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Zoroaster’s Cave No People buying copies today will find that, if they are prepared to hold on to these for some years, then the price will increase considerably. Pandora woodcut series Opuscula alchemica series No 1. Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks Series The Magnum Opus series of Hermetic Sourceworks, currently some 46 volumes, is by far the most significant alchemical publishing venture in recent times.

This hand binding in small batches has continued even 34 years later, making for a uniform series. The text of these sections begins with an ‘explanation of the figure’, followed by a short verse, a ‘paragraph’ with its ‘explanation’, and lastly a ‘canon’ or short verse with its ‘explanation’. What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy?

Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available? This book also includes the original German text, so that people who know German can make their own alternative reading of passages. Alchemical Compendium No 4.

The work is divided into twelve sections each headed by an emblematic figure. Key of Alchemy No Since fourteen new titles have been issued with more in preparation.

It sold out rather quickly, so I pushed on with some other works.


John Sawtre No 9. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5. Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books. Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. John Sawtre No 9. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book?

Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out.

Essay Concerning Adepts No 5. Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Golden Age No 2. Although the text is relatively obscure and impenetrable, the power of the series of twelve engravings attracted people to this work, and the fascination of these images still remains with us today.

This was my edition of the large early 17th century engraving called the Magical Calendar.

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Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book? Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only direct to customers. These were the days before personal computers, and having no money for professional printing, I had to devise my own printing and hand binding techniques.

Zoroaster’s Cave No Rosie Crucian Crowne No 7. Though most other contemporary publishers of alchemical books merely reprint editions from the late 19th and early 20th century revival of interest in alchemy, the Magnum Opus series has always sought out important alchemical works in manuscript and printed books that are not available in English editions. Collectors of this series thus have in their hands texts which enable them to fully appreciate the breadth of alchemy writings.

Tillage of Light Msgnum 3. I began this in and continue today publishing major alchemical works in English editions. Also I had to do much primary research, visiting many libraries seeking rare manuscript material.


Golden Age No 2. Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available? The series contains many of the most important and key works of alchemy, such as the Rosary of the Philosophersthe Splendor SolisCrowning of NatureAmphitheatre engravings of KhunrathSteganographiathree separate works of Robert Fludd, the Atalanta fugiensVoarchadumiathe complete Aurora consurgens amongst others.

Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet? Often it took me many years to find someone to translate a work for the series. The engravings contain many familiar alchemical figures, the green lion, the raven or black crow, the white swan, the ouroboros, suns and moons in abundance, but it is not easy to tease out an interpretation or find a clear path through the symbols.

Mystical Alchemy No 2. Key of Alchemy No Speculum veritatis No 7.

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What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy? Information on how the Magnum Opus books are prepared.

The main focus of this present book is to provide for the first time a translation of the text into English, and to suggest ways in which the symbolic sequence of this work can be explored.

Foundation course on symbolism How to read alchemical texts Advanced course on alchemical sequences Advanced course on Ripley Scroll Advanced course on Most Holy Trinosophia. Mutus Liber Coloured No 5.