Alchemy – Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul


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Author: Titus Burckhardt
Publisher: Fons Vitae
Year: 1997
Pages: 206
Printed: Canada
ISBN: 1-887752-11-0
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 295gr.
Description: Spiritual attainment has frequently been described in the terminology of the alchemical tradition whereby man’s leaden dull nature is returned to its golden original state. This has often been referred to as ‘spiritual alchemy.’ In this wonderfully insightful volume, we are treated to some of these metaphors which have been found useful for establishing certain attitudes in the soul, including: trust, confidence, hope and detachment. For example, there is a clear symbolic relevance in the following analogy: When any substance or entity undergoes dissolution, it must eventually be resolved or re-crystalized in a new form. This opens the possibility that the new entity could re-congeal in a higher and nobler form.

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