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NEWSLETTER No 5 - April 1997

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Revival of the Magnum Opus series

The Magnum Opus series of 23 limited edition hand-bound books by Adam McLean were produced between 1979-1986. From the late 80's I devoted most of my time to research rather than to publishing, and the series went into hibernation. I am now in a position to revive this series and a number of new titles will be issued in 1997. Number 24, now available, is the first of Magnum Opus series to be issued for over ten years.

No. 24. On the Divine Numbers and Divine Harmony - Robert Fludd
Translated by Charles Rainsford. Edited with an Introduction by Adam McLean

This is a translation into English of the opening two books of the second volume of Robert Fludd's Utriusque cosmi historia - 'An account of the Macrocosm and the Microcosm'. In this vast tome, issued in five parts during the period 1617-1621, Fludd attempts an encyclopaedic outline and synthesis of the western esoteric ideas on the relationship between the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, the Cosmos and Man.
This translation was made by General Rainsford (1728-1809), a distinguished soldier with a great interest in alchemy, Rosicrucianism and a noted historian of Freemasonry.
Limited edition of 300 signed and numbered copies. 113 pp. 10 illustrations.
43.00 (including air mail postage)
40.00 (including surface mail, Europe or UK postage)

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/mohs24.html

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2 complete sets of the Hermetic Journal 1978-1992 are still available from the initial batch of 10. I will prepare a further batch later in the year.

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/hj-backissues.html

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Please note I will be contributing to the conference 'Prague, Alchemy, and the Hermetic Tradition', presented by the New York Open Center in association with Gnosis Magazine, Esotera (Germany), and Universalia (Prague), August 29- September 2, 1997 in Prague. May I remind you that there is a discount on the price if you book before May 15. You can e-mail the organisers at NYOC@aol.com or check the details on my web site

http://www.levity.com/prague_conference.html

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In the next newsletter I will announce the first publication in a new series of books, the Hermetic Studies series. I am working on the layout at the moment and hope to print and bind up some copies for the beginning of June.

With best wishes,

Adam McLean

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