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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy ebook ISBN: 1440636125
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Dennis William Hauck
Number of Pages: 336 
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More than magic... Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

The Adventures of Malcolmist the Alchemist

The Adventures of Malcolmist the Alchemist ebook ISBN: 1469155028
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Malcolmist The Alchemist
Number of Pages: 393 
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This book I hereby introduce And hope youll put its words to use Adventures mine, and thoughtful reflection May give you readers an erection To speak metaphoric of whats to come As I increase your knowledge sum A different mystic I have been Than those who try to herd their men And alchemy is transmutation From reader boredom to elation

The Alchemist

The Alchemist ebook ISBN: 9780719016172
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Author: Ben Jonson
Number of Pages: 208 
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Widely performed and studied, The Alchemist is one of the world’s great comedies. It was first performed in 1610, and its success kept it in the repertory until the closing of the theatres. After the Restoration, it was one of the first plays to be revived and it has been produced with increasing frequency ever since. This edition is based on a reconsideration of the early texts, but the spelling and punctuation are modernised. The comprehensive introduction details Jonson’s life and the play’s stage history, discusses the text in detail, and has a section of special interest on alchemy. This is a must for scholars and theatre-goers alike.

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy

The Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy ebook ISBN: 1438130007
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Rosemary Guiley
Number of Pages: 370 
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A comprehensive illustrated reference guide with more than 400 entries on the subjects of magic and alchemy.

The Travels of an Alchemist

The Travels of an Alchemist ebook ISBN: 1134284446
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Li Chih-Ch'ang
Number of Pages: 184 
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First published in 1931. Mainly focussing on cultural and geographical aspects, Travels of an Alchemist are unique in their importance as a source for early Mongol history, enabling us as they do to fix with certainty the otherwise obscure and much disputed dates of Chingiz Khan's movements during his Western campaign. The author, a Taoist doctor, left some of the most faithful and vivid pictures ever drawn of nature and society between the Aral and the Yellow Sea. Waley's introduction provides excellent background information with which to place the Travels in their appropriate historical, social and religious setting.

The Chemical Choir

The Chemical Choir ebook ISBN: 144113297X
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
Number of Pages: 216 
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The Book of the Alchemist

The Book of the Alchemist ebook ISBN: 1848944136
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Adam Williams
Number of Pages: 300 
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Andalucía, 1938. The Spanish Civil War is drawing to its end. Desperate Republican soldiers holding hostages in a cathedral, plan a last, explosive act of death and destruction. One of their prisoners, ex government minister Professor Pinzon, has already lost his son to the war. He determines to save his grandson at any cost. The discovery of an ancient book in a hidden space beneath the cathedral is a welcome distraction. But as Professor Pinzon reads aloud to the frightened hostages, he discovers that this tale of medieval Andaluz and the friendship between three young men – an alchemist, a mason and a prince – besides connecting two ideologically torn worlds 1000 years apart, might also offer a route to freedom . . .

The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England

The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England ebook ISBN: 1441147772
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: Jonathan Hughes
Number of Pages: 296 
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Alchemists did more than try to transmute base metals into gold: they studied planetary influences on metals and people, refined plants and minerals in the search for medicines and advocated the regeneration of matter and spirit. This book illustrates how this new branch of thought became increasingly popular as the practical and theoretical knowledge of alchemists spread throughout England.Adopted by those in court and the circles of nobility for their own physical and spiritual needs, it was adapted for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of the illnesses of the body politic and its head, the king. This is the first work to synthesize all aspects of alchemy and show its contribution to intellectual, social and political life in the fourteenth century. Hughes explores a rich body of manuscripts to reveal the daily routines of the alchemist and his imaginative mindscape, and considers the contribution of alchemy to the vernacular culture and political debate, leading to a reassessment of the intellectual life of the middle ages.

Alchemy of Abundance

Alchemy of Abundance ebook ISBN: 1591798531
Publisher: Sounds True
Author: Rick Jarow
Number of Pages: 88 
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Have you ever felt the magic of being in the right place at the right time, when you and the universe seemed to be working in effortless cooperation? If so, you have already witnessed what Rick Jarow calls the "Alchemy of Abundance"—the fusion of internal forces and external experience that transmutes the "base metal of a stagnant life" into the gold of full and open participation in every unfolding moment. In Alchemy of Abundance, Jarow reveals the miracle that happens to you when you align your inner energies—your passion, creativity, attention, and will—with the power of the universe itself to make manifest your unique purpose. Includes in-depth exercises and guided visualizations to strengthen your faith in yourself, cultivate patience and generosity, and bring your goals into harmony with the plan the universe has for you. Highlights: Creating your "Mandala of Manifestation"—a powerful tool that will clarify and focus what you want to come into being Fourteen guided visualizations for learning to attend to your body, your vocation, your relationships, your money, and much more

Religion, Learning and Science in the 'Abbasid Period

Religion, Learning and Science in the 'Abbasid Period ebook ISBN: 9780521028875
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: M. J. L. Young,J. D. Latham,R. B. Serjeant
Number of Pages: 612 
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The five centuries of the 'Abbasid period (eighth to thirteenth centuries AD) were the golden age of Arabic literature. They saw the appearance not only of poetry and belles-lettres (which are covered in a previous volume), but also of an extensive body of writings concerned with subjects ranging from theology and law to history and the natural sciences. This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature surveys the most important of these writings, including the literature of Sunnism and Shi'ism, Arabic philosophy, Sufism, Islamic law, grammar, lexicography, administration, historiography, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, alchemy and medicine. It contains separate chapters on six of the greatest scholars of the Middle Ages, as well as on the Arabic literature of the Christians and Jews who lived under the rule of the 'Abbasid caliphate, and includes a study of one of the great cultural movements of the period, the translations from Greek into Arabic.

