The Alchemist

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Author: Ben Jonson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408144719

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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The Alchemist is set during a plague epidemic in the Liberty of Blackfriars in 1610 - and was first performed on tour in 1610 by the company whose London home at Blackfriars was temporarily closed due to a plague epidemic. The play is a sublimely accomplished satirical farce about people's diverse dreams of self-refinement: they all want to transform themselves into something nobler, richer, more powerful, more virile, just as base metal was supposed to be transformed into gold in the alchemical process. During their master's absence from the house, the con-artists Face, Subtle and Doll Common dupe a series of 'customers' whose greed leads them to believe in the existence of the fabled Philosopher's Stone. As their equipment boils over and blows up in the offstage kitchen, so their plot heats up and is exploded by the sceptical Surly and the arrival of their master - who quietly pockets their proceeds and marries the rich widow to boot. The lively introduction focuses on the play as a comedy about swindlers and characters on the margins of society. It highlights Jonson's cratft as a dramatist and his masterful use of language, building into the play all actors and directors need to know about its characters and action. With helpful on-page commentary notes, this student edition also discusses the play in its theatrical and historical context and traces its connections to modern theatre, bringing its farcical comedy vividly to life.

Goethe the Alchemist

Alchemy was, as has been seen, very much concerned with colours, which were
said to mark stages in the development of the great work. Fraulein von
Klettenberg was, it appears, especially interested in them, for Lavater writes of
her — 'she ...

Author: Ronald Douglas Gray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110801528X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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This 1952 study analyses Goethe's writings in the light of his youthful readings in alchemy.

On Becoming an Alchemist

... for the alchemist, is a workable concept because it can be used to expand
one's perceptions. Starting with the hypothesis that there is such a thing as style
—that all phenomena have some sort of essence or personality—you can go
looking ...

Author: Catherine MacCoun

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822696

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Many regard alchemy as a metaphor for inner transformation. But this is only half the story. According to Catherine MacCoun, alchemy is no mere metaphor. It’s real magic. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to transform the outer world. Through studying the principles of alchemy, we can achieve extraordinary effects from ordinary actions by understanding how the world really works. We can perceive the hidden connections between the spiritual and the material worlds. Knowledge of these connections enables us to influence external phenomena through the powers of heart and mind alone. Yet alchemy is not, like some forms of magic, the exercise of mind over matter. It is the art of taking what already exists—whatever presents itself—and transmuting the harmful into the helpful, the useless into the valuable.On Becoming an Alchemist initiates us into these secrets, showing us how to think, perceive, and operate as an alchemist. It offers practical advice and exercises that will help the modern magician to: • Understand and apply basic principles of alchemy • Transmute setbacks, failures, and losses into sources of magical power • Navigate one’s inner world with poise, confidence, and common sense • Intuitively show up in the right place at the right time to benefit from magical coincidences • Discover the potentials latent in any situation by awakening subtle perception To learn more about the author Catherine MacCoun go to

The Travels of an Alchemist

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above is given by Wang Kuo - wei as though it came from d'Ohsson , where
however I cannot find it . This pleased the Khan and he said : " Holy 115 AN

Author: Li Chih-Ch'ang

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415344906

Category: History

Page: 166

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First published in 1931. Mainly focussing on cultural and geographical aspects, Travels of an Alchemist are unique in their importance as a source for early Mongol history, enabling us as they do to fix with certainty the otherwise obscure and much disputed dates of Chingiz Khan's movements during his Western campaign. The author, a Taoist doctor, left some of the most faithful and vivid pictures ever drawn of nature and society between the Aral and the Yellow Sea. Waley's introduction provides excellent background information with which to place the Travels in their appropriate historical, social and religious setting.

