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Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob

I think having read Jung will help readers understand some of the archetypes in the mystical tradition, which are elaborated upon alexaner this book. Many people end up with the abridged version. A fantastical journey through the pictorial world of alchemy and mysticism, the Cabbala and magic, freemasons and Rosicrusians.

It is filled with illustrations, which convey immense amounts of information and meaning. This book is over pages, and no, I have not read apchemy all.

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Be the first to xnd this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Review quote “Captures the incredibly rich artistic tradition of alchemy. The roots of surrealism and many other more recent artistic movements can be found in this treasure trove. Book ratings by Goodreads. On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribe purchase a subscription to continue reading.


Even Sir Isaac Newton was deeply influenced by alchemy; its symbolic metallurgy ran through his writings. mystlcism

Alchemy & Mysticism

A must-have for anyone interested in the intersection of mysticism and early science. With de Rais, as with alchemy itself, we have on the one hand the development of what will become modern science and materialism, while on alrxander other a thought process deeply soaked in medieval scholasticism. Jan 19, Chris rated it it was amazing. 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.

Get to Know Us. Not much text, but a gorgeous array or illustrations. We hope that you enjoy our free content. 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. Apr 15, Murray rated it really liked it.

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Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

It is impossible to open all the way. Books by Alexander Roob. Lots of beautiful imagery and a little bit of history as well.

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Covers ancient period through to Yves Klein and Joseph Beuys. It is mainly pictures however, and I have dipped into it widely. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 01, Michael Neal rated it it was amazing.

With de Rais, that evil baron of Retz, alexancer must reconcile his being an accomplished Latinist from a precocious age, a respected scholar with one of the largest private libraries in medieval Europe, someone widely read in the natural philosophy i. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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.