Projects

The aim of the Living Human Heritage Project is to reconnect modern humans in an inspiring way to the living spirit of our human heritage. This aim is reached by a solid scientific knowledge of the specific human heritage and by a careful interpretation of the material in a way that is centered on the material itself and not on any preconceived theory.

Egyptology

Arabic Alchemy

The Corpus Alchemicum Arabicum (CALA) edited by Theodor Abt and Wilferd Madelung

I. Ibn Umail, Mohammed: Book of the Explanation of the Symbols. Kitab Hall ar-rumuz:

  • CALA I – Arabic-English, collation and translation (Zurich 2003)
  • CALA I A – Psychological Interpretation by Marie-Louise von Franz (Zurich 2006)
  • CALA I B – Psychological Interpretation by Theodor Abt (Zurich 2007)
  • Theodor Abt: The Great Vision of Mohammed ibn Umail (Los Angeles 2003). (The revised text of Ibn Umails “Great Vision” is to be found in CALA IB.)

II. Zosimos of Panapolis: The Book of Pictures. Mushaf as-suwar:

  • CALA II.1 – Facsimile of an Arabic Manuscript from the 13th century (Zurich 2007)
  • CALA II.2 – English translation (Zurich 2011)
  • Supplement (The Book of Pictures). Edition of the Pictures and Introduction by Theodor Abt (Zurich 2007)

III. Zosimos of Panapolis: Kitab Mafatih as-san’a

  • CALA III – Facsimile and translation of Zosimos’ Kitab Mafatih as-san’a (Forthcoming end of 2016.)

Picture Interpretation

The Archetypal Dimension of Collective Problems

Symbolism of Animals

Symbolism of Legends and Fairytales