The Alchemist 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn t Know

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Author: G Whiz

Publisher: (pub-5999650418488591)

ISBN: 1311500936



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Did you know Paulo Coelho wrote the book “The Alchemist” in a two-week spurt of creativity? Or, did you know The Alchemist has made the bestsellers list in 74 different counties? What are the amazingly true facts behind The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Last Alchemist

If Zackary Taylor were me, had my alchemist knowledge, he wouldn't hesitate a
nanosecond to take another's body.” With that, the alchemist Taulb went about
straightening out the young star's body on the floor, so that he was lying fully face

Author: Poe Hawkins

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452596565

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Once in awhile a novel like, “The Shack”comes along and captivates our imagination. Such a novel is, “The Last Alchemist”, a tale involving an ex-priest, a young girl in search of life’s meaning, a Hollywood actor, a cunning detective and an alchemist who has been alive since the ninth century, living in stolen bodies down through the ages. The chance meeting of these characters and their subsequent relationships result in mayhem, lust, murder, love and transcendental magic. You will be shocked over and over again as you try to anticipate what will happen next in this wonderfully twisted story about people trying to hold on to their views of reality. Your own views of reality will be seriously challenged in this paranormal thriller. Visit

The Alchemist

No discussion of web resources for The Alchemist would be complete without a
few on alchemy. Here you can again start by directing students to try a general
search for alchemy – how many fraudulent websites do they find (and which ones

Author: Erin Julian

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780938292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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The eponymous alchemist of Ben Jonson's quick-fire comedy is a fraud: he cannot make gold, but he does make brilliant theatre. The Alchemist is a masterpiece of wit and form about the self-delusions of greed and the theatricality of deception. This guide will be useful to a diverse assembly of students and scholars, offering fresh new ways into this challenging and fascinating play.

Alchemist s Handbook

Now to the alchemist's laboratory. This usually takes on a sinister coloring as
one's imagination runs wild. Even today, so-called religious people are inclined
to discuss Alchemy in rather subdued whispers because, so they claim, it is the ...

Author: Frater Albertus

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255602

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Formerly handed down under oath of secrecy, this clear, concise handbook discusses: the fundamental principles of alchemy; directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, with illustrations of the necessary equipment; step-by-step instructions for the work of the Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdom?the necessary prerequisite for any work in the mineral kingdom.

The Legendary Alchemist

There were four main elements an Alchemist can use to fight monsters: Fire,
Wind, Earth and Water. There was one more extremely rare element — God's
Power. The user has all of God's Power in battle when he or she activates them.

Author: Serafina Siow

Publisher: Experiences & Experiments Books Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814320153

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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In the year 1960, there is a prophecy about a legendary hero. In 2010, the Alchemists are expecting him to come from the Takashi family mentioned in the prophecy, but the family has not had a son in over 70 years! Is one of them hiding a secret? Where will the desperate Alchemists find the Legendary Alchemist?

Chant All the Alchemist Fairy Returning to the Source of All

My nickname is ChantAll the alchemist-fairy. Chant-All is derived from <<Chantou
» in French... I have not always been an alchemist-fairy... but yes! In fact I have
always been an alchemist-fairy, but... I didn't know I was one... Yes! In fact I have

Author: Chantal Leduc

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452567735

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

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Do you feel that you are not connected to Mother-Earth, not grounded? Do you live according to your passions? Do you have problems with sensitivity? Do you live a life of abundance and wealth? Do you find it difficult to listen to the voice of your intuition? Here are, among many others, some of the questions to be found in this book and which are studied in depth to help you understand your relationship with yourself. The aim of this book is to guide you to your own Source; to what YOU believe! You will find it within, because ALL the re-Sources are in YOU! WARNING: This could be the most fantastic tool for personal growth ... but only if... you are finally ready to move forward on your life path with Joy, Love and Happiness!

The Alchemist War

Tomorrow night, the Alchemist Guild will meet at my home. I would like to officially
introduce you to them and help secure your place among your future peers.” “
Wouldn't that be pretty risky, sponsoring a girl as a future alchemist?” Dawk

Author: John Seven

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434260283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Dawk and Hype find themselves in the middle of an alchemist mystery in 1600s Prague.

Parcelius the Alchemist

A giant bat flew past him several times, almost brushing his head with its wing,
but the poor alchemist did not even pay it any attention. He was deliberating
intensely, trying to think of a way to get himself out of the desperate situation that
he ...

Author: Sergei Sukhinov


ISBN: 1878941240


Page: 196

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This sixth installment of Sergei Sukhinov's "Emerald City" saga introduces the lovely but cold Langa, Princess of Darkness, henchwoman to the evil Pakir. At her command, the alchemist Parcelius does his utmost to produce the devastating Black Flame, which Pakir needs for his conquest of Magic Land -- and the world! When his efforts fail, he leads an army of golems to a certain underground cavern, where the Flame is reputed to be already, and the saga assumes a cosmic dimension.

