The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy of Personal Transformation

The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy of Personal Transformation

by Dennis William Hauck, Dennis W. Hauck
     
 

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The Emerald Tablet-an ancient document that contains the essence of the alchemical teachings-has had an important influence on many Western spiritual and religious traditions. Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy was in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its

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The Emerald Tablet-an ancient document that contains the essence of the alchemical teachings-has had an important influence on many Western spiritual and religious traditions. Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy was in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its sources back to ancient Egypt, and presents alchemy as a useful, practical system of self-transformation. Each of the seven steps of alchemical transformation is explained, with hands-on techniques and exercises, treating alchemy as a living discipline for achieving a spiritual awakening.

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Library Journal
There is no phenomenon of Western culture more surprising and perennially fascinating than that of alchemy--the endless search of learned fanatics for the secret of making gold, or wisdom, or both. Hauck, a practicing alchemist, is the latest in a line of re-inventors of the old tradition, and his reflections on the inner meaning of calcination, coagulation, and other alchemical processes is both idiosyncratic and fascinating. Highly recommended for larger libraries, or where books on occult traditions are popular. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140195712
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Compass Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
299,865
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Dennis William Hauck, journalist and internationally recognized authority on the paranormal, is one of the founding editors of the Mutual UFO Network's MUFON UFO Journal. He currently publishes a weekly newsletter, The Haunted Places Report.

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