The Hermetic Gallery presents images from printed books and manuscripts that are part of or related to the library's collections. The images and their brief explanatory notes are taken from 'The #Hermetic Museum - #Alchemy & #Mysticism' by Alexander Roob, published by Taschen Verlag in 1996.
Opus Magnum - Saturnine night ‘’Ovid (…) writes of an ancient sage who wished to rejuvenate himself. He should cause himself to be divided up and boiled until completely cooked, then the limbs would reunite and rejuvenate most powerfully.’’
The dove is the spirit (the distillate), which reunites with bodily remains after his own water, the black raven flies off. ‘’(B. Gutwasser, 1728)
Solomon Trismosin, Splendor solis, 16th century.
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