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Discoveries: Alchemy: The Great Secret
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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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