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Consequently, these books became collectors items, often fetching high prices on the second-hand market. Can I not just buy them through Amazon or my local bookseller, like any other book? Each book in these limited editions is individually signed and numbered by myself.

Only a few copies remain of some of the older titles in this series and a number are now entirely sold out.

Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks

Limited edition of signed and numbered copies. I deconstructed its elements and printed it in book form. For example, I tried for ten years to find someone to translate the Voarchadumia, before I finally found Paul Ferguson willing to undertake this.

Although the text is relatively obscure and impenetrable, the power of the series of twelve engravings attracted people to this work, and the fascination of these images still remains with us today. Often it took me many years to find someone to translate a sojrceworks for the series. Information on how the Magnum Opus books are prepared. Zoroaster’s Cave No When a title goes out of print, people wanting to buy a copy find that the price on secondhand web based sellers such as abebooks will have trebled.


The first book in the series was issued in a small edition of only copies in Mutus Liber Coloured No 5. Alchemical Symbols No Sample pages from some Magnum Opus books. Lpus hand binding in small batches has continued even 34 years later, making for a uniform series.

Why buy these books when so much is available free on the internet? Essay Concerning Adepts No 5.

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Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3. This was my edition of the large early 17th century engraving called the Magical Calendar. The engravings contain many familiar alchemical figures, the green lion, the raven or black crow, the white swan, the ouroboros, suns and moons in abundance, but it is not easy to tease out an interpretation or find a clear path through zeries symbols.

Pandora woodcut series Opuscula alchemica series No 1. Philipp Sadeler’s Visions of Hell No 2. One also has to bear in mind that I will not be able to continue publishing and binding up copies for much longer and when I stop publishing the series, it will magnu, become more sought after.

This series has often been reproduced in modern books on alchemy, though no one seems to her,etic attempted to interpret the work. What Magnum Opus books are available right now to buy?


People buying copies today will find that, if they sourceworms prepared to hold on to these for some years, then the price will increase considerably. Alchemical Compendium No 4.

I began this in and continue today publishing major alchemical works in English editions.

Frustrated waiting for a particular book to become available? Investment opportunity As with any limited edition item, the Magnum Opus books appear now to be a good investment opportunity. There are only a handful of individuals holding complete sets of the Magnum Opus series, as they would have had to be collecting since the s. Some of the language is rather challenging, and it is difficult to find the exact terms in modern English for some of the abstruse concepts in this eighteenth century alchemical work.

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Apart from the first few years, I have not sold these through bookstores but only direct to customers. Hermetuc Age No 2. Alchemical Compendium No 4. The series thus focusses on issuing editions of source material, rather than providing an individual interpretation. Prognostications of Paracelsus No 5.

Brueghel’s Seven Deadly Sins No 3.