Al-Kimia: The Mystical Islamic Essence of the Sacred Art of Alchemy

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Sophia Perennis, Feb 1, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 136 pages
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Al-Kimia-The Mystical Islamic Essence of the Sacred Art Of Alchemy by John Eberly presents a condensed history of Alchemy told through concise biographies of early Sufi Masters. Chapters examine occult areas of alchemical and spiritual interest such as jafr, an exegetical Qur'anic science akin to Hebrew Qabala; the Qiyamat or 'Great Resurrection', of the heretical Ismaili sect; the contrary path of the saintly Malamatiyya or 'blameworthy ones'; Hermetic color theory, and 'hidden' art history. A glossary of transliterated terms is appended that will greatly help the beginner as well as the advanced student of these subjects.
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Khalid ibn Yazid
10
Jabir ibn Hayyan
18
Abu Bakr Muhammad Zakariyya arRazi
27
Ismailis Sufis Malamatiyya and alKimia
35
Shuayb ibn alHusayn alAnsari abu Madyan
45
The Sacred Art
65
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