Secret Tradition in Alchemy

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 415 pages
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Contains its development and records; with intimations of the mystical experience which underlies Hermetic Symbolism. Chapters on Alchemy and supernatural life; Modern views on the Hermetic Mystery; Further speculations on philosophical gold; Ancient hermetic books and the way of the soul therein; Alchemy in China; The testimony of Byzantine alchemy; Arabian and Syriac Alchemy; The early Latin literature; The later chain of Hermes; The myth of Flamel; The chariot of Basil Valentine; Paracelsus; Denys Zachaire and others; Famous English philosophers; Alchemy and exploitation; The new light of alchemy; The reformation and German alchemy; Thomas Vaughan; The cosmopolite; John Frederick Helvetius; An alchemist of Mitylene; The Mystic side of Alchemy; Animal magnetism; and Kabalistic alchemy.

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Waite was one of the major architects of the 19th century Occult Revival. His writing career spannd from 1878-1938.

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