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Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

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Refresh and try again. In this case, the figure of King Duenech is historically associated with green vitriol ferrous sulfate. It is impossible to open all the way. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. An eclectic and vastly interesting resource. Jun 13, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it. Long before Dow and designer drugs, the alchemists of medieval Europe were already dreaming of better living through chemistry.

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To say one has grasped the truth through one of these manifold and enigmatic images, is found It outlasted the Renaissance and counted adherents among the European intelligentsia well into the Age of Reason. It is a truly fantastic book. It is filled with illustrations, which convey immense amounts of information and meaning. Want to Read saving….


Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob

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. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Even Sir Isaac Newton was deeply influenced by alchemy; its symbolic metallurgy ran through his writings.

This is a good, sort of encyclopedic, introduction to the Western alchemical tradition.

This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought behind them. A must-have for anyone interested in the intersection of mysticism and early science.

This is not a book to read, but to contemplate. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribe purchase a subscription anf continue reading. 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. Bellissimo, ma mi ha lasciata di stucco non trovare niente su Arcadia.

The binding is extremely weak, and it WILL fall apart quickly. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Matter and spirit weren’t always so divided as they are in modernity, which is almost entirely submerged in materialism and scientific positivism. Discussions involving the divine feminine and the divine masculine, the sultry and virginal, that run through the mystical alchemical tradition seem to suggest an exposure to biblical and theological traditions in the West and their Jungian significance would allow the reader to extract more from the otherwise rather encoded symbolic language with which this subject is rife.


It came ready-made, drenched in a hieroglyphic aura through its use of antiquated and discarded symbols, teaching its followers that the only cultural values worth transmitting were those from the past.

Many intend to convey spiritual transformation through the forging of metals. This is a must have for anyone alxeander in the alchemical arts or in occult philosophy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 11, Luda rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. Unfortunately, I was totally lost. This unique selection of illustrations with commentaries and source texts guides us on a fascinating journey through the representations of the secret arts.

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Alchemy & Mysticism

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Cooking with cannabis The winners’ circle: By including the mundane alongside the glorious, Roob seeks to establish how widespread alchemical art once was and how forgotten it is today. There’s a larger version of this book I remember reading, but this particularly volume trades off some detail in the individual drawing for a far more portable and convenient size.

Jan 05, jose coimbra rated it really liked it. This is a great visual porthole into the history of metaphysical thought, the early development of scientific thinking, and the romance of symbolic image-making.