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Alchemy: An Illustrated A to Z Diana Fernando

Alchemy: An Illustrated A to Z

Diana Fernando

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ISBN : 9780713726688
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192 pages
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From Alchimistiches Medaillon to Zuccari, delve into the mysteries of alchemy -- the ancient mystical art considered to be one of the four esoteric paths to enlightenment. Closely related to witchcraft, alchemy is neither a science nor a philosophy,MoreFrom Alchimistiches Medaillon to Zuccari, delve into the mysteries of alchemy -- the ancient mystical art considered to be one of the four esoteric paths to enlightenment. Closely related to witchcraft, alchemy is neither a science nor a philosophy, but rather a striving for perfection on a physical and metaphysical level. Alchemy is about transforming materials -- metals as well as people. This generously illustrated dictionary features entries on laboratory operations and well-known alchemists as well as information on the framework that made alchemy possible -- the brotherhoods, the sacred places, the transmitters, collectors and patrons, the texts and publishers, and something of the language, including cabalistic and glyphic. A great deal of emphasis is laid on pictures and emblems, which are keys to understanding the path of alchemy. Anyone interested in exploring the marvels of this elusive pursuit will find this unique volume to be an invaluable resource.