Thursday, June 18, 2015

Alchemy, the Philosopher's Stone and the Esoteric - 100 Books on DVDrom

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Thesaurus Incantatus -  the enchanted treasure, or, the spagyric quest of Beroaldus Cosmopolita, in which is sophically and mystagorically declared the first matter of the stone with a list of choice books on alchemy, magic, talismans by Arthur Machen 1888

Splendor Solis - alchemical treatises of Solomon Trismosin 1920

The Hermetical Triumph, or, The Victorious Philosophical Stone by Alexandre-Toussaint de Limojon de Saint-Didier 1745

A Suggestive Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a dissertation on the more celebrated of the alchemical philosophers by Mary Anne Atwood 1918

The Golden Tract concerning the Stone of the Philosophers by a an Anonymous German Philosopher 1893

The Sophic Hydrolith; or Water Stone of the Wise (commonly called the Philosopher's Stone) 1893

The Glory of the World or Table of Paradise - A True Account which Adam Learned from God Himself, which Noah, Abraham and Solomon held as one the Greatest Gifts of God which also all Sages of all Times Preferred to the Wealth of the Whole World Regarded as the Chief Treasure of the Whole World and Bequeathed only to Good Men, namely, the Science of the Philosopher's Stone 1893

A Tract of Great Price concerning the Philosopher's Stone published by a German Sage 1423

A Very Brief Tract Concerning the Philosopher's Stone written by an Unknown German Sage (around 1693) called the Book of Alze

The Book of Lambspring, a Noble Ancient Philosopher concerning the Philosophical Stone 1893

The Golden Tripod - Three Choice Chemical Tracts edited by Michael Maier 1893

The Philosopher's Stone by P.H. Van der Weyde 1862 (the Quadrature of the Circle, Perpetual Motion, The Making of Gold, The Elixir of Life)

Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone by James Lendall Basford 1882 (p.66 hard to read)

Basil Valentine his Triumphant Chariot of Antimony with The True Book of the Learned Synesius concerning the Philosopher's Stone 1678

Five Treatises of the Philosophers Stone 1651

The New Pearl of Great Price - the most Precious Stone of the Philosophers by Giano Lacinio 1894

Remarks upon Alchemy and the Alchemists indicating a method of discovering the true nature of hermetic philosophy and showing that the search after the Philosopher's Stone by Ethan Allen Hitchcock 1857

An Easie Introduction to the Philosophers Magical Gold to which is added John Pontanus Epistle upon The Philosophers Stone by Astromagus 1667

Odd Hours of a Physician (a section on the Philosopher's Stone) by John Darby 1871

Curiosities of Olden Times by S Baring-Gould 1896 (Curiosities of cypher, Ghosts in court, "Hermippus redivivus", Some crazy saints, The jackass of Vanvres, A mysterious vale, The Philosopher's Stone)

Bygone Beliefs - being a series of excursions in the Byways of Thought by H Stanley Redgrove 1920 (Pythagoras and his philosophy - Medicine and magic - Superstitions concerning birds- The powder of sympathy- a curious medical superstition- The belief in talismans ceremonial magic in theory and practice- Architectural symbolism- The quest of the Philosopher's Stone- The Phallic element in Alchemical doctrine)

The Turba Philosophorum, or Assembly of the Sages called also the book of Truth in the art and the third Pythagorical Synod, an ancient Alchemical treatise by G Gratarolo 1896

Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum (Hermetic Mysteries) by Elias Ashmole 1652

The Way to Bliss by Elias Ashmole 1658

Collectanea Chymica by Eirenaeus Philalethes 1684

The Philosophical Epitaph of W.C. Esquire - A Brief of the Golden Calf by William Cooper 1675

The Lives of Alchemystical Philosophers by Francis Barrett 1815

Contributions of Alchemy to Numismatics by Henry C Bolton 1890

A Select Bibliography of Chemistry by Henry C Bolton 1904

Alchemy: Ancient and Modern, being a Brief Account of the Alchemistic Doctrines by H Stanley Redgrove 1911

Four books of Johannes Segerus Weidenfeld concerning the secrets of adepts 1685

Bibliotheca Chemica - a Catalogue of the Alchemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Books, Volume 1 by James Young 1906

Bibliotheca Chemica - a Catalogue of the Alchemical, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Books, Volume 2 by James Young 1906

Occult Chemistry - Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements by Annie Besant 1919