The Alchemist s Daughter

They were puffers, or as my French mother would have said, souffleurs, dabblers
in alchemy. My father was no dabbler but a true alchemist though he had
received an orthodox education at Trinity and was fascinated by all branches of
natural ...

Author: Katharine McMahon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297858068

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the author of Richard and Judy Book Club choice, THE ROSE OF SEBASTOPOL 'A first-rate historical romance: it's hard to think it will be bettered this year' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY When two strangers enters the manor of a brilliant alchemist and his talented young daughter, nothing will remain the same... Dark secrets haunt the manor house at Selden in Buckinghamshire, where Emilie Selden, motherless, fiercely intelligent and beautiful, has been raised in near isolation by her father. John Selden, student of Isaac Newton, is conducting a secret experiment. He aims to turn Emilie into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist and fills her with knowledge while recording every step she takes. In the spring of 1725, when Emilie is eighteen, father and daughter begin their most daring adventure - an attempt to breathe life into dead matter. But they are interrupted by the arrival of two strangers. During the course of a sultry August, Emilie is caught up in the passion of first love and, listening for the first time to her heart rather than her head, she makes her choice - with consequences that are far-reaching and tumultuous.

The Diary of an Alchemist

It is hard toconvince amaterialistic world thatwhenthe alchemist talks about fire,
he really means fire. We are inclined to associatefirewith burning, with heat, with
smoke and with flames because itis through these that ourfive senses come into ...

Author: Dr. Douglas M. Baker

Publisher: Baker eBooks Publishing

ISBN: 1625690215

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 153

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The Diary of an Alchemist: In its attempt to demonstrate the applicability of the fundamental principles of Mysticism to the things of the physical realm Alchemy apparently failed and ended its days in fraud. It appears, however, that this true aim of alchemistic art - particularly the demonstration of the validity of the theory that all the various forms of matter are produced by an evolutionary process from some one primal element or quintessence -- is being realised by recent research in the domain of physics and chemical science. The object of the alchemist’s search was to satisfy their material needs, their intellectual capacities, and their spiritual yearning. Alchemists of the nobler sort always made the first of these objects subsidiary to the other two". There is a distinct difference between what may be called esoteric and exoteric alchemy. The latter has an outer and more direct approach in which transmutation is attempted through the employment of purely physical forces. This has been the main attraction for the quacks and the curious, and has succeeded in concealing (mercifully) the esoteric approach to alchemy. The true alchemist is someone capable of radiating his essence, thus affecting the centermost being of those about him. This work, biographical in nature, reveals the author's own struggle in working the basic theme of alchemy, which is the acceptance and expression of Cosmic Fire in the service of humanity. This is the path of a fire-god .... his birth, initiation into and baptism by Fire. The alchemists saw the likeness of it in so many chemical reactions in their laboratories that they were struck by certain parallels. After all, they were witnessing the birth of modern chemistry with all its inorganic phenomena of amalgams, silver, gold and mercurial platings, without any of the rationale which a chemist possesses today. This thoroughly researched volume contains many excerpts from the author’s diary, images, lists and drawings.

The Alchemist s Portrait

For Julie, Samuel and Georgia CONTENTS chapter i The Voice From Nowhere l
chapter 2 The Alchemist's Nephew 12 chapter 3 The Museum Revisited 1 9
chapter 4 Tall Tales From Tess 28 chapter 5 Matthew's Mission 36 chapter 6 The

Author: Simon Rose

Publisher: Tradewind Books

ISBN: 1896580297

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

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While on a school trip to the art museum, Matthew meets Peter, a Dutch boy from the seventeenth century who is trapped inside his own portrait, and must travel back in time in order to save Peter--and the world--from his evil Uncle Nicholas.

The Adventures of Malcolmist the Alchemist

Malcolmist The Alchemist. “Hahaha, shut the fuck up,” rather than, “I respect you
wholeheartedly.” Yet this did not change the fact that, when I was four years old, I
had had a vocal conversation with an old bearded man against the darkness of ...

