Mercurius : The Marriage of Heaven and Earth, Paperback

Mercurius : The Marriage of Heaven and Earth Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: The Squeeze Press
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781906069056



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Mercurius weaves 1950s English village life seen through the eyes of the recently arrived young vicar, the same village seen years later by a young woman living in the now defunct vicarage and a detailed discussion of the Great Work, the search for alchemical perfection and its relationship to Jungian thought. Not to be approached as an easy or comforting read, Mercurius works at many levels revealing almost uniformly tragic and unfulfilled lives - is this the point, that endeavour in whatever field or direction, personal or professional, public or private, is doomed to failure? The detailed and deep discussions of alchemy passed mostly over my head. The village tales revealed, as they always do, lives being lived and relationships sputtering along. The vicar, Smith, seems to grab the wrong end of every stick thrust at him whether the attempt be to help or harm.This book is too clever for me by a long way and I think I would have got more from it if only I had tried harder...