Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series
This series of limited edition hand-bound books by Adam McLean were initially produced between 1979 and 1986. They were never sold through book dealers, but only by direct mail order. Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out. Since 1997 thirty new titles have been issued with more in preparation.
No. 13. Robert Fludd - Origin and Structure of the Cosmos.
Text translated by Patricia Tahil. Introduction by Adam McLean.Sorry, the edition is now sold out. Some copies may be available from Adam McLean's personal collection. Email email@example.com for information on availability and price.
This is the first ever translation into English of a substantial section of Robert Fludd's classic work Utriusque Cosmi historia. Patricia Tahil has here translated the whole of the first two Books of the work which deal with the origin and structure of the Macrocosm. Fludd shows himself attached to the classical Ptolomaic picture of an Earth-centred Cosmos and he sums up in this work the spiritual perspective of the ancient tradition (to which he was passionately dedicated) on, the Macrocosm. Thus in his first book he deals with the nature of the Primal Substance, the inner nature of the Original Darkness, the Ancient Chaos, and the Universal Essence from which the entire Creation was shaped. His second book deals in turn with the threefold structure of the Macrocosm - the Empyrean World, the World of the Ethers, and the Earthly World.
This volume provides us with a clear picture of the Cosmos seen as a spiritual being as it was grasped in the Western tradition in the early 17th century, just a few decades before seeds of a purely materialistic mechanical view of the Cosmos were sown into Western consciousness, which in time would emerge as the 'Scientific' revolution in thought of the 18th and 19th centuries.
A valuable sourcework on Rosicrucian Cosmic Science.
Limited edition of 250 copies. 89 pages. 25 illustrations. A5 Hardbound.
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