Author: Malcolmist The Alchemist

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469155028

Category: Poetry

Page: 393

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This book I hereby introduce And hope youll put its words to use Adventures mine, and thoughtful reflection May give you readers an erection To speak metaphoric of whats to come As I increase your knowledge sum A different mystic I have been Than those who try to herd their men And alchemy is transmutation From reader boredom to elation

Alchemist of the Avant Garde

alchemist-artist. In order to explain coherently the historical context of a corpus of
alchemi- cal iconography informing Duchamp's early works (as specifically
identified beginning in chapter 4), this chapter will explore the character of a
certain ...

Author: John F. Moffitt

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791486907

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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A fascinating book demonstrating the influence of alchemy and esoteric traditions on the mature art of Marcel Duchamp.

The Accidental Alchemist

Though thisbook isa work offiction, The Accidental Alchemist isbased on
fascinating historical facts thatwere toogoodnotto run with infiction. Dorian's “
father,” JeanEugène RobertHoudin, wasa French stage magician who livedfrom
1805 to ...

Author: Gigi Pandian

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738744379

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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From USA Today bestselling author Gigi Pandian comes a modern tale of ancient intrigue Unpacking her belongings in her new hometown of Portland, Oregon, herbalist and reformed alchemist Zoe Faust can’t help but notice she’s picked up a stowaway. Dorian Robert-Houdin is a living, breathing three-and-half-foot gargoyle—not to mention a master of French cuisine—and he needs Zoe’s expertise to decipher a centuries-old text. Zoe, who’s trying to put her old life behind her, isn’t so sure she wants to reopen her alchemical past . . . until the dead man on her porch leaves her no choice. Includes recipes! Praise: A 2016 Lefty Award winner for Best LCC Regional Mystery “This reviewer is eagerly anticipating more from this series, and a return of a cast more fun than an episode of Portlandia.”—RT BOOK REVIEWS 1/2 “Pandian . . . launches a supernatural cozy series that hits high marks for a modern twist on an ancient practice. Amusing supporting characters and historical details solidify this engaging mystery.”—LIBRARY JOURNAL "[A] lighthearted supernatural mystery . . . Pandian sets this series apart from other fluffy paranormal mysteries with Zoe's cute nonhuman sidekick and some mouthwatering vegan recipes."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "A whimsical and charming supernatural mystery."—MYSTERY SCENE “What really makes this book stand out, however, is the originality . . . Pandian has managed to create an eccentric and charming cast of characters readers are going to want to spend more time with.”—RT BOOK REVIEWS ONLINE "The Accidental Alchemist is a recipe for a great read. Gigi Pandian’s pen never disappoints."—JULIET BLACKWELL, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WITCHCRAFT MYSTERY SERIES “Mysterious, captivating, and infused with the rich history of the Northwest . . . fantastic.”—PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW "A magical, whimsical cozy that will delight readers who enjoy Juliet Blackwell and Heather Weber mysteries!" —AVERY AAMES, AKA DARYL WOOD GERBER, AUTHOR OF THE CHEESE SHOP MYSTERIES "Zoe and Dorian are my new favorite amateur-sleuth duo!" —VICTORIA LAURIE, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR "Readers won't want to put this book down."—Vegetarian Journal

The Alchemist in Literature

2 Satirizations, or Nigredo THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT: 1144–1789 The early
Middle Ages effectively lost sight of alchemy. In the course of the twelfth-century
Renaissance it began to reemerge and set out on what might be called its golden

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198746830

Category: Alchemy in literature

Page: 240

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The figure of the alchemist has, in recent years, become an enormously prevalent image in advertising and popular culture. You can scarcely open a magazine or the Internet without encountering references to economists, chemists, artists, and others as 'alchemists' of their fields. This study examines the alchemist in literature from Dante to the present and shows how the popular response to that figure varies from period to period. From the Middle Ages down tothe Enlightenment, when many people still believed in alchemy, writers treated alchemists with ridicule and exposed them as charlatans out to cheat the gullible public. When alchemy was discredited bymodern science, the alchemist himself was romanticized by some writers, who turned the figure into a social altruist, poet, or religious thinker. In the twentieth century, under the influence of C. G. Jung, the figure of the alchemist was further popularized, becoming an image for transmutations of every sort-from economics and medicine to music and art. This vast popular appeal encouraged many writers to undertake fictions of various sorts-historical novels, juxtapositions of present andpast, contemporary settings-featuring protagonists who regard themselves in some sense as modern alchemists. In sum, the figure of the alchemist provides a seismograph by which we can measure shifts inpopular culture.

The Academic Alchemist

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