The Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Lawrence Principe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226682951

Category: History

Page: 281

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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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Die Mechanisierung des Weltbildes

Author: Eduard J. Dijksterhuis

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364262037X

Category: Science

Page: 594

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Das Buch von Dijksterhuis erschien in deutscher Sprache erstmals 1956. Der Autor gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften vom Altertum über das Mittelalter bis zu der Geburt der klassischen Naturwissenschaft. Neben den eigentlichen naturwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen finden auch philosophische und geisteswissenschaftliche Aspekte der behandelten Zeitabschnitte Berücksichtigung. Professor Dr. Heinz Maier-Leibnitz schreibt in seinem Geleitwort: "Aber wenn uns die Wissenschaftsgeschichte helfen soll, dann darf sie nicht auf denselben modischen Bahnen wandeln wie die meisten, die heute über Wissenschaft schreiben. Deshalb freue ich mich, daß das Buch von Dijksterhuis wieder aufgelegt wird. Er ist nicht modisch. Ganz sorgfältig dringt er in das Denken früherer Jahrhunderte ein. Wer ihm folgt, und es ist ein Vergnügen, ihm zu folgen, wird viel für sein Denken profitieren."
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Splendor Solis

The World's Most Famous Alchemical Manuscript

Author: Dr. Stephen Skinner,Dr. Rafal T. Prinke,Georgiana Hedesan,Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1786782596

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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Mental Health, Spirituality, and Religion in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110361647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 744

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This volume continues the critical exploration of fundamental issues in the medieval and early modern world, here concerning mental health, spirituality, melancholy, mystical visions, medicine, and well-being. The contributors, who originally had presented their research at a symposium at The University of Arizona in May 2013, explore a wide range of approaches and materials pertinent to these issues, taking us from the early Middle Ages to the eighteenth century, capping the volume with some reflections on the relevance of religion today. Lapidary sciences matter here as much as medical-psychological research, combined with literary and art-historical approaches. The premodern understanding of mental health is not taken as a miraculous panacea for modern problems, but the contributors suggest that medieval and early modern writers, scientists, and artists commanded a considerable amount of arcane, sometimes curious and speculative, knowledge that promises to be of value and relevance even for us today, once again. Modern palliative medicine finds, for instance, intriguing parallels in medieval word magic, and the mystical perspectives encapsulated highly productive alternative perceptions of the macrocosm and microcosm that promise to be insightful and important also for the post-modern world.
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Mysterium Coniunctionis

An Inquiry into the Separation and Synthesis of Psychic Opposites in Alchemy

Author: C.G. Jung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533682

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

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Mysterium Coniunctionis was first published in the Collected Works of C.G. Jung in 1963. For this second edition of the work, numerous corrections and revisions have been made in cross-references to other volumes of the Collected Works now available and likewise in the Bibliography. Mysterium Coniunctionis was Jung's last work of book length and gives a final account of his lengthy researches in alchemy. It was Jung's empirical discovery that certain key problems of modern man were prefigures in what t he alchemists called their 'art' or 'process'. Jung maintained that 'the world of alchemical symbols does not belong to the rubbish heap of the past, but stands in a very real and living relationship to our most recent discoveries concerning the psychology of the unconscious'. The volume includes ten plates, a Bibliography, an Index, and an Appendix of original Latin and Greek texts quoted in the work.
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Alchemie und Mystik

Author: Alexander Roob

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836514231

Category:

Page: 191

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Alchemy Revisited

Proceedings of the International Conference on the History of Alchemy at the University of Groningen, 17-19 April 1989

Author: Z. R. W. M. Von Martels

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004092877

Category: Science

Page: 284

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The Secret Doctrine

The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy

Author: H. P. Blavatsky,Annie Besant

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108073247

Category: History

Page: 628

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A three-volume 'synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy' by one of the nineteenth century's most controversial spiritualists.
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Alchemy Tried in the Fire

Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Author: William R. Newman,Lawrence M. Principe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226577023

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Winner of the 2005 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society. What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he employ? Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known as "the father of chemistry," and George Starkey, an alchemist and the most prominent American scientific writer before Benjamin Franklin as their guide, Newman and Principe reveal the hitherto hidden laboratory operations of a famous alchemist and argue that many of the principles and practices characteristic of modern chemistry derive from alchemy. By analyzing Starkey's extraordinary laboratory notebooks, the authors show how this American "chymist" translated the wildly figurative writings of traditional alchemy into quantitative, carefully reasoned laboratory practice—and then encoded his own work in allegorical, secretive treatises under the name of Eirenaeus Philalethes. The intriguing "mystic" Joan Baptista Van Helmont—a favorite of Starkey, Boyle, and even of Lavoisier—emerges from this study as a surprisingly central figure in seventeenth-century "chymistry." A common emphasis on quantification, material production, and analysis/synthesis, the authors argue, illustrates a continuity of goals and practices from late medieval alchemy down to and beyond the Chemical Revolution. For anyone who wants to understand how alchemy was actually practiced during the Scientific Revolution and what it contributed to the development of modern chemistry, Alchemy Tried in the Fire will be a veritable philosopher's stone.
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Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time

