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Alchemy
  • Author : Marie-Luise von Franz
  • Publisher : Inner City Books
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 091912304X
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Science
  • "It was the genius of C.G. Jung to discover in the 'holy technique' of alchemy a parallel to the psychological individuation process. This book, by Jung's long-time friend and co-worker, completely demystifies the subject. Designed as an introduction to Jung's more detailed studies, and profusely illustrated, here is a lucid and practical account of what the alchemists were really looking for--emotional balance and wholeness"--back cover.

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    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy
  • Author : Dennis William Hauck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1592577350
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • More than magic... Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

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    Koji Alchemy
  • Author : Jeremy Umansky,Rich Shih
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 160358868X
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  • Genre : Cooking
  • "Koji Alchemy guides readers through the history and diverse application of koji, the microbe behind the delicious, umami flavors of soy sauce, miso, mirin, and so much more. Devoted authors Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih share processes, concepts, and recipes for fermenting and culturing foods with this magical ingredient. Then they take it to the next level by describing how they rapidly age charcuterie, cheese, and other ferments, revolutionizing the creation of fermented foods and their flavor profiles for both chefs and home cooks. Readers will learn how to grow koji, including information on equipment and setting up your kitchen, as well as detailed concepts and processes for making amino sauces and pastes, alcohol and vinegar, and using it for flavor enhancement with dairy, eggs, vegetables, and baking. With the added tips and expertise from their friends, Umansky and Shih have developed a comprehensive look at modern koji use around the world"--

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    Real Alchemy
  • Author : Robert Allen Bartlett
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 0892541504
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A ground-breaking modern manual on an ancient art, Real Alchemy draws on both modern scientific technology and ancient methods. A laboratory scientist and chemist, Robert Allen Bartlett provides an overview of the history of alchemy, as well as an exploration of the theories behind the practice. Clean, clear, simple, and easy to read, Real Alchemy provides excellent directions regarding the production of plant products and transitions the reader-student into the basics of mineral work - what some consider the true domain of alchemy. New students to practical laboratory alchemy will enjoy reading Real Alchemy and hopefully find the encouragement needed to undertake their own alchemical journey. Bartlett also explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term "Philosopher's Stone" and describes several very real and practical methods for its achievement. Is the fabled Philosopher's Stone an elixir of long life or is it a method of transforming lead into gold? Judge for yourself.

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    Jung on Alchemy
  • Author : C. G. Jung
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780691010977
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • The ancient practice of alchemy, which thrived in Europe until the seventeenth century, dealt with the phenomenon of transformation--not only of materials (ore into gold) but also of the human spirit (self into Other). Through their work in the material realm, alchemists discovered personal rebirth as well as a linking between outer and inner dimensions. C. G. Jung first turned to alchemy for personal illumination in coping with trauma brought on by his break with Freud. Alchemical symbolism eventually suggested to Jung that there was a process in the unconscious, one that had a goal beyond discharging tension and hiding pain. In this book, Nathan Schwartz-Salant, a leading Jungian analyst with an interest in alchemy, brings together a key selection of Jung's writings on the subject. These writings expose us to Jung's fascinating reflections on the symbols of alchemy--such as the three-headed Mercurial dragon, hermaphrodites, and lions devouring the sun--and brings us closer to the spirit of his approach to the unconscious, closer than his purely scientific concepts often allow.

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    Herbal Alchemy
  • Author : Phillip Hurley
  • Publisher : Maithuna Publications
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9780971012509
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  • Genre : Alchemy
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    Beehive Alchemy
  • Author : Petra Ahnert
  • Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN : 9781631594922
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy offers a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life. Beehive Alchemy is a continuation of Petra Ahnert's best-selling Beeswax Alchemy. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis, and more alongside a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the amazing gifts of bees. Inside, you'll find instructions to make Ahnert's award-winning hand-dipped birthday candles, the classic French dessert canele bordelais, and much more, including: Alchemy for the Body Liquid soap with honey Beard balm Olive and honey lotion Alchemy of Light Taper candles Tea lights Pillars Alchemy for the Home Furniture polish Waxed cotton food wraps Woodcutter incense Alchemy in the Studio Beeswax crayons Encaustic Batik Alchemy in the Kitchen Cookies and candies Beverages Fermentations Whether you keep bees or just love them, Beehive Alchemy will become your go-to comprehensive guide for hive-to-home creations.

