Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Return of Mercurius



A quick plug for a great book: Patrick Harpur's near legendary, and long out-of-print, novel Mercurius: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth has just been republished by Glastonbury's Squeeze Press (an imprint of the Wooden Books empire, I believe). This is one of the best novels about alchemy ever written.

I can also highly recommend his two mind-bending works of non-fiction, Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld and The Philosopher's Secret Fire : A History of the Imagination Life changing books, honestly.

Speaking of my own secret fire, well, it's guttering, but will no doubt be shining brightly again soon with a few well-aimed gusts of the alchemical bellows...
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