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The Alchemist's Daughter

The Alchemist's Daughter ebook ISBN: 0297858068
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Katharine McMahon
Number of Pages: 320 
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From the author of Richard and Judy Book Club choice, THE ROSE OF SEBASTOPOL 'A first-rate historical romance: it's hard to think it will be bettered this year' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY When two strangers enters the manor of a brilliant alchemist and his talented young daughter, nothing will remain the same... Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and beautiful, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist and fills her with knowledge while recording every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring adventure - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But they are interrupted by the arrival of two strangers. During the course of a sultry August, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice - with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.

The Alchemist's Daughter

The Alchemist's Daughter ebook ISBN: 9781894345798
Publisher: Saskatoon : Thistledown Press
Author: Eileen Kernaghan
Number of Pages: 187 
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When her father and her country are threatened, Sidonie tries to make gold.

Alchemy and Finnegans Wake

Alchemy and Finnegans Wake ebook ISBN: 9780873953887
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Barbara DiBernard
Number of Pages: 163 
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In the first full-length study of Joyce's direct and indirect use of alchemical allusions, DiBernard shows how an awareness of the alchemical metaphor guides a reader through the richness of Finnegans Wake. For example, the alchemical transmutation of lead into gold parallels the transmutation of the dross and commotion of ordinary life into a work of art. This study shows how the themes of Joyce's novel--death and rebirth, the conflict between physical and spiritual, incest, colors, forgery, and the reconciliation of opposites--relate to the alchemical process. The author then presents a theory, based on alchemical metaphor, on the much debated subject of Joyce's view of the artist.

Alchemy and Psychotherapy

Alchemy and Psychotherapy ebook ISBN: 1317801059
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Dale Mathers
Number of Pages: 278 
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Alchemical symbols are part of popular culture, most recently popularised in the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psychology. It inspired him as he wrote ‘the Red Book’ - the journal of his voyage of internal discovery. He devoted much of his life to it, using alchemical symbols as metaphors for unconscious processes. Alchemy and Psychotherapy explores the issue of alchemy in the consulting room and its application to social and political issues. This book argues against the dominant discourse in contemporary psychotherapy - scientific materialism - and for the discovery of spiritual meaning. Alchemy and Psychotherapy has four main sections: ‘Alchemy and meaning’ - looks at the history of alchemy, particularly the symbol of the coniunctio - sacred marriage - a metaphor for the therapeutic relationship. 'The symbolic attitude’ - explores working with dreams, fairytales, astrology and the body: each of which is a symbolic language. ‘The spirit and the natural world’ - discusses the concept of 'burn out' - of therapists, our ecological resources, the mystical aspects of quantum physics and the philosophical underpinning of symbol formation. ‘Clinical Applications’ - shows alchemy’s use with victims of abuse, those struggling to secure gender identity, in anorexia and in ‘social healing’ - atonement and restorative justice - which apply the idea of the coniunctio. Alchemy and Psychotherapy is illustrated throughout with clinical examples, alchemical pictures and poetry which emphasise that alchemy is both a creative art and a science. Bringing together contributors from a wide range of disciplines, Dale Mathers and contributors show that therapy is both art and science, that the consulting room is the alchemical laboratory, and that their research is their creative engagement. Alchemy and Psychotherapy will be a valuable resource for practitioners, students at all levels of psychotherapy, analytical psychology, psychoanalysis and creative, art-based therapies and for creative practitioners (in film, literature and performing arts) who draw on Jung’s ideas.

Alchemy and Meggy Swann

Alchemy and Meggy Swann ebook ISBN: 054748741X
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Karen Cushman
Number of Pages: 176 
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Meggy arrives in London expecting to be welcomed by her father, who sent for her, but he doesn't want her to assist in his laboratory when he sees that not only is she female, she needs two sticks to walk. Sent on trivial errands, she learns to navigate the city, which is earthy and colorful as well as dirty, noisy, and filled with rogues and thieves. Meanwhile she is befriended by the alchemist's former assistant, and when it appears that her father may be arrested and beheaded for practicing magic, together she and her new friend devise a plan to save him. Building strength and street smarts, Meggy goes from helpless to confident and from friendless to surrounded by warmth and love. Elizabethan London has its dark side, but it also has much to offer Meggy Swann.

Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy

Faith, Medical Alchemy and Natural Philosophy ebook ISBN: 042986213X
Publisher: Routledge
Author: John T. Young
Number of Pages: 278 
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Published in 1998, this is a fundamental re-assessment of the world-view of the alchemists, natural philosophers and intelligencers of the mid 17th century. Based almost entirely upon the extensive and hitherto little-researched manuscript archive of Samuel Hartlib, it charts and contextualises the personal and intellectual history of Johann Moriaen (c.1592-1668), a Dutch-German alchemist and natural philosopher. Moriaen was closely acquainted with many of the leading thinkers and experimenters of his time, including René Descartes, J.A. Comenius, J.R. Glauber and J.S. Küffler. His detailed reports of relations with these figures and his response to their work provide a uniquely informed insight into the world of alchemy and natural philosophy. This study also illuminates the nature and mechanisms of intellectual and technological exchanges between Germany, The Netherlands and England.

