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ALCHEMY AND HERMETIC MAILING LIST

NEWSLETTER No 6 - May 1997

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New title and new series

Doctor Heinrich Khunrath: A Study in Mystical Alchemy by J.B. Craven

J.B. Craven is well known for his books on Robert Fludd and Michael Maier published during the early decades of this century. He also completed this book (though it was never published) on the mystical alchemist Heinrich Khunrath, famous for his Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom. I am now issuing this book as the first item in a new series - Hermetic Studies. These hermetic studies will complement the Magnum Opus series. The Magnum Opus series will continue to issue important source texts from the hermetic tradition. The Hermetic Studies series will publish modern works of commentary, research and bibliography of hermetic ideas. More titles in this series will be announced over the coming months.

Full details of this Khunrath book, which can be purchased by credit card from the online alchemy web bookstore, will be found at

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/herm_studies1.html

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There has been a very small response to the new Magnum Opus volume, 'On the Divine Numbers - Robert Fludd'. I have actually only sold 4 copies! There was a technical network problem with the Pipex commerce system for a few days last week and I believe a number of customers may have experienced difficulties in placing orders. These problems have now been resolved and the system is again working at full efficiency. Anyone wishing a copy of the Fludd can see this at

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

I have also recently bound up a small number of copies of the Atalanta fugiens, and there are also some copies of the Steganographia available again.

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On the web site I have begun to set up a searchable graphic database of alchemical emblems. This will include all of the well known series of alchemcial emblems with a text description. Thus one can search for, say, all emblems which contain the symbols of a 'swan' and a 'sword'. At present there are over 300 emblems in this database and I will be adding more over the coming weeks. You can find this on the alchemy web site at

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/emblems.html

With best wishes,

Adam McLean

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