The Alchemists Handbook

Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy

Author: Frater Albertus

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877286554

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Formerly handed down under oath of secrecy, this clear, concise handbook discusses: the fundamental principles of alchemy; directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, with illustrations of the necessary equipment; step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdom?the necessary prerequisite for any work in the mineral kingdom.
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Alchemist's Handbook

Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy

Author: Frater Albertus

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255602

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 6118

Formerly handed down under oath of secrecy, this clear, concise handbook discusses: the fundamental principles of alchemy; directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, with illustrations of the necessary equipment; step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdom?the necessary prerequisite for any work in the mineral kingdom.
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The Alchemist's Handbook

(manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy)

Author: Frater Albertus

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 124

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Real Alchemy

A Primer of Practical Alchemy

Author: Robert Allen Bartlett

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545544

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 5274

A ground-breaking modern manual on an ancient art, Real Alchemy draws on both modern scientific technology and ancient methods. A laboratory scientist and chemist, Robert Allen Bartlett provides an overview of the history of alchemy, as well as an exploration of the theories behind the practice. Clean, clear, simple, and easy to read, Real Alchemy provides excellent directions regarding the production of plant products and transitions the reader-student into the basics of mineral work—what some consider the true domain of alchemy. New students to practical laboratory alchemy will enjoy reading Real Alchemy and hopefully find the encouragement needed to undertake their own alchemical journey. Bartlett also explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term “Philosopher’s Stone” and describes several very real and practical methods for its achievement. Is the fabled Philosopher’s Stone an elixir of long life or is it a method of transforming lead into gold? Judge for yourself.
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Herbal Alchemy

Author: Phillip Hurley

Publisher: Maithuna Publications

ISBN: 0971012504

Category: Alchemy

Page: 104

View: 8762

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Spagyrics

The Alchemical Preparation of Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs

Author: Manfred M. Junius

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9781594771798

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 8533

Discusses the concepts, principles, processes, and applications of spagyrics, the preparation of products from medicinal plants using alchemical methods.
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Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century

Spagyrics for Detox, Healing, and Longevity

Author: Clare Goodrick-Clarke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779139

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Using the ancient art of spagyrics for treatment of today’s health problems • Contains detailed indications for using alchemical preparations therapeutically • Shows how the essences work holistically to heal the mind, body, and spirit with the energetic qualities of the plant • Provides effective therapy for a wide range of physical and mental disorders Spagyrics is a branch of medicinal alchemy that enhances the healing properties already existing in plants. Developed by Paracelsus, the magus and alchemist of the early 16th century, spagyrics is a holistic therapy that promotes healing at all levels of the human being--body, soul, and spirit. Spagyric essences harness the dynamic life force in plants that triggers recovery from the energetic imbalance of illness. The harmonizing and balancing qualities of spagyric essences differ from other plant remedies and aromatherapy oils because they not only include the plant’s energetic information but also incorporate the salt of the plant, from which all toxic matter has been purged. The preparation of this alchemical medicine makes it possible to capture the full therapeutic spectrum of plants, including the cosmic energies they have absorbed. Alchemical Medicine for the 21st Century contains detailed indications for using these alchemical preparations to treat both physical and mental disorders. The author shows, for example, that the tincture made from dandelion is especially potent on liver-related ailments and also raises the spirit and frees the patient from anger and bitterness. The immune system is also boosted by this essence, providing tonic effects for allergy sufferers. The author, a homeopath since 2000, also shows how these spagyric essences can be potentized homeopathically.
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Alchemical Psychology

Old Recipes for Living in a New World

Author: Thom F. Cavalli

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101143614

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Alchemical practices have been reborn in our contemporary world under the rubric of Jungianism, transpersonal psychology, or depth psychology. But in Alchemical Psychology, Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D., takes us directly to the source—and on a wonderful adventure into the true nature of our hearts and minds. In a book that sparkles with verve, life, and practicality, Dr. Cavalli explains how alchemy was one of humankind’s earliest efforts to transform the nature of consciousness. What little-known or underground arts did alchemists practice in pursuit of self-transformation—and how can they enrich us today? Using the same practices that he employs with patients, Dr. Cavalli offers readers a plethora of personal exercises that, among other things, enables them to “type” themselves according to ancient alchemical identifiers of nature and personality. He then provides practices that can help free them from the grip of familiar problems and foster true personal growth. Beautifully illustrated with medieval prints from the alchemical tradition, Alchemical Psychology gives readers both a richer understanding of their own natures and of the traditions on which many of our modern therapies are based.
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Praxis spagyrica philosophica

Author: Frater Albertus

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 48

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This is a special, limited edition classic reprint for collectors of alchemical writings. It combines two unusual works: Praxis Spagyrica Philosophica, and From One to Ten. Praxis Spagyrica Philosophica is an anonymous work, translated into English from the original German first published in Leipzig, 1711, with commentary by Frater Albertus. It gives "plain and honest directions" on how to make the Philosopher's Stone. Includes a facsimile of the German along with the English and Albertus' illuminating commentary. From One to Ten is Albertus' treatise on the prime manifestation, origin, and extension of numbers in the physical plane. This is not a book on mathematics and its various systems, but a search for the causation of numbers. It describes the emergence of numbers and colors as related prime factors of physical phenomena. The laws involved and their manifestation are pictured in 11 color plates, making this an unusual contribution to any scientific and metaphysical library.
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The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook

