Al-farabi

Al-farabi (d. 954) was an Arab alchemist second to Jabir Ibn Hayyan (Geber) in repute during his lifetime.

Al-farabi was a learned man who led a wandering life in search of the secrets of alchemy. He entertained at court but never accepted invitations to stay. He said he would never rest until he discovered the philosopher’s stone. In Syria he entertained the Sultan Seiffeddoulet and the same evening set out on a journey through the desert. He was set upon by thieves and murdered.

Al-farabi is said to have authored several manuscripts on alchemy and the sciences, but none survive.

See Also:

Source:

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy  Written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley Copyright © 2006 by Visionary Living, Inc.

You may be also interested in :

Dictionary of Occult, Hermetic and Alchemical Sigils – Fred Gettings
Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy – Robert Allen Bartlett
Herbs in Magic and Alchemy: Techniques from Ancient Herbal Lore - C. L. Zalewski
Alchemy Unveiled - Johannes Helmond
Mystical Alchemy The Path to Enlightenment - Jacques Tombazian
The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book – Raphael Patai
The Tower of Alchemy: An Advanced Guide to the Great Work -  David Goddard
Alchemy – Eric John Holmyard
Collectanea Chemica: On Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine –  Arthur Edward Waite
Arthur Edward Waite – The Secret Tradition in Alchemy: Its Development and Records
Inner Alchemy: Energy Work and the Magic of the Body - Taylor Ellwood
The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy: An Herbalist's Guide to Preparing Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs - Manfred M. Junius
The Turba Philosophorum - Arthur Edward Waite
Magic and Alchemy - Robert Michael Place
The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy -  Mircea Eliade