By Neil Powell

ISBN-10: 0385113234

ISBN-13: 9780385113236

Whereas dated--the quantity is a part of a collection at the occult released by way of Doubleday in 1976--the details contained inside is actual and well timed. furthermore, the paintings includes many beautiful illustrations/reproductions, making it a visually beautiful resource. Contents: 1 The that means of Alchemy 2 the foundations of Alchemy three Mysterious Frenchmen four The Medieval Masters five The Wandering Alchemists 6 What occurred to Alchemy? 7 intercourse and Symbolism eight Alchemy Lives On

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This field acts on the observer and puts him in a privileged position vis-a-vis the Universe. From this position he has access to the realities which are ordinarily hidden from us by time and space, matter and energy. " In an introduction to the English edition of The Mystery of the Cathedrals Walter Lang carries the Fulcanelli legend further, reporting that "after a lapse of many years, Canseliet received a message from the alchemist and met him at a prearranged rendezvous. " But, says Lang, Fulcanelli had grown younger, for whereas he had been an old man of 80 when Canseliet had first met him, 30 years later he appeared to be a man of 50.

The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The only problem was that they referred to the later stages of the transmutation. There were no written instructions given as to what the prima materia, or first matter, consisted of, and so it seemed impossible to carry out the essential first stages of the transmutation. The only clue the author gave to the identity of the first matter was that he had depicted it in the illustrations on the fourth and fifth leaves of the book. " Flamel had the pictures copied and showed them to various people in the hope that someone would be able to interpret them.

It had been built and decorated on the instructions of Nicholas Flamel, a man whose profession it was to copy out manuscripts and documents in the days before printing. The paintings showed the figure of Nicholas Flamel dressed as a pilgrim, strange symbolic scenes, and the various stages of a successful transmutation of ordinary metals into gold. Flamel explained the transmutation scenes as follows: "In the year of our Lord 1382, April 25, at five in the afternoon, this mercury I truly trans40 Alchemists, like alchemical texts, are often obscure and hard to understand.

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