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    Emotional Alchemy
  • Author : Tara Bennett-Goleman
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9780609809037
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • “May this very important and enticing book find its way into the hearts of readers near and far so that it can perform its mysterious and healing alchemy for the benefit of all.” —John Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are and Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School The Transformative Power of Mindfulness Alchemists sought to transform lead into gold. In the same way, says Tara Bennett-Goleman, we all have the natural ability to turn our moments of confusion or emotional pain into insightful clarity. Emotional Alchemy maps the mind and shows how, according to recent advances in cognitive therapy, most of what troubles us falls into ten basic emotional patterns, including fear of abandonment, social exclusion (the feeling that we don’t belong), and vulnerability (the feeling that some catastrophe will occur). This remarkable book also teaches us how we can free ourselves of such patterns and replace them with empathy for ourselves and others through the simple practice of mindfulness, an awareness that lets us see things as they truly are without distortion or judgment. Emotional Alchemy provides an insightful explanation of how mindfulness can change not only our lives, but the very structure of our brains, giving us the freedom to be more creative and alive. Here is a beautifully rendered work full of Buddhist wisdom and stories of how people have used mindfulness to conquer their self-defeating habits. The result is a whole new way of approaching our relationships, work, and internal lives.

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    Alchemy and Alchemists
  • Author : C. J. S. Thompson
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780486167824
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  • Genre : Science
  • Well-researched study traces history of alchemy, chronicling search for philosopher's stone and elixir of life, alchemist's laboratory and apparatus, symbols and secret alphabets, famous practitioners, plus contributions to field of chemistry. 77 black-and-white illustrations, 31 plates.

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    Practical Alchemy
  • Author : Brian Cotnoir
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9781578637478
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  • Genre : History
  • A detailed, step-by-step introduction to alchemy that explores its mysteries while illustrating its use as a modern spiritual system of attainment, including an overview of the history of alchemy, from the first meldings of Egyptian technology, through the Middle Ages--the golden age of alchemy--right up to contemporary techniques. It demystifies the relationship between alchemy and chemistry, and provides evidence to detractors that alchemy is much more than a medieval form of psychotherapy.

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    Financial Alchemy
  • Author : Morgana Rae
  • Publisher : Lightning Source Incorporated
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0988259400
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  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Ancient wisdom and modern technologies bridge the gap between material and spiritual prosperity. Rae's workbook helps readers create a new, loving relationship with money that supports their enrichment and transforms their lives.

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    The Secrets of Alchemy
  • Author : Lawrence M. Principe
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780226923789
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • "This ele­gant, readable book…covers the history of alchemy from its shadowy origins in Hellenistic Egypt to its scholarly recovery in the 20th century” (Anthony Grafton, Science). In The Secrets of Alchemy, science historian and practicing chemist Lawrence M. Principe dispels commonly held misconceptions about alchemy and sheds light on what it was, how it began, and how it influenced a range of other ideas and pursuits. Principe demonstrates the importance of alchemy during its heyday in early modern Europe, and explores its enduring place in literature, fine art, theater, and religion as well as its recent acceptance as a serious subject of study for historians of science. Principe also introduces readers to some of the most fascinating alchemists, such as Zosimos and Basil Valentine, whose lives dot alchemy’s long reign from the third century and to the present day. Through his discussion of alchemists and their times, Principe pieces together clues from obscure texts to reveal alchemy’s secrets, and uses them to recreate many of the most famous recipes in his lab, including those for the “glass of antimony” and “philosophers’ tree.”

