The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy of Personal Transformation [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101157183
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Compass
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 433,339
  • File size: 8 MB

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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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    The Emerald Tablet is truly a treasure!

    When I bought the book, I wasn't actually looking to learn about alchemy on an in-depth level. I just thought the book looked interesting and would be informative. But not only does it live up to its promise to be informative, the author takes you on a fascinating journey by weaving his own personal experiences into the history of alchemy and leads you through a modern-day puzzle complete with ways you, the reader, can apply alchemy in a personal way. My husband and I experienced this book together. Over coffee each morning, I would read a chapter aloud. It never failed to spark stimulating conversation, and we both consider it a transformational book. I would describe myself a novice on the subject, and even though the book deals with a complicated subject, it is so well written I never lost interest or felt the book was over my head. Rather, I remained intrigued to the end. I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    Alchemy as New Age Approach to Life

    The first half of Dennis William Hauck's work is elucidating, well-researched, and definitive. I highly recommend it. The latter half, where transformative work is to take place, bogs down in New Age theory. Specifically, Hauck describes breathing techniques and New Age concepts as the keys to personal transformation, concepts that have been around for a very long time. Some will find this material fresh, useful, and engaging, though, so if meditative breathing techniques are of interest to you, then the latter half of the volume is sure to engage.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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