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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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. 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.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Physical elements, like iron and copper, could yield philosophical truths through roov of smelting and extraction.
May 17, Luis rated it really liked it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? 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. Want to Read saving…. Lovers of old books, Occultists, budding Templar knights. Pasatiempo’s most popular online content from the past seven days.
Jun 26, Jesse Bullington rated it it was amazing. Aug 01, Michael Neal rated adn it was amazing. That is why alchemical art, even at the height of its popularity in 16th-century Europe, must have already appeared archaic.
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Unfortunately, I was totally lost. Refresh and try again. To alchemists, this reaction played out, in a chemical theater, the human saga of birth and death, genesis and putrefaction. Taschen has published a much shorter version – odd pages. Orob think having read Jung will help readers understand some of the archetypes in the mystical tradition, which are elaborated upon in this book. It outlasted the Renaissance and counted adherents among the European intelligentsia well into the Age of Reason.
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Otherwise, I’d suggest some preliminary reading before approaching this. Sep 30, Jon added it Shelves: Most popular from Pasatiempo. This is not a book to read, but to contemplate. Alchemy is the ancestor of my profession – Chemical Engineering. Incredible volume of alchemical illustrations, photographs, and quotes.
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. Feb 02, Tristy rated it liked it. This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought behind them. 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.
Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob
Covers ancient period through to Yves Klein and Joseph Beuys. Reflections On Archetypal Images. In this case, the figure of King Duenech is historically associated with green vitriol ferrous sulfate. Explore the Home Gift Guide.