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Alchemy

The Lost Pillars of Enoch : When Science and Religion Were One

by Tobias Churton

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The biblical Enoch--also known as Hermes Trismegistus, Thoth, or Idris--was seen as the guardian of this sacred knowledge, which was inscribed on pillars known as Enoch's or Seth's pillars. Examining the idea of the lost pillars of pure knowledge, the sacred science behind Hermetic philosophy.

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× The Lost Pillars of Enoch : When Science and Religion Were One

by Tobias Churton (Author)

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Paperback / softback

336 pages, 77 b&w illustrations

Publisher:Inner Traditions Bear and Company

Imprint:Inner Traditions Bear and Company

ISBN:9781644110430

Published:18 Mar 2021

Dimensions:152 x 229 x 23 (mm)

Pub. Country:United States

Country of Origin:US

Description

Explores the unified science-religion of early humanity and the impact of Hermetic philosophy on religion and spirituality * Investigates the Jewish and Egyptian origins of Josephus's famous story that Seth's descendants inscribed knowledge on two pillars to save it from global catastrophe * Reveals how this original knowledge has influenced civilization through Hermetic, Gnostic, Kabbalistic, Masonic, Hindu, and Islamic mystical knowledge * Examines how "Enoch's Pillars" relate to the origins of Hermeticism, Freemasonry, Newtonian science, William Blake, and Theosophy Esoteric tradition has long maintained that at the dawn of human civilization there existed a unified science-religion, a spiritual grasp of the universe and our place in it. The biblical Enoch--also known as Hermes Trismegistus, Thoth, or Idris--was seen as the guardian of this sacred knowledge, which was inscribed on pillars known as Enoch's or Seth's pillars. Examining the idea of the lost pillars of pure knowledge, the sacred science behind Hermetic philosophy, Tobias Churton investigates the controversial Jewish and Egyptian origins of Josephus's famous story that Seth's descendants inscribed knowledge on two pillars to save it from global catastrophe.

He traces the fragments of this sacred knowledge as it descended through the ages into initiated circles, influencing civilization through Hermetic, Gnostic, Kabbalistic, Masonic, Hindu, and Islamic mystical knowledge. He follows the path of the pillars' fragments through Egyptian alchemy and the Gnostic Sethites, the Kabbalah, and medieval mystic Ramon Llull. He explores the arrival of the Hermetic manuscripts in Renaissance Florence, the philosophy of Copernicus, Pico della Mirandola, Giordano Bruno, and the origins of Freemasonry, including the "revival" of Enoch in Masonry's Scottish Rite.

He reveals the centrality of primal knowledge to Isaac Newton, William Stukeley, John Dee, and William Blake, resurfacing as the tradition of Martinism, Theosophy, and Thelema. Churton also unravels what Josephus meant when he asserted one Sethite pillar still stood in the "Seiriadic" land: land of Sirius worshippers. Showing how the lost pillars stand as a twenty-first century symbol for re-attaining our heritage, Churton ultimately reveals how the esoteric strands of all religions unite in a gnosis that could offer a basis for reuniting religion and science.

Alchemy : The Art of Transformation

by Jay Ramsay

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Alchemy is best known as the age-old science of turning base metal into gold. But it is much more: essentially, it is a path of self-knowledge, unique in the Western tradition, with vital relevance for the modern world.

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by Jay Ramsay (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

238 pages, 43

Publisher:Archive Publishing

Imprint:Archive Publishing

ISBN:9781906289300

Published:1 Feb 2017

Dimensions:142 x 217 x 21 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Alchemy is best known as the age-old science of turning base metal into gold. But it is much more: essentially, it is a path of self-knowledge, unique in the Western tradition, with vital relevance for the modern world. The symbols of Alchemy lie deep in the collective unconscious, in the world of dreams and imagery: the practices of alchemy are rooted in an understanding of the oneness of spirit and matter through which we celebrate our sexuality and spirituality.

Jay Ramsay takes us step by step through the stages of the alche-mical process using a wide range of original exercises to create a memorable journey that challenges, inspitres and transforms us at every stage. We too can be kings and queens: we too, once we leave our dross behind, are gold. It's full of fine things... --Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate 1984-1998, playwright and author.

So much good work... --Robert Bly, award winning poet, essayist, activist and author.

Jay Ramsay has written a luminous and wise guide to the mysteries of soul, and to the images and texts of alchemy, which explores these mysteries... --Anne Baring, philosopher, visionary and author of several books including: The Dream of the Cosmos: a Quest for the Soul and The Myth of the Goddess. Ramsay is among those who have been working most assiduously to share this archetypal language of the soul...--Lindsay Clarke, review in Caduceus.

The clearest account of the alchemical process I've read... --Peter Redgrove, poet, novelist and playwright.

Extremely wonderful and important... --Robert Sardello, author and co-founder of The School of Spiritual Psychology.

Alchemy: The Soul of Astrology

by Clare Martin

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An alchemical approach seeks to release the latent potential which resides within the individual and within the cosmos.

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by Clare Martin (Author)

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Paperback / softback

52 black and white illustrations

Publisher:Wessex Astrologer Ltd

Imprint:Wessex Astrologer Ltd

ISBN:9781910531396

Published:8 Jun 2020

Dimensions:156 x 233 x 14 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

An alchemical approach seeks to release the latent potential which resides within the individual and within the cosmos. There was never any question that the work of the alchemists depended upon a knowledge of the planets and their cycles, since alchemical transformations could only be successful if carried out at the astrologically appropriate times. This book has been steadily fermenting and evolving for over twenty-five years, and as such it represents a true alchemical process.

It has gone from being an idea to a passion, and then a project and now it is a fully-fledged book. Learn firstly about the mystical process of alchemy, and then discover how it deepens our understanding of the transits of the outer planets to the natal chart. A fascinating book that deserves a place in every astrologer's library.