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Adam McLean

Adam McLean

McLean is best known for the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks series, currently 45 volumes. He has also produced a number of other series on hermetic and alchemical themes. He edited the long running Hermetic Journal from 1978-92. He has a great interest in allegorical and emblematic imagery, and in the last decade he has been especially drawn to the artwork of modern tarot, having amassed the largest collection of tarot art in the world.

http://www.alchemywebsite.com

Lawrence Principe takes Basilius Valentinus to the laboratory

February 13th, 2013

The current exhibition in the BPH, Alchemy on the Amstel, shows a number of works by Basil Valentine, and to some extent traces the influence of the writings that appeared under this wonderfully named adept. I have noticed that Professor Lawrence Principe in his latest book ‘The Secrets of Alchemy’, University of Chicago Press, 2013, […]

Adam McLean about Alchemy on the Amstel

December 13th, 2012

We are very happy to post Adam McLean’s first blog, on the Alchemy on the Amstel exhibition currently showing in the library. Adam McLean, who really needs no introduction (and if he does, let us direct you to his website www.alchemywebsite.com/adam.html) will be posting blogs regulaly on topics related to the BPH’s collections of alchemical and hermetic literature. […]