Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts

Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts
[Probleme der Mystik und ihrer Symbolik]

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Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts by Herbert Silberer

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1917

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Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts
[Probleme der Mystik und ihrer Symbolik]

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(Formerly titled: Problems of Mysticism and Its Symbolism)

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nd held onto the sticks that were over the sluice planks and so came safely and dry over the water. Then I asked the old miller how many water wheels he had. "Ten," answered he. The adventure stuck in my mind. I should have gladly known what the meaning was. But as I noticed that the miller would not leave I went away, and there was in front of the mill a lofty paved hill, on which were some of the previously mentioned elders who walked in the sun, which then shone very warm, and they had a letter from the whole faculty written to them, on which they were consulting. [In our modern mode of expression, the elders had directed a letter to the sun, and so I find the passage in an English version of the parable. This generally bungling translation is nevertheless not in the least authoritative. And although an acceptable meaning is derived from it, if one regards the sun as the just mentioned "prince," yet I believe a freer translation should be given ... the elders walked in the warm sunshine; they consulted abo

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