Hermetic Notebook – Stephan Michelspacher
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- Category: Merchandise
- Designed by: BPH
- Year: 2017
- Price: € 7,50 incl. 21% VAT
- Bound: Ruled (verso blank)
Softcover Ruled Notebook – Stephan Michelspacher
Size: 16 x 10 cm.
Inner pages: ruled (verso blank)
Price: € 7,50 (incl. 21% VAT)
This is not a game of hunting rabbits blindfolded, but a symbolical representation of the stages in the alchemical process! In the centre of the image is a hall with a king (symbolical of gold) and a queen (silver) who are about to enter into a ‘chemical wedding’. In alchemy, all polarities are resolved and opposites are united, as in a (good) marriage. This takes place in various stages, symbolized by the seven steps. The gods on either side of the mountain stand for the metals; the man with the scythe, for instance, is Saturn or lead. The two figures in the foreground are alchemists. One of them is successful: he follows nature (the rabbit disappearing into a hole). A well-known alchemical maxim is: visit the interior of the earth and you will find the Philosophers’ Stone! The other one has lost his way and will achieve nothing.
There are notebooks, designer notebooks and there are…Hermetic notebooks! Get one of these appealing softcover notebooks illustrated with highlights from our collection. From left to right as seen on the image below, you can choose between Heinrich Khunrath’s ‘Oratory and Laboratory’ from his Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae from 1609 – Stephan Michelspacher’s ‘The Mountain of the Adepts’ from his Cabala: Spiegel der Kunst und Natur, in Alchymia from 1615 – Daniel Mögling’s ‘House of the Holy Spirit’ from his Speculum sophicum rhodo-stauroticum after 1618 – the beautifully coloured image of Sophia from a manuscript of the “Geheime Figuren der Rosenkreuzer” from ca 1760 – Robert Fludd’s ‘The Spiritual Brain’ from his De supernaturali, naturali, praenaturali … microcosmi historia from 1619 – Jacob Böhme’s ‘The true principles of all things’ from The Works (law ed.), 1764-81.