The Kabbalistic Diagrams of Rosenroth; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series ). Christian Knorr von ROSENROTH, Edited and, Adam McLean.
The Kabbalistic Diagrams of Rosenroth; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )

The Kabbalistic Diagrams of Rosenroth; ( Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series )

Glasgow: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. viii + 124pp. Hand bound in brown faux-leather, b&w illustrations. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by Adam McLean. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series No. 23. This volume reproduces the 16 kabbalistic diagrams, along with a translation of the accompanying text and commentaries, that were originally published in Knorr von Rosenroth's 17th century Kabbalistic magnum opus, the "Kabbalah Denudata." McLean describes the diagrams and text as illustrative of "the key ideas of Lurianic kabbalah" and observes that they "relate in form to hermetic-alchemical figures of the same period. It is from material such as this that the 'Kabbalistic' tradition as pursued today in Western occultism has emerged, rather than directly from the Jewish tradition, so this volume gives us some valuable insights into the roots of Western kabbalah." An early printing with dark brown endpapers and light "cream" paper. The binding is a medium-brown with the title lettered down the spine reading "Kabbalistic Diagrams". A bright, clean near Fine copy. Item #64952

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