A New Light of Alchemy by Micha Sedziwoj by 1650

Of the Chemical Transmutation - the genealogy and generation of metals and minerals and, Of the Urim and Thummim of the Jews by Paracelsus 1657

Conceptions of Matter, Ancient and Modern by William Robert Lang 1909

The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus, Volume 1 1894

The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus, Volume 2 1894

Paracelsus on the supreme mysteries of Nature - On the Spirits of the Planets - on occult philosophy - The magical, sympathetical, and antipathetical cure of wounds and diseases - The mysteries of the Twelve Signs of the Zodiak 1656

The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy by CFS Thompson 1897

Swedenborg, a Hermetic Philosopher - a Sequel to Remarks on Alchemy and the Alchemists by Ethan Allen Hitchcock 1865

The Works of the Highly Experienced and Famous Chemist John Rudolph Glauber 1689

The Wise-Mans Crown - The Glory of the Rosie-Cross by John Heydon 1664

Some Early Treatises on Technological Chemistry by John Ferguson 1888

Pharmaceutical Preparations - Elixirs, their history, formulae, and methods of preparation with a resume of unofficinal Elixirs from the days of Paracelsus by John Uri Lloyd 1883

Mystics of the Renaissance and their relation to Modern Thought, including Meister Eckhart, Tauler, Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Giordano Bruno, and others by Rudolf Steiner 1911

Catalogue of a Very Rare and Curious Collection of the Different Editions of the Works of Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus by Constantine Hering 1881

Fasciculus Chemicus - Chemical Collections of the Most Famous Authors by Arthur Dee 1650

Occultists & Mystics of all Ages by Ralph Shirley 1920

Lumen de Lumine - A New Magical Light by Thomas Vaughan 1651

Solar Biology - a Scientific Method of delineating character, diagnosing disease, determining mental, physical, and business qualifications, conjugal adaptability by Hiram E Butler

Curiosities of Occult Literature By Christopher Cooke 1863

The Book of Knowledge - treating of the Wisdom of the Ancients by Erra Pater 1806

Simplified Scientific Astrology - a complete textbook on the art of erecting a Horoscope, with Philosophic Encyclopedia by Max Heindel 1919

True Memory, the Philosopher's Stone by Mrs Calvin K Regisnider 1896

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, Volume 1 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 1893

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, Volume 2 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 1893

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy, Volume 3 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky 1893

The Hidden Wisdom of Christ and the Key of Knowledge, Volume 1 by Ernst Christian L. von Bunsen - 1865

The Hidden Wisdom of Christ and the Key of Knowledge, Volume 2 by Ernst Christian L. von Bunsen - 1865

Raphael's Sanctuary of the Astral Art 1834

The Mystic Thesaurus - Initiation in the Theoretical and Practical Secrets of Astral Truth and Occult Art by Willis F Whitehead 1899

The Lost Solar System of the Ancients Discovered, volume 1 by John Wilson 1856

The Lost Solar System of the Ancients Discovered, volume 2 by John Wilson 1856

Buddhism in Christendom - Jesus the Essene by Arthur Lillie 1887

Architecture, Mysticism and Myth by WR Lethaby 1892

The Book of Fate: Whereby All Questions May be Answered Respecting the Present and Future by Raphael 1887

Mental Magic by Thomas Welton 1884

The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus 1850

The Royal Book of Dreams from an Ancient Manuscript, by Raphael 1830

Antique Gems and Rings, Volume 1 by Charles W King 1872

Antique Gems and Rings, Volume 2 by Charles W King 1872

The Secrets of the Invisible World by Daniel Defoe 1729

The Seeress of Prevorst; being Revelations concerning the inner-life of man, and the inter-diffusion of a world of spirits in the one we inhabit by Mrs Crowe 1845

Horae Sabbaticae - an attempt to correct certain superstitious and vulgar errors respecting the Sabbath by Godfrey Higgins 1893

The Kabbalah Unveiled by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers 1912

The Vanity of Arts and Sciences by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa 1676

