THE FORGE AND THE CRUCIBLE - Eliade - 1st US Ed, 1962 - ALCHEMY SECRET SOCIETIES
Title:THE FORGE AND THE CRUCIBLE
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York Year: 1962 (First American Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 208 Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: In overall very good condition. Binding is tight and solid; underlining pp 21-52; dust jacket remains unclipped, with original price still present. Protected with Mylar plastic jacket. First American Edition. Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior. In The Forge and the Crucible, Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power.