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THE WEALTH OF INDIAN ALCHEMY & ITS MEDICINAL USES Being an English Tra (2 vols) (Used)
by Mukherji, B
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 2447, 2447
two volumes, cloth in jackets, 690pp, detailed table of contents and index. A much improved new edition, both textually and physically (the previous edition was poorly printed, this is quite nice). The Rasa Sastra is the "mercurial science" of India. It forms a still living tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest of all medical traditions. It is separate from religious or magical alchemy which seeks to transform man into superman both physically and spiritually. Ayurvedic science aims strictly for physical perfection and holds few of the lofty goals of magical alchemy. See David Gordon White's The Alchemical Body p.52 for more details on this difference. Mukherji's work is an excellent compliment to White's as White is concerned with the historical, scholarly aspects while Mukherji's book is a practical one, and of great detail. Therefore The Wealth of Indian Alchemy will be of special value for herbalists, laboratory alchemists and those interested in archaic (but still living) plant and mineral traditions and ayurveda. Hermetic science was born in India. The later developments in Egypt and Greece and China all owe their seed to India, and there was undoubtedly much more contact in the ancient world than is now generally recognized. (For example a fascinating ancient culture contact was when Ancient China, around the 6th century BC learned via traveling Indian priests of the legends of the mysterious Soma plant, and Taoist scholars and emperors spent the next two hundred years searching for this legendary plant, a search that spawned the beginnings of Taoist alchemy, and introduced ayurveda to China spawing most of traditional Chinese medicine with the exception of acupuncture).
Gnosis 19: The Trickster. A Journal of the Western Inner Traditions
"As long as we lie to ourselves, the Trickster will be with us.
He'll show up just when we least want him, to embarrass us on a
first date, to prove us fools in front of the learned company
we're trying to impress, to make us miss a power breakfast with
that all-important business contact."
- Richard Smoley, from the introduction
Contents -- Spring 1991
Deconstructing Gurdjieff: Biography of a Spiritual Magician
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company
In November 1949, architect Frank Lloyd Wright announced the death of "the greatest man in the world," yet few knew who he was talking about. Enigmatic, misunderstood, declared a charlatan, and recently dubbed "the Rasputin who inspired Mary Poppins," Gurdjieff's life has become a legend. But who really was George Ivanovich Gurdjieff?
Employing the latest research and discoveries, including previously unpublished reminiscences of the real man, Tobias Churton investigates the truth beneath th...
The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee: Transcribed from the 16th-Century Manuscripts Documen
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
A lavishly packaged, two-volume box set containing the most faithful and accurate versions of John Dee's journals ever published. This is a must-have treasure for Dee aficionados and esoteric scholars who absolutely need the most meticulously detailed version of these highly influential works. A labor of love twenty years in the making, these volumes include transcripts of four manuscripts from the British Library and one from the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Two of these manuscripts have never b...More
Grimoire of the Baron Citadel: The Book of the Four Ways.
Three Hands Press
As the governor of the Dead and the burial ground, the Baron Samedi is one of the most distinctive and potent loa of Haitian Vodou. An imposing figure in black raiment, he is most often pictured as a corpse. His other magical domains, less discussed in esoteric literature, include disruption, obscenity and -- importantly for the practicing sorcerer -- not only the arts of Magic but the very fabric of which it is made.
Emergent from the spiritual crossroads of traditional Vodou and English w...