A System of Magic by Daniel Defoe 1840

The History of Magic, Volume 1 by Joseph Ennemoser 1854

The History of Magic, Volume 2 by Joseph Ennemoser 1854

The Works of Jacob Boehme the Teutonic Theosopher, Volume 1, 1764

The Works of Jacob Boehme the Teutonic Theosopher, Volume 2, 1764

The Works of Jacob Boehme the Teutonic Theosopher, Volume 3, 1764

The Works of Jacob Boehme the Teutonic Theosopher, Volume 4, 1764

The Perfect Way - The Finding of Christ by Anna Kingsford 1919

Hours with the Mystics by Robert A Vaughan 1893

A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus and its Connection with the Mystic Theology of the Ancients by Richard P Knight 1865

The Soul of Things (Psychometry) by William Denton 1863

Dissertation on the Celtic Deity Teutates by William Lisle Bowles 1828

Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World by Robert Dale Owen 1860

The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries by Thomas Taylor 1891

The Rosicrucian Mysteries by Max Heindel 1916

Gleanings of a Mystic by Max Heindel 1922

The Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions and Answers by Max Heindel 1922

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception - Mystic Christianity by Max Heindel 1911

The Temple of the Tosy Cross - The Soul: its Powers, Migration, and Transmigrations by FB Dowd 1882

The Rosicrucians, their Rites and Mysteries with chapters on the ancient fire and serpent-worshipers and explanations of the mystic symbols represented in the monuments and talismans of the primeval philosophers by Hargrave Jennings 1870

Rosicrucian Symbology by George W Plummer 1916

The Holy Guide Leading the Way to the Wonder of the World - a Complete Physician teaching the knowledge of all things, past, present, and to come with RosiCrucian Medicines by John Heydon 1662

Rosicrucian Fundamentals - an Exposition of the Rosicrucian Synthesis of Religion, Science and Philosophy by George W Plummer 1920

Evolution of Immortality by FB Dowd 1900

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  1. "For though our Art is unknown, we do assert, according to experience, that this mystery is to be found; but only with the great Jehovah saturninely placed in the centre of the world. There, within most intimately, the Abyss of the Spagiric artifice is disclosed; there, as in a crystalline diaphaneity, the Miracle of the whole world. There, in that region, no longer fabulous but by art made natural, is seen the Salamander casting out the etherial waters, and washing himself in the flames; there the river Numitius, in which aeneas, bathing, was absolved from his mortality, and by command of Venus was transformed into an immortal god." ~A Suggestive inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery

  2. Famous Alchemists

    Zosimus ca. 250 AD

    Zosimus was an Egyptian born Greek alchemist who believed that all substances are composed of the four elements of nature - Fire, Water, Air and Earth.

    He collected together all the knowledge on khemia, as it was then known, and compiled a 28 volume encylopedia.

    It is thanks to Zosimus that we know what we do about Egyptian/Greek alchemy. Much of the knowledge was destroyed by the Roman emperor Diocletian and Christians who burned the library in Alexandria in 391.

    Geber full name: Abu Musa Jabir Ibn Hayyan ca. 721 - 815 AD

    Geber, as he was known by the Europeans, was an Arabian alchemist who lived in what we now know as Iraq.

    He distilled strong acetic acid from vinegar and believed that metals are made up of mercury and sulfur invarying proportions. He also popularised the idea of the Philosopher's Stone which would combine the mercury and sulfur to make gold.

    Geber is responsible for giving us the word 'gibberish', derived from his name!

    Albertus Magnus ca. 1200 - 1280 AD

    Albert von Bollstadt, or Abertus Magnus, (which means Albert the Great) was a German monk and practising alchemist.

    Magnus closely followed the works of Aristotle, giving his philosophy prominence in the Middle Ages. He was the first to describe arsenic in its pure form and Thomas Aquinas, who was later to become, among other things, a famous alchemist, was one of his students.

    Paracelsus full name: Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim 1493 - 1541 AD

    The Swiss born Paracelsus took his name meaning 'better than Celsus', Celsus being a renowned Roman scholar of medicine.

    He invented the word alcohol from the Arabic 'al-kohl', and his own branch of alchemy called 'spagyric alchemy'.

    Paracelsus strongly believed in spiritual alchemy and that the purpose of alchemy was not to transmute metals, but to cure disease.

    Isaac Newton 1642 - 1727 AD

    One of the last well known alchemists was the English scientist Isaac Newton.

    In addition to studying more legitimate sciences such as physics and maths, Newton spent much of his time on alchemy. Indeed it has been said that Newton was not the "first of the age of reason but that he was the last of the magicians."

