Dictionary of Alchemy: From Maria Prophetessa to Isaac by Mark Haeffner

By Mark Haeffner

Alchemy is a wealthy and complicated esoteric culture that has flourished world-wide because the starting of recorded heritage, if no longer past. There are 3 major traditions: Western Christian, Indo-tibetan and chinese language Taoist. inside of this range there are numerous universal beneficial properties, that are analysed, equipped, and taken jointly during this complete dictionary of phrases, symbols, and personalities. This dictionary is the distillation of decades' study into the broad arcane literature. it's a reference paintings to steer the readers throught the labyrinth of pre-Newtonian technology and philosophy. The dictionary covers not just the materialist size of the hunt for the elixir of lifestyles and the transmutation of metals, but additionally the internal look for the gold of mystical illumination. Jung referred to as alchemy 'the projection of a drama either cosmic and non secular in laboratorty terms'. This opus alchymicum is going past the naked research and interpretation of phrases to offer a harmonic, built-in imaginative and prescient of guy and nature, which could aid to heal the fragmented global view of contemporary science.

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