Le Mystère Des Cathédrales: Esoteric Interpretation of the Hermetic Symbols of the Great Work
In 1926 the fabled alchemist Fulcanelli left his remarkable manuscript concerning the Hermetic Study of Gothic Cathedral Construction with a student. He than disappeared. The book decodes the symbology found upon and within the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe which have openly displayed the secrets of alchemy for 700 years.
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Preface to the American Edition follows page
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