The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Author : Erin Julian
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2013-05-23
ISBN 10 : 9781780938295
ISBN 13 : 1780938292
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist Book Description:

The eponymous alchemist of Ben Jonson's quick-fire comedy is a fraud: he cannot make gold, but he does make brilliant theatre. The Alchemist is a masterpiece of wit and form about the self-delusions of greed and the theatricality of deception. This guide will be useful to a diverse assembly of students and scholars, offering fresh new ways into this challenging and fascinating play.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Author : Hans Holzer
Publisher : Crossroad Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-01-16
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist Book Description:

Hans Holzer, the most prolific writer about the occult in the world, here tells what happened when he investigated the mysterious secret activities of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolf von Habsburg, in the very city where Rudolf ruled. There Holzer first heard about Father Damiano, Emperor Rudolf's secret confidant, and the diary he kept. Holzer visited Father Damiano's grave and noticed something very strange about the tombstone … The diary revealed the Emperor had surrounded himself with astrologers and alchemists, set up smelting kitchens for turning lead into gold, and used erotic means to summon supernatural powers. Here, the whole story is revealed for the first time.

The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Author : Ben Jonson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Total Pages : 246
Release : 1974-09-10
ISBN 10 : 0300017367
ISBN 13 : 9780300017366
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist Book Description:

Renaissance comedy, first produced in 1610. Includes modernized English text, critical and explanatory notes and Introduction. From the Yale Ben Jonson edition.

The Alchemist in Literature

The Alchemist in Literature
Author : Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2015-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9780191063817
ISBN 13 : 0191063819
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist in Literature Book Description:

Unlike most other studies of alchemy and literature, which focus on alchemical imagery in poetry of specific periods or writers, this book traces the figure of the alchemist in Western literature from its first appearance in the Eighth Circle of Dante's Inferno down to the present. From the beginning alchemy has had two aspects: exoteric or operative (the transmutation of baser metals into gold) and esoteric or speculative (the spiritual transformation of the alchemist himself). From Dante to Ben Jonson, during the centuries when the belief in exoteric alchemy was still strong and exploited by many charlatans to deceive the gullible, writers in major works of many literatures treated alchemists with ridicule in an effort to expose their tricks. From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, as that belief weakened, the figure of the alchemist disappeared, even though Protestant poets in England and Germany were still fond of alchemical images. But when eighteenth-century science almost wholly undermined alchemy, the figure of the alchemist began to emerge again in literature—now as a humanitarian hero or as a spirit striving for sublimation. Following these esoteric romanticizations, as scholarly interest in alchemy intensified, writers were attracted to the figure of the alchemist and his quest for power. The fin-de-siecle saw a further transformation as poets saw in the alchemist a symbol for the poet per se and others, influenced by the prevailing spiritism, as a manifestation of the religious spirit. During the interwar years, as writers sought surrogates for the widespread loss of religious faith, esoteric alchemy underwent a pronounced revival, and many writers turned to the figure of the alchemist as a spiritual model or, in the case of Paracelsus in Germany, as a national figurehead. This tendency, theorized by C. G. Jung in several major studies, inspired after World War II a vast popularization of the figure in novels—historical, set in the present, or juxtaposing past and present— in England, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and the United States. The inevitable result of this popularization was the trivialization of the figure in advertisements for healing and cooking or in articles about scientists and economists. In sum: the figure of the alchemist in literature provides a seismograph for major shifts in intellectual and cultural history.

Chaucer the Alchemist

Chaucer the Alchemist
Author : Alexander N. Gabrovsky
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 291
Release : 2016-04-08
ISBN 10 : 9781137523914
ISBN 13 : 1137523913
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chaucer the Alchemist Book Description:

The secrets of nature's alchemy captivated both the scientific and literary imagination of the Middle Ages. This book explores Chaucer's fascination with earth's mutability. Gabrovsky reveals that his poetry represents a major contribution to a medieval worldview centered on the philosophy of physics, astronomy, alchemy, and logic.

