The Dwellings of the Philosophers [ Les Demeures Philosophales et le Symbolisme Hermétique dans sens Rapports avec L'Art Sacré et L'ésoterisme du Grand-oeuvre ]. Brigitte Donvez, Lionel Perrin.

The Dwellings of the Philosophers [ Les Demeures Philosophales et le Symbolisme Hermétique dans sens Rapports avec L'Art Sacré et L'ésoterisme du Grand-oeuvre ].

Boulder, CO: Archive Press and Communications, 1999. First English language edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 554pp. Black cloth with gilt title, etc. to spine, gilt illustration on upper board, red marker ribbon, frontis, illustrations by Julian Champagne. The identity of the master alchemist who wrote under the pseudonym of Fulcanelli is still subject to some debate, but he is commonly regarded as one of the few genuine alchemical practitioners of the twentieth century, and perhaps one of the few ever to succeed in accomplishing the Great Work. Despite the mystery surrounding his life many attest to the success of his endeavours, and various sources attest that his student Eugene Canseliet used a a small quantity of the "Projection Powder" given to him by "the Master" to transmute a quantity of lead into gold in front of several eyewitnesses. Appears unused. As new. A lovely, clean, Fine copy in a mylar protected Fine dust jacket (note what looks like discoloration in the photograph is simply reflection). Item #70091
ISBN: 0963521160

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