About the Book
This course focuses on the amazing, beautiful, complex and enigmatic Ripley scroll. The symbolism and text are analysed and by the end of the course the student should have some understanding of how complex alchemical works like this are composed.
This course will be found especially interesting to those who have taken Adam McLean's course on alchemical symbolism, as this advanced course builds upon the material and approach presented there, applying the ideas to investigating the Ripley Scroll.
It presents a detailed examination of this remarkable work of alchemical symbolism, revealing all the structure contained in the details of the symbolism.
Lesson 1 : Introduction - Placing the scroll in context
Lesson 2 : Identifying the components of the Scroll
Lesson 3 : The sequence within the sequence
Lesson 4 : The spiritualisation of the corporeal
Lesson 5 : Final Conjunction and Projection
Lesson 6 : The type II scrolls
Adam McLean, is a well known authority on and enthusiast for alchemical texts and symbolism, the editor and publisher of over 60 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 during those years he also began publishing the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, the important series of forty one editions of key source texts of the hermetic tradition. In 1995, when the internet became more widely available, he began to construct the alchemy web site in order to make alchemical ideas more accessible to the wider community. It is now recognised as the most important internet resource on alchemy. McLean is a great researcher and has often discovered, buried in libraries and specialist collections, important texts, both in printed books and manuscripts, which have been neglected. In 1999 he began to produce a series of in-depth study courses