A COMMENTARY ON THE MUTUS LIBER PDF

We are counting on the assistance of skilled proof-readers to produce a final improved version where errors of spelling as well as such passages where the idiom remains unclear have been corrected. We then hope that this will present a valuable addition to the presently available selection of material on alchemy in the English language. Magophon was the pseudonym of Pierre Dujois, one of the greatest French erudites around the beginning of the XXth century. He belonged to the circle around Fulcanelli. The Mutus Liber was first published at La Rochelle in

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Tujinn It emphasizes the irreducible polysemy of alchemical instruction, and points to parallel procedures with physical substances, components of the soul, and spiritual realities. Commentary on the Mutus Liber, A. Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. A Commentary on the Mutus Liber Be the first to rate this product.

The original plates seem to be entirely free of Christian symbolism. There is plenty of grist here for the mill of contemplation, and—one presumes—operation as well. Although the engravings seem to outline an alchemical process in detail, their message is not immediately obvious and it really requires a commentary to make it intelligible to the present-day reader. The 15 plates of the Mutus Liber — the Mute Book — are well-known, and this book without words is recognized as a classic of the 17th-century alchemical tradition.

While the entire secret of the physical process is not fully revealed in the plates, enough information is given to piece together details of a modus operandi; indeed, modern French alchemists like Canseliet and Barbault have found great inspiration and hints relating to the physical work in the Mutus Liber. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the 60 animal signs oiber the Chinese zodiac. Controversial issues are given their due, revolutions are successful, politics are liberal, and political oppression is opposed.

Year of the Earth Dog. The commentary purports to be exploratory rather than authoritative. The operators depicted are a male alchemist and his soror mysticawho is a full collaborator in the work, acting as much or more than her partner.

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Tujinn It emphasizes the irreducible polysemy of alchemical instruction, and points to parallel procedures with physical substances, components of the soul, and spiritual realities. Commentary on the Mutus Liber, A. Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. A Commentary on the Mutus Liber Be the first to rate this product.

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A Commentary on the Mutus Liber

In keeping with its title, the Mutus Liber consists of fifteen or thirteen, depending on the edition mostly wordless plates, without any body text. The commentary purports to be exploratory rather than authoritative. It emphasizes the irreducible polysemy of alchemical instruction, and points to parallel procedures with physical substances, components of the soul, and spiritual realities. For physical procedures, McLean often references the work of Armand Barbault in The Gold of a Thousand Mornings , English translation , who seems to have attempted the full process depicted in the Mutus Liber.

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Although the engravings seem to outline an alchemical process in detail, their message is not immediately obvious and it really requires a commentary to make it intelligible to the present-day reader. While the entire secret of the physical process is not fully revealed in the plates, enough information is given to piece together details of a modus operandi; indeed, modern French alchemists like Canseliet and Barbault have found great inspiration and hints relating to the physical work in the Mutus Liber. Over 35 illustrations. Reviews There are no reviews yet. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Publisher:Phanes Pr Binding:Paperback Volume s :1 About the Author:Adam McLean, is a well known authority on and enthusiast for alchemical texts and symbolism, the editor and publisher of over 40 books on alchemical and Hermetic ideas.

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