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Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

Author: Gary Edson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490882

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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An in-depth look into the foundations of mysticism and alchemy, this book describes both physical and spiritual aspects of the various theories and practices of transformation, with attention to the beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. The connection between early mystical pursuits and the development of alchemy from ancient China, India, and Egypt through Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, along with the activities of early alchemists. The book, which is heavily illustrated, describes the beliefs, experiments, and secret messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the world together in search of wealth and immortality.

Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

Author: Gary Edson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786465316

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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An in-depth look into the foundations of mysticism and alchemy, this book describes both physical and spiritual aspects of the various theories and practices of transformation, with attention to the beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. The connection between early mystical pursuits and the development of alchemy from ancient China, India, and Egypt through Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, along with the activities of early alchemists. The book, which is heavily illustrated, describes the beliefs, experiments, and secret messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the world together in search of wealth and immortality.

Alchemy and Mysticism

Alchemy and Mysticism

Author: Alexander Roob

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 3836549360

Category: Art

Page: 575

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Fables, folklore, and fantasy--this compendium of all things alchemical and mystical gathers centuries of esoteric mythology in the form of writings, drawings, paintings, and prints. From early Christian mystics to the illustrations of William Blake and the Romantics, this collection spans science, philosophy, and otherworldly mystery over the ages.

Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts

Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts

Author: Herbert Silberer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1499106521

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Prominent among the stones of a fireplace in my country den, one large rounded giant stands out. It was bourne by the glacial streams from a more northern resting place and is marked by a fossil of a mollusk that inhabited northern seas many million years ago. Yet in spite of the eons of time that have passed it can be compared with specimens of mollusks that live to-day. Down through the countless centuries the living stream has carved its structural habitations in much the same form. The science of Paleontology has collected this history and has attempted a reconstruction of life from its beginnings. The same principle here illustrated is true for the thought-life of mankind. The forms in which it has been preserved however are not so evident. The structuralizations are not so definite. If they were, evolution would not have been possible for the living stream of energy which is utilized by mind-stuff cannot be confined if it would advance to more complex integrations. Hence the products of mind in evolution are more plastic—more subtle and more changing. They are to be found in the myths and the folk-lore of ancient peoples, the poetry, dramatic art, and the language of later races. From age to age however the strivings continue the same. The living vessels must continue and the products express the most fundamental strivings, in varying though related forms.

Alchemy & Mysticism

Alchemy & Mysticism

Author: Alexander Roob

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028582042

Category: Alchemy

Page: 711

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"A fantastical journey through the pictorial world of alchemy and mysticism, the Cabbala and magic, freemasons and Rosicrucians. This unique selection of illustrations with commentaries and source texts guides us on a fascinating journey through the representations of the secret arts."--Back cover.

Mysticism

Mysticism

Author: Mari Silva

Publisher:

ISBN: 1638180970

Category:

