Becoming Gold - Shannon Grimes
Zosimos of Panopolis was greatest alchemists of the Hellenized world, and this book is dedicated to his life and work. Shannon Grimes guides the reader deep into the temple culture of Roman Egypt, exploring topics such as metallurgy, animated statues, and the intersection between alchemy, theurgy and gnosticism; religious culture and craft tradition. Here, astrological conjunctions influence alchemical operations and meditation practices use mirrors of electrum. Grimes demonstrates that Zosimos' alchemy brought together spiritual and material realities - metals became living bodies for divine spirits.
Auckland, Rubedo Press, 2018. Paperback, 288 pages. New.