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One Truth and One spirit

The HHP is proud to announce that it will host a lecture by Keith Readdy on Monday, Nov. 4th at 3:30pm. In addition to being a graduate of our MA program, Readdy is now the proud owner of Boleskine House, an important piece of cultural heritage most famously known as the site where the occultist…

Exhibition: Spellbound

Spellbinding stories, fascinating objects… Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The intriguing objects on display show how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. They range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful…
ESSWE conference 2019

7th Biannual Conference ESSWE

7th Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) Western Esotericism and Consciousness: Visions, Voices, Altered States 2-4 July 2019 The programme is now available! Surf to the programme page. For registration surf to our registration page. This Conference also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the  History of Hermetic…

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…

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:…