Real Alchemy, a Primer of Practical Alchemy
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Real Alchemy, a Primer of Practical Alchemy

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Real Alchemy is an easy to understand manual in Practical Alchemy. It explores the History of Alchemy to the present day, as well as practical techniques for beginning the Alchemical Work in the Laboratory. It is written by Modern Day Alchemist and Chemist, Robert Allen Bartlett. Robert was a student of Frater Albertus founder of the Paracelsus Research Society in Salt Lak...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Spagyricus (first published 2006)
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Layo
This is a revealing, accurate, complete, and concise (in some cases, nearly terse) set of instructions for performing practical alchemical experiments. In it, the author demystifies the code words that veiled the writings of the ancient philosophers, which is a great favor - they are so veiled that they have been taken to be mystical metaphor rather than descriptions of physical operations. He presents a down-to-earth guide for making medicinal preparations from herbs and metals, and even for cr...more
Mia McInnis
A nice beginner's guide with some skimmed history and words of the masters - it certainly allows me to learn more about it all before I delve deeper, though I do wish he had dedicated less time to talking about the Philosopher 's Stone - I strongly felt that took away from some of it, but I suppose he's o doubt pushing it like that for the hopes of drawing in another generation and offering caution, especially with the misinformation of the internet, some an irony due to the designs used to hide...more
Hans
Alchemy is not what most people think. I'll leave it at that.

King of the Salts = Niter = Potassium Nitrate
Vitriol = six pointed star = Copper or Iron Sulfate (The True mineral salt or red and white spirits)

VISITA INTERIORA TERRAE RECTIFICANDO INVENIES OCCULTUM LAPIDEM
Visit the interior of the earth and rectifying, you will find the hidden stone.

Sal Ammoniac = star / sun -
Alum = Lantern = Sulfate of potassium and aluminum KAL(SO4)2
Salt = Key - Sodium Chloride (NACl)
Elizabeth Kolodziej
This book is just ..inspiring for me. It really helped me when I was writing my second book (sequel to Vampyre Kisses). This book is so informative! It gives not only the history of Alchemy but explains how Alchemy works today and gives a few home recipes you can try. On top of this the author himself is so helpful! He actually teaches this in the classroom! If only I lived in Washington. :)
Nancy Goldberg Wilks
There was alot in this book that went over my head, but it was fun! I felt like I was reading a modern day alchemical manuscript!
Isaac
Jan 16, 2008 Isaac rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Alchemists
This book gives some very detailed accounts of the practice of the Art.
The style is simple and clear.
Valenfore Alestreneon
A very good book on Modern Alchemy and a Treasure Tome that belongs in every Alchemist's library.
Patrick Andersen
An interesting and compelling basic treatise of laboratory alchemy from a practitioner.
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