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    The Alchemy of Finance
  • Author : George Soros
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0471445495
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • New chapter by Soros on the secrets to his success along with a new Preface and Introduction. New Foreword by renowned economist Paul Volcker "An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic." —The Wall Street Journal George Soros is unquestionably one of the most powerful and profitable investors in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "the Man who Moves Markets," Soros made a fortune competing with the British pound and remains active today in the global financial community. Now, in this special edition of the classic investment book, The Alchemy of Finance, Soros presents a theoretical and practical account of current financial trends and a new paradigm by which to understand the financial market today. This edition's expanded and revised Introduction details Soros's innovative investment practices along with his views of the world and world order. He also describes a new paradigm for the "theory of reflexivity" which underlies his unique investment strategies. Filled with expert advice and valuable business lessons, The Alchemy of Finance reveals the timeless principles of an investing legend. This special edition will feature a new chapter by Soros on the secrets of his success and a new Foreword by the Honorable Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve. George Soros (New York, NY) is President of Soros Fund Management and Chief Investment Advisor to Quantum Fund N.V., a $12 billion international investment fund. Besides his numerous ventures in finance, Soros is also extremely active in the worlds of education, culture, and economic aid and development through his Open Society Fund and the Soros Foundation.

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    The Alchemy Reader
  • Author : Stanton J. Linden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0521796628
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  • Genre : History
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    Astrology, Magic, and Alchemy in Art
  • Author : Matilde Battistini
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0892369078
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  • Genre : Art
  • From antiquity to the Enlightenment, astrology, magic, and alchemy were considered important tools to unravel the mysteries of nature and human destiny. In this latest volume in the popular Guide to Imagery series, Battistini presents a careful analysis of occult iconography in many of the great masterpieces of Western art, calling out key features in the illustrations for discussion and interpretation.

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    Alchemy of Herbs
  • Author : Rosalee De La Foret
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781401950064
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  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen? Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . . Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner. With the guidance of herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt, you’ll understand how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family. In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, Rosalee examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics. Grow your knowledge of healing herbs and spices and start using nature’s pharmacy to feed, heal, and nurture your whole family!

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    The Alchemists Handbook
  • Author : Frater Albertus
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0877286558
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Religion
  • 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.

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    The Beginner's Guide to Alchemy
  • Author : Sarah Durn
  • Publisher : Rockridge Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1646117476
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Transform your life with the principles of alchemy--a beginner's guide Alchemy is an age-old mystical science based around transforming yourself and the world around you for the better through purification of objects into their highest forms. The Beginner's Guide to Alchemy welcomes you to the alchemical world, distilling and demystifying alchemy's concepts on the path to improving your life by embracing the alchemist within! Examine alchemy's historical roots and basic principles, including an overview of its three primary facets: physical, spiritual, and mental. You'll find an easy-to-digest primer on the importance of using earthly elements to refine substances, before diving into the Great Work and alchemy's influence on contemporary scientific and creative fields, like chemistry, psychology, art, and literature. The Beginner's Guide to Alchemy includes: Alchemical images--Explore illustrated sections on notable alchemists, like Nicolas Flamel, Christina of Sweden, and Albert Einstein--as well as clear charts on the Ladder of the Planets and their corresponding elemental associations. Magnum opus--An in-depth, digestible overview delves into the phases of the Great Work: including Nigredo, Albedo, and Rubedo, among others. Alchemy apprentice--Thoughtful experiments and insightful exercises make alchemy relevant and accessible with insightful activities and introspective journaling exercises. Discover the transformative, purifying powers of alchemy and change your life with this beginner's guide.

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    The Foundations of Newton's Alchemy
  • Author : B. J. T. Dobbs
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0521273811
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  • Genre : Science
  • This book sets the foundations of Newton's alchemy in their historical context in Restoration England. It is shown that alchemical modes of thought were quite strong in many of those who provided the dynamism for the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century and that these modes of thought had important relationships with general movements for reform in the same period.

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    Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy
  • Author : Grillot de Givry
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780486224930
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Prints, drawings, documents, and text illuminate the development of the occult sciences to the nineteenth century

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    The Alchemy of Race and Rights
  • Author : Patricia J. Williams
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 0674014715
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Law
  • Looks at racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law

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    The Alchemy of Teaching
  • Author : Jeremiah Patrick Conway
  • Publisher : Sentient Publications
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9781591811817
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Education
  • Long-time college professor Jeremiah Conway education is, or should be, a spiritual act. It concerns the development of consciousness and how we relate to the world. Using stories from his classroom experiences, he demonstrates that teaching is a privilege and lives are at stake in it--a truism that is often buried under comprehensive plans, organizational restructuring, and curriculum reform.

