A Suggestive Inquiry Into the Hermetic Mystery : With a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers, Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature (Classic Reprint)
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Mary Anne Atwood was a hermetist and a believer in spiritual alchemy. She believed that all parts of our universe were one, watched over by a deity, and that the alteration of the fundamental state of an object's being was possible by spiritual enlightenment. After a childhood heavily influenced by her father, a researcher into spiritualism, Mary was always interested in the possibility of an alternative spirituality and a realm beyond the tangible. This work is her attempt to transmit her beliefs to the world. Mary published A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery in 1850, originally with her father's support and permission, her second work in the field. Mr. South financed the anonymous publication of the book but sadly without ever reading a full draft of her manuscript. Once he read the book upon publication he was immediately seized with powerful anxiety and attempted to buy back every copy, with the aim of burning every one to protect the secrets inside. Nearly every copy was lost due to his efforts. Thomas South is said to have believed so fervently that this text was dangerous that he ceased work on his own poetry in response to it, wary of disturbing the spiritual unknowns in all our minds. Despite the few copies that survived Mr South's purge, this text is now available to us to read. No doubt the reader would be advised to tread lightly in the practice of spiritual alchemy as 'finding the Sophia in the mind' would even in the author's opinion be a difficult task. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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