Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery


Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery

"A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery" (full title: "A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery With a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers") [cite book |last=Wilson |first=Colin |authorlink=Colin Wilson |title=Mysteries: An Investigation Into the Occult, the Paranormal And the Supernatural |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=LiHQIYR2MwAC&pg=PA403&ots=6VT7rneQpB&dq=%22Suggestive+Inquiry+into+the+Hermetic+Mystery%22&sig=d6xKnWeOderq8Z1oywR4l2L0J7M |accessdate=2007-06-07 |year=2006 |publisher=Sterling Publishing |location= |isbn=18-4293-185-7 |pages=403] was a book written in 1850 by Mary Anne Atwood (originally under her maiden name Mary Anne South). It is a Hermetic work discussing the spiritual side of alchemy. Principe and Newman (2001) considered it to be one of three books which started the influence of the spiritual interpretation of alchemy in early modern Europe. [Principe, L. M., Newman, W. R. (2001). "Some Problems with the Historiography of Alchemy." part of Newman, W. R., Grafton, A (eds). (2001) "Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe. (Transformations: Studies in the History of Science and Technology)" Cambridge:MIT Press.]

In popular culture

The book was being read by Pink in the music video for the single "U + Ur Hand".

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