Green Hermeticism: Alchemy and Ecology

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Lindisfarne Books, Jun 30, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 206 pages
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A series of gatherings took place in 2006 to discuss the contemporary relevance of the ancient sacred science of hermeticism, or alchemy. This book is a partial record of those meetings, focusing on finding a spiritual and cultural path for the healing of the current ecological crisis.Peter Lamborn Wilson, explores the many ramifications of the alternative worldview offered by Hermeticism; Christopher Bamford provides a broad historical overview of the tradition from the Ancient Mysteries to contemporary manifestations of the alchemical tradition; while Kevin Townley brings a practical dimension, teaching the preparation of herbal elixirs and demonstrating that cosmology and philosophy can become a truly healing path for the Earth.

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A Sacred Theory of Earth
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One the
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Green Hermeticism
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Peter Lamborn Wilson is a notorious underground intellectual who has written histories of heretical sufism, spiritual anarchism in Colonial America, halucinogenic mushroom lore in Irish literature, and other traditions of autonomy in pre-modern and modern times. He lives in upstate New York.

Townley entered the Carmelite Seminary in his early teens to study for the Catholic preiesthood. After leaving the seminary he began a lifelong study of the ancient Universal Wisdom as taught by the various world traditions which include astrology, alchemy, magic, Tarot and a host of other subjects. He has studied and lectured in Europe, Asis and all over the United States.

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