Alchemy & Mysticism has ratings and 47 reviews. Nandakishore said: This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought be. Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Art, Alchemy and Mysticism by Alexander Roob, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Dont be one of these people. He has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart since This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought behind wnd. A great source of inspiration and just plain weird drawings.

Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob

Y en cuanto pueda, me hago con Atalanta fugiens de Michael Maier. It is remarkable that the root of revolution has its beginning in the tale of the salvation of the man by the man, that is the goalthe sorcerer stone of the great opus of the alchemy. It is mainly pictures however, and I have dipped into it widely.

Share your thoughts with other customers. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. 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.


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As art historian Alexander Roob points out in this fascinating curio of a book, alchemy as a divinely aleander inquiry into natural elements has origins that date back much further than the epoch of European knights and castles. This book is over pages, and no, I have not read them all.

Beautifully illustrated and concise notes A must-have for anyone interested in the intersection of mysticism and early science.

Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. A fantastical journey through the pictorial mystjcism of alchemy and mysticism, the Cabbala and magic, freemasons and Rosicrusians.

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Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 a,chemy sacred alchemical art both East and West. By including the mundane alongside the glorious, Roob seeks to establish how widespread alchemical art once was and how forgotten it is today.

There’s a larger version of this book I remember reading, but this particularly volume trades off some detail in the individual drawing for a far more portable and convenient size.

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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. If you are well read in mysticism and the history of alchemy, this is the book for you.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Return to Book Page. To say one has grasped the truth through one of these manifold and enigmatic images, is found That is why alchemical art, even at the height of its popularity in 16th-century Europe, must have already appeared archaic.

Otherwise, I’d suggest some preliminary reading before approaching this. 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. Get to Know Us. This is a must have for anyone interested in the alchemical arts or in occult philosophy.