The Golden Fleece and Alchemy

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Author  Antoine Faivre
Publisher  State University of New York Press
Publication Date   March 9, 1993
ISBN  0791414108
Pages  150

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This book traces the Golden Fleece myth from late paganism through medieval and Renaissance alchemical and masonic interpretations. We follow the changing fashions in the history of initiation as well as in mythology. Faivre connects politics, chivalry, the age of exploration, Renaissance architecture and iconography, the hermeneutics of eighteenth century Germany and France, and modern practitioners of alchemy.

This book will be welcomed by modern practitioners of alchemy and the occult as well as by scholars of esotericism.

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