Alchemy & Mysticism

The Hermetic Museum

Author: Alexander Roob

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822850381

Category: Art

Page: 575

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A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.
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Alchemy and Mysticism

Author: Alexander Roob

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836549363

Category: Art

Page: 575

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Fables, folklore, and fantasy--this compendium of all things alchemical and mystical gathers centuries of esoteric mythology in the form of writings, drawings, paintings, and prints. From early Christian mystics to the illustrations of William Blake and the Romantics, this collection spans science, philosophy, and otherworldly mystery over the ages.
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Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

The Quest for Transformation

Author: Gary Edson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078646531X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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"This book describes physical and spiritual aspects of various theories and practices of transformation, with attention to beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. The book, which is heavily illustrated, describes the beliefs, experiments, and secret messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the world together in search of wealth and immortality"--Provided by publisher.
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Dictionary of World Philosophy

Author: A. Pablo Iannone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134680449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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The Dictionary of World Philosophy covers the diverse and challenging terminology, concepts, schools and traditions of the vast field of world philosophy. Providing an extremely comprehensive resource and an essential point of reference in a complex and expanding field of study the Dictionary covers all major subfields of the discipline. Key features: * Cross-references are used to highlight interconnections and the cross-cultural diffusion and adaptation of terms which has taken place over time * The user is led from specific terms to master entries which provide valuable historical and cultural context * Each master entry is followed by at least two suggestions for further reading on the subject, creating a substantial bibliography of world philosophy * References extend beyond philosophy to related areas such as cognitive science, computer science, language and physics Subdisciplines covered include:* aesthetics * ethics * sociopolitical philosophy * the philosophy of law * epistemology * logic * the philosophy of science * the philosophy of mind * the philosophy of culture and history * metaphysics * the philosophy of religion Entries are drawn from West Africa, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Latin American, Maori and Native American philosophy including the important and so far largely neglected instance of Pre-Hispanic thought: Nahua philosophy.
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The Hermetic Museum

Author: A.E. Waite

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255855

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 704

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This work represents a distinctive school of alchemy -- it belonged to a period that had inherited a bitter experience of the failures, impostures, and misery surrounding the "Magnum Opus" and its mystical quest. The treatises contained in this volume are by the authors of historical legend: John de Mehung, Nicholas Flamel, Basil Valentine, Eirenaeus Philalethes, Helvetius, Michael Maier, Michael Sendivogius, Nicholas Barnaud Delphinas, and Basilius Valentinus. Illustrated.
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The Hermetic Museum (Volumes 1 & 2)

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849674177

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 376

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The Hermetic Museum was published in Latin at Frankfort, in the year 1678, and, as its title implies, it was an enlarged form of an anterior work which, appearing in 1625, is more scarce, but, intrinsically, of less value. Its design was apparently to supply in a compact form a representative collection of the more brief and less ancient alchemical writers; in this respect, it may be regarded as a supplement to those large storehouses of Hermetic learning such as the Theatrum Chemicum, and that scarcely less colossal of Mangetus, the Bibliotheca Chemica Curiosa, which are largely concerned with the cream of the archaic literature, with the works of Geber and the adepts of the school of Arabia, with the writings attributed to Hermes, with those of Raymond Lully, Arnold de Villa Nova, Bernard Trevisan, and others. This edition contains both original volumes one and two.
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The Phoenix

An Unnatural Biography of a Mythical Beast

Author: Joe Nigg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022619549X

Category: History

Page: 487

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Arising triumphantly from the ashes of its predecessor, the phoenix has been an enduring symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird become so famous that it has played a part in cultures around the world and throughout human history? How much of its story do we actually know? Here to offer a comprehensive biography and engaging (un)natural history of the phoenix is Joseph Nigg, esteemed expert on otherworldly creatures from dragons to gryphons to sea monsters. Beginning in ancient Egypt and traveling around the globe and through the centuries, Nigg's vast and sweeping narrative takes readers on a brilliant tour of the cross-cultural lore of this famous, yet little-known, immortal bird. This entertaining and informative look at the life and transformation of the phoenix will be the authoritative source for anyone fascinated by folklore and mythology, re-igniting our curiosity about one of myth's greatest beasts.
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The Hermetic Museum, Restored and Enlarged

Most Faithfully Instructing All Disciples of the Sopho-spagyric Art how that Greatest and Truest Medicine of the Philosopher's Stone May be Found and Held

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: N.A

Category: Alchemy

Page: 679

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First published in Latin in 1678, this collection of writings from ancient alchemical writers faithfully instructed all disciples of the Sopho-Spagyric Art how the Philosopher's Stone could be found and held. Serving as a compendium to the early history of chemistry, this new unabridged paper edition combines two volumes into one and includes all original illustrations.
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Mysticism

A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

Author: Evelyn Underhill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486123707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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DIVClassic introduction to mysticism and mystical consciousness: awakening of the self, purification, voices and visions, ecstasy and rapture, dark night of the soul, much more. /div
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