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Alchemy : the secret art

By: Klossowski de Rola, Stanislas
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Art and cosmos)New York Avon c1973Description: 128p.; illusContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume Subject(s): Alchemy in art | Alchemy | Ripley, Sir George | Symbolism | Numbers, Symbolism of
Contents:
Introduction. The great work. True and false alchemy. Innerstanding. The four and the three. Present and future. An exposition upon Sir George Ripley's vision. The plates. Documentary illustrations and commentaries
Abstract: '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 one-ness with the universe....'
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Alchemy - Texts: Ripley, Sir George: The Vision, The : 'Written by Aerenaeus Philalethes...(1677). Symbolism of Numbers : See 'The four and the three,' p17-20.

c1973 by Thames and Hudson Ltd., London.

Introduction. The great work. True and false alchemy. Innerstanding. The four and the three. Present and future. An exposition upon Sir George Ripley's vision. The plates. Documentary illustrations and commentaries

'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 one-ness with the universe....'

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