The Hermetic Mystery


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‘The Hermetic Mystery’


Also available as part of a 7 volume set, deemed useful and necessary to fulfilling a broad and deep study of the magickal arts and the unity of all things. Of which this is volume 5.

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A major work on spiritual alchemy first published in 1850 and complete in four parts:

Part I
An Exoteric View of the Progress and Theory of Alchemy

Chapter I ~ A Preliminary Account of the Hermetic Philosophy, with the more Salient Points of its Public History

Chapter II ~ Of the Theory of Transmutation in General, and of the First Matter

Chapter III ~ The Golden Treatise of Hermes Trismegistus Concerning the Physical Secret of the Philosophers’ Stone, in Seven Sections

Part II
A More Esoteric Consideration of the Hermetic Art and its Mysteries

Chapter I ~ Of the True Subject of the Hermetic Art and its Concealed Root.

Chapter II ~ Of the Mysteries

Chapter III ~ The Mysteries Continued

Chapter IV ~ The Mysteries Concluded

Part III
Concerning the Laws and Vital Conditions of the Hermetic Experiment

Chapter I ~ Of the Experimental Method and Fermentations of the Philosophic Subject, according to the Paracelsian Alchemists and Some Others

Chapter II ~ A Further Analysis of the Initial Principle and Its Education into Light

Chapter III ~ Of the Manifestations of the Philosophic Matter

Chapter IV ~ Of the Mental Requisites and Impediments Incidental to Individuals, either as Masters or Students, in the Hermetic Art

Part IV
The Hermetic Practice

Chapter I ~ Of the Vital Purification, Commonly Called the Gross Work

Chapter II ~ Of the Philosophic or Subtle Work

Chapter III ~ The Six Keys of Eudoxus

Chapter IV ~ The Conclusion

“And this is the grand Hermetic secret, that there is a Universal Subject in nature, and that Subject is susceptible of nourishment in Man: and this is the greatest mystery, of all mysteries the most wonderful, that man should be able not only to find the Divine Nature, but to effect It.” Mary Anne Atwood.

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