Page: 486

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Four manuscripts in one book: Mysticism: Unlocking the Path of the Mystic and Embracing Mystery and Intuition Through Meditation Occultism: The Ultimate Guide to the Occult, Including Magic, Divination, Astrology, Witchcraft, and Alchemy Alchemy: Unlocking Secrets of an Ancient Mystical Science Hermeticism: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Hermetica, Kybalion, and Hermetic Principles In part one, you will: Learn about the remarkable journey of mysticism from ancient times until now. Discover your aura and what it says about you. See where each chakra is in your body and understand its importance. Discover how you can work with energy to heal, bless, and protect yourself. Enhance your psychic abilities with simple daily practices. Discover your powerful third eye and how to unlock it for faster manifestations and ultimate psychic power. Uncover the truth about the Laws of Attraction. Harness your sexual energy to make your wildest desires come true. Learn how to experience astral projection and grow your spiritual powers beyond anything you've ever seen. In part two, you will: Learn the history of the occult and discover the culprits responsible for all the lies and misinformation surrounding it. Discover the wonderful world of Wicca and how you can get started on this path right away. Find out if you're a natural witch. Learn basic witchcraft terminology that you need to know. Understand what to expect from a coven. Get eye-opening information on the "tools of the craft" and how you can use them. Discover the amazing value in the Book of Shadows and Grimoires and how to start, keep, and take care of yours. Learn how to use the potent magic locked in crystals. Unearth the truth about waking your psychic powers. Learn how to craft your very own spells, just like an experienced Wiccan would. In part three, you will: Learn what alchemy is and the principles that govern it Investigate the basics of modern alchemy and its focus on self-transformation Discover the four alchemical elements, their symbols, and the roles they play Explore the seven alchemical metals and their corresponding planets See examples of herbal alchemy and the plants and herbs known to contain specific planetary metals Find detailed and easy herbal alchemy recipes Master the art of how to transform yourself into a modern and effective alchemist Learn how to be a powerful alchemist In part four, you will: Learn what Hermeticism is, and its founder Discover everything you need to know about Hermes Trismegistus Explore Kybalion and what it contains Uncover the basics of the Hermetic philosophy and its history Understand the meaning of All Find a full chapter on each of the seven principles of Hermeticism Investigate how you can use the principles to transform your life for the better Get this book now and discover a brand-new start in your mystical life.

The Philosopher’s Stone

The Philosopher’s Stone

Author: Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

Publisher: Editions Prosveta

ISBN: 9782818402689

Category: Bibles

Page: 164

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Presentation Exercise the power of the mind over matter. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov has often said that by studying the Gospels, he travelled through the spiritual regions that also resided in him, thus gaining access to a kind of cosmic "library", the "great book of Nature". Here again, commenting on certain parables, he enlightens us on the many tools at our disposal to transform us through processes of spiritual alchemy. 'The Gospels can be understood and interpreted in the light of alchemical science. On the face of it, they are simply giving an account of the life of one man, Jesus, born two thousand years ago in Palestine, but while they recount the different stages of his life, from birth to death and resurrection, they are in fact also describing alchemical processes. In spite of being an object of condemnation by the clergy, since the Middle Ages alchemy has profundly permeated Christian mysticism and esotericism. And if you study the sculptures both on the outside and inside of cathedrals such as the Notre-Dame in Paris or the Notre-Dame in Chartres, you will discover that the builders of these cathedrals possessed alchemical knowledge, to which architecture and sculpture bear ample witness.' Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov Table of contents I - On the interpretation of the Scriptures 1 - ‘The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life’ 2 - The word of God II - ‘It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person...’ III - ‘You are the salt of the earth’ 1 - Marking matter with the seal of the spirit 2 - The source of energy IV - ‘But if the salt loses its flavour...’ V - Tasting the flavour of the salt: divine love VI - ‘You are the light of the world’ VII - The alchemists’ salt VIII - ‘And as all things are one and come from the One’ IX - The work of the alchemist: 3 over 4 X - The philosopher’s stone, fruit of a mystic union XI - The regeneration of matter: the cross and the crucible XII - The May dew XIII - The growth of the divine seed XIV - The gold of true knowledge: the alchemist and the gold prospector

Arcana 5

Arcana 5

Author: John Zorn

Publisher: Atoz Media Incorporated

ISBN: 0978833791

Category: Music

Page: 459

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Mysticism, magic and alchemy all come into play in the creative process. For centuries musicians have tapped into things spiritual, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer deeply into their life and work. Although the connection of music to mysticism has been consistent, well documented and productive, it is still shrouded in mystery and largely misunderstood. For this special edition, Arcana focuses on the nexus of mysticism and spirituality in the magical act of making music. Far from an historical overview or cold musicologist's study, these essays illuminate a fascinating and elusive subject via the eloquent voices of today's most distinguished modern practitioners and greatest occult thinkers, providing insights into the esoteric traditions and mysteries involved in the composition and performance of the most mystical of all arts -- Back cover.