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The Esoteric Space of Ideas: Spiritual Materialism in Deleuze and the Early Avant-Garde

Lecture by Joshua Ramey, the author of “The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal” (Duke University Press, 2012) 27 June 2014, 14:00 Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Nina van Leerzaal, Oude Turfmarkt 127 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Abstract: In his 1968 work of experimental metaphysics, Difference and Repetition, Gilles Deleuze articulated a theory of ideas, and a related theory of thought,…

SHAC Postgraduate Workshop: Geographies of Alchemy and Chemistry

Datum: October 24, 2014 For the first time, the annual postgraduate workshop of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) will take place outside the United Kingdom, at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop offers postgraduate students and early-career researchers the opportunity to share ideas, explore methodological issues and network in a…

Egil Asprem: Legatum Stolpianum winner!

The Dissertation of Egil Asprem, The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939, has been awarded the Legatum Stolpianum. It is a prize awarded only every five years. The dissertation was written in the context of the Faculty of Humanities, the Institute for Culture and History,  the Department of Art, Religion, and Cultural…

Western Esotericism and Its Scholars

Western Esotericism and Its Scholars A Research Seminar by students in the Master Program “Western Esotericism” of the University of Amsterdam Time: 31 January 2014 Location: Universiteitstheater, Room 1.01A Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18, 1012 CP Amsterdam FREE ENTRANCE!!!!! Read the full program here 

Conference: Looking through the occult

Looking Through the Occult: Instrumentation, Esotericism, and Epistemology in the 19th Century online at http://www.culture.hu-berlin.de/occult/ November 14 & 15, Humboldt University of Berlin, Main Building (Hauptgebäude), Unter den Linden 6—Room 2103 AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *pre-register by writing to bernard.geoghegan@hu-berlin.de* In recent years the history of science has cast new…

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…

Welcome to the new HHP website!

Welcome to the new website of the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents! Launching on the summer solstice of 2013 this website is more than just another upgrade – it represents the beginning of a new era for HHP online. You will find not only up-to-date information on the teaching programs and…

ESSWE4 conference: register now!

The online registration for the ESSWE4 conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, is about to expire on May 30. If you are giving a paper or visiting the conference, this might be a good time to start thinking about flights, accommodation, and registration.