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Weidenfeld
01-28-2018, 12:44 AM
I‘m not quite sure but I have been on search for another source coming up by Fulcanelli (or maybe the one you disguise ?) for many years, it‘s

„La clef du cabinet hermétique“ !

At that time (20 years or more) it was even not mentioned in certain collections or catalogues ... but now we have another situation where huge collections of such mss are available for almost everyone who‘s interested in and there is no space for slynesses anymore ...


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Aham
01-28-2018, 02:27 AM
I‘m not quite sure but I have been on search for another source coming up by Fulcanelli (or maybe the one you disguise ?) for many years, it‘s

„La clef du cabinet hermétique“ !

At that time (20 years or more) it was even not mentioned in certain collections or catalogues ... but now we have another situation where huge collections of such mss are available for almost everyone who‘s interested in and there is no space for slynesses anymore ...

Weidenfeld, not sure I fully understood what you're saying so let me rephrase what you said and please let me know if I've got it right.

You're suggesting that there's a book called "La clef du cabinet hermétique" link (http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/69a4c6a0-7b23-0131-67d8-58d385a7b928#/?uuid=698da3a0-7b23-0131-b26f-58d385a7b928) written by Fulcanelli(?) that was not available 20+ years ago but now available. Also, there are "huge collections" of Fulcanelli's(?) work available for everyone interested in his notes/books. If the latter is accurate, would you please point us to the location(s) of these notes/collections.

Thanks in advance

Mods: If this post belongs in a different thread, I'm fine with it.

Weidenfeld
01-28-2018, 09:42 AM
Weidenfeld, not sure I fully understood what you're saying so let me rephrase what you said and please let me know if I've got it right.

Aham, you obviously misunderstood me ... the questioned Ms is three or four times mentioned in Fulcanelli's "Le Mystere des Cathedrales".

For example pag. 31 as a footnote:
3) La Clef du Cabinet hermétique. Mss. du XVIII° siècle.
Anon., s. l. n. d.

or pag. 37:

« L’eau dont nous nous servons, écrit l’auteur anonyme de la Clef du Cabinet Hermétique, est une eau qui renferme toutes les vertus du ciel et dela terre ; c’est pourquoi elle est le Dissolvant général de toute la Nature ;

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/69a4c6a0-7b23-0131-67d8-58d385a7b928#/?uuid=698da3a0-7b23-0131-b26f-58d385a7b928

Florius Frammel
01-28-2018, 11:00 AM
I guess there is no translation of le clefs du cabinet hérmetique available yet?

Weidenfeld
01-28-2018, 12:22 PM
I guess there is no translation of le clefs du cabinet hérmetique available yet?

Right !

Illen's project seem not be affected at all since those ones who know French might read the original Ms, all others should wait for the translation anyway :)

JDP
01-28-2018, 02:36 PM
I‘m not quite sure but I have been on search for another source coming up by Fulcanelli (or maybe the one you disguise ?) for many years, it‘s

„La clef du cabinet hermétique“ !

At that time (20 years or more) it was even not mentioned in certain collections or catalogues ... but now we have another situation where huge collections of such mss are available for almost everyone who‘s interested in and there is no space for slynesses anymore ...


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That manuscript is in fact now available thanks to us (I, who "discovered" the surviving copy of it located in the New York Public Library, and two other people who collaborated in getting the EXPENSIVE fee of having it scanned), not because it was graciously made available for free by some charitable institution. Had it not been for us, most people would still not know that a surviving copy of this treatise actually existed! (Fulcanelli's copy of this text, the only other one known to exist, has been "missing" for decades, the last person to see it was Canseliet, and no one else seems to have seen it since.)

JDP
01-28-2018, 02:37 PM
I guess there is no translation of le clefs du cabinet hérmetique available yet?

We are working on it, as well as a transcription of the French text. It is almost finished, it is in "review" stage. It will be published sometime later this year (hopefully.)

Aham
01-28-2018, 03:02 PM
We are working on it, as well as a transcription of the French text. It is almost finished, it is in "review" stage. It will be published sometime later this year (hopefully.)

JDP, are you and iAC collaborating on this English translation or is your work effort entirely separate?

Aham
01-28-2018, 03:08 PM
Aham, you obviously misunderstood me ... the questioned Ms is three or four times mentioned in Fulcanelli's "Le Mystere des Cathedrales".

