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The Alchemist’s Handbook (Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy)

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Formerly handed down under oath of secrecy, this clear, concise handbook discusses the fundamental principles of alchemy, directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, (including the necessary equipment) and step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation.
Paperback, 124 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Weiser Books (first published 1960)
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Dec 27, 2007 Zeljko rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: alchemists
This book contains foundations of practical alchemy, with fairly easy to follow (hey it is alchemy) explanations, quick intro into theory and then practice. It guides you through basic work in plant kingdom and has some information about where great work will lead you in mineral kingdom. Final work here is making plant stone and it usage.
This is great book with awesome information and also among alchemists is considered must read.
Again this is not a novel, it is book about practical alchemical p
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This book was enlightening. If I told you more, I'd have to immolate you.
Nov 30, 2016 Celeste rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, alchemy
A bit dated now, but of definite value. Includes several very nice pages of clear alchemical symbols. The writing style becomes a bit tiresome. There is also a very long chapter that includes excerpts from a "rare Rosicrucian manuscript", which is also tiresome. Foreword by Israel Regardie. Published by the Paracelsus Research Society.
Apr 01, 2016 Gina rated it liked it
This was a very interesting read. While I probably won't use it in a practical lab setting, it is an extremely useful reference and lists other texts to pursue.
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