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IN PURSUIT OF GOLD – Alchemy in theory and practice

Lapidus; Additions and Extractions by Stephen Skin
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Contents: 1). The confusion of alchemy. 2). Sophic fire. 3). The Secret Book. 4). The wisdom of Artephius. 5). The secrets of antimony. 6). The Green Lion. 7). The Red Man and his White Wife. 8). The journey through the Twelve Gates. 9). Consummation of the hermetic marriage. 10). The use of the stone. 11). Sulphur and salt. 12). Vade Mecum. Appendix: I). Paracelsus’ answers. II). Equipment. III). Signs and symbols. 25 illustrations. These pictures are taken from an illustrated treatise by Michael Maier, an artist in alchemy, published in 1618, under the title ‘Atlanta Fugiens’, and printed in Latin. Writing under the nom de plume of Lapidus, David Curwen (1893-1984) was one of the most mysterious personalities of modern alchemysticism, and one of the very few practicing laboratory alchemists residing in the United Kingdom during the latter half of the 20th century. SCARCE No dustjacket. Temple of T H O T H label on fep. pp. 176 160215X

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AuthorLapidus; Additions and Extractions by Stephen Skin
Number of pages176
PublisherNeville Spearman, London
Year Published1976
Book Condition

Very Good

Binding Type

Hardcover original cloth binding.