    In rediscovered documents deemed unfit to be printed by the Royal Society, it is clear that the inspiration for his work on light and gravity came from his obsession with alchemy. It is even suggested that Newton succeeded in transmuting lead to gold...

    See also:
    Avicenna [985-1037]
    Roger Bacon [1220- 1292]
    Thomas Aquinas [1225-1274]
    Arnald of Villanova [12-?-1310?]
    Nicolas Flamel [1330-1418]
    Geber [14th century]
    Basil Valentine [supposed 15th cent.] The 12 Keys
    Georg Agricola [1494-1555]
    Valentin Weigel [1533-1588]
    John Dee [1527-1608]
    Edward Kelley [1555-1595]
    Jacob Bohmen [1575 - 16?]
    Heinrich Khunrath [1560-1605]
    Jan Baptista van Helmont [1577-1644]
    Robert Boyle [1626-1691]
    John Mayow [1641-1679]
    Count Alessandro de Cagliostro [1743-1795]
    Count de Saint Germain [18th Century]
    Demosthenes - The Alchemist God
    Alexandre Saint-Yves d'Alveydre The Archeometre [1842-1909]

  3. THE ART OF FORETELLING by C.J.S. Thompson 1897

    The early theory of the art of foretelling by means of the stars, and casting horoscopes, was as follows: The seven planets then known, including the Sun, with the twelve figures of the Zodiac, comprised the astrological system. Each unit or body or nation was supposed to be governed or influenced by a certain star or constellation, and this power extended to all things connected with the person or nation. Thus, Saturn was supposed to influence life, sciences, and buildings; Jupiter—honour, wishes, and wealth; Mars—wars, persons, marriages, and quarrels; the Sun—hope, gain, and happiness; Venus—love and friendship; Mercury—fear, disease, debts, and commerce; the Moon— robberies, wounds, and dreams. The intrinsic quality was denoted by the planet. The Sun was regarded as favourable; Saturn, cold; Jupiter, temperate; Mars, ardent; Venus, fruitful; Mercury, inconstant; the Moon, melancholy. The days, colours, and metals also came under the same influences.

    In casting a horoscope, the astronomer had first to observe if the time was propitious, and what planet was dominant in the heavens. Then, by means of calculations and diagrams, he would deduce the consequences from the position and bearing of the stars. The day was divided into four equal parts—the ascendant of the sun, the middle of the sky, the descending of the sun, and the lower part of the sky. These four parts of the day were subdivided into twelve distinct parts, which were called the twelve houses of the sun. It was of the greatest importance in drawing a horoscope to tell exactly in which "house" the star appeared. One can easily trace the connection of the influence attributed to the planets with the old Egyptian and Greek mythologies, and it can hardly be wondered at that the same system should have been brought to bear on medicine.

    A favourite method of divination, especially with the sorcerers, was that of gazing into a beryl or crystal. For the proper performance of this ceremony a pure virgin or equally pure youth should be the gazer. The sorcerer, having repeated the necessary charms and adjurations, with the invocation suitable to the spirits he wished to consult, looked into a large beryl or crystal, wherein he saw the answer represented either by types or by figures, and sometimes it is said he might hear the spirit speak to him.

    Vallancey states that in the Highlands of Scotland large crystals of somewhat oval shape were kept by the priests to work charms with, and that water poured on them was given to cattle as a preventive of disease. Dr. Dee was a famous conjurer with the crystal in the time of Queen Elizabeth.

    Lilly describes these crystals as being the size of an orange, set in silver, surmounted with a cross, and engraved all round with the names of the angels—Raphael, Gabriel, and Uriel.
    Among other charms practised was Dactylomancy, which was performed by means of a ring suspended by a thread in the centre of an earthenware or metal pitcher. The ring, which was supposed to have been made under the influence of a certain constellation, was swung from side to side of the vessel, and the sounds it made on touching were taken as predictions and oracles.

    The art of divination by fire was called Pyromancy, and was performed by allowing a certain body to burn, the smoke from which, by its density and colour, forecast the future. A favourite medium for consulting this oracle was a donkey's head roasted on hot coals.

    Popular belief in mediaeval times attributed anything unusual or beyond its understanding, to magic; so most of the early alchemists were believed to be magicians. Both Albertus Magnus and Roger Bacon were accused of dealing in the black arts, one having to resign his bishopric of Cologne and retire to a monastery, and the other to the Franciscan cells in Paris, to free themselves from the charges of their accusers.