Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy (Revised) (3rd ED)

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A ground-breaking modern manual on an ancient art, Real Alchemy draws on both modern scientific technology and ancient methods. A laboratory scientist and chemist, Robert Allen Bartlett provides an overview of the history of alchemy, as well as an exploration of the theories behind the practice. Clean, clear, simple, and easy to read, Real Alchemy provides excellent directions regarding the production of plant products and transitions the reader-student into the basics of mineral work--what some consider the true domain of alchemy. New students to practical laboratory alchemy will enjoy reading Real Alchemy and hopefully find the encouragement needed to undertake their own alchemical journey. Bartlett also explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term Philosopher's Stone and describes several very real and practical methods for its achievement. Is the fabled Philosopher's Stone an elixir of long life or is it a method of transforming lead into gold? Judge for yourself.

Author: Robert Allen Bartlett

Publish Date: May 01, 2009

Binding: Paperback

Physical Info: 0.5" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W / 178 pages

Reviews: None at this time.

Author Bio:

Robert Allen Bartlett is one of the few practicing modern-day alchemist's of our time. Continuing the time-honored traditions of Paracelsus and his pursuit of superior medicines gleaned from Nature herself, Robert is devoted to the pursuit of alchemical knowledge and making it's benefits available to the world. He lectures and teaches this celestial agriculture, making it easy to understand and enabling the average person to create their own unique remedies at home through the workings of the herbal kingdom. He is an instructor of spagyrics at Flamel College Online at

Table of Contents:

Preface to the Ibis Press Edition / Brian Cotnoir
Foreword / Dennis William Hauck
Preface to the First Edition / Robert Allen Bartlett
Introduction: Practical Alchemy
1. A Brief History of Alchemy
2. Theory of Alchemy
3. Astrology and Alchemy
4. Introduction to Laboratory Alchemy
5. Alchemical Processes
6. Herbal Alchemy
7. Water Works
8. Return to the Fire
9. Qabalah and Alchemy
10. Introduction to Mineral and Metallic Works
11. Via Humida
12. Concerning The Minerals
13. Via Humida, Part Two
14. Via Sicca
15. Antimony
16. The Seed of Metals
17. The Philosopher's Stone


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