By Cherry Gilchrist
Alchemy is the paintings of transformation. At its least difficult, the alchemist turns base metals into gold. although, this can be just one measurement of alchemy—at a extra subtle point the alchemist's "base steel" is symbolic of himself that should be labored upon and the "gold" produced is the alchemist himself in his or her quest to excellent his personal nature. briefly, actual alchemy is a self-discipline regarding actual, mental and religious paintings aimed toward generating wholeness and enlightenment.
From the origins of alchemy, either reputed and documented, Cherry Gilchrist's full of life and sympathetic narrative takes the reader from the alchemical pursuits of the traditional Egyptians to the flowering of alchemy within the seventeenth century. She additionally elucidates the complexities of alchemical symbolism and examines the ways that alchemy has built within the twentieth century.
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Alchemy—The Great Work: A History and Evaluation of the Western Hermetic Tradition (Mind, Body, Knowledge) by Cherry Gilchrist