Alchemy & Mysticism has ratings and 47 reviews. Nandakishore said: This is a magnificent compendium of alchemical symbols and the mystic thought be. Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Art, Alchemy and Mysticism by Alexander Roob, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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It outlasted the Renaissance and counted adherents among the European intelligentsia well into the Age of Reason. An eclectic and vastly interesting resource. It mysticis mainly pictures however, and I have dipped into it widely. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. 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.

Art, Alchemy and Mysticism

Its images takes precedence over its text, which is used mostly to catalog the pictures. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? An introduction Stroll and be merry: Simply gorgeous, and of the quality one expects from Taschen when they’re on top of their game.

Review quote “Captures the incredibly rich artistic tradition of alchemy. Well written description for every image helped to unravel some of the complex symbolical meaning of the alchemical art. I think having read Jung will help readers understand some of the archetypes in the mystical tradition, which are elaborated upon in this book.


Alchemy & Mysticism

This book doesn’t go that deep into the principles of Alchemy, but it makes available unlike any other book I know of, a complete portal of sacred alchemical art both East and West. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

This is a must have for anyone interested in the alchemical arts or in occult philosophy. Jan 05, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: On your next view you will be asked to log in to your subscriber account or create an account and subscribe purchase a subscription to continue reading.

Even Sir Isaac Newton was deeply influenced by an its symbolic metallurgy ran through his writings. The book is a decent primer in alchemy, delivering a steady discussion of aleexander bulletpoints relevant to a very weird and interesting time in the development of Western thought. Jan 19, Chris rated it it was amazing.

Thank you for Reading! Some of this art is ecstatic and visionary, like the apocalyptic works of poet and artist William Blake, who wore his alchemical influences on his sleeve. Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading.

A beautiful compendium of pre-modernist info graphics when the human soul, and it’s making, were thought to be a great achievement by eccentric and isolated individuals. Taschen; New Ed edition June Language: Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Long before Dow and designer drugs, the alchemists of medieval Europe were already dreaming of better living through chemistry.


The roots of surrealism and many other more recent artistic movements can be found in this treasure trove. Me han impactado muchas de las cosas que he aprendido con este libro. From tohe was a professor at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg.

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Alchemy & Mysticism by Alexander Roob

It is filled with illustrations, which convey immense amounts of information and meaning. This purging of anything mystical, indeed mywticism anything that goes beyond explicating the mechanistic elaborations of aldhemy, is precisely what one of my favorite writers, Joris-Karl Huysmans, bemoaned in his seminal works of A Rebours and La Bas. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

This is not a book to read, but to contemplate. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Aug 28, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 17, Luis rated it really liked it.