The Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Lawrence Principe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226682952
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: History

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.

The Book of the Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Constantino de Pisa
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004092889
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Science

The "Liber secretorum alchimie" is an attempt to introduce alchemy into Aristotle's science: manipulating metals, astronomy, astrology, geography and even theology are combined in these lecture notes taken by a 13th century medical student to make a fascinating review of themes which were hotly debated in medieval Italian university circles.

The Book of the Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Constantinus (Pisanus)
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: IND:30000002183840
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Architecture

The "Liber secretorum alchimie" is an attempt to introduce alchemy into Aristotle's science: manipulating metals, astronomy, astrology, geography and even theology are combined in these lecture notes taken by a 13th century medical student to make a fascinating review of themes which were hotly debated in medieval Italian university circles.

The Philosopher s Stone

Author: Peter Marshall
Publisher: Pan Publishing
ISBN: 0330489100
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

Alchemy is an ancient, but still practised, science. Peter Marshall investigates the realities behind the mythology of alchemy and searches for evidence of the element which can make it a reality, the legendary Philosopher's Stone.

A Subtle Allegory

Author: Michael Maier
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1539422658
Release Date: 2016-10-09
Genre:

Michael Maier is one of the foremost names within the corpus of alchemical literature. This short tract, written in the late 17th century, proposes a short story regarding the phoenix as the answer to the riddle of alchemy. Instructing the reader thus through metaphor and veil, Maier hopes to allow those with the wisdom to understand the content to practice this art for spiritual and medicinal purposes. The occult trappings of this work are quite fantastical.

A Subtle Allegory Concerning the Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Michael Maier
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1468025473
Release Date: 2011-12-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

AFTER spending the best part of my life in the study of the liberal arts and sciences, and in the company of wise men and judicious scholars, I was compelled, as the result of my observation of mankind, to arrive at the melancholy conclusion that the hearts of most persons are set either on ambitious and vainglorious projects, on sensual pleasures, or on the accumulation of wealth by all and any means; and that few care either for God or for virtue At first I did not quite know whether to become a disciple of the laughing or of the weeping philosopher, or whether to join in the exclamation of the wise Prince of Israel: "All things are vanity." But at length the Bible and experience taught me to take refuge in the study of the hidden secrets of Nature, whether pursued at home, by means of books, or abroad, in the Great Volume of the World.

Little Big oder das Parlament der Feen

Author: John Crowley
Publisher:
ISBN: 3100131029
Release Date: 1984-01
Genre:

Es beginnt einigermassen harmlos: Junger Mann heiratet um 1900 in eine spleenige Familie ein, liebt seine Frau, bald aber auch seine Schwägerin, deren Tochter von Feen entführt wird. (Ausgezeichnet mit dem World Fantasy Award).

Embodying Osiris

Author: Thom F Cavalli
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9780835630504
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Religion

The modern Western movement to embrace Eastern spiritual traditions usually stops with India and the Orient. Westerners have yet to discover the wisdom that dates back even further to ancient Egypt. With a Jungian perspective, clinical psychologist Dr. Thom F. Cavalli plumbs that wisdom through the myth of Osiris, the green-skinned Egyptian god of vegetation and the Underworld. As no one else has done, Cavalli draws on Osiris’s death and resurrection as a guide to spiritual transformation. The myth represents the joining of the conscious and the unconscious, the light and the dark, life and death, and shows how to live our temporal existence in service to and anticipation of eternal life. Cavalli sees the ancient art of alchemy — which attempted to turn lead into gold — as the key. The alchemical recipe "solve et coagula" (solution and coagulation) encoded in the myth describes the integration of all parts of a person and the method for achieving an experience of immortality in life and eternal life after death. The Osiris myth thus provides a model for the contemporary quest for individuation, the Jungian term for integrating ego and self, body and soul, in the process of becoming whole.

Secrets of Nature

Author: William R. Newman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262140756
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A fresh look at the role of astrology and alchemy in Renaissance thinking and everyday life.

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

Author: Arthur Edward Waite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136182921
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

Sexual Secrets

Author: Nik Douglas
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: 0892812664
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Sexual Secrets" is the definitive and all-encompassing guide to sex and mysticism. No book of this magnitude has ever appeared on the subject. The distillation of more than two thousand years of practical techniques for enhancing sexual awareness and achieving the transcendental experience of unity, "Sexual Secrets" explores the path of love and mysticism, making accesible for the first time the sexual mysteries of the East.