A TREATISE ON The Great Art – A SYSTEM OF PHYSICS ACCORDING TO HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE MAGISTERIUM.
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A Treatise on the Great Art is an important Alchemy work. Hermetism is explained as not solely concerned with the transmutation of metals, but also with the spiritual emancipation of Man. From the foreword:
“Some have profited by a few analogies which presented themselves, and have created a mystical Alchemy in which the inner man is the exclusive subject. But while such interpretation may, in many instances, be applied to alchemical symbolism, and while we may believe that in this we follow the traditions of the Rosicrucians (who founded a system in which Rosicrucians and Kabbalah were indissolubly blended), modern commentators, borrowing the jargon of the Alchemists – who are never more obscure than when they appear to express themselves plainly 1 – have drawn analogies which a mere acquaintance with the fundamental principles of Physical Alchemy would suffice to cause to be rejected as utterly devoid of appropriateness.”