For example pag. 31 as a footnote:
3) La Clef du Cabinet hermétique. Mss. du XVIII° siècle.
Anon., s. l. n. d.

or pag. 37:

« L’eau dont nous nous servons, écrit l’auteur anonyme de la Clef du Cabinet Hermétique, est une eau qui renferme toutes les vertus du ciel et dela terre ; c’est pourquoi elle est le Dissolvant général de toute la Nature ;

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/69a4c6a0-7b23-0131-67d8-58d385a7b928#/?uuid=698da3a0-7b23-0131-b26f-58d385a7b928

I guess what you were saying was that the manuscript in question was referenced 3-4 times in Fulcanelli's "Le Mystere des Cathedrals." Thanks Weidenfeld.

JDP
01-28-2018, 03:56 PM
JDP, are you and iAC collaborating on this English translation or is your work effort entirely separate?

Yes, he is in fact one of the people I mentioned before who helped defray the cost of having the manuscript scanned.

Florius Frammel
01-28-2018, 05:20 PM
That's nice, JDP!
I would appreciate a note when the translation is available.
Thanks!

Schmuldvich
01-29-2018, 05:52 AM
That manuscript is in fact now available thanks to us (I, who "discovered" the surviving copy of it located in the New York Public Library, and two other people who collaborated in getting the EXPENSIVE fee of having it scanned), not because it was graciously made available for free by some charitable institution. Had it not been for us, most people would still not know that a surviving copy of this treatise actually existed! (Fulcanelli's copy of this text, the only other one known to exist, has been "missing" for decades, the last person to see it was Canseliet, and no one else seems to have seen it since.)


Yes, he is in fact one of the people I mentioned before who helped defray the cost of having the manuscript scanned.

About how much did y'all end up having to pay when it was all said and done?

JDP
01-29-2018, 02:06 PM
About how much did y'all end up having to pay when it was all said and done?

Quite a bit... Libraries do not have a tendency of scanning entire manuscripts for free, except when if it is for their own benefit. And in this case there was no other choice, as this is the only surviving copy of this text still known to exist (Fulcanelli's copy, the only other one that we have notice of, seems to have "vanished" from the face of the Earth! Canseliet saw it and gave a description of it, but that was decades ago, and no one since seems to have seen it again), so we were at the "mercy" of the NYPL; whatever they requested as a fee for scanning the manuscript we had to agree to it.

Schmuldvich
01-29-2018, 02:23 PM
Quite a bit... Libraries do not have a tendency of scanning entire manuscripts for free, except when if it is for their own benefit. And in this case there was no other choice, as this is the only surviving copy of this text still known to exist (Fulcanelli's copy, the only other one that we have notice of, seems to have "vanished" from the face of the Earth! Canseliet saw it and gave a description of it, but that was decades ago, and no one since seems to have seen it again), so we were at the "mercy" of the NYPL; whatever they requested as a fee for scanning the manuscript we had to agree to it.

$10, $100, $1000, $5000?? "Expensive" and "Quite a bit" are both so vague and relative to where one is at in life...

How long did it take from initial request to completion for the NYPL to get it to you?

JDP
01-29-2018, 02:48 PM
$10, $100, $1000, $5000?? "Expensive" and "Quite a bit" are both so vague and relative to where one is at in life...

How long did it take from initial request to completion for the NYPL to get it to you?

Why do you want to know the actual fee? Suffice it to say that it was in the "three digits" realm.

It took a few months for them to actually carry out the processing of the order and scanning of the manuscript, since we started making our inquiries about this in mid December, and the staff in charge of reproductions was going away for the holidays, so we had to wait until January for them to continue responding to our questions and requests.

Salazius
02-01-2018, 02:52 PM
JDP you made a great thing for the Alchemical Community. Bravo and thank you very much.

Have you decided which publisher you will contact in order to make it available in french and english?

JDP
02-01-2018, 03:51 PM
JDP you made a great thing for the Alchemical Community. Bravo and thank you very much.

Have you decided which publisher you will contact in order to make it available in french and english?

Aaron Cheak will be in charge of making the final review of the transcription and translation, and then publish it sometime later this year (hopefully.)

http://www.aaroncheak.com/about/

Hellin Hermetist
02-01-2018, 04:16 PM
Good work JDP. I had a quick look over that text. The author says that he knew perfectly how to make the Stone, but he had never made the experience with his own hands, because he lacked the necessary time and energy. That sounds suspicious. In another point he says that there are two ways to make the stone. One is the way of the art, in which nature plays only a small role. The other is the way of Nature and the way of the ancients, where Nature works for the most part by herself and the only thing the artist do is helping Nature. Now comes the interesting part. He says that the first way, the one of Art, makes use of common metallic gold and common metallic mercury. The natural way, on the other hand, makes use of the philosophical matter. He says that Philalethes has described mainly the first way, the one invented by the moderns, which use gold and metallic mercury. But he has meddled some procedure of the natural way as well, to confuse the reader. That sounds more suspicious. Those and some other things have made me cast doubts on the credibility of that author.

