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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This purging of anything mystical, indeed seemingly anything that goes beyond explicating the mechanistic elaborations of atoms, is precisely what one of my favorite writers, Joris-Karl Huysmans, bemoaned in his seminal works of A Rebours and La Bas. Roob possesses a considerable flair for decoding symbols in few words. Edit Article Add New Article.

About Alexander Roob The author: This is all important to epistemology, as this time can be seen through the lens of de Rais. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, mysticis, engage customers. 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

It is mainly pictures however, and I have dipped into it widely. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

At the same time, this Taschen offering includes several humdrum illustrations that are little more than Venn diagrams with dolled-up planetary depictions. 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.


Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob

Articles Alchrmy Over the top: A good reference work on the art associated with alchemy and to the degree it is possible with mysticism.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Cooking with cannabis The winners’ circle: 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 the other a thought process deeply soaked in medieval scholasticism.

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. The worst part about this book, well, two worst things about it, are: We chemical engineers share a common ancestor with phrenologists and palmists – not a very edifying thought!

It came ready-made, drenched in a hieroglyphic aura through its use of antiquated and discarded symbols, teaching its followers that the only cultural values worth transmitting were those from the past. Jan 05, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page. Goes well beyond the facile “pre-Chemistry” treatment often lazily given in historical discussions of alchemy’s role in Western epistemology. This is a must have for anyone interested in the alchemical arts or in occult philosophy.


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It is filled with illustrations, which convey immense amounts of information and meaning. Taschen has published a much shorter version – odd pages.

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Even Sir Isaac Newton was deeply influenced by alchemy; its symbolic metallurgy ran through his writings. An eclectic and vastly interesting resource.

A wonderful collection, this book is mostly prints, engravings, and plates taken from centuries of Hermetic literature. Covers ancient period through to Yves Klein and Joseph Beuys. This is a good, sort of encyclopedic, introduction to the Western alchemical tradition.

With de Rais, that evil baron of Retz, we 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. Aug 01, Michael Neal rated it it was amazing. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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