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They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Investment opportunity As with any limited edition item, the Magnum Opus books appear now to be a good investment opportunity.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

The engravings contain many familiar alchemical figures, the green lion, the raven or black crow, the white swan, the ouroboros, suns and moons in abundance, but it is not easy to tease out an interpretation or find a clear path through the symbols. In writing his commentary on the Hermaphrodite Child of the Sun and Moon, Adam McLean has adopted the approach he has taken in his other commentaries to works with emblematic sequences in the Magnum Opus editions – he exposes the structures underlying the symbolism in the emblem sequence rather than rigorously analysing the text.

Alchemical Compendium No 4. Mystical Alchemy No 2. When a title goes out of print, people wanting to buy a copy find that the price on secondhand web based sellers such as abebooks will have trebled.

This was sourcfworks edition of the large early 17th century engraving called the Magical Calendar. The first book in the series was issued in a small edition of only copies in Information on how the Magnum Opus books are prepared. For example, I tried for ten years to find someone to translate the Voarchadumia, before I finally found Paul Ferguson willing to undertake this. Key of Alchemy No Alchemical Symbols No The main focus of this present book is to provide for the first time a translation of the text into English, and to suggest ways in which the symbolic sequence of this work can be explored.



The series contains many of the most important and key works of alchemy, such as the Rosary of the Philosophersthe Splendor SolisCrowning of NatureAmphitheatre engravings of KhunrathSteganographiathree separate works of Robert Fludd, the Atalanta fugiensVoarchadumiathe complete Aurora consurgens amongst others. Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured. Philipp Sadeler’s Visions of Hell No 2. Alchemical Coins No 3.

Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet? Tillage of Light No 3. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series The Magnum Opus series of Hermetic Sourceworks, currently hermetc 46 volumes, is by far the most significant alchemical publishing venture in recent times. The work was reprinted twenty seven years later in the well known German alchemical compendium Hermetisches A. Rosie Crucian Crowne No 7.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured. Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available? Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only sourcewotks to customers.

One also has to bear in mind that I will not be able to continue publishing and binding up copies for much longer and when I stop publishing the series, it will doubtless become more sought after. These were the days before personal computers, and having no money for professional printing, I had to devise my own printing and hand binding techniques. Limited edition of signed and numbered copies. Sourcewrks a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out.


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The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure. Mystical Alchemy No 2. Though most other contemporary publishers of alchemical books merely reprint editions from the late 19th and early 20th century revival of interest in alchemy, the Magnum Opus series has always sought out important alchemical works in manuscript and printed books that are not available in English editions.

Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3. Zoroaster’s Cave No So these are no mass market books, but instead are hand crafted. Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia. I began this in and continue today publishing major alchemical works in English editions. Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. People buying copies today will find that, if they are prepared to hold on to these for some years, then the price will increase considerably.

Golden Age No 2. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5. Philipp Sadeler’s Visions of Hell No 2. Zoroaster’s Cave No Golden Age No 2.