Aham
02-01-2018, 07:07 PM
Why do you want to know the actual fee? Suffice it to say that it was in the "three digits" realm.

It took a few months for them to actually carry out the processing of the order and scanning of the manuscript, since we started making our inquiries about this in mid December, and the staff in charge of reproductions was going away for the holidays, so we had to wait until January for them to continue responding to our questions and requests.

JDP, if you need something scanned at the NYPL, please let me know. I do go to NY a few times a year and if time permits, spend some time making copies or find someone that is willing to do the work. Just depends on the library location.

JDP
02-01-2018, 08:04 PM
JDP, if you need something scanned at the NYPL, please let me know. I do go to NY a few times a year and if time permits, spend some time making copies or find someone that is willing to do the work. Just depends on the library location.

Thanks, that will do for regular books and articles, but when it comes to rare manuscripts & books they just don't allow anyone but the staff to copy them.

Aham
02-02-2018, 01:56 AM
Thanks, that will do for regular books and articles, but when it comes to rare manuscripts & books they just don't allow anyone but the staff to copy them.

Fair point. Wondering if smoozing the staff helps :D

Florius Frammel
08-28-2018, 06:49 AM
Fair point. Wondering if smoozing the staff helps :D

Any news on this topic here?

JDP
08-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Any news on this topic here?

Still working on it. Some parts of our transcription have problems that will be dealt with before sending it to the publisher. Naturally, parts of the translation will be changed according to the final changes that will be made to the transcription of the French text.

z0 K
08-28-2018, 09:50 PM
I'm glad you are enjoying the book, Florius! It's also good to see that it's now available on Amazon and a more affordable price. The earlier books were limited edition, and thus a little more expensive. That seems to be the trend these days - to issue a limited edition version followed by a much more affordable paperback version. They both contain the very same information.

The next important book (also heavily used by Fulcanelli) to be released is "La Clef du Cabinet Hermetique". I was hoping that it would have been published by late Spring, but because of various ongoing issues, it looks like it might take some time yet.

I went to order a copy from amazon just now and it appears they are temporarily out of stock.

Illen A. Cluf
08-28-2018, 10:17 PM
I went to order a copy from amazon just now and it appears they are temporarily out of stock.

They must be selling fast! Perhaps my publisher only has a small quantity printed at a time.

Illen A. Cluf
08-29-2018, 01:11 AM
I went to order a copy from amazon just now and it appears they are temporarily out of stock.

I just heard back from the Publisher, and he said that the "temporarily out of stock" statement by Amazon is sort of a misnomer. The book is actually "print on demand", so it should be available as soon as it is printed.

He also said that there are still copies of the limited edition available, should anyone be so inclined.

I understand that he's also doing a podcast interview on the book this Friday with Awani, our local podcast expert :-)

z0 K
08-29-2018, 03:47 AM
I just heard back from the Publisher, and he said that the "temporarily out of stock" statement by Amazon is sort of a misnomer. The book is actually "print on demand", so it should be available as soon as it is printed.

He also said that there are still copies of the limited edition available, should anyone be so inclined.

I understand that he's also doing a podcast interview on the book this Friday with Awani, our local podcast expert :-)

Thanks I'll be looking forward to the interview as well.

Mr Curious
08-29-2018, 01:40 PM
Is this in English or in French?

Illen A. Cluf
08-29-2018, 02:04 PM
Is this in English or in French?

It includes both the French and the English translation.

Illen A. Cluf
05-04-2019, 03:18 PM
As an update, the transcription, translation, introduction and appendix of La Clef du Cabinet Hermetique has just been completed, and sent to the Publisher.

The Publisher has indicated his great interest in publishing this important book, as a companion volume to "Hermetic Recreations", which was published by Rubedo Press in 2017.

Fulcanelli derived a significant part of his approach from these two books which he references in his writings. These books provide much more detail and explanation behind the approach, which Fulcanelli often explained in an enigmatic way.

Prior to JDP's discovery of the only known known copy of this elusive manuscript, it was assumed that it had been forever lost. At some considerable effort and cost, we were finally able to obtain a copy, and over a period of five years, we then (along with one other partner) carefully transcribed and translated it from the Middle French language.

I will keep everyone informed of when the book will be published.

Florius Frammel
05-04-2019, 05:01 PM
Hooray!

I am sure you and JDP did an excellent job! I am really looking forward to get and read this book.

Please keep us up to date!

Oh, and I'd appreciate an uncomplicated shipping to europe like it was done some time after the release of Hermetic Recreations. At the beginning one had to order it directly from Australia and the shipping fees were much too high. I don't know whether you two might have an influence on Aaron Cheak about this.

BTW, I am 100% sure that La Clef des douze clefs de Frère Basile Valentin also belongs to this lineage and Fulcanelli and Canseliet knew that book as well. It is imo stylistically very similar to Hermetic Recreations and from that time.

Kiorionis
05-04-2019, 05:11 PM
Yes this is good news!

Illen, will Rubedo Press be publishing Le Clefs du Cabinet Hermetique?

Illen A. Cluf
05-04-2019, 05:38 PM
Hooray!

I am sure you and JDP did an excellent job! I am really looking forward to get and read this book.

Please keep us up to date!

Oh, and I'd appreciate an uncomplicated shipping to europe like it was done some time after the release of Hermetic Recreations. At the beginning one had to order it directly from Australia and the shipping fees were much too high. I don't know whether you two might have an influence on Aaron Cheak about this.

BTW, I am 100% sure that La Clef des douze clefs de Frère Basile Valentin also belongs to this lineage and Fulcanelli and Canseliet knew that book as well. It is imo stylistically very similar to Hermetic Recreations and from that time.

I'll talk to Aaron about this, but I'm not sure if he will have much influence on shipping charges from New Zealand (or Australia). It's about the furthest location away on the globe.

Illen A. Cluf
05-04-2019, 05:40 PM
Yes this is good news!

Illen, will Rubedo Press be publishing Le Clefs du Cabinet Hermetique?

Yes, it will be Rubedo Press. We found that they did excellent work on the publication, and Aaron is also very knowledgeable about Hermetics/Alchemy.

Florius Frammel
05-04-2019, 06:06 PM
I'll talk to Aaron about this, but I'm not sure if he will have much influence on shipping charges from New Zealand (or Australia). It's about the furthest location away on the globe.

Last time (Hermetic Recreations) he or someone else must have managed it to distribute it at amazon (zero shipping fees) after some weeks. I purchased it from there then. Maybe this could be an option right from the beginning this time?

Kiorionis
05-04-2019, 07:51 PM
Yes, it will be Rubedo Press. We found that they did excellent work on the publication, and Aaron is also very knowledgeable about Hermetics/Alchemy.

Awesome. I agree Rubedo Press did a wonderful job on Hermetic Recreations. I’m glad to see they will be involved again.

Can’t wait for more updates!

Illen A. Cluf
05-04-2019, 08:56 PM
Last time (Hermetic Recreations) he or someone else must have managed it to distribute it at amazon (zero shipping fees) after some weeks. I purchased it from there then. Maybe this could be an option right from the beginning this time?

Great suggestion, although was it only the paperback version that got sold on Amazon and not the limited edition hardbacks? I will mention it to Aaron.

Florius Frammel
05-04-2019, 09:30 PM
Great suggestion, although was it only the paperback version that got sold on Amazon and not the limited edition hardbacks? I'm mention it to Aaron.

Yes, if I remember correctly only the paperback version was available. I believe the hardcover came out first and the paperback on amazon much later. If a similar strategy is planned again, I'd have nothing against buying the hardcover at amazon too..;)

Uncle Scrooge
01-20-2020, 01:53 AM
Any update on when the English translation is going to be published and available for purchase?

Illen A. Cluf
01-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Any update on when the English translation is going to be published and available for purchase?

Yes, we were just talking to our publisher recently, and he said it will most likely be released this Spring. He's had our final draft for a fairly long time, but he was busy with another publication.

Now that he's had time to look at it, he's quite excited about it. It's an important and revealing book used by Fulcanelli.

Via Veritatis
02-10-2020, 10:09 AM
Hi everyone!

I saw the posts about the translation of this excellent book which is "The Key to the Hermetic Cabinet" and I wanted to make my humble contribution to this fascinating manuscript.

First of all, I would like to thank the efforts of JDP and Illen A. Cluf: their efforts and both their philosophical and empirical explanations about this art cause admiration in all serious students of Alchemy.

As for the content of the book itself, I already had the opportunity to read it and I would like to add my humble opinion on the subject.

It is an extremely recommendable book for every serious student who seeks understanding and progress in the Philosophy. Although it is necessary to warn that no Alchemy book sheds light on all points of the Great Work, as well as not always everything he says must be followed to the letter, as the author of the "Hermetic Cabinet" himself warns; nevertheless, this book sheds much light on several points that have always remained under the veil of mystery or at most in the field of innuendo.

It is true that the author confesses to never having operated the Work, but this is understandable given the difficulties involved. These difficulties could be summarized in four main ones and dozens of other minor ones that happen in the course of the work and the philosophers themselves warn us about them. The main four, in my opinion, are: the identity of matter, the magnet for astral fire, the works of Hercules and the correct order of philosophical operations.

The identity of the matter is a search that can last a lifetime. Many who came to discover its real identity never proceeded with the work because of all the challenges involved in fighting this dragon.

Another mystery not revealed, at least as far as I read in the texts, is the identity of the magnet that attracts the celestial fire. No matter how many matters or salts are used for this purpose, the liquors obtained do not produce the results appointed by the philosophers.

Hercules' work itself is another labyrinth from which it is necessary to know the correct way out before entering. Although the philosophers suggest the way to go, there are still many blind spots that can cause the artist to get lost on the way or even endanger his life. Cyliani himself, even after 37 years of in-depth studies, was seriously injured at this point, given the difficulties involved in dealing with this venomous dragon.

After the works of Hercules were finished, the work that philosophers say is a woman's work and child's play follows. Even the most sincere philosophers hide many things in the course of their hermetic work.

In view of all these difficulties, I am not surprised that many philosophers have stayed only in the field of theory, as was the author of "Hermetic Cabinet." I dare to say that only a rich artist, with adequate instruments and facilities, enjoying the help of an Adept who extends his hand, have a chance in this work which is called "the way of the poor." :confused:

Despite all these difficulties, the author of the "Hermetic Cabinet" is quite sincere and approaches very sincerely, but always asking us to put salt in his words, the matter of the philosophers, how to obtain the fire and a part of the works of Hercules .

This book is essential for the understanding of Fulcanelli and all the artists who deal with this work through the universal wet path.

Illen A. Cluf
02-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Thank you for the kind words, V.V..

I agree that this book goes far in explaining much of the confusing text contained in many of the more allegorical and confusing alchemical books, and helps a great deal in further understanding what Fulcanelli wrote. This is definitely one of the texts Fulcanelli used and was assumed "lost" until JDP re-discovered it several years ago. As you pointed out, it doesn't reveal all of the hidden mysteries, such as the identity of the subject matter, as no alchemist would ever do so. But it sure helps narrow down the focus.

In addition to Le Clef du Cabinet Hérmetique (which is to be published by Rubedo Press this Spring), there are two other texts that Fulcanelli relied heavily on, and I strongly recommend reading them as well. They are:

1. Hermes Trismegistus Old and True Natural Path, by I.C.H., Leipzig, 1782. This was translated by Gunnar Kossatz, and published by Lulu Press in 2012.

2. Hermetic Recreations: Including the Scholium, by Anonymous, (likely written between the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries). This was translated by Christer Boke and John Koopmans, with contributions from Stanislas Klossowski de Rola and Aaron Cheak and published by Rubedo Press in 2017.

This last text actually does come very close to suggesting what the subject matter might be.

Schmuldvich
02-11-2020, 05:52 PM
This last text actually does come very close to suggesting what the subject matter might be.

Which passages do you feel elucidate our Matter in HTOATNP?

Andro
02-11-2020, 06:32 PM
1. Hermes Trismegistus Old and True Natural Path

2. Hermetic Recreations: Including the Scholium

This last text actually does come very close to suggesting what the subject matter might be.

Which passages do you feel elucidate our Matter in HTOATNP?
He wrote "this last text", which I guess refers to "Hermetic Recreations", not to "Hermes Old Nature Path".

Andro
02-12-2020, 08:56 AM
"Old Nature Path" appears to be quite explicit about the Magnet being sourced from Man.

"Hermetic Recreations" seems to point to some type of "clay", as both the "Matter" (in the book) and the "Magnet" (in the Scholium).

Illen A. Cluf
02-12-2020, 05:01 PM
"Old Nature Path" appears to be quite explicit about the Magnet being sourced from Man.



I agree. The author suggests that the source is in man and that it is a universal spiritus mundi, like the breath of God (Odem). It is the "fire light of all creatures of the world".

This is the magnet for the universal mercury.

Illen A. Cluf
05-29-2020, 07:31 PM
Stay tuned. "La Clef du Cabinet Hérmetique" will be released very soon under the English translation title: "The Key to the Hermetic Sanctum". This is the more accurate translation of the French title to English.

This will appear in a very professional layout, and will include both the French transcription (modern as well as original French words where different) and a very accurate English translation, along with a commentary.

Because of the Covid-19 situation, the Publisher will be publishing it first in a more affordable paperback version, likely available on Amazon, and then later in a limited hardback version for collectors.

I'm very excited that this book will soon become available, and look forward to relevant discussions which I am confident will elevate our understanding of the deeper mysteries.

This is one of the key texts that Fulcanelli relied upon in his study, and contains some very revealing information about alchemy.

The publisher has already produced a very attractive draft version, which we are currently reviewing. Once we have agreed on the changes, the Publisher will be arranging its publication.

This book is a companion to similar key sources used by Fulcanelli, which together reveal different aspects of the mystery. The other books include: Hermetic Recreations, Hermes Trismegistus Old and True Natural Path and Hermes Unveiled (Cyliani).

One modern alchemist, who has claimed to have discovered the secret to the Philosophers Stone, cites La Clef du Cabinet Hérmetique as one of the key alchemical books ever written.

Roburus
05-30-2020, 12:06 AM
Please let us know when it is published, I don't want to miss it, it seems to be a great thing. Do you have any idea what the starting price could be? Thank you very much for your valuable effort.

Who is that "modern alchemist" you mention?

Kiorionis
05-30-2020, 12:44 AM
Awesome Illen! Thanks for the update, I’m excited about this new translation!

Florius Frammel
05-30-2020, 06:56 AM
I am happy to hear that, Illen!
Please keep us up to date!

Illen A. Cluf
05-30-2020, 01:57 PM
Please let us know when it is published, I don't want to miss it, it seems to be a great thing. Do you have any idea what the starting price could be? Thank you very much for your valuable effort.

Who is that "modern alchemist" you mention?

Hi Roburus. I'm not sure what the price will be as I don't think the publisher has made final arrangements yet.

I'll keep everyone up to date on the status.

thoth
05-30-2020, 02:30 PM
Hi Illen,

Thats great, I hope to get a hardback version when available ......

Dendritic Xylem
05-30-2020, 06:27 PM
Looking forward to this. Thanks to everyone involved.

Illen A. Cluf
12-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Finally! I have just heard that the translated La Clef du Cabinet Hérmetique book (that Fulcanelli relied on) is at the Printer and a few copies have already been sent to me. A Press Release by Rubedo Press is expected soon. As soon as I see the Release, I will post a link.

It will also be titled by the English equivalent, "The Key to the Hermetic Sanctum".

Kiorionis
12-08-2020, 12:53 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the update Illen!

Illen A. Cluf
12-19-2020, 06:29 PM
For all of you who have patiently awaited the release of La Clef du Cabinet Hermetique (The Key to the Hermetic Sanctum), it has finally been published and can be ordered here:

https://rubedo.press/the-key-to-the-hermetic-sanctum

It is very affordable at only $25 US.

Here is the Table of Contents (in French and English):


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Aaron Cheak, PhD

Introduction
Christer Böke, John Koopmans, Juan Duc Perez

Transcription and Translation
La Clef du Cabinet Hermétique | The Key to the Hermetic Sanctum

Première partie | First part

Avant-propos | Foreword

1. De la matière en général | Of matter in general

2. De la matière en particulier | Of matter in particular

3. De la préparation des Eléments et de leur séparation en géneral | Of the preparation of the elements and their separation in general

4. Des Eléments en particuliers et de leur préparation | Of the elements in particular and their preparation

5. Des opérations en général | Of operations in general


Partie deuxième | Second part

Avant-propos: Des opérations en particulier qui sont absolument nécessaires pour la pratique | Foreword: Of the operations in particular which are absolutely necessary for the practice

1. De l’extraction des teintures | Of the extraction of the tinctures

2. De la séparation des éléments | Of the separation of the elements

3. De l’extraction des corps des deux luminaires soleil et lune | Of the extraction of the bodies of the two luminaries, sun and moon

4. De la Conversion des éléments et la conjonction des deux luminaires, la lune et le soleil | Of the conversion of the elements and the conjunction of the two luminaries, the moon and the sun

5. Du mercure des philosophes | Of the mercury of the philosophers

6. De la séparation et purification des principes de notre mercure
en général | Of the separation and purification of the principles of our mercury in general

7. De la Composition du grand dissolvant et du mercure des philosophes | Of the composition of the great solvent and the mercury of the philosophers


Table de ce qui est contenu dans ce manuscrit, qui peut servir d’instruction abrégée | Table of what is contained in this manuscript, which can serve as an abridged instruction

Appendix: How many Hermetic Cabinets?
Christer Böke, John Koopmans, Juan Duc Perez

Bibliography

Florius Frammel
12-20-2020, 07:06 AM
This is so great, Illen!
For EU buyers it's also already available via Amazon (20€ softcover). So if you don't have problems with ordering from this organization, you can save quite a lot of shipping fees this way.

Andro
12-20-2020, 07:17 AM
For EU buyers it's also already available via Amazon (20€ softcover). So if you don't have problems with ordering from this organization, you can save quite a lot of shipping fees this way.
20,80€ with free shipping on Amazon.de - however it's not available yet, only for pre-order. Think I'll order from Rubedo. Also, fuck amazon whenever there is an alternative available. I've been avoiding them as much as possible.

Kiorionis
12-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Awesome! Can’t wait!

Dendritic Xylem
12-21-2020, 12:48 AM
Just placed the order. Glad I decided to check the forum right now. Many thanks to everyone that worked on the project.

Illen A. Cluf
12-23-2020, 04:50 PM
The following is a very interesting article regarding the background and relevance of La Clef du Cabinet Hermetique (The Key to the Hermetic Cabinet) by the editor of the book, in turn, based on what the authors stated in the book.

https://rubedo.press/propaganda/2020...ers-fulcanelli

thoth
12-23-2020, 09:17 PM
Thanks Illen. The link seems to be broken at the moment.


Would you know if they plan on a hard copy version as well ? If not I will just get the paperback - don't want to miss this book

Illen A. Cluf
12-23-2020, 11:44 PM
Thanks Illen. The link seems to be broken at the moment.

Try this:

https://rubedo.press/propaganda/2020...ers-fulcanelli



Would you know if they plan on a hard copy version as well ? If not I will just get the paperback - don't want to miss this book

I beleive a hard cover wil be released at a later date. I will try to confirm this.

elixirmixer
12-24-2020, 05:02 AM
Illen I'm trying to buy RAMS but the website seems to be down. Do you know where I can buy a copy?

Illen A. Cluf
12-24-2020, 05:52 PM
Illen I'm trying to buy RAMS but the website seems to be down. Do you know where I can buy a copy?

Try contacting them here:

https://ramsalchemy.jimdofree.com/contact/

Philosophical
01-03-2021, 04:31 AM
Try this:

https://rubedo.press/propaganda/2020...ers-fulcanelli




I beleive a hard cover wil be released at a later date. I will try to confirm this.

https://rubedo.press/propaganda/2020/12/20/founding-fathers-fulcanelli <-- this link will work for the above translation.

Thanks again for being involved with another translation Illen, amazing work. Having read it is it of the same caliber of clarity as say recreations/true path?

Illen A. Cluf
01-03-2021, 08:17 PM
https://rubedo.press/propaganda/2020/12/20/founding-fathers-fulcanelli <-- this link will work for the above translation.

Thanks again for being involved with another translation Illen, amazing work. Having read it is it of the same caliber of clarity as say recreations/true path?

Yes @Philosophical, it is of the same caliber as Hermetic Recreations (Recreations Hermetique), which was another major text that Fulcanalli used and referred to, and which we published in 2017. I just received my own copies of La Clef du Cabinet Hermetique (The Key to the Hermetic Cabinet) from the Publisher just last week.

Hermes Trismegistus Old and true Natural Path (Des Hermes Trismegistus wahrer alter Naturweg) was translated/published by someone else (Gunnar Kossatz) in 2012, but should be grouped along with these other two. I highly recommend acquiring all three. Together, they explain most of the alchemical work, almost openly.

Happy New Year!

Andro
01-03-2021, 09:04 PM
I just received my own copies of La Clef du Cabinet Hermetique (The Key to the Hermetic Cabinet) from the Publisher just last week.
Any idea how long it takes to ship to Europe? Ordered it around 2 weeks ago, hasn't arrived yet...

Illen A. Cluf
01-04-2021, 05:05 PM
Any idea how long it takes to ship to Europe? Ordered it around 2 weeks ago, hasn't arrived yet...

Hi Andro, Happy New Year! I'm not sure how long it will take, but the Publisher told us: "I will most likely begin processing orders in the first week of January, which will give us time to make any last minute amendments should we notice anything seriously amiss once the hard copies arrive."

Also, I believe the Printer is in New Zealand, and I know for a fact that mail between North America and Australia is slow and unpredictable (thus New Zealand as well), It took a couple of weeks for me to receive my copies, which arrived a week ago, December 30.

Philosophical
01-05-2021, 02:55 AM
Just ordered my copy, hopefully shipping from NZ to Australia isn't so bad (Not holding my breath though!). Huge thanks to Illen and JDP for your hard work of finding, getting it scanned and translating the manuscript. May the sweat of all your labors be returned to you as an abundance of sweet nectar!

Much looking forward to the upcoming discussion about what this manuscript reveals of our understandings of the Art.

Illen A. Cluf
01-05-2021, 05:31 AM
Just ordered my copy, hopefully shipping from NZ to Australia isn't so bad (Not holding my breath though!). Huge thanks to Illen and JDP for your hard work of finding, getting it scanned and translating the manuscript. May the sweat of all your labors be returned to you as an abundance of sweet nectar!

Much looking forward to the upcoming discussion about what this manuscript reveals of our understandings of the Art.

Thanks, Philosophical! That is my greatest hope - that there will be discussion about what the book reveals once it has been read.

Andro
01-22-2021, 05:58 PM
Hi Illen,

It's been more than a month since ordering, and nothing arrived yet. Not questioning their reliability, just wondering what's happening...


Hi Andro, Happy New Year! I'm not sure how long it will take, but the Publisher told us: "I will most likely begin processing orders in the first week of January, which will give us time to make any last minute amendments should we notice anything seriously amiss once the hard copies arrive."

Also, I believe the Printer is in New Zealand, and I know for a fact that mail between North America and Australia is slow and unpredictable (thus New Zealand as well), It took a couple of weeks for me to receive my copies, which arrived a week ago, December 30.

Illen A. Cluf
01-23-2021, 02:37 AM
Hi Illen,

It's been more than a month since ordering, and nothing arrived yet. Not questioning their reliability, just wondering what's happening...

Hi Andro,

Coincidentally, I was just going to provide an update tonight.

We received proof copies to make a final review, and some of us noticed several few minor errors, some of them related to the final format. We've been back and forth, agreeing on, and correcting, these errors over the last couple of weeks. This was just completed yesterday.

Unfortunately, we were waiting for one of the other authors to receive his copies, which he never received. They were redirected, but the Postal Service, as often happens, messed up communications, and they sent all the books back to the Publisher.

They've been resent, but this author has not yet received them.

Because of the time factor, the Publisher just today has informed us that he has decided to reprint the book based on the edits he's received so far and not wait for the other author to receive the Proof and review it. Since the book was VERY carefully reviewed, it is not likely that the other author will find any additional errors, and if so, they will likely be very minor.

Thus they should be printed very shortly and likely available by next week. Once I get a confirmation, I will pass it along.

We're very sorry for the delay, but we thought that the time to perfect this book was worthwhile.

The book will be of a very professional/academic standard with copious notes, a Preface, a lengthy and informative Introduction, a transcription and translation, a lengthy Appendix, and a Bibliography (about 250 pages in total).

~Illen

Andro
01-23-2021, 10:53 AM
Thanks for the update!

thoth
01-23-2021, 07:14 PM
I ordered on Amazon, and they say estimated delivery date is in March

Illen A. Cluf
01-23-2021, 07:51 PM
I ordered on Amazon, and they say estimated delivery date is in March

I have just written to the Publisher for clarification on the status of the books in terms of printing and delivery.

An update will be provided as soon as I hear back.

Illen

Illen A. Cluf
01-24-2021, 01:09 AM
I have just heard back from the Publisher. This is what he said:

"I'll upload the files to the printer today and we should be ready to send copies early next week. I'll let you know as soon as it's live. Amazon orders should follow once it's live, but I cannot ultimately control Amazon's delivery, only the availability of the title."

Kiorionis
01-26-2021, 11:49 PM
For those curious, I just received an email indicating that my copy of the book has shipped. Ordered off of Rubedo’s website, not Amazon.

So we all should be getting copies soon! Haha