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Why study esotericism in Amsterdam

Why study Western esotericism at HHP in Amsterdam? If you are pondering this question, we’ll give you three good reasons: A unique study program. If you want solid academic knowledge on Western esotericism, there is simply  no other program like it. You will study with some of the top experts in the world, the best…


Colouring & Making in Alchemy & Chemistry

7th SHAC Postgraduate Workshop Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 9:45–18:15 pm | Utrecht University, Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, 3512 BR Utrecht Keynote Lectures Prof. Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) From Phosphorus to Magenta: Colour in Chemical Science and Industry Prof. Tara Nummedal (Brown University) Early-Modern Alchemy as the Art of Colour This workshop, including lunch and refreshments, is…


An alchemical novel in Strasbourg / The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz              Ein alchimistischer Roman in Straßburg / Die Chymische Hochzeit des Christian Rosencreutz 1616-2016 (free admission) To mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz in Strasbourg (1616), the University of Strasbourg has…

University of Amsterdam: Master’s Week 15 to 19 February 2016

Kateryna Zorya is a research master’s student at the University of Amsterdam department of Theology and Religious studies (Western esotericism track). On 18 February 2016 she will share her experience en tell you about the research master’s program and the master Religious Studies: Western Esotericism   19:00-20:00 PC Hoofthuis Room:5.37, Spuistraat 134 Amsterdam. If you…


Conference: Theosophy and the Arts. Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Saturday, October 10, 2015 This is the second conference of the international research network Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960 funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Network’s first conference, ‘Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts in the Modern World’ held at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, mapped…


Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits

EXHIBITION OPENING Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits Guest curators: Lars Bang Larsen and Marco Pasi 21 April – 27 June 2015 Opening function: Wednesday 22 April 2015, 6-8pm With performance by Matt Mullican (please note special opening day and time)  Georgiana Houghton (UK), Yuri Ancarani (IT), Jan Bäcklund (DK), Kathy Barry (NZ),…


Lecture: Victorian Occult Enlightenment

Mabel Collins, H.P. Blavatsky, and the Luciferian Public Sphere                           Dr. Christine Ferguson University of Glasgow Thursday, March 19th at 17:00 Bungehuis 0.04 Spuistraat 210 The abstract can be downloaded here


Mini Conference: Western Esotericism and Its Scholars

A Research Seminar by Students in the Master Program “Western Esotericism”of the University of Amsterdam Time: Tuesday 27 January 2015 Location: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam, room C 3.17 Free entrance!!!! Download the program here


Call for papers

Call for papers of the Western Esotericism Group at American Academy of Religion for the 2015 meeting (Atlanta, 21-24 Nov.) The call for papers of the of the Western Esotericism Group in the American Academy of Religion has now been published. The deadline for submissions is March 2   Western Esotericism Group Statement of Purpose:…