Alchemy's Daughter

Alchemy's Daughter ebook ISBN: 9781936181247
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Author: Mary Ann Osborne
Number of Pages: 288 
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"Brimming with details of life in Italy during the plague of 1348, this well-researched story incorporates historical information about medieval alchemy, midwifery, and the conflict between science and superstition, providing a rich context and arresting contrast for Santina's thoroughly modern attitudes."-Kirkus Reviews

From Alchemy to Chemistry

From Alchemy to Chemistry ebook ISBN: 0486170845
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: John Read
Number of Pages: 256 
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Broad, humanistic treatment focuses on great figures of chemistry and ideas that revolutionized the science. Much on alchemy, also development of modern chemistry, atomic theory, elements, organic chemistry, more. 50 illustrations.

Alchemy and Alchemists

Alchemy and Alchemists ebook ISBN: 0486167828
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: C. J. S. Thompson
Number of Pages: 288 
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Well-researched study traces history of alchemy, chronicling search for philosopher's stone and elixir of life, alchemist's laboratory and apparatus, symbols and secret alphabets, famous practitioners, plus contributions to field of chemistry. 77 black-and-white illustrations, 31 plates.

The Alchemist's Daughter (Mills & Boon Historical)

The Alchemist's Daughter (Mills & Boon Historical) ebook ISBN: 1472040503
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Author: Elaine Knighton
Number of Pages: 288 
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THE QUEST FOR SECRETS HAD DESTROYED ONE MAN SHE LOVED. HER HEART COULD NOT BEAR TO LOSE ANOTHER. Isidora Binte Deogel had lost her father to alchemy, only to see Sir Lucien de Griswold willingly tread the same dangerous path. And now a cruel irony had made him her soul's desire and her the agent of his doom!

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors ebook ISBN: 9780787678777
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Author: Julie Mellors
Number of Pages: 450 
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Alchemy: Ancient and Modern Being a Brief Account of the Alchemistic Doctrines, and Their Relations to Mysticism on the One Hand, and to Recent Discoveries in Physical Science on the Other Hand

Alchemy: Ancient and Modern Being a Brief Account of the Alchemistic Doctrines, and Their Relations to Mysticism on the One Hand, and to Recent Discoveries in Physical Science on the Other Hand ebook ISBN: 1465582347
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Herbert Stanley Redgrove
Number of Pages: 141 
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The treasure-seeker's daughter

The treasure-seeker's daughter ebook ISBN:
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Author: Hannah Lawrance
Number of Pages: 256 
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A novel set in the London parish of St. Giles Cripplegate.

The Alchemist of Lost Souls

The Alchemist of Lost Souls ebook ISBN: 1496715322
Publisher: Kensington Books
Author: Mary Lawrence
Number of Pages: 304 
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A dangerous element discovered by Bianca Goddard’s father falls into the wrong hands . . . leading to a chain of multiple murders. Spring 1544: Now that she is with child, Bianca is more determined than ever to distance herself from her unstable father. Desperate to win back the favor of King Henry VIII, disgraced alchemist Albern Goddard plans to reveal a powerful new element he's discovered—one with deadly potential. But when the substance is stolen, he is panicked and expects his daughter to help. Soon after, a woman's body is found behind the Dim Dragon Inn, an eerie green vapor rising from her breathless mouth. To her grave concern, Bianca has reason to suspect her own mother may be involved in the theft and the murder. As her husband John is conscripted into King Henry's army to subdue Scottish resistance, Bianca must navigate a twisted and treacherous path among alchemists, apothecaries, chandlers, and scoundrels—to find out who among them is willing to kill to possess the element known as lapis mortem, the stone of death . . . Praise for Death at St. Vedast “Full of period details, Lawrence’s latest series outing captures Tudor London in all its colorful splendor. A solid choice for devotees of Karen Harper’s Elizabethan mysteries.” —Library Journal

Alchemy and Kabbalah

Alchemy and Kabbalah ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Spring Publications
Author: Gershom Scholem
Number of Pages: 110 
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A classic text on alchemy by the leading scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem, is presented here for the first time in English translation. Scholem looks critically at the century-old connections between alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its Christianized varieties, such as the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C. G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots of embedded in the Kabbalah.

Uneasy Alchemy

Uneasy Alchemy ebook ISBN: 9780262511346
Publisher: MIT Press
Author: Barbara L. Allen
Number of Pages: 211 
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How coalitions of citizens and experts have been effective in promoting environmental justice in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor.

Urban Alchemy

Urban Alchemy ebook ISBN: 1613320124
Publisher: NYU Press
Author: Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Number of Pages: 3523 
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What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other? Dr. Mindy Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart as a guide, Fullilove takes readers on a tour of successful collaborative interventions that repair cities and make communities whole.

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy ebook ISBN: 1136182926
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Number of Pages: 440 
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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 1926.