MAGNUM OPUS HERMETIC SOURCEWORKS SERIES PDF

MAGNUM OPUS HERMETIC SOURCEWORKS SERIES PDF

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Key of Alchemy No Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available? Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Alchemical Compendium No sourcewrks. This book also includes the original German text, so that people who know German can make their own alternative reading of passages.

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 hermetoc out important alchemical works in manuscript and printed books that are not available in English editions. Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only direct to customers. The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure.

Pandora woodcut series Opuscula alchemica series No 1.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

Zoroaster’s Cave No For example, I tried for ten years to find someone to translate the Voarchadumia, before I finally found Paul Ferguson willing to undertake this.

It sold out rather quickly, so I pushed on with some other works.

Often it took me many years to find someone to translate a work for the series. Information on how the Sseries Opus books are prepared. 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.

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Some of the language is 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.

So these are no mass market books, but instead are hand crafted. This series has often been reproduced in modern books on alchemy, though no one seems to have attempted heremtic interpret the work.

Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia.

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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 with us magnim. The main focus of this present book is to provide 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. The work was reprinted twenty seven years later in the well known German alchemical compendium Hermetisches A.

Key of Alchemy No Alchemical Coins No 3. Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. Brueghel’s Sougceworks Deadly Sins No 3. I deconstructed its elements and printed it in book form.

Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia.

The engravings contain many familiar sourcdworks 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. This was my edition of the large early 17th century engraving called the Magical Calendar.

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Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books.

Tillage of Light No 3. Essay Concerning Adepts No 5.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series

There are only a handful of individuals holding complete sets of the Magnum Opus series, as they would have had to be collecting since the s.

Philipp Nagnum Visions of Hell No 2. Alchemical Symbols No What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy? These were the sourcceworks before personal computers, and having no money for professional printing, I had to devise my own printing and hand binding techniques.

Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet?

No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured. What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy? Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. Tillage of Light No 3. Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5. John Sawtre No 9.

The text of these sections begins with an ‘explanation of the figure’, followed by a short verse, a ‘paragraph’ with its ‘explanation’, and lastly a ‘canon’ or short verse with its ‘explanation’. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5.