Books about Alchemy
Alchemy is both a philosophy and a practice with an aim of achieving ultimate wisdom as well as immortality, involving the improvement of the alchemist as well as the making of several substances described as possessing unusual properties. The practical aspect of alchemy generated the basics of modern inorganic chemistry, namely concerning procedures, equipment and the identification and use of many current substances.
The fundamental ideas of alchemy are said to have arisen in the ancient Persian Empire. Alchemy has been practiced in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia (today's Iran), India, China, Japan, Korea and in Classical Greece and Rome, in the Muslim civilizations, and then in Europe up to the 20th century—in a complex network of schools and philosophical systems spanning at least 2500 years. More »
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The Hermetic Tradition: Symbols and Teachings of the Royal Art
By Julius Evola & E. E. Rehmus
This important survey of alchemical symbols and doctrines sets forth the mysterious worldview and teachings of the practitioners of the "royal art." O...
The Thoth Companion: The Key to the True Symbolic Meaning of the Thoth Tarot
By Michael Osiris Snuffin
Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot―one of the most respected yet enigmatic tarot decks of all time―offers rich rewards for those who can penetrate its...
Museum of Lost Wonder
By Jeff Hoke
The Museum of Lost Wonder is a book with a mission, simply stated: To illuminate life's mysteries. The execution is nearly indescribable. Think McSwee...
Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions
By Jon Elster
Jon Elster has written a comprehensive, wide-ranging book on the emotions in which he considers the full range of theoretical approaches. Drawing on h...
The Jewish Alchemists: A History and Source Book
By Raphael Patai
In this monumental work, Raphael Patai opens up an entirely new field of cultural history by tracing Jewish alchemy from antiquity to the nineteenth c...
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Conventional wisdom traces Tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go back much further in time and draw on a surprisingly rich variety of cult...
This is Mary Magdalen's personal story of her tantric relationship with Yeshua ben Joseph, known today as Jesus Christ. A love so deep it has survived...
Alchemy & Mysticism (Klotz)
By Alexander Roob
A fantastic journey through the history of esoteric lore: the great work of the alchemists (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition) The Hermetic...
The Book of Spells
By Nicola De Pulford
Contains 50 spells for health, wealth and happiness, using ingredients found easily in shops, garden or home. From the author of "Spells & Charms : 52...