Wor. Ethe's alchemical readings and shows how these influences were processed and transformed into a uniue blend of scientific and poetic accounts of reality Unprecedented in its approach this study will be of interest to readers of German iterature as well as to anyone interested in the history and evolution of mysticism.
Ama. In his autobiography Goethe half apologetically admits the youthful enthusiasm he experienced for alchemical and mystical readings Georg von Welling's obscure Opus Mago Cabbalisticum et Theosophicum and the anonymously published Aurea Catena Homeri as well as works by Paracelsus Basilis Valentinus and van Helmont Orig.
Zing. Inally published in 1952 this study shows how the symbols and concepts of alchemy played a key role in the genesis of Goethe's One Ticket To Texas later works both scientific anditerary Author of among other books on German iterature Goethe A Critical Introduction 1967 and An Introduction to German Poetry 1965 Ronald D Gray details Go.
Dr Ronald D Gray Fellow of Emmanuel College lectured at Cambridge on German Literature and Philosophy for 33 years