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Zoroaster’s Cave No Speculum veritatis No 7. I deconstructed its elements and printed it in book form. Although the text is relatively obscure and impenetrable, the power of the series of twelve engravings attracted people to this work, and the fascination of these images still remains seriies us today.

Foundation course on symbolism How to dourceworks alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia. These were the days before personal computers, and having no money for professional printing, I had to devise my own printing and hand binding techniques. Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available?

Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only direct to customers. Speculum veritatis No 7. The text of these sections begins with an ‘explanation of the sourceworjs, followed by a short verse, a ‘paragraph’ with its ‘explanation’, and lastly a ‘canon’ or short verse with its ‘explanation’. In writing his commentary on the Hermaphrodite Child of the Sun and Moon, Adam McLean has adopted the approach he has taken in his other commentaries to works with emblematic sequences in the Magnum Opus editions – he exposes the structures underlying the symbolism in the emblem sequence rather than rigorously analysing the text.


Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

Some of the language sourceworms rather challenging, and it is difficult to find the exact terms in modern English for some of the abstruse concepts in this eighteenth century alchemical work. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5. Golden Age No 2.

Collectors of this series thus have in their hands texts which enable them to fully appreciate the breadth of alchemy writings. Also I had to do much primary research, visiting many libraries seeking rare manuscript material. Rosie Crucian Crowne No 7.

Publisher Series: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

The series contains many of the most important and key works of alchemy, such as the Rosary of the Philosophersthe Splendor SolisCrowning of NatureAmphitheatre engravings of KhunrathSteganographiathree separate works of Robert Fludd, the Atalanta fugiensVoarchadumiathe complete Aurora consurgens amongst others.

Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3.

Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. Rosie Crucian Crowne No 7. Key of Alchemy No Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book?

Alchemical Symbols No Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3. Though most other contemporary publishers of alchemical books merely reprint editions from the late 19th and early 20th century revival of interest in alchemy, the Magnum Opus series has always sought out important alchemical works in manuscript and printed books that are not available in English editions.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series The Magnum Opus series of Hermetic Sourceworks, currently some 46 volumes, is by far the most significant alchemical publishing venture in recent times.

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Pandora woodcut serifs Opuscula alchemica series No 1. The engravings contain many familiar alchemical figures, the green lion, the raven or black crow, the white swan, the ouroboros, suns and moons in abundance, but it is not easy to tease out an interpretation or find a clear path through the symbols.

Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books. Alchemical Compendium No 4.

People buying copies today will find that, if they are prepared to hold on to these for some years, then the price will increase considerably. Philipp Sadeler’s Visions of Hell No 2. Zoroaster’s Cave No The first book in the series was issued in a small edition of only copies in Alchemical Symbols No Golden Age No 2.

The main focus of this present book is to magnym for the first time a translation of the text into English, and to suggest ways in which the symbolic sequence of this work can be explored.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series

So these are no mass market books, but instead are hand crafted. No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured. Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical seriies Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia. Tillage of Light No 3.