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Miniconference Religionism and Historicism

Religionism and Historicism Miniconference: 23 & 24 January 2020, with students of the Master Program Study of Religion: Western Esotericism University of Amsterdam, Universiteitstheater For the program, click here

Vossius Seminar 4 February 2020

At the next Vossius Seminar Juan Bubello (University of Buenos Aires) and Stephen Clucas (Birbeck, University of London) will present their research. Juan Bubello: “Alchemy, politics and power in the Spain of Felipe II. Persecutions and resistances” and Stephen Clucas: “Whose disciplines are we between? The case of John Dee’s Mathematicall Praeface (1570)”. The seminar…

ESOGEN Workshop – Postponed! Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality

*In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are sad to have to announce that this workshop, which was scheduled for April 16th, has been postponed. As soon as a new date is set it will be announced* The “ESOGEN Workshop: Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality” will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Christine Ferguson (University…

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…