Alchemy Adult Coloring Book: Medieval Chemistry and Gold Turning Philosopher's Stone Magic Inspired Adult Coloring Book

Alchemy Adult Coloring Book: Medieval Chemistry and Gold Turning Philosopher's Stone Magic Inspired Adult Coloring Book

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Overview

Alchemy is a philosophical and protoscientific tradition practiced throughout Europe, Egypt and Asia. It aimed to purify, mature, and perfect certain objects. Common aims were chrysopoeia, the transmutation of "base metals" (e.g., lead) into "noble" ones (particularly gold); the creation of an elixir of immortality; the creation of panaceas able to cure any disease; and the development of an alkahest, a universal solvent. The perfection of the human body and soul was thought to permit or result from the alchemical magnum opus and, in the Hellenistic and western tradition, the achievement of gnosis. In Europe, the creation of a philosopher's stone was variously connected with all of these projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539047360
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/22/2016
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.11(d)

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