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Alchemical Wisdom

Author : Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
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Pir Vilayat’s retreat process was modeled on the ancient alchemical process of transmuting lead into gold, but here it is the human heart, which, purified of its dross, reflects the divine luminosity. Often a few words, a single idea, can prove the catalyst which moves this process from one stage to the next.

Spiritual Alchemy

Author : Jenny Tyson
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The Greatest Magic is the Magic that Transforms the Self To learn the secrets of Enochian magic became my personal obsession. Little did I realize that a simple experiment with the spirit board would result a year later in a life-transforming and completely original alchemical initiation, the Great Work that is the ultimate goal of spiritual alchemy. Transcend ordinary consciousness and undergo a personal, life-altering transformation through Jenny Tyson's amazing journey of spirit communication and instruction. This remarkable book presents Jenny's yearlong training and the intense three-day initiation that turned her minimal psychic abilities into full-blown clairvoyance and clairaudience. Along the way she contacted several guides, including famed Elizabethan magicians John Dee and Edward Kelley. Providing detailed accounts of Jenny's experiences and the ghost box and other tools she used, Spiritual Alchemy guides your own spirit communication. Discover Jenny's unique analysis of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, her process of awakening and raising Kundalini energy, and her work with the angels and gateways to divine unity. With powerful new training methods, a unique interview with Edward Kelley, and more, this book revolutionizes the interactions between humans and spirits. Features a foreword by Donald Tyson.

Newton the Alchemist

Author : William R. Newman
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A book that finally demystifies Newton’s experiments in alchemy When Isaac Newton’s alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby’s auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking. No longer the exemplar of Enlightenment rationality, the legendary physicist suddenly became “the last of the magicians.” Newton the Alchemist unlocks the secrets of Newton’s alchemical quest, providing a radically new understanding of the uncommon genius who probed nature at its deepest levels in pursuit of empirical knowledge. In this evocative and superbly written book, William Newman blends in-depth analysis of newly available texts with laboratory replications of Newton’s actual experiments in alchemy. He does not justify Newton’s alchemical research as part of a religious search for God in the physical world, nor does he argue that Newton studied alchemy to learn about gravitational attraction. Newman traces the evolution of Newton’s alchemical ideas and practices over a span of more than three decades, showing how they proved fruitful in diverse scientific fields. A precise experimenter in the realm of “chymistry,” Newton put the riddles of alchemy to the test in his lab. He also used ideas drawn from the alchemical texts to great effect in his optical experimentation. In his hands, alchemy was a tool for attaining the material benefits associated with the philosopher’s stone and an instrument for acquiring scientific knowledge of the most sophisticated kind. Newton the Alchemist provides rare insights into a man who was neither Enlightenment rationalist nor irrational magus, but rather an alchemist who sought through experiment and empiricism to alter nature at its very heart.

Alchemical Psychology

Author : Thom F. Cavalli
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Alchemical practices have been reborn in our contemporary world under the rubric of Jungianism, transpersonal psychology, or depth psychology. But in Alchemical Psychology, Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D., takes us directly to the source—and on a wonderful adventure into the true nature of our hearts and minds. In a book that sparkles with verve, life, and practicality, Dr. Cavalli explains how alchemy was one of humankind’s earliest efforts to transform the nature of consciousness. What little-known or underground arts did alchemists practice in pursuit of self-transformation—and how can they enrich us today? Using the same practices that he employs with patients, Dr. Cavalli offers readers a plethora of personal exercises that, among other things, enables them to “type” themselves according to ancient alchemical identifiers of nature and personality. He then provides practices that can help free them from the grip of familiar problems and foster true personal growth. Beautifully illustrated with medieval prints from the alchemical tradition, Alchemical Psychology gives readers both a richer understanding of their own natures and of the traditions on which many of our modern therapies are based.

Alchemy of the Soul

Author : Martin Lowenthal
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Life without myth, the vital force of archetypal experiences, is life filled with maladies, neuroses, addictions, and disease. Alchemy of the Soul retells the myth of Eros and Psyche to help readers reconnect mind and relatedness to find wholeness and deep meaning. Author Martin Lowenthal describes how the story of Eros and Psyche illustrates the alchemical process of marrying soul and matter so that life can be lived with more joy, meaning, and a tangible sense of divine love. The book is divided into three parts: • Part 1 is a beautiful retelling of the myth of Eros and Psyche. • Part 2 examines the power of myth and alchemy and shows how spiritual alchemy can restore and transform the soul. • Part 3 is an initiation into the alchemical mysteries using myth as mentor. Lowenthal writes, "The story assails the defenses of our mind and our reactive habits and seeks to wrest a victory for life and growth from the inertia of daily habits and confusion. It initiates us into a world far more vibrant, rich, and nourishing than the one we knew in childhood and naively, yet regressively, settle for. In this sense, story reveals what happens as we attempt to spread our emotional wings in the developmentally confining domain of our childhood home and community and what it takes to make something significant of ourselves in ways that feed the future. As guests of the story, we discover the larger sacred garden in which we emerge as a unique and beautiful flower in a bed of exquisite blossoms, each one unique and essential." Alchemy of the Soul takes alchemy from the realm of the esoteric and places it in practical terms of story—terms that anyone can understand, value, and use as a guide to life.

