This site includes Titus Burckhardt’s biography, photos, film clips about him, or Sufism, and ends with an inspired description of “spiritual alchemy”, or the. This is the complete text of “Insight into Alchemy”, an essay by Titus Burckhardt, which appeared in the journal “Studies in Comparative Religion”, THE PENGUIN METAPHYSICAL LffiRARY General Editor: Jacob Needleman. ALCHEMY. The son of the Swiss sculptor Carl Burckhardt, Titus Burckhardt was.

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Jul 31, Will Gregor rated it really liked it. You are commenting using your WordPress. Burckhardt comments on the symbolic importance of the image of the Heavenly Jerusalem, which first appeared in a alcemy manuscript.

I love thinking like Burckhardt is a great author. In this manner he has made clear certain questions which no other contemporary book had been able to explain satisfactorily. Alchemie, Sinn- und Weitbild. Flores rated it really liked it Dec 01, Jeffrey Snodgrass rated it really liked it Oct 03, Olten Switzerland and Freiburg-im-Breisgau Germany: Fons Vitae, ; Bloomington, Indiana: Arianne rated it it was amazing Mar 21, Kampf um das Mittelmeer by Friedrich Donauer.

Studies in Comparative ReligionVol. Burckhardt was, as his grandfather, a connoisseur of Islamic art, architecture and civilisation. Wisdom traditionalism at its best.

He compiled and published work from the Sufi masters: Notify me of new comments via email. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This is an intellectual masterpiece which analyzes comprehensively and with precision the nature of esoterism as such. Paperbackpages. Burckhardt was his source, and it appears that Rene Guenon is a major source for Burckhardt, which of course involves further reading. He compares this image side-by-side with a drawing of the mandala of Vaikuntha, the home of the Hindu god, Vishnu.


For students of art and comparative religion in general this work is also of great significance. Ashraf, ; Wellingborough, England: Better than almost any other book on burvkhardt, but it is still almost totally overshadowed by a far more systematic and comprehensive study, Julius Evola’s masterpiece ‘The Hermetic Tradition’, to which it functions as a good supplement.

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Alchemy: Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul – Titus Burckhardt – Google Books

The flower of the first of the two branches is red, and alchdmy flower of the second is between white and black. Photographs of Titus Burckhardt. Mirror of the Intellect: Quotes on Titus Burckhardt.

The author also provides some intriguing comparisons between Islamic and Christian art and how the differences in form symbolically reflect differences in religious doctrine.

Titus Burckhardt: Alchemy – Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul

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Illustratededited by Michael Fitzgerald. He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom tradition. See The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci I was surprised to find Chinese influences in alchemical illustrations until I recognized that the huge import of Chinese porcelains would have been accompanied by such “cloud hung” landscapes. Detailed Information on Titus Burckhardt.


Stuart and Watkins, ; Baltimore, Maryland: Burckhardt devotes many of his pages to St. As a non-Catholic, however, he kissed, not the ring as is the custom amongst Catholicsbut the Pope’s fingers. Post was not sent – burckhwrdt your email addresses! Perennialist author Titus Burkhardt in later life.

Insight into Alchemy

It is clear to me that during the Nestorian dispersion to the East, and during Crusades, the survivors brought back pieces of other cultures, which were probably of greater influence than we have been taught to encompass. Lists with This Book. Wolf rated it really liked it Jun 02, Much later—in a series of articles published in both French and German in —he covered the cosmological ground very fully indeed, and also made many burckharvt references to the main branches of modern science.

This wonderfully insightful volume introduces some of the metaphors useful for establishing attitudes required for the soul’s advancement: This brief exposition of notes on Titus Burckhardt’s life and work contains some good insights into his work on traditional science and art.