Even educated people in this very place shake their heads and pity my daughter there for living with an alchemical
parent, within easy smelling-distance of an explosive laboratory.
She covers Chinese inner alchemy and body maps, different versions of the Xiuzhen Tu, a description of it, the main alchemical
loci it inscribes, its account of the body and the world of deities, alchemical
methods, and thunder processes illustrated for it.
When Isaac Newton's alchemical
papers surfaced at a Sotheby's auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking.
Meredith Ray's research focuses on the popular Renaissance genre of books of secrets, which were collections of published-yet-private recipes for creating health remedies, beauty treatments, and alchemical
The maxim "Dissolve and coagulate" encompasses in its precision not only Jung's extensive alchemical
deliberations but also Coleridge's theoretical formulations on "Imagination." A conceptual belief in life's struggle towards unification and coherence is seen in Jung and Coleridge both as the outcome of an intense struggle of conflicting and contending mental and psychological processes in the background.
The Initiatory Path in Fairy Tales: The Alchemical
Secrets of Mother Goose joins literary analysis with spiritual concerns in exploring the stories gathered by the Brothers Grimm, Perrault and others, showing how hermetic ideas of alchemy and magic are embedded in fairy tale classics.
Lessons in Greek and philosophy are the highlight of seventeen-year-old Santina Pietra's week, but when a shared passion for alchemy and learning evolves into passion of a different sort, Santina's tutor, the dreamy scholar Calandrino, chooses to leave San Gimignano to pursue his interest in the discovery and translation of ancient alchemical
After years of marriage and motherhood, Venetia fears her looks are fading and turns to her husband's alchemical
experiments for a cure.
He identifies several metallic and mineral substances they used and that he has been able to recreate in his own laboratory, some of the alchemical
experiments producing a "star regulus" of antimony and a "Philosophers' Tree," which he illustrates.
One could say that the best alchemical
secret is how radically our knowledge of alchemy has changed over the past few decades.
In one sense, Dickey created a mythological and hidden self, but did so to illuminate a tangible, more realized self--a self which could become transformed through the alchemical
process of writing.
Baron begins her second chapter with an overview of the alchemical
concepts Balzac was exposed to, in writings dating from the Middle Ages, but often reexamined in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries.