The Secrets of Metals

Wilhelm Pelikan; Translated by Charlotte Lebensart

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Discusses the importance of the seven classic metals to humankind and nature, and considers their various effects in the light of spiritual science.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Lindisfarne Books
Subject:
Philosophy of the Natural World; Mind, Body, Spirit
Illustrations:
illustrated
Extent:
228 pages
ISBN:
9781584200437
Publication date:
27 Jul 2006
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

Metals are central to human civilization. Used in everything from technology to human bodily processes, we are constantly discovering new metal deposits in the earth, and refining our knowledge and understanding of these precious commodities.

In this book, Pelikan discusses the importance of the classic 'seven metals' for humankind and nature, in the light of spiritual science. He adopts a phenomenological, Goethean approach, as developed by Rudolf Steiner, and considers the metals' various effects, including their therapeutic effects.

Table of Contents

1. The Metallic Condition on Earth
2. Cosmic Aspects of the Metallic Nature
3. Lead
4. Tin
5. Iron
6. Gold
7. Copper
8. Quicksilver
9. Silver
10. Zinc
11. Aluminum
12. Nickel and Cobalt—Siblings of Iron
13. Antimony
14. The Nature of Sulphur

Author

Wilhelm Pelikan (1893-1981) was born in the city of Pula, now in Croatia. A chemist by training, for nearly forty years he was a director of laboratories for Weleda in Germany and Switzerland. He died in Arlesheim, Switzerland.

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