Cotnoir offers a detailed, step-by-step introduction to Alchemy that explores its mysteries while illustrating its use as a modern spiritual system of attainment. He provides an overview of the history of Alchemy, as well as evidence to detractors that Alchemy is much more than a medieval form of psychotherapy. He also includes practical laboratory experiments that safely, and intelligently, lead readers to an understanding of this ancient art and spiritual practice.
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its a great book if you want to learn stuff about alchemy from the theories to the tools required to make all sorts I love the book because I have been wanting to bring back this art not in chemistry but as a separate art.
The Aspects of Alchemy
Microcosm The Body and its Composition
The Basics of Alchemy
The Preparatory Work
The Herbal Work
Plants as Medicines and Initiatory Substances
The Mineral Work
The Aurum Potabile
A Parting Contemplation
Technique and Equipment
Plants and Planets
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Page 14 - : " First, there should be the invocation of God, flowing from the depth of a pure and sincere heart, and a conscience which should be free from all ambition, hypocrisy, and vice, as also from all cognate faults, such as arrogance, boldness, pride, luxury, worldly vanity, oppression of the poor, and similar iniquities, which should all be rooted up out of the heart...