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Whereas dated--the quantity is a part of a suite at the occult released by means of Doubleday in 1976--the details contained inside is actual and well timed. additionally, the paintings comprises many beautiful illustrations/reproductions, making it a visually attractive resource. i might hugely suggest _Alchemy: the traditional Science_ to any newbie. Used, it is a genuine price and necessary to any alchemical/hermetic library.
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It also provided a ready-made symbolism or code in which one name could be substituted for another. Alchemists delighted in shrouding their writings with mystery and obscurity because they were always afraid the information would fall into the hands of the wrong people. Perhaps they also enjoyed the secrecy for its own sake. Since astrology was an integral part of everyday life in much of the Ancient World, craftsmen incorporated many of its beliefs into their work. Horoscopes were frequently used to determine favorable conditions for preparing certain drugs or metal alloys.
Jabir, for example, was capable of providing explicit descriptions of alchemical processes and apparatus. He gave the earliest known formula for the manufacture of nitric acid, and noticed that copper compounds will color a flame blue-green. He knew the use of manganese dioxide in glassmaking, he described the making of steel, dyes, and varnishes, and he reported how to make acetic acid by distilling vinegar. Al-Razi, another great figure who lived a little later than Jabir, goes into even greater detail about the contents of the alchemist's laboratory.
Rocky heights of no apparent regularity make their appearance, supporting one another. " In plain words, as the English writer E. J. Holmyard has pointed out, the solution is evaporated until it crystallizes. Of course alchemy did not just consist of theories and symbols. Jabir, for example, was capable of providing explicit descriptions of alchemical processes and apparatus. He gave the earliest known formula for the manufacture of nitric acid, and noticed that copper compounds will color a flame blue-green.
Alchemy, the ancient science (A New library of the supernatural) by Neil Powell