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Arcane Doctrine of Alchemy, The

Much more than the art of turning base metals into gold, alchemy is a system of cosmic symbolism which can best be understood as a means of achieving oneness with the world.

The alchemist learns how to create a model of the universe or of human consciousness, in which the opposing complementary forces symbolized by Male and Female, Sulfur and Mercury, Earth and Air, Fire and Water, attain the perfect synthesis of which gold is the emblem.

This fabulous book released by Thames & Hudson as part of their Art and Imagination series contains 152 illustrations, 34 in color.

Author: Stanislas Klossowski de Rola

Pages: 168

Cover: Paperback