Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde

Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde
    Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde seeks to redress this false dichotomy by exploring alchemy as a quintessentially integral phenomenon Opening wide the full spectrum of alchemy from east to west, in history and practice, from antiquity to the avant garde our aim is to penetrate as deeply as possible, within the limits of a single volume, into the rich practical and experiential traditions of the alchemical mysterium Featuring both well established scholars and emerging, cutting edge researchers, this book synthesises a quintessentially high caliber of academic authorities on the vast and baroque heritage of the alchemical world As a whole, the volume seeks to strike the perfect balance the golden mean between strict, historical objectivity and empathic, phenomenological insight Drawn from international ranks Europe, the Antipodes, the Americas and cutting across disciplinary boundaries Egyptology, Classics, Sinology, Indology, Tibetology, philosophy, religious studies, Renaissance studies, history of science, art history, critical theory, media studies , the contributors to this volume include some of the most gifted investigators into the world s esoteric lineages Aaron CHEAK Algis U DAVINYS Angela VOSS Christopher A PLAISANCE Dan MELLAMPHY David Gordon WHITE Hereward TILTON Kim LAI Leon MARVELL Mirco MANNUCCI Paul SCARPARI Rodney BLACKHIRST Sabrina DALLA VALLE."/>
  • Paperback
  • 684 pages
  • Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde
  • David Gordon White
  • English
  • 03 January 2019
  • 0987559826

Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde[BOOKS] ⚣ Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde By David Gordon White – Essayreview.co.uk Spanning the world s artistic, scientific and religious traditions, alchemy has embraced and continues to embrace the complete spectrum of existence From metallurgy to metaphysics, alchemy engages the Spanning the From Antiquity PDF/EPUB ½ world s artistic, scientific and religious traditions, alchemy has embraced and continues to embrace the complete spectrum of existence From metallurgy to metaphysics, alchemy engages the technical, fine and hieratic arts in order Alchemical Traditions: PDF or to provide a living phenomenology of the one, single, elusive process that acts through all things Ultimately in its guise as ars transmutationis alchemy penetrates to the heart of the transfiguring spiritual intensity that underpins the Traditions: From Antiquity Kindle Ñ perfection of life, not only from mineral to man , but from humanity to divinity Despite this profoundly all embracing purview, alchemy continues to be conceived as either proto chemistry or proto psychology The present volume seeks to redress this false dichotomy by exploring alchemy as a quintessentially integral phenomenon Opening wide the full spectrum of alchemy from east to west, in history and practice, from antiquity to the avant garde our aim is to penetrate as deeply as possible, within the limits of a single volume, into the rich practical and experiential traditions of the alchemical mysterium Featuring both well established scholars and emerging, cutting edge researchers, this book synthesises a quintessentially high caliber of academic authorities on the vast and baroque heritage of the alchemical world As a whole, the volume seeks to strike the perfect balance the golden mean between strict, historical objectivity and empathic, phenomenological insight Drawn from international ranks Europe, the Antipodes, the Americas and cutting across disciplinary boundaries Egyptology, Classics, Sinology, Indology, Tibetology, philosophy, religious studies, Renaissance studies, history of science, art history, critical theory, media studies , the contributors to this volume include some of the most gifted investigators into the world s esoteric lineages Aaron CHEAK Algis U DAVINYS Angela VOSS Christopher A PLAISANCE Dan MELLAMPHY David Gordon WHITE Hereward TILTON Kim LAI Leon MARVELL Mirco MANNUCCI Paul SCARPARI Rodney BLACKHIRST Sabrina DALLA VALLE.


About the Author: David Gordon White

David Gordon From Antiquity PDF/EPUB ½ White received his PhD with Honors from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago in He also studied Hinduism at the cole Pratique des Hautes tudes in Paris, France, between Alchemical Traditions: PDF or and A specialist of South Asian religions, he is the J F Rowny Professor of Comparative Religions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has been teaching since Prior to Traditions: From Antiquity Kindle Ñ coming to Santa Barbara, he taught at the University of Virginia between and There, he founded the University of Virginia Study Abroad Program in Jodhpur, India in White is the sole foreign scholar to have ever been admitted to the Centre d tudes de l Inde et de l Asie du Sud in Paris, France, where he has been an active Research Fellow since He is the author of five monographs, four published by the University of Chicago Press Myths of the Dog Man The Alchemical Body Siddha Traditions in Medieval India Kiss of the Yogin Tantric Sex in its South Asian Contexts and Sinister Yogis He also edited Tantra in Practice Princeton University Press, his introduction to that volume is considered to be the most comprehensive definition of the multi faceted tradition known as Tantra published to date Myths of the Dog Man was listed as one of the Books of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement s end of year edition Kiss of the Yogin was on the cover of the same journal s May , edition Sinister Yogis received an honorable mention at the PROSE awards and was listed as a book of note by CHOICE in A Japanese edition of Myths of the Dog Man was brought out by Kousakusha in Italian Edizioni Mediteranee and Indian Munshiram Manoharlal editions of The Alchemical Body appeared in His two most recent books are published with Princeton University Press Yoga in Practice November and The Yoga Sutras of Pata jali A Biography White has been the recipient of several research fellowships and grants, including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and three Fulbright Research Fellowships for India and Nepal A panel to honor his scholarship was part of the program of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, held at Chicago on November , .


10 thoughts on “Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde

  1. says:

    A deeply engrossing read on a wide range of topics and traditions associated with Alchemy The present volume contains articles and excerpts from the leading authorities on alchemy throughout the world The articles are scholarly and erudite yet not mired in jargon and esoterica that is beyond the reach of the general public Given the wide breadth and depth of the articles it would be near impossible to do justice to the many gems found here One such precious gem that I will survey is Kim Lai A deeply engrossing read on a wide range of topics and traditions associated with Alchemy The present volume contains articles and excerpts from the leading authorities on alchemy throughout the world The articles are scholarly and erudite yet not mired in jargon and esoterica that is beyond the reach of the general public Given the wide breadth and depth of the articles it would be near impossible to do justice to the many gems found here One such precious gem that I will survey is Kim Lai s Iatrochemistry, Metaphysiology, Gnosis or in short Tibetan Alchemy in the Kalacakra Tantra

  2. says:

    Alchemy, post modernism, traditionalism, oh my

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