View Full Version : The Book of Elchasai (Elxai)

10-18-2017, 06:03 PM
I have heard much about this "lost" book, is there any known segments or fragments from this book that have been found other than the references to it ?

10-19-2017, 12:04 AM
Sources where you can find quotations or descriptions of the book:

And other sources or biography about it, you can easily find it in wikipedia, not so much the article itself, but looking at the "Bibliography" section:

You have there the references that exist to this book...
It doesn't look like someone has attempted a "reconstruction" (as it happened with other texts which are also missing, but recovered partially due to quotations in other books -i.e, The Chaldean Oracles).

I assume this helps.

10-19-2017, 03:29 PM
I have an obsession with collecting rare texts, especially those regarding gnosticism/hermetics/alchemy....this one seems to be of Gnostic origin, perhaps there is a reason it does not exist anymore ?

10-19-2017, 09:09 PM
Who DOESNT have that obsession (am i right?;):cool:)

Do you have the Nag Hammadi library? Do you have Pistis Sophia? These have always maintained their place in the top 5 best old rare books i possess.

J.J. Hurtaks Book of Knowledge the Keys of Enoch is also getting rare (and expensive) and is also a must have for any complete rare book collection.

10-20-2017, 01:19 PM
I just realized elixir begins with....EL OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG