Wow – wandering through Powell’s books just turned up this gem – perfect for me!  It’s a book with an alchemical basis (the chapters are organized by the seven basic alchemical processes), exploring philosophy, science, history, and consciousness… 

but what’s even better is that the book is very visual and creative.  It includes seven paper models that can be cut out and constructed into 3D artefacts with philosophic, scientific, and alchemical meanings.  It’s kind of like if Nick Bantock was a scientist/philosopher and wrote non-fiction.

How did I not know about this book?  Oh well, at least now it was only $18 instead of the $50 list price!

Plus it has an amazing website that anyone can visit to get the flavor:

http://www.lostwonder.org

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