Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

H. Stanley Redgrove

This book is subtitled; ‘Being a Brief Account Of The Alchemistic Doctrines And Their Relation To Mysticism On The One Hand And To Recent Discoveries In Physical Science On The Other Hand; Together With Some Particulars Regarding The Lives And Teachings Of The Most Noted Alchemists.’ The book has 16 full page illustrations and has chapters covering things like the Aim of Alchemy, the Basic Idea of Alchemy, the Nature of the Philosophers Stone…

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The Descent of Man

The Descent of Man

Charles Darwin

Fully illustrated. No book made a greater impact on the intellectual world of its first Victorian readers nor has had such an enduring influence on our thinking on science, literature, theology and philosophy. In The Descent of Man, Darwin addresses the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind, that he had deliberately left out of On the Origin of Species. And the evidence he presents forces us…

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The Golden Chain of Homer

The Golden Chain of Homer

Anton Kirchweger

The Golden Chain of Homer, in its various forms and editions, is perhaps one of the most descriptive and least ambiguous manuscripts on alchemical lore and the early explanations given during the late Renaissance and early Enlightenment periods regarding chemical and earthly processes. Less concerned with celestial and angelic symbolism and more focused on outright experimentation, it covers the processes of fixation, putrefaction…

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The Great Art

The Great Art

Antoine-Joseph Pernety

A system of physics according to hermetic philosophy and theory and practice of the magisterium. From the Preface: ‘UNDER the auspices of the “Universite Libre des Hautes Etudes” of Paris, a Branch of which has recently been established in America, we publish the first volume of a series of classical works whose study constitutes the foundation of the teaching of the “Faculte des Sciences Hermetiques. It is not without reason that we…

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Harmonies of the World

Harmonies of the World

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler published Harmonies of the World in 1619. This was the summation of his theories about celestial correspondences, and ties together the ratios of the planetary orbits, musical theory, and the Platonic solids. Kepler’s speculations are long discredited. However, this work stands as a bridge between the Hermetic philosophy of the Renaissance, which sought systems of symbolic correspondences in the fabric of nature…

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