The Way of the Crucible: Real Alchemy for Real Alchemists

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-01
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
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Alchemy is the ancient sacred science concerned with the mysteries of life and consciousness as reflected through all Nature. It is a harmonious blending of physical and subtle forces which lifts the subject, whether it be man or metal, to a more evolved state of being. The Way of the Crucible is a ground-breaking modern manual on the art of Alchemy that draws on both modern scientific technology and ancient methods. A laboratory scientist and chemist, Bartlett provides an overview of how practical alchemy works along with treatises on Astrology, Qabalah, Herbalism, and minerals, as they relate to Alchemy. He also explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term Philosopher’s Stone” and describes practical methods toward its achievement. The Way of the Crucible provides directions for a more advanced understanding of the mineral work — what some consider the true domain of Alchemy.

Author Biography

Robert Allen Bartlett has been a practicing alchemist for over thirty years. He was a student of the twentieth century's most highly recognized alchemist, Frater Albertus. After receiving his degree in Chemistry, Bartlett was appointed Chief Chemist at Frater Albertus' Paralab. He is a member of the International Alchemy Guild at the Adept Level. He is an Instructor in Spagyrics at Flamel College Online through www.Alchemylab.com

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 5
Introductionp. 9
East and West-Medicines vs Goldp. 25
Ayurveda-Science of Lifep. 29
The Art of Alchemyp. 35
Alchemical Lifestylep. 47
Importance of Waterp. 61
Manipulating Chi/Prana/Mercuryp. 65
Koshas/Chakras/The Energy Bodiesp. 75
Science of Rasayanap. 81
Qabalah and Alchemical Eucharistp. 95
Of Minerals and Metalsp. 99
Alchemical Origin of Metalsp. 107
Secrets of the Firep. 117
Introduction to Practical Worksp. 121
Guerrilla Alchemyp. 125
The Acetate Pathp. 143
The Book of Antimonyp. 183
The Book of Goldp. 231
p. 269
p. 281
Bibliographyp. 317
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