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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Some of this art is ecstatic and visionary, like the apocalyptic works of poet and artist William Blake, who wore his alchemical influences on his sleeve.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Just like alcheemy around a museum for hours will cause you to walk past Van Goghs and Picasso’s in indifference, starring at these for too long will cause insensitivity or- even worse- literal mindedness. May 17, Luis rated it ans liked it.

Those without knowledge of the development of mystical thought and alchemy would not be able to enjoy the wealth of information this book provides. And while it may all seem ridiculous now, it’s still the precursor to modern science and we have to thank all these mystics for their unceasing curiosity.

Beautifully illustrated and concise notes Nov 08, Anton rated it really liked it Shelves: A must-have for anyone interested in the intersection of mysticism and early science. We can notify you when this mgsticism is back in stock. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.


Taschen; New Ed edition June Language: Log In Purchase a Subscription. Aug 01, Michael Neal rated it it was amazing. 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.

In this case, the figure of King Duenech is historically associated with green vitriol ferrous sulfate. Lots of beautiful imagery and a little bit of history as well. Alchemy is the ancestor of my profession – Alexahder Engineering. Description Ane Hermetic Museum takes readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the medieval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era.

Cooking with cannabis The winners’ circle: Even Sir Isaac Newton was deeply influenced by alchemy; its symbolic metallurgy ran through his writings. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

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Incredible volume of alchemical illustrations, photographs, and quotes. Such a bizarre and delightful picture book. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is a good, sort of encyclopedic, introduction to the Western alchemical tradition. This mysyicism all important to epistemology, as this time can be seen through the lens of de Rais.

Y en cuanto pueda, me hago con Atalanta fugiens de Michael Maier. Thanks for telling us about the alchmy. Dense but full of excellent images. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

There’s a larger version of this book I remember reading, apchemy this particularly volume trades off some detail in the individual drawing for a far more portable myysticism convenient size. Roob possesses a considerable flair for decoding symbols in few words. Me han impactado muchas de las cosas que he aprendido con este libro. Through its association with alchemy, this strange art, riddled with hidden symbols, found tacit acceptance in even the most piously Christian corners of Europe during the Middle Ages.


A greasy substance well known in the Middle Ages, green vitriol was valued for its ability to cause, when heated, a nasty sulfuric breakdown into iron and rust. Dont be one of these people. This book assumes you already know a lot about alchemy and don’t need any explanations, so alcheky can be very confusing, but it was still fascinating to see how desperately people tried to mysticizm sense of the world.

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Alchemy & Mysticism

Lists with This Book. Matter and spirit weren’t always so divided as they are in modernity, which is almost entirely submerged in materialism and scientific positivism. This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic alexadner behind them.