Beautiful and extraordinary facsimile edition of the manuscript guarded in the Library Medicea Laurenziana of Florence (Ms. Laur. Ashb. 1166), of century XV, realized in 2004 by the publishing Grial.
Handmade facsimile in full goatskin embossed, nerves, decorated in dry, title on golden back, format 17.5 x 23 cm. 60 pages illuminated with miniatures of exceptional quality. Accompanied by two explanatory books: “Commentarium Alchymicum”, with a perfect study of Demetrio Santos, 114 pages; and the “Codicological Description” by Ida Giovanna Rao, 86 illustrated pages. Both bound in carton, format 16.5 x 22.3 cm. Limited edition of 821 copies, numbered and notarized.
Both the facsimile and the two study books are presented in a beautiful box-case, book format, measures 21 x 26 x 6 cm. (The original color is darker than it might look in the photos)
Alchemy, “chemistry”, is the art of the transmutation of substances that make up matter, organic and inorganic, and combined in their proper proportions, and with favorable circumstances, result in new ones with their own and totally Different.
We could conjecture without fear of the intellectual aberration that just as we can combine the atoms of matter to create medicines, we can also combine, through appropriate knowledge, the stars to create new celestial bodies, hermetic bodies.
Alchemy was in the past, and now in our present, an obligatory theme of worship for every man eager to know, to know all the answers, to find everything that had been the engine of humanity since times of ancient Egypt.
Alchemy has two parts: ASTROS AND ELIXIR. The stars are in the cosmos, but man is a microcosm: and as such, there is also a Solar System, with its planets (planets comes from the Greek meaning vagabond), a land (terrae), a moon (Selene), a Sol (Aurum), and a fast messenger (Kundalini). But for all this gibberish to make sense, you have to work; You have to get the precious alchemical mercury (Azogue).
The principle of all this is in the brutal matter, which by its heaviness we can call, paraphrasing the magicians, lead.
The greatest alchemists in history: Hermes Trimegistro, Alberto Magno, Aristotle, Arnau de Vilanova, Ramon Llull and Geber.
This manuscript, Miscellany of Alchemy, is a convincing proof of this reality; As real as the beautiful illustrations that extend along its pages, illustrations that are a reflection of the intrinsic greatness that it encloses. The Hermetic tradition postulates: “Do the work and burn your books” … obediently, the book began to burn … but who stopped its combustion? … Whatever we look at, this accident reveals its authenticity , His mystical past, to have been in contact with the hands of authentic alchemists … who protected the knowledge of unsuspecting hands, obeying the tradition and maintaining the hermetism of this science that is a glorious song to the demiurge, chaos, Cosmos and every creature, being, substance that is before our eyes. Therefore, we must go to work to the “laboratory”, we must find the “PHILOSOPHICAL STONE”.
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