By Julius Evola
This crucial survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines units forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of alchemy, the "royal art." one of many top exponents of the airtight culture, Julius Evola demonstrates the singularity of material that lies at the back of the phrases of all adepts in every age, exhibiting how alchemy--often misunderstood as primitive chemistry or an insignificant template for the Jungian means of "individuation"--is not anything under a common mystery technology of human and ordinary transformation.
First released in 1931 in Italian. this is often the 1st English translation.
Draws from a bunch of assets within the Western esoteric tradition--works on theurgy, magic, and gnosticism from neoplatonic, Arab, and medieval sources.
Baron Julius Evola used to be an Italian thinker, esotericist, occultist, writer, artist, poet, political activist, soldier and most importantly defined as a thorough Traditionalist.
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8. Cf. 17 Roi Kahd, BPC, 2:86. Triomphc Hermecique, BPC, 3:196. Cf. , 1:325; Braccesco. La esposicione di Gebcr philosopho (Venice, 1551), fol. 25a; Turba pbitosophovvm. BPC, 2:17, etc. 9 10 Philosophic naiurelk cks mecaux, 11 CAG, 12 Espositione, 13 A. 14 J. 1 2:18. fol. 66b; cf. R. Bacon, frrnety, Dictionnaire in CAG, De secrecis operibus art/i et mcura, BCC 1:622. mychoAicrmetique (Park. 1758), 281. 2:143-144. , tJhe Symbols and. teachings Fiive T^eRmecic cT}e o nee the combination of corporeal and understood as it spiritual must be understood—that them principle parts (though one of is is, has been not as two called spiritual) ol a theoretical cosmos exterior to consciousness, but as a living process provided by real experience— we come to another fundamental hermetic teaching: that of imma- nence, the presence of die "marvelous thing" in man, the possibilities reside, The hermetic " living texts continually refer to this chaos" in which immanence all in the same terms, passing from a cosmico-natural meaning to an inner human meaning, Stone, Water, Mine, Matrix, Egg, Chaos, Dragon, Lead, First Matter, Tree, Spirit, Tc/esma, Quintessence, Woman, Heaven, Seed, Earth, and so on, are symbols the hermetic cipher language that reler, often in the in same passage, to one continu- ous object and thereby create an enormous difficulty for the inexperienced reader.
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17, 222; also C. Puini, knroduzionc " W 15 words of a hymn that the "Sons 2 such was the height of Hermes" recited at the beginning of their sacred operations; The following is an even more co which they were capable of elevating themselves. celebrate in me the. All and One! "-these are the emphatic version: Heaven are open; The. gates 'ihe gates ufHartk are open; Ihe Way of the Current is open; of' My spirit lias been heard by all the gods and genii; By the. * the teaching of the Corpus Hermeticum: "Rise is up above every any depth; concentrate into thyself ail the sensations finding yourself simulof created things of Water, Fire, Dry and Wet.