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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.
Collectors of this series thus have in their hands texts which enable them to fully appreciate the breadth of alchemy writings. This series has often been serues in modern books on alchemy, though no one seems to have attempted to interpret the work. Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. Speculum veritatis No 7. 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.
The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure. Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6.
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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. Alchemical Coins No 3. Alchemical Compendium No 4. Mystical Alchemy No 2.
I deconstructed its elements and printed it in book form. Zoroaster’s Cave No Golden Age No 2. Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available? The work was reprinted twenty seven years later in the well known German alchemical compendium Hermetisches A.
Key of Alchemy No Investment opportunity As with any limited edition item, the Magnum Opus books appear now to be a good investment opportunity. Information on how the Magnum Opus books are prepared.
Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books. Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3. Rosie Crucian Crowne No 7. Mike Brenner has done us all a great service by undertaking this translation.
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When a title goes out of print, people wanting to buy a copy find that the price on secondhand web based sellers such as abebooks will have trebled. No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured.
Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out. No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured.
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Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5. Although the text is relatively obscure and impenetrable, the power of the series of twelve engravings attracted people to this work, and hermeyic fascination of these images still remains with us today.
Pandora woodcut series Opuscula alchemica series No 1. Alchemical Coins No 3. Each book in these limited editions is individually signed and numbered by myself. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book? Often it took me many years to heremtic someone to translate a work for the series.
Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books. The first book in the series was issued in a small edition of only copies in So these are no mass market books, but instead are hand crafted. I began this in and continue today publishing major alchemical works in English editions.
Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only direct to customers. 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.
One also has to bear in mind that I will not be able to continue publishing and binding up copies for much longer and when I stop publishing the series, it will doubtless become more sought after. Pandora woodcut series Opuscula alchemica series No 1.
Tillage of Light No 3. Zoroaster’s Cave No They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order.
Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. Also I had to do much primary research, visiting many libraries seeking rare manuscript material. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5. The text of these sections begins with an ‘explanation of the figure’, followed by a short verse, a ‘paragraph’ with its ‘explanation’, esries lastly a ‘canon’ or short verse with its ‘explanation’.
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Key of Alchemy No The series thus focusses on issuing editions of source material, rather than providing an individual interpretation. Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. Tillage of Light No 3. Alchemical Symbols No