The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy

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, 2020, owned, Esoterica, Nonfiction, Occult, Philosophy, Science, History, Reference, Religion, Psychology

More than magic...

Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

Title:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781592577354
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    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy Reviews

  • Jasmine

    Do you know know what is wrong with this book? The idiots who read it. Alchemy is Alchemy, derived from the Arabic word al-kimia, is both a philosophy and an ancient practice focused on the attempt to...

  • B.  Barron

    Its a good book, very enlightening on the subject – though perhaps not in the way the author seems to have intended. Still it certainly merits the 4-star rating based on the wealth of information it...

  • Agnieszka Mauch

    not quite sure what i've just read but it does contain some nicely shaped easter eggs...

  • Taliesin Mcknight

    Although I have my reservations about this book, I still give it 4 stars because this is a really good general introduction to the subject of alchemy. It explores the general history of the subject, t...

  • N.E. Johnson

    I have always enjoyed getting an understanding of how other times believed the world worked. It helps me be a better writer to be able to understand how other times thought and saw the world. Alchemy ...

  • X I L L E R

    my mind go WOOSH.Perfectly described step by step guide. one should be ready to go through hardship in order to achieve something.and it same goes for this guide too.hope you all enjoy it, like i did....

  • Read by Fred

    I enjoyed this book. It was a nice introduction to alchemy and the philosophy behind it. While I may not agree with, nor believe in the principles and ideas of alchemy, I did enjoy the way the author ...

  • BJ

    I was skeptical, as it's hard to take the "complete idiot's guide" series seriously. But the author being DW Hauck, I went with it. It is actually a very complete alchemy 101. It's a fantastic plain l...

  • Hotspur

    Found at a bookstore. I read mostly to assist with Jungian thought, which it was helpful with. Its a decent overview, which covers many topics without much depth. One thing this does highlight, is how...

  • Ariel

    i've had this for years, but getting back to it with the knowledge i have now - this ain't it. it's for those who want to skim the surface. resources in the back seem alright, though....