An alchemist Master, Fulcanelli, was a mysterious figure of early 20th century. His name became known to the world when his first work, "Le Mystere des Cathedrales," became published in 1926, only few years after Fulcanelli disappeared. This remarkable book revealed the purpose of phonetic cabala within the alchemistic works as well as the process of the Great Work. It showed the alchemical tradition and techniques as hidden yet seen on the very walls of Cathedrals, including the famous Auch Cathedral. When one reads this book, one will experience either a strong difficulty in understanding the words or one will find the greatest secrets that lie within.
In the early 1920s, Fulcanelli embarked a task upon his only disciple, Eugene Canseliet, to publish his three works, "Le Mystere des Cathedrales," "Dwellings of the Philosophers," and "Finis Gloria Mundi." However, "Finis Gloria Mundi" was later withdrawn by the Master due to its untimely nature and millennialic content.
If one wishes to seek the true identity of Fulcanelli himself, one would only seek out the ground-breaking work by Patrick Riviere, who was the student of Eugene Canseliet, who was a mentioned disciple of Fulcanelli himself. Riviere holds a strong credence to his work, which is "Fulcanelli: His True Identity Revealed."
Finally, it would be my honor to recommend "Le Mystere des Cathedrales" to those who heed the calling and to those who are seeking the hidden meanings, either in mystery or alchemy, that lie within the ancient stones of the cathedrals. Even to those who are just simply curious about the gothic works. There is more to this book than meets the eye.
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