The Great Work

Book - 1984
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A lucid and accessible introduction.

Alchemy is the art of transformation. At its simplest, the alchemist turns base metals into gold. However, this is only one dimension of alchemy. In short, true alchemy is a discipline involving physical, psychological and spiritual work aimed at producing wholeness and enlightenment.
Cherry Gilchrist's lively and sympathetic narrative takes the reader from the alchemical interests of the ancient Egyptians to the flowering of alchemy in the seventeenth century. She also describes the complexities of alchemical symbolism and examines the ways in which alchemy has developed in the twentieth century.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : WeiserBooks, ©1984
ISBN: 9781578635856
Branch Call Number: 540.112 GIL 1984
Characteristics: ix, 147 pages : illustrations.
Additional Contributors: Booth, Mark


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