Newsletter 14 March 2013 2


The Ritman Library Newsletter no. 4/2013 – 14 MARCH 2013



A Curious Tsar: Peter the Great’
Pearls of Wisdom

One can imagine Peter the Great experiencing Amsterdam as a grand and wondrous Cabinet of Curiosities

Exhibition catalogue
A Curious Tsar: Peter the Great

On Friday 8 March 2013 Ekaterina Genieva, director general of the Rudomino All Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, unveiled an extraordinary bust of Nikolai Novikov by sculptor Ivan Korjev-Chuvelev at the opening of the ‘A Curious Tsar: Peter the Great and Discovering Nature’s Secrets in Amsterdam’ exhibition in The Ritman Library in Amsterdam. The bust was a gift to The Ritman Library from the Sobranie Fund and the Rudomino Library.



Op vrijdag 8 maart 2013 opende in The Ritman Library een nieuwe tentoonstelling: ‘Een nieuwsgierige Tsaar: Peter de Grote op zoek naar de geheimen der natuur in Amsterdam’, die tot 20 september 2013 te zien zal zijn samen met de tentoonstelling ‘Alchemie aan de Amstel: over hermetische geneeskunst in de Gouden Eeuw’.
Om deze dubbeltentoonstelling te vieren nodigen wij u graag uit voor een themamiddag in de bibliotheek aan de Bloemstraat 13-19 te Amsterdam, op vrijdagmiddag 22 maart 2013, waarin Dr. Esther van Gelder, Dr. Rina Knoeff en Dr. Jozien Driessen van het Reve u zullen meenemen naar de wereld van de botanie, de alchemie en de esoterie. 
Wanneer u aan deze middag wilt deelnemen, geeft u zich dan snel op via onder vermelding van ‘themamiddag 22 maart 2013’. Houdt u er rekening mee dat wij vanwege het beperkte aantal plaatsen een maximum van 60 aanmeldingen moeten honoreren. De lezingen en de discussie vinden plaats in het Nederlands.
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE RITMAN LIBRARY  SUPPORT US  The Library is an institution cherished by many, an embassy of the free spirit, a home to the world’s wisdom and knowledge, but it is also a charity depending on the donations, patronage and support of those who subscribe to the aims of the BPH Foundation. You can make a difference yourself to help protect and develop the field of wisdom and knowledge contained in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, that of the Christian-Hermetic gnosis. 
 New blog by curator José Bouman
– Video of the special event on 22 March
– An Inspired Tsar in Hermitage Amsterdam
more news coming up, so stay connected!



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2 thoughts on “Newsletter 14 March 2013

  • Blanche O. Nixon

    This is real wisdom, which comes from real knowledge, and not from human distortions of the truth. This is why this psychotherapy is safe-with the unconscious, you will not pass through adventures and disappointments as you would with human doctors who ignore too much; you will surely feel better and your cure is guaranteed.

  • Stephen L. Thompson

    The underlying driving force in learning is a predilection for commonsense and our urge to honesty. No matter who the philosopher or when the time, their affirmative insight gravitates them toward the development of knowledge. Every rationally functioning person tunes in to this ambition to some degree. The deep affirmative aspiration to comprehend, as best we can, the gist of reality gives an inner unity to all people and all philosophy. This unity is always there whether it is articulated or not. It is reflected in language wisdom to some degree.