From Antiquity to the Avant Garde
Spanning the world’s great Traditions from Ancient Egypt through to the work of the Surrealist movement, and encompassing everything between, Aaron Cheak has assembled the most authoritative and comprehensive corpus of texts on alchemy currently in existence in his first book, Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant Garde.
Dr. Cheak’s stunning literary debut features his own stunning and intricate knowledge in The Perfect Black: Egypt and Alchemy, Taking from Water to Fill in Fire: The History and Dynamics of Taoist Alchemy and Agent of All Mutations: Metallurgical, Biological and Spiritual Evolution in the Alchemy of René Schwaller de Lubicz, to name but a sample of his writing.
The range of expert authors assembled by Dr. Cheak is highly impressive – including such experts in their fields as David Gordon White (Sinister Yogis, The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Northern India, Myths of the Dog Man), Rod Blackhirst (Primordial Alchemy and Modern Religion, Above and Below: Correspondence in Traditional Astrological Symbolism' Sacred Web: A Journal of Tradition & Modernity, The Spangled Tortoise: The Peculiar and Unusual Feature in Hermetic Modes of Exegesis, Vincit Omnia Veritas) and Algis Uždavinys (The Golden Chain: An Anthology of Platonic and Pythagorean Philosophy, Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth: From Ancient Egypt to Neoplatonism, The Heart of Plotinus: The Essential Enneads, Philosophy and Theurgy in Late Antiquity, Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism). Both prestigious authors and considered to top experts, their texts making a welcome addition to Cheak’s stunning assembly of texts.
Alongside such classic authors, we also find other talented writers such as Kim Lai, Sabrina Dalla Valle, Mirco Mannucci, Christopher A. Plaisance, Hereward Tilton, Angela Voss, Paul Scarpari, Leon Marvell, and Dan Mellamphy all of who express a deep knowledge of their respective topics.
At a massive 684 pages in length, this book offers both quality and quantity to the reader and is surely destined to become a literary classic.
Alchemical Traditions is now available through Amazon and other selected retail outlets.