A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore The Hermetic Museum takes its readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabbalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons are ...
A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore The Hermetic Museum takes its readers on a magical mystery tour spanning an arc from the mediaeval cosmogram and images of Christian mysticism, through the fascinating world of alchemy to the art of the Romantic era. The enigmatic hieroglyphs of cabbalists, Rosicrucians and freemasons are shown to be closely linked with the early scientific illustrations in the fields of medicine, chemistry, optics and colour theory.
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This is a prodigious source for historical alchemical and related occultic images almost all in color giving the hue and cast of the original, often centuries-old documents. The commentary is largely accurate and insightful. The Taschen pocket book 2-D format is a bit unwieldy given the 3rd dimension is approximately 2" thick. If you go for Jungian or related works, and are interested in perusing more of the legacy of imagery, then this book is a must.
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