The Path of Alchemy: Energetic Healing & the World of Natural Magic

The Path of Alchemy: Energetic Healing & the World of Natural Magic

by Mark Stavish
     
 

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Alchemy offers tremendous insight into alternative therapies, new medicines, and the depths of the human mind. Illuminating a truly esoteric practice, Mark Stavish reveals how to create and apply "medicines for the soul" in this remarkable guide to plant and mineral alchemy.

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Alchemy offers tremendous insight into alternative therapies, new medicines, and the depths of the human mind. Illuminating a truly esoteric practice, Mark Stavish reveals how to create and apply "medicines for the soul" in this remarkable guide to plant and mineral alchemy.

The Path of Alchemy introduces the history and basic laws of this ancient practice, and explains how it ties into Qabala, tarot, astrology, and the four elements. Safe, modern techniques-based on spagyrics (plant alchemy)-for producing distillations, stones, tinctures, and elixirs are given, along with their uses in physical healing, spiritual growth, psychic experiments, initiation, consecration, spellwork, and more. Each chapter includes meditations, projects, and suggested reading as aids to "inner transformation," an equally important aspect of alchemy. Tools, rituals, lunar and solar stones, and the elusive Philosopher's Stone are all covered in this comprehensive guide to alchemy.


Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Magick/Shamanism Book

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Library Journal
The arcane (and often inscrutable) arts of spagyrics, or plant alchemy, have been distilled into a cohesive and comprehensible framework in this new publication by Stavish (founder, Inst. for Hermetic Studies). The book ostensibly functions as a lab manual-each chapter addresses a fundamental topic of alchemical practice, indicating required materials and detailed step-by-step instruction. Theory is closely paired with technique, so that the basis for conducting experiments and the results aspiring alchemists may hope to achieve are both presented. Chapters are concluded in this workbook-format title with summarized objectives and helpful accompanying visualization and meditation exercises for the specific topic in question. The text is easy to understand, especially for the novice possessing little familiarity with alchemical terms and background. Whether or not the reader intends to become a devotee of the craft, this book contains concepts and ideas relevant to any metaphysical path. A concise and practical primer of alchemy that often gives the practice useful context within the continuum of other esoteric disciplines, it is appropriate for academic libraries with metaphysical and esoteric collections.-Dina Komuves, Collingswood, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738716640
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
02/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
337,110
File size:
4 MB

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