Alchemical symbolism, intriguing for many, is at its pinnacle in the Mutus Liber (The Mute Book), a seventeenth-century French work. In this 54-page booklet Paul Cowlan clearly and carefully analyses the text as a whole and each image individually, decoding the iconography. He includes a reading list and, at the back, an inserted reproduction booklet of the Mutus Liber Itself.
Author Paul Cowlan has been working with alchemical imagery for over thirty years, and has the rare gift of expertise which is expressed with clarity and verve.
Frankfurt: Alembic Press, 2014. 57 pages, stapled booklet. New.