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by Stanislas Klossowski De Rola


Stanislas Klossowski de Rola is the author of Alchemy: The Secret Ar.

It is simply the most incredible collection of this material that I have ever seen! I highly reccomend this book for anyone interested in Alchemy, Ceremonial Magick, Grimiores, and 17th Century European history.

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Stanislas Klossowski De Rola. This book is a true treasure for those who are working with alchemical emblems. Adam McLean has a number of courses which can assist those who don't know how to start working with emblems.

Stanislas Klossowski de Rola. The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century. p. 157. ^ Owen Hannaway, The Chemists and the Word: The Didactic Origins of Chemistry (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975). The Theatre of the World.

Author: Stanislas Klossowski De Rola. The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century. The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century. Women Philosophers of the Seventeenth Century. Alchemy, the quest for the Philosopher's Stone, has been an "alternative" strand in the development European culture since antiquity. With the spread of printing, the iconography of alchemy began to flower as never before.

With the spread of printing, the whole fantastic iconography flowered as never before. This magnificent book presents a selection of the finest alchemical engravings, brought together for the first time. The best engravers of the age - the De Bry family, Merian, De Hooghe, and others - worked to interpret the haunting emblems of Lambsprinck and Michael Maier, the profundities of the wordless Mutus Liber, or the Christian mysticism of Jacob Bohme.

The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century. From the Art and Imagination series, this book by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola combines insightful text with full-page alchemical drawings in b&w and color

The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century. This comprehensive collection of alchemical engravings and alchemists’ emblems by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola provides an intriguing and thought-provoking look at alchemy in seventeenth-century Europe. From the Art and Imagination series, this book by Stanislas Klossowski de Rola combines insightful text with full-page alchemical drawings in b&w and color. Thames & Hudson 1986.

By the 17th century, th. .ISBN13:9780500233559. Release Date:November 1996.

Alchemy, its mysteries, and the quest for the Philosopher's Stone have been a strand in the development of European culture from antiquity onwards. By the seventeenth century the complex pictorial language of alchemical symbols had reached a high point of elaboration and beauty. With the spread of printing, the whole fantastic iconography flowered as never before. This magnificent book presents a selection of the finest alchemical engravings, brought together for the first time. The best engravers of the age--the De Bry family, Merian, De Hooghe, and others--worked to interpret the haunting emblems of Lambsprinck and Michael Maier, the profundities of the wordless Mutus Liber, or the Christian mysticism of Jacob Bohme. In his introduction and commentaries, the author investigates the origins of this visual tradition, interprets the symbols, and provides information on authors, publishers, patrons, and engravers.
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It must have been about 10 years ago, a book dealer of my accquaintance mailed me his newest catalogue, and hand wrote a note-- just got a copy "The Golden Game" too late to include, thought you'd want it if you hadn't gotten it already... well I hadn't, and so I ordered it immediately, and WOW. 10 years later, this book still has a proud place in my library, and I pull it out at least once or twice a month to page through it.

The previous reviewers are all correct-- this is an *amazing* collection of illustrations and engravings of 17th Century Alchemical books! The authors explanations and translations of the material are informative, and my accquaintance was right-- I DID want it, and I didn't even know it at the time. It is simply the most incredible collection of this material that I have ever seen! I highly reccomend this book for anyone interested in Alchemy, Ceremonial Magick, Grimiores, and 17th Century European history.

I must say I'm a little shocked at the sticker prices I'm seeing for this book-- I see my Thames & Hudson hardback has more than quadrupled in price, and the *paperback* is even higher?

A thinner companion volume from the same author has a number of color illustrations (many very rare!) and is also good and informative: Alchemy: The Secret Art. It is also a LOT more affordable. Buy that one if, like me, you're choking a bit on the prices being asked for this volume, you'll be quite happy with it until "The Golden Game" comes back in print, or you can locate a more inexpensive edition.
Gri
This volume is easily the most complete and well organized collection of Alchemical images ever published. The author begins with an incredibly insightful explanation and history of both the origin and meaning of hieroglyphics, and concisely explicates how these engravings are a natural intellectual evolution of the original Egyptian concept of pictorial language, one much more adept for conveying immense knowledge than written verse. And he does not rely solely on his own voice for this: crucial passages from the most relevant philosophers and scholars throughout history punctuate his discourse frequently to give the reader the most thorough explanation possible. He then trails into a brief history of how these collections first became available from a few dedicated publishers until they blossomed into a popular Hermetic movement, one that was responsible for the majority of the images contained within this book. Curiously, he ends his introduction with an incredibly cryptic passage on the Quest for the Philosopher�s Stone, rife with innuendo and subtle symbolism, an allusion which I am not fortunate enough to decipher.
The images themselves are presented chronologically, showing the original Latin, German, etc., prefaces with English translations immediately below. A short biography of both the author and circumstances surrounding the publication of their respective work is also listed faithfully, followed by the plates themselves in consecutive original order. At least a paragraph explaining the most obvious of the plate�s symbolism provided in the form of footnotes is given as well. There is no detail that escapes the author�s eye, and he specifically tells how they relate to Alchemical process, once again adding commentary from other learned minds where relevant. It is obvious that this was an intense labor on Mr. DeRola�s part, a product of many years spent honing an incredible grasp of the craft which he has so competently brought to us.
What is also obvious from the author�s elusive admission is that Alchemy is not solely a process for the transmutation of metals so much as it is a purification of one�s soul. This book is not an end all definitive manual for such things. Despite the author�s profound understanding of this philosophy, he does not eagerly impart unto us the deeper meaning of alchemy. He remains quite prudent, but not selfish; within the text he gives many clues about how to penetrate the surface of this transcendentalism. You�ll find many references such as �One would be wise to pay close attention to this part of the frame�, or �The learned man should look past the obvious theme of this symbol�. In essence, this work will provide the most comprehensive reference of Alchemical engravings available short of an expensive trip to Europe�s most hallowed libraries. On a deeper level, Mr. DeRola lends a wise hand that may guide the more intuitive mind past tired folklore and into the realm that the most proficient Hermetic intellects strove to inhabit. An indispensable work, invaluably resourceful and seamlessly crafted.
betelgeuze
This book is a true treasure for those who are working with alchemical emblems. Yes, there are not many explanations of the emblems, but then again the purpose of working with the alchemical emblems is to stimulate the emergence of the information coming from one's deeper wisdom, which is facilitated by contemplating and meditating upon the emblems.

Adam McLean has a number of courses which can assist those who don't know how to start working with emblems. They are excellent.
Nothing personal
This book is basicly the biography of many alchemist's from that period. Each alchemist featured starts with a brief bio of him and then the images of his engravings. After that is translations of the latin on the engravins and an inerpretation.
However, I must warn you that the translations from latin are very simple, they will say 'cook' when the word means 'cook by boiling down'. It is best to check any translations you wish to rely on. As for the authors interpretation's, that is strictly a matter of opinion.
luisRED
My book arrived quickly and in excellent condition. The collection of images in this book was well worth the money. I would recommend this collection to anyone interested in alchemical images.
The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century ebook
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Stanislas Klossowski De Rola
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