Alchemy

  • The Secret Tradition in Alchemy by Arthur Edward Waite

    Arthur Edward Waite’s study of the secret doctrines of Alchemy. The author was a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. A.E. Waite joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1891, became a Freemason in 1901, and entered the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia in 1902. In this book the author has undertaken to review the long succession of test from their beginning at Byzantium to determine the warrants of the interpretation that the experiments conducted by the alchemists were in fact a series of spiritual investigations veiled in symbols-a Mystic Science of the Soul.

     

    THE SECRET TRADITION IN ALCHEMY

    Its Development and Records
    By A.E. Waite
    Published in 1969
     

    ••••••Subjects Include•••••
    • Alchemy and Supernatural Life
    • Modern Views on the Hermetic Mystery
    • Further Speculation on Philosophical Gold
    • Ancient Hermetic Books and the Way of the Soul Therein
    • Alchemy in China
    • The Testimony of Byzantine Alchemy
    • Arabian and Syrian Alchemy
    • The Early Latin Literature
    • The Later Chain of Hermes
    • The Myth of Flamel
    • The Chariot of Basil Valentine
    • Paracelsus
    • Denys Zachaire and Others
    • Famous English Philosophers
    • Alchemy and Exploitation
    • The New Light of Alchemy
    • The Reformation and German Alchemy
    • Thomas Vaughan
    • The Cosmopolite
    • John Frederick Helvetius
    • An Alchemist of Mitylene
    • The Mystic Side of Alchemy
     

    “The affirmation with which I started has now passed into demonstration, namely, that the Order of the Rosy Cross was following the two paths of quest which are denominated Spiritual and Physical Alchemy, and it may be added that the novice passing thought its various Grades was invited to study the writings of Jacob Bohme.”

    Hardcover with light shelfwear to corners and ends. Prior owners bookplate inside cover.


  • Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter

    Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter, published in 1951. “The wonder healer and alchemist of the Renaissance whose feats led to the Faust myth– father of chemotherapy and foreshadower of modern psychiatry– outstanding, colorful figure in the transition from magic into science” “Being the true history of the troubled life, adventures, doctrines, miraculous cures, and prophesies of the most renowned, widely traveled, very learned and pious gentleman, scholar, and most highly experienced and illustrious physicus, the Honorable Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus ab Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, doctor of both medicines and professor of theology, also adept of the Holy Cabbala and expert of the alchemical art, friend of the common man and defender of liberty. He cured patients whom ordinary doctors had abandoned for doomed, and he knew wonderful elixirs that restore youth to the old.” Sections Include: The Errant Knight of Science, The Young Alchemist, Controversies of the Sixteenth Century, The Necromancer, On Nymphs, Gnomes, Giants, Incubi and Succubae, The Traveling Adept, The Elixir of Long Life, etc. etc. Bound hardback in original jacket with shelfwear to corners ends.


  • The English Paracelsians by Allen G. Debus

    The English Paracelsians by Allen G. Debus, published in 1966. Illustrated with plates. Sections Include:  Paracelsus and the Scientific Revolution, The Elizabethan Compromise, Paracelsian Thought in England, Chemistry and Medicine, Etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.


  • The Alchemist The Secret Magical Life of Rudolf Von Habsburg by Hans Holzer

    The Alchemist The Secret Magical Life of Rudolf Von Habsburg by Hans Holzer, published in 1974. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.


  • Alchemical Works: Eirenaeus Philalethes Compiled

    Alchemical Works: Eirenaeus Philalethes Compiled, published in 1994. Hardcover with original jacket, near fine.


  • Astrology and Alchemy: Two Fossil Sciences by Mark Graubard

    Astrology and Alchemy: Two Fossil Sciences by Mark Graubard, published in 1953. Sections Include: Astronomy and Astrology in Ancient Babylonia, The Cosmology of Ptolemy, The Hermetic Museum, The Pearl of Great Price, Iatro-Chemistry and Phlogiston, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.


  • Gold of a Thousand Mornings by Armand Barbault

    Gold of a Thousand Mornings by Armand Barbault, published in 1969. Sections Include: The Alchemists Elixir for Long Life, The Observation of Nature Astrology, The Alchemists First Matter and How to Obtain It, Our Spagiric Preparation and Traditional Teaching, Experimental and Clinical Verification, Other Metallic Tinctures of the First Degree, Introductions to Preparations of the Second Degree, etc. Well illustrated. Hardcover with original jacket with shelfwear to corners and ends.


  •  The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt by Jack Lindsay

    The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt by Jack Lindsay, published in 1970. Sections Include: Greek Scientific Thought Before Alchemy, Historical References, Demokritos and Bolos of Mendes, Ostanes, Hermes Trismegistos, Isis, Ancient and Contemporary Crafts, Maria the Jewess, Womb Furnace and Vase, Agathodaimon, Zosimos, The Later Greek Alchemists, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with shelfwear to corners end ends of jacket.


  • The Hermetic Museum Containing Twenty Two of the Most Celebrated Chemical Tracts by Arthur Edward Waite

    TWO VOLUME SET: The Hermetic Museum Containing Twenty Two of the Most Celebrated Chemical Tracts by Arthur Edward Waite, published in 1973. Illustrated. Both volumes hardcover with original jackets with only the lightest shelfwear-almost near fine


  • The Arts of the Alchemists by C.A. Burland

    The Arts of the Alchemists by C.A. Burland, published in 1968. Well Illustrated. Sections Include: Materia Confusa, Calicination, Aqua Ardens, Sublimation, Condensation, Crystallization, Albification, NIgredo, The Dark Journey, The Inner Space, The Words of Power, Gold From Blackness, etc etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.


  • Magic into Science the Story of Paracelsus

    Magic Into Science The Story of Paracelsus by Henry M. Pachter, published in 1951. “The wonder healer and alchemist of the Renaissance whose feats led to the Faust myth– father of chemotherapy and foreshadower of modern psychiatry– outstanding, colorful figure in the transition from magic into science” “Being the true history of the troubled life, adventures, doctrines, miraculous cures, and prophesies of the most renowned, widely traveled, very learned and pious gentleman, scholar, and most highly experienced and illustrious physicus, the Honorable Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus ab Hohenheim, called Paracelsus, doctor of both medicines and professor of theology, also adept of the Holy Cabbala and expert of the alchemical art, friend of the common man and defender of liberty. He cured patients whom ordinary doctors had abandoned for doomed, and he knew wonderful elixirs that restore youth to the old.” Sections Include: The Errant Knight of Science, The Young Alchemist, Controversies of the Sixteenth Century, The Necromancer, On Nymphs, Gnomes, Giants, Incubi and Succubae, The Traveling Adept, The Elixir of Long Life, etc. etc. Hardback in original jacket with shelfwear to corners ends.


  • The New Pearl of Great Price

    A Treatise Concerning the Treasure and Most Precious Stone of the Philosophers or the Method and Procedure of the Divine Art

    Published in 1894

    With observations drawn from the works of Arnoldus, Raymondus, Rhasis, Albertus, and Michael Scotus, etc. A very rare alchemical work, edited by Arthur Edward Waite, illustrated with engravings.

    Sections Include: The Epigrams of Pierius Roseus and Hippolytus Fantolius Delphicus, A Form and Method of Perfecting Base Metals by Janus Lacinius, Extracts from Albertus Magnus, S. Thomas and Other Sages, Curious Investigation Concerning the Nature of the Sun and Moon, from Michael Scotus, An Excellent Introduction to the Art of Alchemy, etc.

    The work has been rebacked in the last 50 years with the original embossed decorated cover and spine neatly bound into matching boards. Interior very clean and well cared for.