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Alchemy - Eric John Holmyard

Alchemy – Eric John Holmyard

Alchemy is thought to have originated over 2000 years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Greek philosophy, Egyptian technology and the mysticism of Middle Eastern religions. Its heyday was from about 800 A.D. to the middle of the seventeenth century, and its practitioners ranged from kings, popes, and emperors to minor clergy, parish clerks, smiths, dyers, and tinkers. Even such accomplished men as Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, Sir Thomas Browne and ...
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Alchemy Unveiled - Johannes Helmond

Alchemy Unveiled – Johannes Helmond

Alchemy is the last and highest knowledge which can be committed to paper in the form of letters. Beyond that, another language is required, one which cannot be committed to paper. Most people confuse iatrochemistry with Alchemy. When an Alchemist speaks of Mercury, Sulphur and Salt, he speaks of his spiritual, astral and physical bodies, not of the elements. Alchemy Unveiled describes the tribulations that a human being has to pass through in order to ...
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Collectanea Chemica: On Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine - Arthur Edward Waite

Collectanea Chemica: On Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine – Arthur Edward Waite

This is a short collection of some curious Alchemical treatises which was republished by A.E. Waite in 1893. According to the preface, Waite found these in a manuscript belonging to a collector of occult books. Read Online : This content is shown only to authorized members. It is hidden from everyone else. Collectanea Chemica: On Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine - Arthur Edward Waite End of Hidden Content You may be also interested in : ...
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Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils - Fred Gettings

Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils – Fred Gettings

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Herbs in Magic and Alchemy: Techniques from Ancient Herbal Lore - C. L. Zalewski

Herbs in Magic and Alchemy: Techniques from Ancient Herbal Lore – C. L. Zalewski

Drawing upon long experience in the Western esoteric traditions, C. L. Zalewski has gathered a wide range of materials on the planetary zodiacal and elemental correspondences of herbs used in magic and alchemy. She presents guidelines for gathering magical herbs and explains how proper harvesting methods interact with the vibrations of each plant to insure full potency. Taking the subject of timing a step further Zalewski highlights the importance of choosing harmonious astrological times for ...
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Inner Alchemy: Energy Work and the Magic of the Body - Taylor Ellwood

Inner Alchemy: Energy Work and the Magic of the Body – Taylor Ellwood

As the Headmaster of an Institute of Alchemical Mastery as well an Institute of Energy Medicine, I was really anticipating that this book would be great. Upon reading it, I found the first couple of chapters to be quite elementary - very well suited for beginners. Although, I must say that Taylor provides some great perspectives on using the senses and becoming aware of the body and how to use it. I think this book ...
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Magic and Alchemy - Robert Michael Place

Magic and Alchemy – Robert Michael Place

The word 'magic' evokes many ideas, from a stage magician performing illusions to the pyrotechnics of witches and wizards depicted in movies and on television. But there is a more practical definition of magic - the attempt to affect the real world, one's self, or other people by tapping into mental abilities and unseen mystical forces. The keys to doing this have been closely guarded in the past, leading to the perception of magic as ...
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Mystical Alchemy The Path to Enlightenment - Jacques Tombazian

Mystical Alchemy The Path to Enlightenment – Jacques Tombazian

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Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy - Robert Allen Bartlett

Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy – Robert Allen Bartlett

This book is a great anthology of everything that one needs to know about the ancient and mysterious art of alchemy. Starting with the brief history and basic theory of alchemy, the author introduces the practice, which has been around for thousands of years. Before reading the book, I anticipated to read about the practice of alchemy; I did not expect to be reading how to actually perform alchemical experiments, the various distillations, described with ...
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The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy -  Mircea Eliade

The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy – Mircea Eliade

Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior. In The Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power. The new edition of The Forge and the Crucible contains an updated appendix, in which Eliade lists works on Chinese alchemy published in the past few ...
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The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book - Raphael Patai

The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book – Raphael Patai

In this monumental work, Raphael Patai opens up an entirely new field of cultural history by tracing Jewish alchemy from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Until now there has been little attention given to the significant role that Jews played in the field of alchemy. Here, drawing on an enormous range of previously unexplored sources, Patai reveals that Jews were major players in what was for centuries one of humanity's most compelling intellectual obsessions. Originally ...
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The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy: An Herbalist's Guide to Preparing Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs - Manfred M. Junius

The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy: An Herbalist’s Guide to Preparing Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs – Manfred M. Junius

An herbalist shows how to release the complete healing properties of plants by using ancient spagyric (alchemical) methods. Read Online : This content is shown only to authorized members. It is hidden from everyone else. The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy: An Herbalist's Guide to Preparing Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs - Manfred M. Junius End of Hidden Content ...
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The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records - Arthur Edward Waite

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records – Arthur Edward Waite

A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This book contains a universe of information and is worthwhile reading for anyone wanting to know more on this engaging subject. Originally published in ...
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The Tower of Alchemy: An Advanced Guide to the Great Work - David Goddard

The Tower of Alchemy: An Advanced Guide to the Great Work – David Goddard

The Tower of Alchemy is the first book published in the West to openly reveal the teachings and practice of the Hermetic Art in plain language. In this advanced manual, the alchemical symbols and motifs cease to be a bewildering maze and become helpful signposts on the Path of Liberation. David Goddard clearly explains the interior practices that are the essence of the Great Work itself. By assimilating the knowledge and practicing the exercises contained ...
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The Turba Philosophorum - Arthur Edward Waite

The Turba Philosophorum – Arthur Edward Waite

The Turba Philosophorum , or Assembly of the Sages. An Ancient Alchemical Treatise, with the chief Readings of the Shorter Codex. Parallels from Greek Alchemists. and Explanations of obscure terms. Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by A.E. Waite. A great symposium or debate of the Adepts assembled in convocation. The work ranks next to Gober as a fountain-head of alchemy in Western Europe. It reects the earliest Byzantine, Syrian and Arabian writers. This famous work ...
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