groningen, made possible through a grant from the Iona Foundation. And the Elohim said, let there be Light! And there was Light… On 15 April, 21 […]

Enchanted Modernities – Some Thought-Forms on the Metaphysical in Art

October 4th, 2013

For three days last week Amsterdam was the epicentre for anyone interested in the relationship between the arts and anthroposophical and theosophical currents. From September 25th – 27th the international scholarly conference Enchanted Modernities – Theosophy, Modernism & the Arts took place on two locations, the Singelkerk and Doelenzaal, bringing together more than 150 bright […]

Well Being in the Academy? – Western esotericism & Health during ESSWE4

July 5th, 2013

Last week the bi-annual international conference of The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) took place in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden from 26-29 June 2013. ESSWE is a scholarly society, founded in 2005 to enhance and promote the academic study of Western Esotericism. The fourth ESSWE conference focussed on issues related […]

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 […]