Alexander Roob. · Rating details Alexander Roob does not provide a sequential narrative. . Alquimia, conocimiento, espiritualidad, mística, saber, divinidad. . Y en cuanto pueda, me hago con Atalanta fugiens de Michael Maier . Results 1 – 26 of 26 Alquimia & Mística by Alexander Roob and a great selection of related books, El museo Hermético Alquimia y Mística: Alexander Roob. : Alquimia Y Mistica/alchemy And Mystic (Spanish Edition) ( ) by Alexander Roob and a great selection of similar New, Used and.
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Such a bizarre and delightful picture book.
This is a great visual porthole into the history of metaphysical thought, the early development of scientific thinking, and the romance of symbolic image-making. Incredible volume of alchemical illustrations, photographs, and quotes. A wonderful collection, this book is mostly prints, engravings, and plates taken from centuries of Hermetic literature.
Nov 08, Anton rated it really liked it Shelves: Dense but full of excellent images. 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.
It explains or perhaps,gives an interpenetration to all the various meanings of all those symbols that Alchemists, Mystics, “heretics”, and Astrologers have used throughout history. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.
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Jan 29, Susan added it. English Choose a language for shopping. It is interesting to note that mystical ideas about the interconnectedness of mythology, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and art gave birth to such an unimaginative science. Jun 26, Jesse Bullington rated it it was amazing. Those without knowledge of the development of mystical thought and alchemy would not be able to enjoy the wealth of information this book provides.
The binding is extremely weak, and it WILL fall apart quickly. If you are well read in mysticism and the history of alchemy, this is the book for you.
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Many people end up with the abridged version. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A fantastical journey through the pictorial world of alchemy and mysticism, the Cabbala and magic, freemasons and Rosicrusians.
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.
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Its images takes precedence over its text, which is used mostly to catalog the pictures. Feb 02, Aalquimia rated it liked it.
I think having read Jung will help readers understand some of the archetypes in the mystical tradition, which are elaborated upon in this book. This book assumes you already know a lot about alchemy and don’t need any explanations, so it can be very confusing, but it was still fascinating to see how desperately people tried to make sense of the world. Jun 13, Nandakishore Varma rated it liked it.
An eclectic and vastly interesting resource. Bellissimo, ma mi ha lasciata di stucco non trovare niente su Arcadia. A good reference work on the art associated with alchemy and to the degree it is possible with mysticism.
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Apr 15, Murray rated it really liked it. Not much text, but a gorgeous array or illustrations.
This unique selection of illustrations with commentaries and source texts guides us on a fascinating journey through the representations of the secret arts. Simply gorgeous, and of the quality one expects from Taschen when they’re on top of their game.