The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine

Author: Basil Valentine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542784542

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This is an ancient and sacred alchemical text written by Basil Valentine that describes the 12 Keys to the creation of the philosopher's stone.
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Twelve Keys

Author: Basil Valentine

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ISBN: 9781530676064

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Page: 48

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The Alchemy of Light

Geometry and Optics in Late Renaissance Alchemical Illustration

Author: Urszula Szulakowska

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116900

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 246

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This re-examination of alchemical engravings of the late Renaissance uses an innovative semiotic method in analysing their geometrical and optical rhetorical devices. The images are contextualised within contemporary metaphysics, specifically, the discourse of light, and in Protestant reformism.
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Twelve Keys of Basilius Valentinus

Author: Basilius Valentinus

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508590927

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Page: 206

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Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine is one of the most important alchemical works available to modern students of Alchemy and early Chemistry. First published in Ein kurtz summarischer Tractat, von dem grossen Stein der Uralten... (Eisleben, 1599) without illustrations, it achieved wider distribution as part of the Tripus Aureus (Golden Tripod) compendium edited by Michael Maier and published at Frankfurt in 1618 by Lucas Jennis. Maier's illustrated edition of the work is by far the most influential. The emblematic engravings drew upon the allegorical descriptive imagery of the text and added coherence to the symbolism.
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From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story

Author: Arthur Greenberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470085231

Category: Science

Page: 664

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Praise for From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story "The timeline from alchemy to chemistry contains some of the most mystifying ideas and images that humans have ever devised. Arthur Greenberg shows us this wonderful world in a unique and highly readable book." —Dr. John Emsley, author of The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison "Art Greenberg takes us, through text and lovingly selected images, on a 'magical mystery tour' of the chemical universe. No matter what page you open, there is a chemical story worth telling." —Dr. Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate and coauthor of Chemistry Imagined "Chemistry has perhaps the most intricate, most fascinating, and certainly most romantic history of all the sciences. Arthur Greenberg's essays-delightful, learned, quirky, highly personal, and richly illustrated with contemporary drawings (many of great rarity and beauty)-provide a kaleidoscope of intellectual landscapes, bringing the experiments, the ideas, and the human figures of chemistry's past intensely alive." —Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story takes you on an illustrated tour of chemistry's fascinating history, from its early focus on the spiritual relationship between man and nature to some of today's most cutting-edge applications. Drawing from rare publications and artwork that span over five centuries, the book contains nearly 200 essays and over 350 illustrations-including 24 in full color-that tell the engaging story of the development of this fundamental science and its connection with human history. Join Arthur Greenberg as he combines the "best of the best" from his previous works (as well as several new essays) to paint a colorful picture of chemistry's remarkable origins!
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A chemical history tour

picturing chemistry from alchemy to modern molecular science

Author: Arthur Greenberg

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: 9780471354086

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Take a stroll through this one-of-a-kind book that offers readers an illustrated tour of how chemistry developed, from alchemy to the emergence of chemistry as a scientific discipline in the early 17th century, and, finally, modern-day chemistry. Discover this rare collection of more than 180 illustrations spanning 400 years of chemical publications, with each illustration accompanied by an essay discussing its significance in the context of historical scientific beliefs as well as modern chemical science. The author's knowledge and enthusiasm for the books, images, and subject matter are clearly reflected throughout the very readable, informative, and frequently funny essays. High-quality, full-page reproductions from the author's art collection, published from 1599 to the present, are eloquently displayed.
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Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

Author: H. Stanley Redgrove

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409231194

Category: Science

Page: 132

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Being a brief account of the alchemistic doctrines, and their relations, to mysticism on the one hand, and to recent discoveries in the physical science on the other hand; together with some particulars regarding the lives and teachings of the most noted alchemists. The meaning of alchemy; The theory of physical alchemy; The alchemists before and after Paracelsus; The outcome of alchemy; The age of modern chemistry; Modern alchemy. H Stanley Redgrove, best known for his writings on alchemy. Early in his scientific career he was associated with Professor John Ferguson and others in forming the Alchemical Society and was appointed editor of its journal; that Society was one of the many killed by the last war. Redgrove's book on "Alchemy: Ancient and Modern," first published in 1912, is an excellent survey, which brings out clearly the connection between the old alchemical doctrines and the conceptions of modern chemistry.
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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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The Doctrine of Transcendental Magic

Author: Eliphas Levi

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849606457

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Page: 212

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This is the complete English version of Eliphas Levi's treatise on ritual magic. This work is in two parts: in this one we establish the kabalistic and magical doctrine in its entirety; the other one, called "The Ritual of Transcendental Magic", is consecrated to the cultus, that is, to Ceremonial Magic. The one is that which the ancient sages termed the Clavicle, the other that which people on the country-side still call the Grimoire. The numbers and subjects of the chapters which correspond in both parts, are in no sense arbitrary, and are all indicated in the great universal key, of which we give for the first time a complete and adequate explanation. Let this work now go its way where it will and become what Providence determines; it is finished, and we believe it to be enduring, because it is strong, like all that is reasonable and conscientious. Contents: Introduction The Candidate The Pillars Of The Temple The Triangle Of Solomon The Tetragram The Pentagram Magical Equilibrium The Fiery Sword Realization Initiation The Kabalah The Magic Chain The Great Work Necromancy Transmutations Black Magic Bewitchments Astrology Charms And Philtres The Stone Of The Philosophers – Elagabalus The Universal Medicine Divination Summary And General Key Of The Four Secret Sciences
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