Alchemy: The Secret Art

Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Witchcraft & Spells
Paperback Published on: 04/02/2013
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This new and completely redesigned edition creates a colourful and vibrant guide to the secret art. Klossowski de Rola elucidates the mysterious language and polyvalent symbolism from a variety of perspectives – practical, spiritual, elemental and historical – and explains how the true alchemist differs from the modern chemist and the false practitioner. Gold is only a by-product and emblem of the Great Work of the alchemist. The latter part of the book comprises the full text of a seventeenth-century exposition upon an alchemist’s dream-poem, and five richly illustrated ‘Themes’ sections, reproducing full sequences of alchemical thought, art and paraphernalia.

  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780500810552
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 310g
  • Dimensions: 210 x 150 mm

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