By Dom Antoin-Josef Pernety
Translated by Joseph Zabinski
Book design by Joseph Uccello
Classic reference work, hundreds of entries
Illustrated with emblems and engravings
Bibliographic details and footnotes
Cross-references and wayfinding typography
Quality bookmaking for beauty and longevity
Written 1758 the Mytho-Hermetic Dictionary defines the most obscure of terms, substances and concepts employed by the enigmatic authors of the alchemical texts. Its entries unlock the Hermetic mysteries veiled by the motifs, allegories and symbols of the classical myths as well as making clear what substances are implied by the terms expressed by the Language of the Birds.
In addition to the comprehensive entries, the Mytho-Hermetic Dictionary is a treasure-house of classical and alchemical imagery, containing over 80 illustrations in the text and featuring the symbols, signs and iconography of the art.
Sewn hard-cover with printed dust jacket
352 pages, over 80 illustrations, ( 4o ) 7.5 x 10
Finally, thanks to Ouroboros Press and Joseph Zabinskis insight- ful translation, Antoine-Joseph Pernetys Mytho-Hermetic Dictionary is now available in English. Never-before translated into English, the Mytho-Hermetic Dictionary is a must have work for anyone researching alchemy, hermeticism, philosophy of science, mythology, lexicons, etc. As important and useful as this dictionary is in focused and direct research, it is also a book that rewards random perusal. In fact, because of its dense web of cross- references, an interesting Hermetic game suggests itself -- pick a word and follow Ariadnes thread through the lexicons maze. It truly is a Mytho-Hermetic education in and of itself. Maybe start with the dieties Hecate and Mercury as your guides, or my favorite, the House of the Chicken of the Sages.- Brian Cotnoir