Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde. Aaron CHEAK, authors.

Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde.

Melbourne, Australia: Numen Books, 2013. First Edition. Softcover. Large octavo. 684pp. Printed glossy beige wrappers, b&w illustrations, bibliography, author biographies. A massive work! From the publisher: "Featuring both well-established scholars and emerging, cutting-edge researchers, this book synthesises a quintessentially high caliber of academic authorities on the vast and baroque heritage of the alchemical world. As a whole, the volume seeks to strike the perfect balance - the golden mean - between strict, historical objectivity and empathic, phenomenological insight. Drawn from international ranks (Europe, the Antipodes, the Americas) and cutting across disciplinary boundaries (Egyptology, Classics, Sinology, Indology, Tibetology, philosophy, religious studies, Renaissance studies, history of science, art history, critical theory, media studies), the contributors to this volume include some of the most gifted investigators into the world's esoteric lineages." Includes essays by Aaron Cheak,· Algis Uždavinys,· Rodney Blackhirst, David Gordon White,· Kim Lai, · Sabrina Dalla Valle, · Christopher A. Plaisance, ·Hereward Tilton, Angela Voss,· Paul Scarpari, ·Leon Marvell, Mirco Mannucci,· and Dan Mellamphy. Subjects include: Egyptian alchemy,· Greek alchemy,· Hellenistic alchemy,· Taoist alchemy,· Hindu Tantric alchemy,· Tibetan Buddhist alchemy,· Islamicate alchemy,· European alchemy,· Surrealist alchemy,· Erotic alchemy,· Laboratory alchemy,· Alchemy of the word,· Alchemy of the body,· Alchemy of the spirit, · and more. Very light rubbing to covers and light creasing to spine but it is still a tight, fresh and unmarked VG+ copy. Scarce. Item #68102
ISBN: 9780987559821

Price: $300.00

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