Or who would have done all the thousand and one menial things that are so easily performed today that we barely have to think about them? There is one on almost any subject you can think of. On their way to the temple of wisdom, to receive their initiation into the mysteries, are they contemplating the new responsibilities awaiting them. We know that they had assistants and apprentices—for who would have kept the fires stoked in the furnaces, and washed the unending stream of glass and clay utensils employed in calcining, separating and distilling? Final work here is making plant stone and it usage. At the very least, it would have provided the dexterity to use the equipment also used in alchemy. In the early fourteenth century, Bonus of Ferrara spoke of Alchemy as the key of all good things, the Art of Art, the Science of Sciences. Traditional alchemy, with its emphasis on piety, secrecy and allegory, is admittedly obscure.
Within a mere 124 pages, the author explains in detail the processes by which any would-be Alchemist may create herbal elixers. Whoever cannot comprehend what follows, has no alternative but to forget the whole matter for the time being. But, if you really want to learn the basic principles of practical alchemy, here they are in this wonderful little Manual. What was formerly handed down under oath of secrecy is presented here in a clear, concise, practical working manual for the sincere aspirant. Theoretical, practical and philosophical aspects of spagyrics are developed in the course materials.
Koetting, in the world's most powerful books of the Left Hand Path. Many might have been spared disaster and destruction had they been familiar with the data contained in this Manual. There is no simple or easy path to the Great Work. Practice is so much more rewarding and enlightening than a sterile head-trip. Many individuals have already achieved this goal. It is technical but has some great underlying philosophy.
The Alchemist's Handbook by Frater Albertus Formerly handed down under oath of secrecy, this clear, concise handbook discusses: the fundamental principles of alchemy; directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, with illustrations of the necessary equipment; step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdom? But even if it were possible to translate the one system into the terminology of the other, the alchemists are haunted by the fear of revealing too much, too easily, or too soon—thus opening the way to abuse. The writing style becomes a bit tiresome. This is great book with awesome information and also among alchemists is considered must read. These sciences cannot be learned intellectually, but have to be approached with a clean heart. It requires great dedication of purpose, sincerity and willingness to pursue this path to the bitter end—no matter at what cost.
The underlying philosophical theorem was that if the Divine Will had originally acted upon the prima materia to produce the precious metals and all else, why should not the alchemist—purified in mind and body, and an expert in the then known laboratory techniques—seek to emulate the same natural process in a shorter span of time? Find sources: — · · · · July 2018 Frater Albertus Spagyricus Albert Richard Riedel born May 5, 1911—1984 ; founder of the in , which later evolved into the. While it may take a couple of readings to really and truly grasp it, the real learning takes place in the laboratory. The ushering in of the Atomic Age should have made it comparatively easy to lay aside some of the prejudices which were previously held, yet they are still partially sustained by an incongruous criterion. The process is simple and can be learned quickly and inexpensively. However, to achieve the level of an Alchemist requires daily study and strict daily mental, astral and physical exercises for many lifetimes. I like the way it stresses the patience and practice it takes to get it right.
Formerly handed down under oath of secrecy, this clear, concise handbook discusses: the fundamental principles of alchemy; directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, with illustrations of the necessary equipment; stepbystep instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdomthe necessary prerequisite for any work in the mineral kingdom. What was formerly handed down under oath of secrecy is presented here in a clear, concise, practical working manual for the sincere aspirant. They have given us these writings, philosophically and practically. This book contains foundations of practical alchemy, with fairly easy to follow hey it is alchemy explanations, quick intro into theory and then practice. It requires great dedication of purpose, sincerity and willingness to pursue this path to the bitter end—no matter at what cost. It is too bad more practitioners of the art did not perceive these goals.
The fascination that Alchemy has always held over mankind has surely been tainted in that rarely were there higher institutions of learning where promising students might study the ancient Art. The alchemical adepts were patently dedicated and God-fearing men, holding the highest spiritual ideals conceivable. Had it not been written and published, we wpuld be the losers by far. Not one—until I read the first limited edition of this Manual which literally is worth its weight in gold. Modern man has shown himself to be an adept in the art of abusing nature, as all our current emphasis on ecology and environmental pollution has indicated.
Shipping costs on your order are determined by item count and item type. The Alchemist's Handbook is a major contribution to the study of alchemy. Suppose, then, that this represents one of the main arguments. Again this is not a novel, it is book about practical alchemical p This book contains foundations of practical alchemy, with fairly easy to follow hey it is alchemy explanations, quick intro into theory and then practice. One's character has to be completely free of all negative characteristics. Forty years ago, I would have found it far more intriguing and illuminating than Mrs. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be , , or.