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The Monochord: a philosophical instrument
The Monochord is not a musical instrument but a philosophical instrument used by Pythagoras, Euclid, Quintilianus, Harry Partch, etc. to explore the underlying structure of the cosmos through the study of Harmonics. This little zine provides an overview of the theories but as important it provides instructions on building a monochord and some exercises and charts with which to begin study and practice.
NOTE: The contents of this little zine are in the Alchemy and Music zine. That is, the monochord related material was pulled out of that zine and put into one risograph single sheet print. It’s for those who might not want all the esoteric stuff and just want to work with a monochord. It’s cute too.
Single Sheet Fold Out. $5.00
On Alchemy and the Symbolics of Color
Alchemical practice entails physical laboratory work with minerals and metals as well as a more Neo-Platonic meditative practice concerning the ascent of the soul and union with the One.
Color is used to express the processes and stages in both of these aspects. This zine, working with the idea that a symbolics is “contained within sensory images,” looks at how our experience of color arises. It begins with the cosmos and alchemical theory and moves to the physics and biology of color and color vision, early theories of color perception, psychology, and spiritual frameworks.
By no means exhaustive, the zine is a source, a collection of trail heads into the question of how to create a symbolics of color.
ΝΟΤΕ: This is Not a color symbol codebook.
32 pages $15.00
Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter
Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter is an alchemical book rather than a book about alchemy. It is full of practice and experiment and perhaps a puzzle or an enigma. Its intent is to inspire curiosity about another way of knowing.
Alchemy is the art and science of bringing something to its final perfection, or its completion, much as a work of art is completed or perfected. And so, at heart it is about creation, creator, and creativity. Rooted in the Alexandrian alchemical tradition and working from a new translation of the Emerald Tablet, Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter is the author’s personal exploration of the union of material and non-material alchemical practice, that is of physical alchemy and inner alchemy. Engaging the Way of the Philosopher, and through direct experimentation, several areas are investigated in light of the Emerald Tablet – Chrysopoiea, the Green Lion, the Quintessence and Aurum potabile.
Unique to the book are five new translations of the earliest extant manuscripts of the Emerald Tablet, as well as translations of John of Rupescissa’s and Arnald of Villanova’s writings on the quintessence of wine and gold. (Read more)
Paperback Edition. $19.99
NOTE: Coming Summer 2021
The Hermetic and Alchemical Zines of Brian Cotnoir.
The Boxed Set of Zines will be reissued Summer 2021 in a “One of Many” unlimited edition.
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The Hermetic and Alchemical Zines of Brian Cotnoir. Boxed Set of the Zines
Includes all 7 zines plus 2 additional zines: Introduction to The HERMETIC and ALCHEMICAL ZINES of Brian Cotnoir by Sukhdev Sandhu, and The Mystic, Magick, Talismanic, Alchemical Practice of Zine Making by Brian Cotnoir.
8.5″ x 5.5″ Photocopy, stamped.
An unlimited edition marked “One of Many”
Available Summer 2021
Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter Risograph Dust Jacket
A limited edition of 28.
28 covers each with one letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Kanat typeface designed by Lara Captan.
Limited Edition of 28.
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An English translation of the Arabic Emerald Tablet. Translated by Brian Cotnoir. The title and overall design by Lara Captan. The Arabic text is set in DecoType Naskh by Thomas Milo & Mirjam Somers. Letterpress, signed Limited edition of 103 copies 12″x18″ 300gr Magnani paper.
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A nearly wordless consideration of alchemical theory and practice. Meditations is a limited edition series of linoleum block images – results from and expression of alchemical process and theory. (Read More)
This publication is a collection of new translations of the earliest extant Arabic and Latin versions with accompanying essay and commentary.
The Latin text is a 12th century translation of the 9th century Arabic text, and they are presented side-by-side with their respective English translations. The accordion book format has the texts and translations on one side, allowing for comparison readings of The Emerald Tablet. On the reverse side is the commentary and brief analysis by Brian Cotnoir. (Read More)
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