Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series
This series of limited edition hand-bound books by Adam McLean were initially produced between 1979 and 1986. They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out. Since 1997 fourteen new titles have been issued with more in preparation.
No. 19. The Alchemical Engravings of Mylius
Commentary by Adam McLean. Translated by Patricia TahilJohann Daniel Mylius was one of the most important philosophical or Rosicrucian alchemists of the early 17th century. His 'Reformation of Philosophy', published in 1622, included a famous series of 28 engravings which form a multi-faceted complex of symbolism. These emblems provide a sophisticated symbolic system that opens the soul to spiritual archetypes, and which can be explored on many different levels, being like the Tarot trumps system, archetypally pure and at the same time sufficiently rich symbolically, that its depths cannot be plumbed intellectually, nor its symbolic import easily exhausted.
Patricia Tahil has translated the section of the text that describes the emblems and relates them to alchemical ideas. Adam McLean provides an extensive commentary, outlining the interrelationships of the symbols of the emblems and suggests ways in which we can work with them further in meditation.
Limited edition of 250 copies. 130 pages. 50 illustrations. A5 Hardbound.
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