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by Patrick Harpur


In this case, Patrick Harpur claims to have received the contents of Mercurius from an ex-girlfriend, Eileen.

This highly sought after novel was first published in 1990  . In this case, Patrick Harpur claims to have received the contents of Mercurius from an ex-girlfriend, Eileen. Harpur’s voice ostensibly comes to us only in the form of brief clarifications within the text and longer footnotes at the end.

Patrick Harpur is a writer. He lives near Dorchester in Dorset, UK. Best known for his philosophical works, 'Daimonic Reality: a Field Guide to the Otherworld' and 'The Philosophers' Secret Fire: a history of the Imagination' he has also published three novels, 'The Serpent's Circle', 'The Rapture' and Mercurius: the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.

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Patrick Harpur (July 14, 1950; Windsor, England) is an English writer. He lives in Dorset, United Kingdom

Patrick Harpur (July 14, 1950; Windsor, England) is an English writer. He lives in Dorset, United Kingdom. He is best known for the work Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld which deals with the paranormal in a similar way that Jacques Vallee, Allen Hynek and John Keel have done in the past. Harpur's topics deal with forteana and folklore, Daimonic Reality, traditions of Western religion-Alchemy, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and Depth Psychology.

Books: The Stormy Petrel. Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld. Mercurius; or, the Marriage of Heaven and Earth. The Philosophers' Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination. The Serpent's Circle.

Mercurius: Or, the Marriage of Heaven & Earth. This highly sought after novel was first published in 1990.

Mercurius by Patrick Harpur - book cover, description, publication history

Mercurius by Patrick Harpur - book cover, description, publication history.

I knew that Patrick Harpur, author of two of my favourite books (Daimonic Reality and The . Harpur himself interjects only occasionally, with footnotes and occasional, more extensive endnotes, elucidating particular points.

I knew that Patrick Harpur, author of two of my favourite books (Daimonic Reality and The Philosopher’s Secret Fire) had also done a novel, but as ever my mysterious lack of interest in reading fiction seemed destined to leave it in the shade.

When Eileen retreats from an unhappy love affair to a deserted house in the country, she finds herself drawn to the researches of a previous occupant, the Reverend Smith, who combined his pastoral duties with scientific activities. The author also wrote "The Rapture" and "The Serpent's Circle".

Mercurius epub download

ISBN13: 978-0333437810

ISBN: 0333437810

Author: Patrick Harpur

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Macmillan; First Edition edition (March 8, 1990)

Pages: 490 pages

ePUB size: 1264 kb

FB2 size: 1892 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 729

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Went Tyu
This book is not what I thought it would be. It’s utterly discursive, so much so, that it’s hard to keep track of where the story is heading. Too many protagonists for my taste. I’m about a quarter of a way through, and I’ve yet to really glean anything out of it concerning alchemy; lots of baggage regarding the protagonists’ religious past, and sexual hangups, in terms of catholic guilt. I guess it resonates with some folks, but for me, it’s utterly dry, and not what I was looking for. I was looking for a real adventure, which would open the world of alchemy to an outsider, like myself. Perhaps I’m just not ready; perhaps the book just sucks. In the end, it’s like the great philosophers have always known: all is opinion, anyways.
Went Tyu
This book is not what I thought it would be. It’s utterly discursive, so much so, that it’s hard to keep track of where the story is heading. Too many protagonists for my taste. I’m about a quarter of a way through, and I’ve yet to really glean anything out of it concerning alchemy; lots of baggage regarding the protagonists’ religious past, and sexual hangups, in terms of catholic guilt. I guess it resonates with some folks, but for me, it’s utterly dry, and not what I was looking for. I was looking for a real adventure, which would open the world of alchemy to an outsider, like myself. Perhaps I’m just not ready; perhaps the book just sucks. In the end, it’s like the great philosophers have always known: all is opinion, anyways.
Alexandra
This is one of the best and most important novels I have ever read. The story is interesting; the writing is elegant; the discussion of the Great Work is utterly invaluable. This is the kind of book that, as you read, you ask yourself, "How does he DO that?"

If you have an interest in the Western esoteric tradition (or wonder why the first Harry Potter book was about the Philosopher's Stone), read this. It is challenging material; I recommend having a copy of Alexander Roob's "Alchemy and Mysticism" close by for reference, but probably the best way to learn about the hermetic project in a non-technical way.
Alexandra
This is one of the best and most important novels I have ever read. The story is interesting; the writing is elegant; the discussion of the Great Work is utterly invaluable. This is the kind of book that, as you read, you ask yourself, "How does he DO that?"

If you have an interest in the Western esoteric tradition (or wonder why the first Harry Potter book was about the Philosopher's Stone), read this. It is challenging material; I recommend having a copy of Alexander Roob's "Alchemy and Mysticism" close by for reference, but probably the best way to learn about the hermetic project in a non-technical way.
Truthcliff
Just starting to read this. I can tell I will love it. I love all the books by this author.
Truthcliff
Just starting to read this. I can tell I will love it. I love all the books by this author.