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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 categorisation 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!

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  • 22-07-2020

informative and well explained

great book. well read. informative. perfect if your looking to expand your understanding of alchemy. loved how they talked about the different pathways, concepts and uses and rounded it off with a take on it in the modern world.

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  • 30-05-2020

Detailed and straightforward

Really great book! Clear and does what it says on the cover. Covers the origins and basics and well as practical ways to get started.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-2020

Excellent introduction to Achemy

Excellent introduction to the overall history of Achemy, a good starter book and audio transcript.

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  • SAMAEDRM
  • 11-04-2021

EXCELLENT REFERENCE BOOK CAREFULLY WRITTEN

I which I was aware of this book many years ago. My spiritual life would have progressed better.

The hidden has now been brought to light, clearly written in a simplified way for all to understand.

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