Alchemy & Mysticism has ratings and 47 reviews. Nandakishore said: This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought be. Buy Alchemy & Mysticism (Hermetic Museum) by Alexander Roob (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on. Fables, folklore, and fantasy—this compendium of all things alchemical and mystical gathers centuries of esoteric mythology in the form of Alexander Roob.

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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.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This unique selection of illustrations with commentaries and source texts guides us on a fascinating journey through the representations of the secret arts. Mysticksm Music Stream millions of songs. Those without knowledge of the development of mystical thought and alchemy would not be able to enjoy the wealth of information this book provides.

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This is not a book for the beginner which I am. Matter and spirit weren’t always so divided as they are in modernity, which is almost entirely submerged in materialism and scientific positivism. 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.


Me han impactado muchas de las cosas que he aprendido con este libro. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. The Book of Symbols: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aug 28, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Simply gorgeous, and of the quality one expects from Taschen when they’re on top of their game.

Otherwise, I’d suggest some preliminary reading before approaching this. This book doesn’t go that deep into the principles of Alchemy, but it makes available unlike any other book I know of, a complete portal of sacred alchemical art both East and West.

Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

Huysmans manages to contextualize the importance of this proto-Renaissance period during late medieval period in La Bas via his protagonist’s research into the infamous serial killer and comrade-in-arms of Joan D’arc, Gilles de Rais. A great source of inspiration and just plain weird drawings. Feb 02, Tristy rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. Alexandr 17, Luis rated it really roon it. Taschen has published a much shorter version – odd pages. 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’ve always been interested in these chimeric intermediary periods of history, and alchemy really does have one foot in the modern era, the other in the middle ages. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.


Incredible volume of alchemical illustrations, photographs, and quotes. Want to Read saving…. Mar 31, Monday rated it really liked it.

Yes, the more empirically oriented of its practitioners built increasingly sophisticated labs that would eventually help to catapult Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the chemical embrace of proper science. They can only enjoy the beauty of the images, and get some sort of rudimentary understanding, which itself is rewarding enough.

Long before Dow and designer drugs, the alchemists of medieval Europe were already dreaming of better living through chemistry.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Far from a pseudo-scientific pursuit of turning lead into gold, alchemists saw their rites of metal and fire as an occult spirituality carried on from antiquity.

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