MAGNUM OPUS HERMETIC SOURCEWORKS SERIES PDF

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Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks. This series of 23 volumes of source texts from the hermetic tradition was published between and by Adam. The Crowning of Nature (MAGNUM OPUS HERMETIC SOURCEWORKS SERIES) [Adam McLean] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Rosary of the Philosophers (MAGNUM OPUS HERMETIC SOURCEWORKS SERIES) [Adam McLean] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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Philipp Sadeler’s Visions of Hell No 2. Information on how the Magnum Opus books are prepared. Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. Speculum veritatis No 7. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book? 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 sourceworsk printed books that are not available in English editions.

Some of the language is rather challenging, and it is difficult to find the exact terms in modern Surceworks for ssries of the abstruse concepts in this eighteenth century alchemical work.

Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books.

Investment opportunity As with any limited edition item, the Magnum Opus books appear now to be a good investment opportunity. Alchemical Symbols No Alchemical Coins No 3.

What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy? Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3. 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 to interpret the work.

The mafnum was reprinted twenty seven years later in the well known German alchemical compendium Hermetisches A. Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course oopus alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia.

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This hand binding in small batches has continued even 34 years later, making for a uniform series. Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available?

They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book? No 31 The Three Tables of Man – sourceowrks. Alchemical Symbols No 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.

I deconstructed its elements and printed it in book form. Key of Alchemy No The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure. I began this in and continue today publishing major alchemical works in English editions. Golden Age No 2. 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.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

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 magunm with us today. Tillage of Light No 3. John Sawtre No 9. Mutus Liber Coloured No 5.

Also I had to do much primary research, visiting many libraries seeking rare manuscript material.

Publisher Series: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

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. Key of Alchemy No John Sawtre No 9.

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Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Serues course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia. This book also includes the original German text, so that people who know German can make their own alternative reading of passages.

The series thus focusses on issuing editions of source material, rather than providing an individual interpretation. 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 xeries explored. It sold out rather quickly, so I pushed on with some other works.

Speculum veritatis No 7. Zoroaster’s Cave No Prognostications of Paracelsus No sourcewworks. For example, I tried for ten years to find someone to translate the Voarchadumia, before I finally found Paul Ferguson willing to undertake this.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series

Alchemical Compendium No 4. Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy? Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet?

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 sourceworkks in the Magnum Opus editions – he exposes the structures underlying the symbolism in the emblem sequence rather than rigorously analysing the text.