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By Mark Haeffner

ISBN-10: 1904658121

ISBN-13: 9781904658122

Alchemy is a wealthy and intricate esoteric culture that has flourished world-wide because the starting of recorded heritage, if no longer previous. There are 3 major traditions: Western Christian, Indo-tibetan and chinese language Taoist. inside this variety there are lots of universal positive factors, that are analysed, equipped, and taken jointly during this accomplished dictionary of phrases, symbols, and personalities. This dictionary is the distillation of decades' learn into the broad arcane literature. it's a reference paintings to lead the readers throught the labyrinth of pre-Newtonian technological know-how and philosophy. The dictionary covers not just the materialist size of the quest for the elixir of lifestyles and the transmutation of metals, but in addition the internal look for the gold of mystical illumination. Jung referred to as alchemy 'the projection of a drama either cosmic and non secular in laboratorty terms'. This opus alchymicum is going past the naked research and interpretation of phrases to give a harmonic, built-in imaginative and prescient of guy and nature, that may aid to heal the fragmented international view of contemporary science.

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