By Arthur Edward Waite
A whole historical past of alchemy revealing the topic as even more than the makes an attempt in early technological know-how of turning base metals into gold or silver, this ebook is going approximately intimating the magical adventure underlying airtight symbolism. It outlines the various ‘secret’ internal meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This publication includes a universe of knowledge and is worth it studying for a person desirous to recognize extra in this enticing topic. initially released in 1926.
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V, 102. Compare c. vii, v, 9, p. t Lapis PMloch. Angularis, sive Philosopl/Orum. Epistles, as ante, p. 164, v. 8. IFE exillis and as B6hme plainly describes it, "a very dark disesteemed Stone, of a grey colour," 1 it is inevitable that it should be compared in the mind-whether versed or not in the labyrinth of the Hermetic subject-with that Stone rejected of the builders,2 which is a Stone of stumbling and a Rock of offence. 5 If there is anything valid in analogies it will be seen, I think, that no other can be more exact and catholic after its own kind.
2 Aglaophamu8, 1829.
2 Hence one of the charges preferred against Fludd by Petrus Gassendus in his Epistolica Exercitatio. Parisiis, 1630: Totam scripturam sacram referri ad alchymiam, et principia alchymistica. Sensum scripturm mysticum non esse alium, quam explicatum per alchymiam et philosophicum lap idem. Non interesse ad illum habendum cujus religionis sis, Romanal, Lutheranal, aut alterius. Gatholicum ille solum esse qui credit in Lapidem Gatholicum, hoc est Philosophicum, cujus ope homines dmmonia ejiciant, etc.