Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Alchemy & Mysticism
I found this book while pursing the local Borders store. The full title is: The Hermetic Museum - Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob. It's published by Taschen and the ISBN is 978-3-8228-5038-1. This is one of Taschen's 25th anniversary special editions and it is beautiful to behold. It is brimming with artwork and quotations throughout all ages relating to the written subject matter such as Macrocosm (includes sun, moon, cosmic time...), Opus Magnum (genesis, purification...), Microcosm (human form divine, brain & memory...) and ending with Rotation (whirl & magnet, divine geometry...). This book is helping me to go deeper and wider in my understanding of the subject matter from our required reading of The Emerald Tablet by Dennis William Hauck. This will become a "go to reference" for me for understanding the long and varied history of this ancient sacred path of becoming a shaman.
Posted by walksinsacredspace at 9:21 AM