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Le Mystère des Cathédrales

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In 1926 the fabled alchemist Fulcanelli left his remarkable manuscript concerning the Hermetic Study of Gothic Cathedral Construction with a student. He than disappeared. The book decodes the symbology found upon and within the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe which have openly displayed the secrets of alchemy for 700 years.
Paperback, 186 pages
Published January 15th 2009 by Brotherhood of Life (first published 1926)
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Mirco
Nov 01, 2014 Mirco rated it it was amazing
The first time I saw this book was on the shelves of my university friend, long long long ago. Recently, because of my research on Alchemical Putrefaction, I decided to take it up again in the original french (not easy reading for someone who is not a native speaker).

What can I say?

First that, unlike most Fulcanellians, I like more the second volume, Les Demeures Philosophales.

Second, that, no matter what one's opinion might be on the man and his works, this book is an absolute must for all l
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Elena
Jun 17, 2009 Elena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
una descripcion sorprendente en especial de notre-dame en paris, ir leyendo y observando cada detalle en vivo es un viaje al mundo del simbolismo y la geometria sagrada!!
Phinehas
May 02, 2015 Phinehas rated it it was amazing
The most important Hermetic book of the Twentieth Century.
Lopez
Jul 05, 2010 Lopez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love books about mystery and this book you can find many details how many religions people built churches, cathedrals,mosque and many sacred places around the world.
Ana
Oct 28, 2013 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy interesante, ayuda a ver la arquitectura con otros ojos.
Eso sí, no es un libro para leerse de un tirón, sino poco a poco, investigando y haciéndose preguntas.
Todd Decker
Nov 10, 2013 Todd Decker rated it it was amazing
Oh, just a little tour of some French architectural adornments.
Briso
Nov 06, 2013 Briso rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intenso, ma a tratti ancora incomprensibile. Purtroppo!
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Fulcanelli is almost certainly a pseudonym assumed, during the early 20th century, by a French alchemist and esoteric author, whose identity is still debated. The name Fulcanelli seems to be a play on words: Vulcan the ancient Roman god of fire plus El, a Canaanite name for God and so the Sacred Fire. The appeal of Fulcanelli as a cultural phenomenon is due partly to the mystery of most aspects of ...more
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