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Al-Kemi: Hermetic, Occult, Political, and Private Aspects of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Al-Kemi recounts the story of the eighteen months that Andre VandenBroeck spent in daily contact with the remarkable French philosopher, hermeticist, and Egyptologist, R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887-1961). It provides a passionately felt, personal, and dramatic introduction to the startling world of this contemporary alchemist. Structured like a mystery and distilled in t ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Lindisfarne Books
(first published June 9th 1905)
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The parts of the book that deal with hemeticism were very enlightening and informative. But the author was evidently traumatized by the realization that Schwaller de Lubicz had a counter-revolutionary political view and that he may have belonged to a group of esoteric "proto-fascists" similar to the Thule Society. A great deal of the book is about the author's attempts to grapple with this revelation. He has the same mindset of people who think Guenon, Evola and other Traditionalists were fascis ...more