The Alchemist s Handbook

The Alchemist s Handbook
Author : Frater Albertus
Publisher : Weiser Books
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2022-06-01
ISBN 10 : 9781633412477
ISBN 13 : 1633412474
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist s Handbook Book Description:

“If you really want to learn the basic principles of practical alchemy, Frater Albertus’ Alchemist’s Handbook is literally is worth its weight in gold.”—from the foreword by Israel Regardie, author of The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order The Alchemist's Handbook has long been considered a modern-day classic on the actual practice of alchemy since its first publication in 1960. The book still stands as a groundbreaking work presenting in clear, concise language a practical manual of working knowledge that was formerly handed down only under oath of secrecy. The scope of alchemical work is to provide both a means to synthesize all the other sciences and the necessary training of the intellectual and spiritual faculties. “Hermetic philosophy, with its practical arcanum,” writes Frater Albertus, “repeats itself over and over again in the ancient axiom ‘As above, so below. As below, so above.’" The Alchemist's Handbook discusses in detail: The basic fundamental principles of alchemy. A guide to the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory with illustrations of the necessary equipment. Step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdom. “The teachings of Frater Albertus are part of a lineage that traces back to Rosicrucian sources and much earlier and The Alchemist’s Handbook is still the best introduction to that lineage. If you feel the call of Alchemy and want real information on the subject, this is definitely the book you will want to read, reread, and read again. It may just turn out to be the book that changes your life.”—From the foreword by Robert Allen Bartlett, author of Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy First published by Weiser Books in 1974, this new Weiser Classics edition includes a new foreword by Robert Allen Bartlett, author of Real Alchemy.

The Alchemist s Code

The Alchemist s Code
Author : Martin Rua
Publisher : Head of Zeus
Total Pages : 339
Release : 2016-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781784977474
ISBN 13 : 1784977470
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist s Code Book Description:

The first in a gripping conspiracy thriller series for fans of Scott Mariani and Dan Brown. A dark figure. A secret code. A battle between good and evil... Years ago the Knights Templar developed a secret code. A code so secret that only one man could remember it. The code lies in the hidden recesses of Lorenzo Aragona's memory. The alchemist has always known it, but, until he crosses paths with a beautiful but brutal Russian spy, he does not realise its significance. In a race against the clock from Naples to Kiev, Lorenzo uncovers an ancient history involving Nazis and Freemasons, secrets and spies. He must remember the code, unlock the Baphomet and take control of The Guardian of the Threshold. The lives of the Pope, his dying wife and all of mankind are at stake and only Lorenzo has the power to save them... What readers are saying about THE ALCHEMIST'S CODE: 'A great idea: has anybody ever imagined waking up and figuring out that their life is nothing but a fictional play? Rua describes this feeling the way all of us would imagine it. I read it in one night. Overwhelming! 5 stars because I cannot give more' 'The author masters the suspense and the reader encounters thrilling mysteries step by step, like the pieces of a puzzle' 'I did not know this author before I read The Alchemist's Code and I have to admit that he is a pleasant discovery. The story captures you from the first page and the reader can enjoy the story although it is all about mysteries, esotericism, codes, and... that's it, I'm not going to reveal anything else, just read it!'

The Alchemist s Daughter

The Alchemist s Daughter
Author : Mary Lawrence
Publisher : Kensington Books
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2015-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781617737114
ISBN 13 : 1617737119
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alchemist s Daughter Book Description:

“Unique characters, a twisty plot and a bold, bright heroine . . . Mystery and Tudor fans alike will raise a glass to this new series.”—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author In the year 1543 of King Henry VIII’s turbulent reign, the daughter of a notorious alchemist finds herself suspected of cold-blooded murder . . . Bianca Goddard employs her knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants to concoct remedies for the disease-riddled poor in London’s squalid Southwark slum. But when her friend Jolyn comes to her complaining of severe stomach pains, Bianca’s prescription seems to kill her on the spot. Recovering from her shock, Bianca suspects Jolyn may have been poisoned before coming to her—but the local constable is not so easily convinced. To clear her name and keep her neck free of the gallows, Bianca must apply her knowledge of the healing arts to deduce exactly how her friend was murdered and by whom—before she herself falls victim to a similar fate . . . A Suspense Magazine Best Historical Mystery of the Year “A realistic evocation of 16th century London’s underside. The various strands of the plot are so skillfully plaited together.”—Fiona Buckley, author of the Ursula Blanchard Mysteries “The writing is terrific . . . will keep readers engaged until the very last page . . . a real page-turner.”—San Francisco Book Review “Whereas some historical fiction bristles with self-importance, this novel eschews it to excellent effect.”—Library Journal

The Strange Case of the Alchemist s Daughter

The Strange Case of the Alchemist s Daughter
Author : Theodora Goss
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2017-06-20
ISBN 10 : 9781481466509
ISBN 13 : 148146650X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Strange Case of the Alchemist s Daughter Book Description:

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.