John of Rupecissa in the Late Middle Ages

Author: Leah DeVun

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023114539X

Category: History

Page: 272

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In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the end times were coming; the apocalypse was near. Rupescissa's teachings were unique in his era. He claimed that knowledge of the natural world, and alchemy in particular, could act as a defense against the calamity of the last days. He treated alchemy as medicine (his work was the conceptual forerunner of pharmacology), and reflected emerging technologies and views that sought to combat famine, plague, religious persecution, and war. In order to understand scientific knowledge as it is today, Leah DeVun asks that we revisit the Black Death, the Hundred Years' War, and the Avignon Papacy through Rupescissa's eyes. The advances he pioneered, along with the exciting strides made by his contemporaries, shed critical light on future developments in medicine, pharmacology, and chemistry.
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The Secret Doctrine

The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy

Author: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theosophy

Page: N.A

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Alchemy and Kabbalah

Author: Samael Aun Weor

Publisher: Glorian Publishing

ISBN: 1934206806

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The most ancient sciences in the world are Alchemy and Kabbalah, which constitute the practical, spiritual knowledge hidden in the depths of every great religion and mystical tradition. Modern scientists are only recently discovering what these ancient teachings have always known: that we are a part of a multidimensional universe, and that our consciousness, our awareness, can expand to perceive matter and energy that are invisible to the flesh. Just as physics and chemistry illuminate our understanding of the physical world, Alchemy and Kabbalah constitute a scientific method to awaken the consciousness and fully develop the human being, opening the doors to vast worlds that are hidden from the physical senses. This awakening or alchemical birth requires a precise scientific method, for everything that exists depends upon causes and conditions. Hidden in centuries of mystical texts and obscure drawings are the specific instructions that lead towards the opening of their inner senses and the entrance into a higher life. The Philosopher's Stone, the secret of transmuting lead into gold, and many other sacred mysteries long restricted to initiates who had proven their trustworthiness were publicly revealed for the first time by the author Samael Aun Weor. These mystical sciences are hidden in the twenty-two primary Tarot cards, whose origins and precise meanings have never before now been publicly revealed. Now, see for yourself how these ancient traditions are all truly one science. Discover the keys to unlock the mysteries hidden in scriptures, mystical texts, and enigmatic images, and most importantly the mysteries hidden within us.
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Secrets of Nature

Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe

Author: William R. Newman,Anthony Grafton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262140751

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 443

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

Author: Angelo Aulisa

Publisher: Angelo Aulisa

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 37

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Seven steps to eternity, self help non fiction , inner guide to meditation and consciousness,awareness, for the realization awakening of oneself. Seven steps to eternity help the reader to be awake, conscious,aware of oneself and consciousness infinity eternity , in essence a human bean is eternal immortal, in this book a convergence of evolution in consciousness,awareness is clear explain, The path endless meditation. Angelo Aulisa
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Gateway of the Gods

An Investigation of Fallen Angels, the Nephilim, Alchemy, Climate Change, and the Secret Destiny of the Human Race

Author: Craig Hines

Publisher: Numina Media Arts

ISBN: 097855910X

Category: History

Page: 432

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The Secrets of Heaven are Finally Revealed! "...[Jacob] dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven... [and he saw] the angels of god ascending and descending on it. And he was afraid, and said, 'How dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.'" --Genesis 28:12, 17 KJV. This ground-breaking and provocative book presents new and astonishing interpretations of ancient history, mythology and world religions that will call many established beliefs into question. In Gateway of the Gods, author Craig Hines invites readers to reconsider preconceived notions concerning Biblical theology in light of recent scientific discoveries and inquiries concerning the nature of the universe. This fascinating exploration reveals a number of ideas that have been suppressed and obscured behind layers of symbolism and misguided propaganda for thousands of years... until now. - Why is it that so many world cultures share details of an event when fallen angels descended upon the earth and fathered hybrid offspring called the Nephilim? - Is it possible that these beings used "gateway" technology housed within pyramids and holy temples to travel between the heavenly and earthly realms? - Do the latest advances in theoretical physics lend credibility to the idea that otherworldly beings might reside in dimensions parallel to our own? - Do the recorded voices of the "dead," known as Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), indicate that we may be able to communicate with these other realms? - Was a secret message embedded within ancient texts that could only be revealed after we have attained the knowledge and technology necessary to understand it? - Does this message offer a solution to the approaching environmental disaster that scientists warn will be more devastating to human civilization than any others in recorded history? Drawing from a variety of historical sources and years of meticulous research, the author weaves together a compelling argument involving a range of seemingly disparate topics that when considered together, formulate a radically new narrative concerning the history and destiny of the human race.
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Magic and Alchemy

Author: Robert Michael Place

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093905

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 143

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Examines the history, practices, and philosophies of magic and alchemy in Western history.
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The Alchemy of Paint

Art, Science and Secrets from the Middle Ages

Author: Spike Bucklow

Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers

ISBN: 9780714531724

Category: Art

Page: 335

View: 8789

A fascinating look at how pigments were created, used, and revered in the Middle Ages.
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Nonequilibrium Nondissipative Thermodynamics

With Application to Low-Pressure Diamond Synthesis

Author: Ji-Tao Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540428022

Category: Science

Page: 254

View: 9719

This book introduces a new and successful concept for thermodynamics: nonequilibrium phase diagrams. This concept has been successfully applied to diamond synthesis. The book goes on to demonstrate how these diagrams lead to a complete new systematization of modern thermodynamics.
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Transcendental Magic

Author: Eliphas Levi

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877280798

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 438

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This is Eliphas Levi's (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi's work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.
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