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The Magical Calendar
A Synthesis of Magical Symbolism from the Seventeenth-Century Renaissance of Medieval Occultism
Translation and Commentary by Adam McLean
ISBN: 9780933999336
Book (Paperback)
Phanes Press
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
142 pages
January 1, 1993


The Magical Calendar is one of the most amazing and comprehensive tables of celestial and magical correspondences ever published, and is one of the most important documents from the seventeenth-century renaissance of medieval occultism that focused around the Rosicrucian movement. Designed by Johannes Theodorus de Bry -- the master engraver who illustrated and published the works of Robert Fludd, Michael Maier, and others.

The Magical Calendar is a beautifully illustrated synthesis of esoteric symbolism and universal correspondences, designed for the student and practitioner of Natural Magic.

This remarkable, extensively illustrated work has been translated and edited by Adam McLean, who also provides an extensive commentary and explanation of the complex mass of symbolism. It is suggested that the source for many of these occult correspondences may be the Renaissance magus Johannes Trithemius.

Adam McLean is a well known authority on alchemical texts and symbolism. He is the editor and publisher of over 40 books on alchemical and Hermetic ideas. Based in the UK, he has been writing and researching alchemical and hermetic literature for many years. Between 1978 and 1992, he edited the Hermetic Journal and began publishing the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, including The Alchemical Mandala, The Magical Calendar, and Rosicrucian Emblems. McLean organized the alchemy website, and an extensive reference work on the subject. He lives in England.
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