Jan 1, In the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series. In the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series. The 15 plates of the Mutus Liber – the Mute Book – are well-known, and this book without words is recognized as a classic of the 17th-century alchemical.
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Publisher’s Synopsis Although the engravings seem to outline an alchemical process in detail, their message is not immediately obvious and it really requires a commentary to make it intelligible to the present-day reader.
The 15 plates of the Mutus Liber – the Mute Book – are well-known, and this book without words is recognized as a classic of the 17th-century alchemical tradition.
Commentary on the Mutus Liber, A –
Although the engravings seem to outline an alchemical process in detail, their message is not immediately obvious and it really requires a commentary to make it intelligible to the present-day reader. The original plates seem to be entirely free of Christian symbolism.
The commentary purports to be exploratory rather than authoritative. Earth Dog possesses some of the finest qualities of any of the 60 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac.
In keeping with its title, the Mutus Liber consists of fifteen or thirteen, depending on the edition mostly wordless plates, without any body text. There is commenntary of grist here for the mill of contemplation, and—one presumes—operation as well. While the entire secret of the physical process is not fully revealed in the plates, enough commentarry is given to piece together details of a modus operandi; indeed, modern French alchemists like Canseliet and Barbault have found great inspiration and hints relating to the physical work in the Mutus Liber.
For physical procedures, McLean often references the work of Armand Barbault in The Gold of oj Thousand MorningsEnglish translationwho seems to have attempted the full process depicted in the Mutus Liber.
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Be the first to rate this product. Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. The operators depicted are a male alchemist and his soror mysticawho is a full collaborator in the work, acting as much or more than her partner.
Only in Plate XIV do we see another figure in the laboratory who seems to be their child: Commentary on the Mutus Liber, A.
A Commentary on the Mutus Liber – Adam McLean – Google Books
Commentary on the Mutus Liber, A Product no.: Start the discussion at bbs. Adam McLean’s extensive commentary on this series of engravings reveals the Mutus Liber as a synthesis of spiritual, soul, and physical alchemy. It emphasizes the irreducible polysemy of alchemical instruction, and points to parallel procedures with physical substances, components of the soul, and spiritual realities. Chemical Wedding of Murus Rosenkreutz, The.