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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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. Feb 02, Tristy rated it liked it. The book is a decent primer in alchemy, delivering a steady discussion of the bulletpoints relevant to a very weird and interesting time in the development of Western thought. Alexander Roob does not provide a sequential narrative.

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Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

Alchemy is mysticisj ancestor of my profession – Chemical Engineering. Lots of beautiful imagery and a little bit of history as well. To say one has grasped the truth through one of these manifold and enigmatic images, is found At the same time, this Taschen offering includes several humdrum illustrations that are little more than Venn diagrams with dolled-up planetary depictions.

Otherwise, I’d suggest some preliminary reading before approaching this. Plus, the illustrations are absolutely stunning. This is not a book to read, but to contemplate. Stunning works of art of pure symbology, fills almost every page of this over page book. 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.


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Most popular from Pasatiempo. The binding is extremely weak, and it WILL fall apart quickly. Unfortunately, I was totally lost. Aug 28, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Even Sir Isaac Newton was deeply influenced by alchemy; its symbolic metallurgy ran through his writings.

This book is over pages, and no, I have not read them all. 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.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It is a truly fantastic book. Physical elements, like iron and copper, could yield philosophical truths through rituals of smelting and extraction. Hardcoverpages.

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


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Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Cooking with cannabis The winners’ circle: A Primer of Practical Alchemy. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. A must-have for anyone interested mysgicism the intersection of mysticism and early science. To say one has ‘read’ this book is deceiving ones self. Taschen has published a much shorter version – odd pages.

Covers ancient period through to Yves Klein and Joseph Beuys. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Goes well beyond the facile “pre-Chemistry” treatment often lazily given in historical discussions of alchemy’s role in Western epistemology. Aug 01, Michael Neal rated it it was amazing. This book assumes you already know a 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 to make sense of the world.

Dont be one of these people. With roots in ancient Greece, Judea, and Egypt, alchemy spanned two millennia.