The Golden Fleece and Alchemy

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Foreword by Joscelyn Godwin


Chapter 1 • From the Byzantines to the Rosicrucians

Complementarity of History and Myth: From the "Holy Spirit Fire" to Philip the Good

Artists, Scholars, and Early Hermeneutists: From the Renaissance to Guilielmus Mennens

The Golden Fleece as a Sign of the Laboratory: Michael Maier, J.V. Andreae, and Seventeenth Century Alchemy

Chapter 2 • From the Age of Enlightenment to Contemporary Hermeneutics

The Rococo Compass and Concordance: Ehrd of Naxagoras

Theosophical Fleece and Astral Gold: Hermann Fictuld; the "Sun from the Orient"

French Exegeses: Dom Pernety, or the bunch with a single key; Fulcanelli at the Hôtel Lallemant: Canseliet and Cabbalistic Phonetics



1) Original texts of the extensive quotations with their proposed translations

2) A note on the Golden Fleece in Freemasonry





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