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Discoveries: Alchemy: The Great Secret

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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.
Paperback, 143 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Harry N. Abrams (first published January 1st 1996)
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Mark Singer
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Brief but incisive introduction to alchemy. The bibliography is a plus.
Rebekah Gamble
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For what the book is, which is a brief introduction and overview of alchemy, this is a good book. Of course texts can always go deeper on this subject, but it's a good, accessible overview. I really like that there are selections from older texts in the back- a feature that's unusual for alchemical books (especially intro books) but is very important. Alchemy is something a person must do in order to learn, but if you're simply gathering information and considering the practices and philosophy, ...more
Derek Neveu
Nov 22, 2016 rated it liked it
A good overview,but far from comprehensive. A good starting point for those seeking deeper transmutational wisdom on the subject.
Atzin
Oct 13, 2015 rated it liked it
General introduction. All right, but lets get cookin'.
Raphael Rosen
Dec 02, 2008 rated it liked it
I was hoping for a book that delved into mysticism, but that's not what I got. I guess this book is a good overview of alchemy, but, in my opinion, it's nothing special.
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