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This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought behind them. To say one has grasped the truth through one of these manifold and enigmatic images, is found Plus, the illustrations are absolutely stunning.

Otherwise, I’d suggest some preliminary reading before approaching this. Covers ancient period through to Yves Klein and Joseph Beuys. Its images takes precedence over its text, which is used mostly to catalog the pictures.

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Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

Y en cuanto pueda, me hago con Atalanta fugiens de Michael Maier. Book apchemy by Goodreads. Matter and spirit weren’t always so divided as they are in modernity, This is a good, sort of encyclopedic, introduction to the Western alchemical tradition. Jan 05, jose coimbra rated it really liked it.


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If you are well read in mysticism and the history of alchemy, this is the book for you. It is remarkable that the root of revolution has its beginning in the tale of the salvation of the man by the man, that is the goalthe sorcerer stone of the great opus of the alchemy.

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Apr 15, Murray rated it really liked it. It explains or perhaps,gives an interpenetration to all the various meanings of all those symbols that Alchemists, Mystics, “heretics”, and Astrologers have used throughout history.


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In doing so, he shows the everyday role alchemical thinking played in reviving the obsession during the Greco-Roman era with elemental forms and cosmic wholeness. The Best Books of Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This is the unabridged version that every one should track down right away. Physical elements, like iron and copper, could yield philosophical truths through rituals of smelting and extraction. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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