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. 9. The Key of Jacob Boehme
With an Introduction by Adam McLean.Jacob Boehme, 'The Teutonic Philosopher', wrote his Clavis or 'Key' as a condensed explanation of the principal points of his philosophy. Boehme, an unschooled shoemaker, experienced while young a profound vision of the spiritual world which left him all the rest of his life with a degree of spiritual perception which inspired his writings. In trying to find a language to communicate his spiritual perceptions he often turned to alchemical ideas and images. The main period of his writings, 1612-1624, coincided with the phase Rosicrucian publications, and although no definite link can be made, Boehme worked within the spirit of this movement. His Clavis or 'Key' to his writings is taken from the 'William Law' edition, and includes D.A. Freher's 'An Illustration of the Deep Principles of Jacob Behmen', containing 13 emblematic figures. These 13 engravings provide a symbolic picture of Boehme's philosophical system of Creation, and the 'Key' as a whole reveals Boehme's profound spiritual philosophy, including the Seven Properties and the Three Principles - Salt, Sulphur and Mercury.
Limited edition of 250 copies. 60 pages. 14 illustrations. A5 Hardbound.
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