Chaucer s Poetic Alchemy

Author : Sheila Fisher
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Originally published in 1988. The economic changes and the growth of commerce in fourteenth century England precipitated both social changes and a preoccupation with material wealth. This book examines Chaucer's treatment of economic and ethical value in The Canterbury Tales within the context of contemporary economic and social change and in relation to the scholastic economic theory that attempted to formulate ethical standards for commercial conduct. The importance of value and its determination and transformation is evident from the two enterprises that Chaucer defines as the motivating principles for his poem. The pilgrimage to St. Thomas's shrine should effect a transformation of their spiritual value. The story-telling competition that produces the tales themselves is established to judge the value of the pilgrims' literary productions. In the Middle Ages, economic value and ethical value were not perceived as unrelated phenomena. Chaucer's concern with the interrelationship of material and moral value is apparent in the number of pilgrims who are interested in material value at the obvious expense of moral value. This book examines this along with a discussion or money's growing importance in the late Middle Ages and the determination of its value.

The Alchemical World of the German Court

Author : Bruce T. Moran
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The Book of Alchemy

Author : Francis Melville
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Outlining the history, philosophy and techniques of the Western tradition of alchemy, as passed down from the Egyptians to the Ancient Greeks and Arabs, who introduced alchemy to Europe in the Middle Ages, this text also looks at the people who have kept the tradition alive, and how alchemy has achieved a role in science, mdeicine, philosophy, religion and the arts in the 21st century. It includes practical exercises including meditations, the understanding of the planets and numerology, with instructions on how to make alchemical tinctures and potions using everyday herbs and equipment.


Author : Rudolf Steiner
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Subjects include: -Alchemy and the Rise of the Modern Mysteries -The Loss of the Divine and the Alchemical Quest -Mysteries of the Metals -The Standpoint of Human Wisdom Today -Alchemy and Consciousness - the Transformation Alchemy and Archangels -The Alchemy of Nature - Mercury, Sulphur, Salt -Beyond Nature Consciousness - the Spiritual Goal

The Alchemical Golden Tree and Associated Imagery in the Poems of Edward Taylor Viewed in the Broader Context of the Hermetic paracelsist Philosophy

Author : Karen Joyce Gordon-Grube
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Arthurian Myths and Alchemy

Author : Jonathan Hughes
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This is a controversial study of the life of one of the most charismatic and neglected late medieval kings. It reveals that Edward was just as complicated as his younger brother Richard III.

Alchemical Laboratory Bulletins

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The Huntington Library Quarterly

Author : Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
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In the Pronaos of the Temple of Wisdom

Author : Franz Hartmann
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The Complete Book of Women s Wisdom

Author : Cassandra Eason
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A collection of information on the feminine history of the world relating to myths, stories, rituals, festivals and more associated with women through the ages.

Max Ernst and Alchemy

Author : M. E. Warlick
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* argues that alchemical ideas and imagery were central to the work of Max Ernst (1891-1976) * first study to trace Ernst's life long interest in alchemy and to set his work within the wider revival of alchemy that occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries * Ernst played a pivotal role in the development of surrealism from its inception in the 1920s and 30s until the 1950s * brings together art history, psychoanalysis, history of science and philosophy * Warwick also published THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONES (Tuttle, 1997)

Trinity of Wisdom

Author : Mark Knight
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Knight covers the ancient sciences of raising vibration and awareness, and explains synchronicities, lucid dreams, Qabalistic archetypes, and how to "spin" using the depths within the vehicle of the Unwritten Qabalah.

The Western way

Author : Caitlín Matthews
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The goldmakers 10 000 years of alchemy

Author : Kurt Karl Doberer
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Hidden Wisdom

Author : Richard Smoley
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A guide to the mystical teachings of the West explores the teachings of the Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Sufism, shamanism, Neopaganism, and mystical Christianity