It's completely understandable if you're in the dark about alchemy. It has been practiced around the world and linked to various religious rites, scientific experiments, and, of course, magic - a series of beliefs and disciplines that defy categorization and definition. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy demystifies this ancient art with an easy-to-comprehend overview of its history, philosophies, and practices. In it, you get: - The basic principles of alchemy - including the Three Essentials that are present in all things - The alchemist's code - ciphers, signs, symbols, sacred geometry, and more - A list of tonics, elixirs, and other alchemical medicines - The three stages of alchemical transformation - The meaning and power of the Four Elements - Fire, Water, Air and Earth - and the Fifth Element, the Quintessence - A look at the relationship between alchemy and science - An exploration of the significance of the Philosopher's Stone - A behind-the-scenes tour of a medieval alchemist's laboratory Sit back and enjoy Kris Dyer reading you The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 2008 Dennis Hauck © 2019 DK Audio
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