The Jewish Alchemists

The Jewish Alchemists ebook ISBN: 140086366X
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Raphael Patai
Number of Pages: 634 
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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 published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Tantric Alchemist

The Tantric Alchemist ebook ISBN: 0892542136
Publisher: Ibis Press
Author: Peter Levenda
Number of Pages: 320 
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The Tantric Alchemist is a work on alchemy as decoded by Tantra and a work on Tantra as understood by alchemists. It uncovers works by Thomas Vaughan and suggests how he and his wife--a 17th-century Welsh couple unique in the history of western alchemy--met their fate when dealing with forces they knew only too well, but which were stronger than their ability to control them. Using the works of Vaughan as his text, Levenda applies the "twilight language" of Tantra to the surreal prose of the alchemist and in the process lays bare the lineaments of the arcane tradition that gave rise to the legend of Christian Rosenkreutz, the reputed founder of Rosicrucianism who learned his art in the East; and to the 19th- and 20th-century occult movements lead by such luminaries as P.B. Randolph, Theodore Reuss, Helena Blavatsky, and Aleister Crowley who also sought (and discovered) this technology in the religions and cultures of Asia. Readers will find that the many disparate threads of an authentic spiritual tradition are woven together here in a startling tapestry that reveals--without pretense or euphemism--the psycho-sexual technique that is at the root of both Tantra and alchemy: that is to say, of both Asian and European forms of esoteric praxis.

Alchemy Revisited

Alchemy Revisited ebook ISBN: 9789004092877
Publisher: Brill Archive
Author: Z. R. W. M. Von Martels
Number of Pages: 284 
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Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages

Mysticism and Alchemy through the Ages ebook ISBN: 0786490888
Publisher: McFarland
Author: Gary Edson
Number of Pages: 308 
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An in-depth look into the foundations of mysticism and alchemy, this book describes both physical and spiritual aspects of the various theories and practices of transformation, with attention to the beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. The connection between early mystical pursuits and the development of alchemy from ancient China, India, and Egypt through Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, along with the activities of early alchemists. The book, which is heavily illustrated, describes the beliefs, experiments, and secret messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the world together in search of wealth and immortality.

The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy

The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy ebook ISBN: 1609251784
Publisher: Weiser Books
Author: Brian Cotnoir
Number of Pages: 128 
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In The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy, Brian Cotnoir offers a detailed, stepbystep introduction of Alchemy that explores its mysteries while illustrating its use as a modern spiritual system of attainment. He provides an overview of the history of Alchemy, from the first meldings of Egyptian technology, through the Middle Ages--the golden age of alchemyright up to contemporary techniques. He demystifies the relationship between Alchemy and chemistry, and he provides evidence to detractors that Alchemy is much more than a medieval form of psychotherapy. (The guide includes practical laboratory experiments that safely, and intelligently, lead readers to an understanding of this ancient art and spiritual practice.) From the introduction: Brian describes this book as the one he wishes he had available when he began his lifelong study of Alchemy. I challenge any reader to find a more succinct and clear guide to this science and art. The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy is replete with actual exercises of the alchemical art such as: distillation and further processes to extract aqua vitae and the 'spirit of wine' the purification of salts through calcination, crystallization, and sublimation advanced processes for obtaining such alchemical precursors as Archaeus of Water, Oil of Tartar, and the Spirit of Wine of the Sages herbal work for obtaining spagyric tinctures, magistries, ens, and stones mineral work for obtaining the salts and oils of metals. The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy makes Alchemy a viable and valuable modality that can be used for understanding and working in concert with the energies of Nature for spiritual development, healing, and transformation.

The Way of the Crucible

The Way of the Crucible ebook ISBN: 0615206824
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Robert Bartlett
Number of Pages: 332 
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Our first book, Real Alchemy, provides a glimpse into the general theory and practices surrounding the Art of Alchemy as handed down in the Western World. This second work delves more deeply into "the why of the how" behind laboratory alchemy and elaborates greater detail on some of the mineral works of Alchemy both ancient and modern. Herein you will find a wealth of information concerning the practical art and science of alchemy that makes this arcane subject accessible to the modern student.

The Alchemist

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Author: Mrs. Hughs (Mary)
Number of Pages: 216 
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Chinese Alchemy

Chinese Alchemy ebook ISBN: 1473606330
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Jean Cooper
Number of Pages: 160 
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Here in one slender volume are the essentials to a tradition that dates back to 3,000 B.C. Among the topics covered here are: 1. The origins of Chinese alchemy 2. The quest for gold and immortality 3. The role of minerals and plants, medicines, astrology, yoga, and magic in Chinese alchemy 4. Alchemy in the East and in the West Chinese alchemy, largely associated with Taoism, has a recorded history of more than 2000 years, but traditionally it goes back even further, to the Yellow Emperor and his Three Immortal Ladies, some 3000 years BC. While Western alchemy was concerned with the search for spiritual and material gold, classic Taoist alchemy was a mystical quest for immortality. But like Western alchemy, it was as spiritual quest, its aim being union with the Absolute. J.C. Cooper describes the history and development of Taoist alchemy, compares it with similar traditions in India and Turkistan, and gives it context by contrasting it with the rationale of the Western hermetic tradition. As she writes in her concluding chapter: "The whole work of alchemy is summed up in the phrase 'To make of the body a spirit and of the spirit a body'...The goal of the Taoist alchemist-mystic was transformation, or perhaps more correctly, transfiguration, of the whole body until it ceases to 'be' and is absorbed into and becomes the Tao."