Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Foundation

The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica foundation is treasurer of the collection and is registered as an official museum.


The aims of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Foundation

To harness the BPH’s recognized field of specialization, the Christian Hermetic gnosis, and to continue to expand the collection and the accumulated expertise within the BPH as a specialized research library with its own publishing house and research institute and lodge it within the public domain.

To engage in strategic alliances with libraries, museums and other public and educational institutions to develop the public and dialogue functions of the BPH.

To build an online community, a Hermetically Open ‘learning lab environment’, encouraging an active and interdisciplinary exchange between scholars all over the world, and between the spiritual heritage of Western Europe and that of other cultures.

To raise the profile of the library, deeply rooted in the city of Amsterdam as it is, as a meeting place for sciences, the arts and religion, in accordance with the freedom of religion, freedom of expression and freedom of printing which made Amsterdam famous in the Golden Age.

The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Foundation has been designated as a Charity (ANBI) by the Dutch Inland Revenue Office on 28 December 2009 and is therefore committed to publishing the following information on its website.


The board of the foundation is formed by The Worldheart Foundation. Policy plan 2018-2020 and annual report 2017


Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Foundation
Huis met de Hoofden | Keizersgracht 123 | 1015 CJ Amsterdam
Postbus 11126 | 1001 GC Amsterdam
Tel +31 20 625 80 79 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
RSIN 813557045 | KvK 34134616
VAT no. NL813557045B01