Strange Fruit: Alchemy, Religion and Magical Foods: A Speculative History

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This is an investigation into the elusive philosopher's stone of medieval alchemy. The book examines references, both textual and pictoral, deconstructing Vedic and Puranic myths and artworks and explaining their arcane meaning. It identifies the similarities between these cults and contemporaneous Jewish sects, tracing the appearance of the the stone from the Garden of Eden through Moses and the Prophets up to Jesus and the gnostics, the secret being kept alive and passed on through a shepherdic conspiracy. Thence to the cult of chivalry and the mystical quest for the Holy Grail, and finally, proceeding directly and indirectly, to the alchemists, with Jesus as their stone.

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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc., London, United Kingdom, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. First published 1995; full number-line. Fine, black cloth boards, silver spine titles. Heavy stock coated pages fine. Large photo-plate sections of richly hued images. Jacket lt. edge wear; unclipped 20 pounds, protected in new clear sleeve. Very attractive. An investigation into the elusive philosopher's stone of medieval alchemy. Examines textual and pictoral references, deconstructing Vedic and Puranic myths and artworks, and explaining their arcane meaning. Identifies the similarities between these small, ritualistic groups and contemporaneous Jewish sects, tracing the appearance of the the stone from the Garden of Eden through Moses and the Prophets up to Jesus and the gnostics. The secret being kept alive and passed on through a shepherdic conspiracy. Thence to the cult of chivalry, and the mystical quest for the Holy Grail, and then proceeding to the alchemists, with Jesus as their stone. 212 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 016888

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