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Hi again Cympit
Here are some books for your Alchemical Library to get over the next 5 years - most are in paperback and translated now into English
ALCHEMY REFERENCE GUIDE
This booklet is an invaluable tool for those seeking to understand the profound and mysterious art of The Great Work of Ancient Alchemy. ISBN
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How to Read Alchemical Texts - An Introductory Study Course for the Perplex'd
by Adam McLean
Lesson 1 : Obstacles to understanding alchemical texts.
Lesson 2 : The different types of alchemical works :- The practical.
Lesson 3 : The different types of alchemical works : - The philosophical.
Lesson 4 : How to read texts of practical alchemy.
Lesson 5 : How to read coded or obscured texts of practical alchemy.
Lesson 6 : How to read cosmological alchemy.
Lesson 7 : Works that present philosophical theories about alchemy.
Lesson 8 : Paracelsian alchemy.
Lesson 9 : The dense structure of alchemical allegories.
Lesson 10 : Texts of spiritual alchemy.
Lesson 11 : An interlude and summary.
Lesson 12 : The Mirror of Alchemy.
Lesson 13 : The Lily among the thorns.
Lesson 14 : The Terrestrial Heaven.
Lesson 15 : The Treasure of Treasures.
Lesson 16 : Flamel's Philosophical Summary.
Lesson 17 : The style in which a text is written - devices of rhetoric, allegory and supposed biography.
Lesson 18 : Treatise of Mercury and the Philosophers' Stone.
Lesson 19 : How to read the transmutation stories.
Lesson 20 : The devices of allegory, obscurity and paradox.
Lesson 21 : Reading alchemical poetry.
The first half of this Alchemical Course provides the students with ways of recognising different types of Alchemical Treatises& distinct approaches
one must take to understanding the varied material. Included are a number of exercises for the student to work through and many examples of material
for them to study in connection with the Lessons.
The second half of the course provides detailed line by line readings of a number of texts, including some complete works.
Older 'Classic' Treatises on Alchemy written c. AD 1450 to AD 1590
• A Chymicall treatise of Arnoldus de Nova Villa ,
• The Secret Book of Artephius ,
• Everburning Lights of Trithemius ,
• English translation of the Rosarium philosophorum ,
• Geber's Discovery of Secrets ,
• Pretiossissime Donum Dei ,
• The Crowning of Nature ,
• Roger Bacon Tract on the Tincture and Oil of Antimony ,
• Coelum philosophorum of Paracelsus ,
• Paracelsus - The Treasure of Treasures for Alchemists ,
• A Work of Saturn by Johann Isaac Hollandus
Some More 'Classic' Books on Alchemy - AD 1605 to 1690
• Athanasius Kircher's Table of alchemical equipment and operations ,
• The three alchemical flasks of Oldfield ,
• Colours to be observed in the Operation of the Great Work ,
• The Six Keys of Eudoxus , Phantom alchemical plants of Quersitanus ,
• Basil Valentine's Triumphal Chariot of Antimony ,
• The Aphorisms of Urbigerus ,
• Circulatum Minus of Urbigerus ,
• Frontispiece to Urbigerus ,
• John French The Art of Distillation ,
• Francis Bacon - Experiments touching Sulphur and Mercury ,
• Francis Bacon - The Making of Gold ,
• Joannes Agricola A Treatise on Gold ,
• Concerning the Material of the Stone -
• Ms. l'Arsenal 3027
German Alchemy (1459 to 1759)
• Extract from Fulcanelli`s Dwellings of the Philosophers translated into German
• Justus von Liebig `Chemische Briefe` [Letters 3 and 4 are relevant to alchemy.]
• Basil Valentine Von der Meisterschafft der sieben Planeten [transcribed by Johann Plattner.]
• Nicolas Flamel Summarium Philosophicum ]transcribed by Johann Plattner.]
• Hermes Trismegists wahrer alter Naturweg. [Transcribed by Johann Plattner.]
• Dr. Ch. A. Becker: Das Aceton, der geheime Weingeist der Adepten [Transcribed by Johann Plattner.]
• Hermaphroditisches Sonn-und-Monds-Kind [Transcribed by Mike Brennan.]
• Max Retschlag: Die Alchimie und ihr großes Meisterwerk der Stein der Weisen
[Transcribed by Johann Plattner.]
• Aphorisms of Urbigerus [Transcribed by Johann Plattner]
One of the few practicing alchemists in the modern era, Robert Allen Bartlett explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term
"Philosopher's Stone" and describes severalpractical methods for its achievement.
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