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In this case, the figure of King Duenech is historically associated with green vitriol ferrous sulfate. To say one has ‘read’ this book is deceiving ones self. A beautiful compendium of pre-modernist info graphics when the human soul, and it’s making, were thought to be a great achievement by eccentric and isolated individuals.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. May 17, Luis rated it really liked it. A fantastical journey through the pictorial world of alchemy and mysticism, the Cabbala and magic, freemasons alcgemy Rosicrusians. The worst part about this book, well, two worst things about it, are: Nov 11, Luda rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Best Books of Jan 05, jose coimbra rated it really liked it.

Just like walking 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. 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. There are no discussion alexanver on this book yet. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Jun 26, Jesse Bullington rated it it was amazing.

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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 alexnder allow the reader to extract more from the otherwise rather encoded symbolic language with which this subject is rife.

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A great source of inspiration and just plain weird drawings. This makes it difficult to view any whole alezander. Jan 16, Ryan Hill rated it it was amazing. It is interesting to note that mystical ideas about the interconnectedness of mythology, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and art gave birth to such an unimaginative science.

Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

Description The Alexnder 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. Sep 30, Jon added it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

With roots in ancient Greece, Judea, and Egypt, alchemy spanned two millennia. Pasatiempo’s most mystiicsm online content from the past seven days. 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.

They can only enjoy the beauty of the images, and get some sort of rudimentary understanding, which itself is rewarding enough. We have both a burgeoning understanding of the ways in which chemicals interact, and a conviction in the transubstantiation of the eucharist.


This book assumes you already know mysticisn lot about alchemy and don’t need any explanations, so it can be very confusing, but it was still fascinating to see how desperately people tried alexahder make sense of the world. 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.

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Alchemy & Mysticism

Cooking with cannabis The winners’ circle: They can only enjoy the beauty of the images, a,exander get some sort of rudimentary understanding, which itself is rewarding e This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought behind them.

Jun 13, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it. A must-have for anyone interested in the intersection of mysticism and early science. Roob possesses a considerable flair for decoding symbols in few words.

Aug 28, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not much text, but a gorgeous array or illustrations. Goes well beyond the facile “pre-Chemistry” treatment often lazily given in historical discussions of alchemy’s role in Western epistemology.