DEEP PRINCIPLES OF KABBALISTIC ALCHEMY.
New York: David Chaim Smith, 2017. A FINE VOLUME, clothbound, Smythe-sewn, with titles foiled in red, custom end papers, in a beautifully designed French fold dust jacket. Sixty five full page plates, and 23 additional vignettes, plus one folding plate, poster size. Edited by Greg Kaminsky with text design and layout by Rachel Smith. The book is divided into two books: “Symbols of Kabbalistic Alchemy” and “Crowning the Serpent.” Here is a partial list of contents in Book One: “The Tzimtzum”; “The Sefiroth: Attributes of the Alchemical Vessel”; “The Daat Offering”; “Extraction of Secret Mercury”; “Four Kinds of Fire”; “Two Trees of the Garden”; and “The Triple Bath”. In “Crowning the Serpent”, [Book Two], there are two major sections: “Shedding the Skins of a Dream [Without Ever Leaving the Dream]” and “An Introduction to the Nine Primordial Chambers”. The symbolism behind these profound mysteries is approached candidly, yet in esoteric terms, as it must be. However, there is an added Glossary to aid in the study of the work. Coupled with the profound nature of the art presented herein, this book continues the tradition of remarkable works by this contemporary Kabbalist, artist and writer. 280 pages, Square 4to. (Item ID: DS-KA)