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Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. When a title goes out of print, people wanting to buy a copy find that the price on secondhand web based sellers such as abebooks will have trebled. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book? Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet? The first book in the series was issued in a small edition of only copies in Alchemical Symbols No The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure.
Speculum veritatis No 7. Each sourceworos in these limited editions is individually signed and numbered by myself.
Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books.
Zoroaster’s Cave No Tillage of Light No 3. This series has often been reproduced in modern books on alchemy, though no one seems to have attempted to interpret the work.
Publisher Series: Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks
Information on how the Magnum Opus books are prepared. So these are no mass market books, but instead are hand crafted.
Mystical Alchemy No 2. Alchemical Compendium No 4. These were the days before personal computers, and having no money for professional printing, I had to devise my own printing and hand binding techniques. There are only a handful of individuals holding complete sets of the Magnum Opus series, as they would have had to be collecting since the s. Key of Alchemy No Key of Alchemy No Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia.
People buying copies today will find that, if they are prepared to hold on to these for some years, then the price will increase considerably. One also has to bear in mind that I will not be able to continue publishing and binding up copies for much longer and when I stop publishing the series, it will doubtless become more sought after.
Often it took me many years to find someone to translate a work for the series. Book of Lambspring Coloured No 6. Philipp Sadeler’s Visions of Hell No 2.
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Golden Age No 2. The engravings contain many familiar alchemical figures, the green lion, the raven or black crow, the white swan, the ouroboros, suns and moons in abundance, but it is not easy to tease out an interpretation or find a clear path through the symbols. No 31 The Three Tables of Man – coloured. Alchemical Compendium No 4.
Alchemical Coins No 3. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series The Magnum Opus series of Hermetic Sourceworks, currently some 46 volumes, is by far the most significant alchemical publishing venture in recent times. Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet?
What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy? They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3. Although the text is relatively obscure and impenetrable, the power of the series of twelve engravings attracted people to this work, and the fascination of these images still remains with us today.
Some of the language is rather challenging, and it is difficult to find the exact terms in modern English for some of the abstruse concepts in this eighteenth century alchemical work. Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3.
Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course hermetlc alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5.
Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only direct to customers.