In the cosmology of antiquity and ancient eras, fire was the primordial element. It was the cradle of the force and unity of the world, the source of its soul and movement. A mediator between gods and mortals, it is venerated in a number of traditions. It in turn symbolises passion or anger, courage or fury. A means of purification and regeneration in the laboratory of the alchemists and the heart of the mystics, it is also a means of destruction wielded by man at his most bellicose. This review issue “Food for Thought” studies all facets of fire: the fire of passion, that of love and desire; the fire of initiation, that present in holy architecture from the temple of Solomon to Christian churches; the fire of the heart, the ally of the féron and the alchemist, the guide of the solar hero, the divine fire, the sacred fire of oriental tradition, the eternal fire of Agni Yoga founded by Nicholas and Helena Roerich...
Prolegomena to the concept of fire (François Ecoto) - On fire and Man (Paul Kolodzienski) - On Fire in Contemporary Art (René Witold) - Regarding the “Saint in the Fire” (Marie-José Hourantier) - The fire of Love (Maxime Auger) - On a secret and sacred fire: desire (Michel Auzas-Mille) - The alliance of fire (Jean-Claude Mondet) - Lodge travel by the fire of the freemasons (Georges Bertin) - Solar fire and sacred architecture (Alain Balasse) Féron, master of iron and fire (Christian Moretti and Mayn Séry) - Fire, from blaze to embrace (Patrick Carré) - The solar hero (David Frapet) - On sacred fire (Witold Zaniewicki) - The couple of Nicholas and Helena Roerich (Vincenzo Pisciuneri et Cédric Métral) - Agni Yoga, union with eternal fire (Philippe Heckmann) - Presentation of the Agni Yoga association (Yves Chaumette).
|Number of pages||180|
|Type of book||Broché|
|Dimensions||17 x 24|