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10 thoughts on “The Elixir and the Stone

  1. says:

    A very enjoyable and fascinating read It discusses the alternate way of how the early religions and early Christianity look at the world which opens a new aspect of our intellectual history

  2. says:

    This is a half historical half philosophical look at Hermeticism Magic and Alchemy and the way humanity has interected with

  3. says:

    It's the usual Baigent and Leigh book uite interesting however it's of a timelinehistory of alchemy and hermetic though rather than an exploration of hermetic philosophy and what it all means The latter part of the book changes into a critiue of modern 20th century society which was interesting also but not really what I

  4. says:

    This might partially or answer the uestion of what knowledge was taken from Egypt in Judaic tradition Hermeticism Roger Bacon occult

  5. says:

    This was an interesting book I wish I had done research on the subject matter before hand This is an alternate history of hermetic thought Who and how the ideas passed through history It does not talk about the theory of hermeticism or alchemy I recommend that anyone who is interested in this book have a firm grasp on the teachings before hand

  6. says:

    So I have a read a lot of books by Baigent and Leigh and I have to tell you this one was not good I had a hard time getting past the poor writing and the giant leaps of logic While there may be some good stuff in here somewhere I ga

  7. says:

    A combination of historical philosophical look at Hermeticism Magic and Alchemy and the way humanity has interected with these concepts throughout history up until the mid 1990s

  8. says:

    where does mysthicism come from? What is fact what is mystics? A very good history of science through the centuries

  9. says:

    Couldn't get into this one but I'm sure it's very interesting for those into the history of religious thought and ideas

  10. says:

    When the first sentence mentions the word Jesus I was like maybe not then

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summary Á eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Michael Baigent

Nd debt to Hermeticism a body of esoteric teaching which flourished in Alexandria two thousand years ago and which then went underground The authors trace the history of this intriguing and all encompassing philosophy which has much in common with contemporary holistic thought charting it’s origin in the Egyptian mysteries and demonstrating how it continued to exercise enormous influence through the magicians and magi of the Middle Ages and the RenaissanceMany remarkable characters feature in the narrative including the Franciscan friar Roger Bacon and the Elizabethan magus John D. This might partially or answer the uestion of what knowledge was taken from Egypt in Judaic tradition Hermeticism Roger Bacon occult being keywords here perhaps the k

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The Elixir and the Stone

Since the seventeenth century science has been contending with philosophy organized religion and the arts for domination over Western civilization and society By the middle of the twentieth century the battle appeared to be won; scientific rationalism and skepticism were triumphant Yet in the last few decades a strong and potent counter current has emerged One manifestation of this has been the so called occult revivalIn The Elixir and the Stone Baigent and Leigh argue that this occult revival and indeed the entire revolution in attitudes which has taken place recently owes a profou. It s the usual Baigent and Leigh book uite interesting however it s of a timelinehistory of alchemy and hermetic though rather than an exploration of hermetic philoso

summary Á eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Michael Baigent

Ee; prototype of Shakespeare’s Prospero in The Tempest but the central figure that emerges is that of Faust himself one of the defining myths of Western civilizationThe Elixir and the Stone is a remarkably rich and ambitious book that adds up to a little short of an alternative history of the intellectual world Perhaps for the first time it puts into their true context those shadowy alchemists and magicians who have haunted the imaginations of people for centuries Moreover it offers a way of looking at the world that is in one sense ‘alternative’ but in another deeply historical. A combination of historical philosophical look at Hermeticism Magic and Alchemy and the way humanity has interected with these concepts throughout history up until the