A Grimoire of Philtres. Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use

Author: Karen Harrison

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609253479

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 2155

Herbs have been used for medicine, magic, and ritual for centuries. The ancient arts of Herbal Alchemy and Herbal Magick combine an understanding of the healing and energizing effects of herbs (roots, leaves, flowers, resins and essential oils) with an understanding of the cycles of the natural world--the astrological movement of the stars and planets, and the cycles of the earth’s seasons. In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Karen Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, and lasting health, and to increase prosperity and to enhance psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. With a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes, readers will learn how to blend incense, ceremonial oils, bath salts, herbal amulets, fluid condensers, and herbal philtres; and how to use them in meditation, ritual, or energy work. Discover the best herbs to improve any area of your life!
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The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy

An Herbalists's Guide to Preparing Medicinal Essences, Tinctures, and Elixirs

Author: Manfred M. Junius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780892814855

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 262

View: 625

An herbalist shows how to release the complete healing properties of plants by using ancient spagyric (alchemical) methods.
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Golden Chain of Homer

Author: Anton Josef Kirchweger

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465517294

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Lawrence Principe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226682951

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 3452

An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes.
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The Path of Alchemy

Energetic Healing and the World of Natural Magic

Author: Mark Stavish

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738709034

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 229

View: 1251

Introducing the history and basic laws of alchemy and how they are linked to tarot, astrology, Qabala, and the four elements, this practical guide features safe, modern techniques for creating distillations, stones, tinctures, and elixirs for physical healing, spellwork, and much more. Original.
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The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy

Author: Brian Cotnoir

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609251784

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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In The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy, Brian Cotnoir offers a detailed, step-by-step 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 alchemy--right 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.) 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.
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The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy

The Companion to Three Books of Occult Philosophy

Author: Donald Tyson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738718769

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 465

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The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, by Henry Cornelius Agrippa and unnamed others, is considered one of the cornerstones of Western magic, and the grimoires it contains are among the most important that exist in the Western tradition. For more than three hundred years, this mysterious tome has been regarded as difficult or even impossible to understand—until now. Occult scholar Donald Tyson presents a fully annotated, corrected, and modernized edition of Stephen Skinner's 1978 facsimile edition of the original work, which was six tracts published as one volume in 1655. For the first time, these classic works of Western magic have been rendered fully accessible to the novice practitioner, as well as occult scholars and skilled magicians. Tyson presents clear instruction and practical insight on a variety of magic techniques, providing contemporary magicians with a working grimoire of the arcane. - Astrology - History - Geomancy - Ceremonial Magic - The Nature of Spirits, Angels, and Demons - Geomantic Astronomy - Necromancy - Invocation and Evocation of Spirits
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy

Author: Dennis William Hauck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 6653

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.
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Alchemy—The Great Work

A History and Evaluation of the Western Hermetic Tradition

Author: Gilchrist, Cherry

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578635853

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Alchemy is the art of transformation. At its simplest, the alchemist turns base metals into gold. However, this is only one dimension of alchemy—at a more sophisticated level the alchemist's "base metal" is symbolic of himself that needs to be worked upon and the "gold" produced is the alchemist himself in his or her quest to perfect his own nature. In short, true alchemy is a discipline involving physical, psychological and spiritual work aimed at producing wholeness and enlightenment. From the origins of alchemy, both reputed and documented, Cherry Gilchrist's lively and sympathetic narrative takes the reader from the alchemical interests of the ancient Egyptians to the flowering of alchemy in the 17th century. She also elucidates the complexities of alchemical symbolism and examines the ways in which alchemy has developed in the 20th century.
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Tarot Alchemy

A Complete Analysis of the Major Arcana

Author: Kenneth Coombs

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469765150

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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Employing a practical, mathematical approach, author Kenneth Coombs presents a scientific and comprehensive analysis of the twenty-two Tarot cards in the Major Arcana. This detailed examination deciphers the reactions and interactions of the Tarot cards with each other, rather than simply the individual meanings of each card. He shares the results of the 231 possible combinations. In Tarot Alchemy, Coombs, a chemist with more than thirty years of Tarot card reading experience, discusses a novel approach to understanding Tarot. He details the process of alchemy, which involves looking at each Tarot card as an element. The interactions of the Tarot cards are like reactions that create molecules, and it is the interactions of the Tarot cards with each other that give depth and enlightenment in a Tarot reading. This process has given him the ability to determine specific timeframes and even names of people and places using the cards. His approach of deciphering the interactions in a scientific way leads to new insights about the meanings of the Tarot cards in a reading. Tarot Alchemy shows how learning to find patterns in the cards strengthens intuitive abilities and unlocks the doors to understanding the Tarot cards.
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