Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam


Reading Group: Occult Sciences and Esoteric Traditions

This reading group is held at the Warburg Institute. In this class texts written in Arabic or Latin (especially texts which were translated from Arabic into Latin) on all branches of the occult sciences and esoteric traditions are read, translated and commented on; talismans and ceremonial magic, divination, alchemy, astrology, science of letters etc. A…

Visit our Master’s Open Day 18 February!

Looking for the next step after your Bachelor’s? Come to the next UvA Master’s Day and discover our interesting Master’s Programmes! On 18 February the Faculty of Humanities will present all the Master’s programmes and Research Master’s programmes during the Master’s Open Day. The programmes of History of Hermetic Philosophy are part of Religious Studies….

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

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…