Feb
26
2018
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Item Seed: The Edelweiss Grimoire.

Edelweiss Grimoire – Google Docs

The Edelweiss Grimoire

 

It usually bemuses beginning alchemists when they come to this ‘textbook’ in class: after all, it’s simply a DVD with The Sound of Music on it.  This bemusement typically lasts only until they sit down and actually watch it — as in, with their esoteric ears on.  The songs are the important thing; once you decipher and memorize the code keys found in “Do-Re-Me,” you quickly realize that the words and music are actually clever formularies for various alchemical processes:

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Nov
30
2012
1

“Edelweiss.”

Edelweiss, The Sound of Music

Long story, and an ever-so-slightly mean one.

Feb
03
2009
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This adaptation of Edelweiss is not actually an abomination.

No, really.

…even if you liked the song and the movie (by the way, in case nobody ever told you: it’s OK to like The Sound of Music. I like The Sound of Music, and here I am admitting it on the Internet and everything); after all, Rogers & Hammerstein made up the blessed thing themselves*. At least, that’s what Wikipedia says, and there’s nothing about it that has anything to do with the Iraq War, so it’s probably accurate enough. So: it’s a commercialization of a faux-authentic folk song created for commercial purposes, so no worries, right?

This, on the other hand: (more…)

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