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    Magic Mushrooms in Religion and Alchemy
  • Author : Clark Heinrich
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 0892819979
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • An illustrated foray into the hidden truth about the use of psychoactive mushrooms to connect with the divine. • Draws parallels between Vedic beliefs and Judeo-Christian sects, showing the existence of a mushroom cult that crossed cultural boundaries. • Contends that the famed philosophers' stone of the alchemist was a metaphor for the mushroom. • Confirms and extends Robert Gordon Wasson's hypothesis of the role of the fly agaric mushroom in generating religious visions. Rejecting arguments that the elusive philosophers' stone of alchemy and the Hindu elixir of life were mere legend, Clark Heinrich provides a strong case that Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric mushroom, played this role in world religious history. Working under the assumption that this "magic mushroom" was the mysterious food and drink of the gods, Heinrich traces its use in Vedic and Puranic religion, illustrating how ancient cultures used the powerful psychedelic in esoteric rituals meant to bring them into direct contact with the divine. He then shows how the same mushroom symbols found in Hindu scriptures correspond perfectly to the symbols of ancient Judaism, Christianity, the Grail myths, and alchemy, arguing that miraculous stories as disparate as the burning bush of Moses and the raising of Lazarus from the dead can be easily explained by the use of this strange and powerful mushroom. While acknowledging the speculative nature of his work, Heinrich concludes that in many religious cultures and traditions the fly agaric mushroom--and in some cases ergot or psilocybin mushrooms--had a fundamental influence in teaching humans about the nature of God. His insightful book truly brings new light to the religious history of humanity.

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    Alchemy
  • Author : Rory Sutherland
  • Publisher : W H Allen
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0753556529
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  • Genre : Books
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    Alchemy and Kabbalah
  • Author : Gershom Scholem
  • Publisher : Spring Publications
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064687620
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  • Genre : Religion
  • A classic text on alchemy by the leading scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem, is presented here for the first time in English translation. Scholem looks critically at the century-old connections between alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its Christianized varieties, such as the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C. G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots of embedded in the Kabbalah.

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    Alchemy
  • Author : Eric John Holmyard
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0486262987
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • Alchemy is thought to have originated over 2000 years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Greek philosophy, Egyptian technology and the mysticism of Middle Eastern religions. Its heyday was from about 800 A.D. to the middle of the seventeenth century, and its practitioners ranged from kings, popes, and emperors to minor clergy, parish clerks, smiths, dyers, and tinkers. Even such accomplished men as Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, Sir Thomas Browne and Isaac Newton took an interest in alchemical matters. In its search for the "Philosopher's Stone" that would transmute base metals into silver and gold, alchemy took on many philosophical, religious and mystical overtones. These and many other facets of alchemy are explored with enormous insight and erudition in this classic work. E. J. Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more. Ranging over two millennia of alchemical history, Mr. Holmyard shows how, like astrology and witchcraft, alchemy was an integral part of the pre-scientific moral order, arousing the cupidity of princes, the blind fear of mobs and the intellectual curiosity of learned men. Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of "pseudo-science." That transformation, as well as alchemy's undeniable role as a precursor of modern chemistry, are brilliantly illuminated in this book. Students of alchemy, chemistry, the history of science, and the occult, plus anyone interested in the origin and evolution of one of mankind's most enduring and influential myths, will want to have a copy of this masterly study.

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    Alchemy
  • Author : Rory Sutherland
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780062388438
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—“one of the leading minds in the world of branding” (NPR)—explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas. "Sutherland, the legendary Vice Chairman of Ogilvy, uses his decades of experience to dissect human spending behavior in an insanely entertaining way. Alchemy combines scientific research with hilarious stories and case studies of campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft and the like. This is a must-read." —Entrepreneur ("Best Books of the Year") Why is Red Bull so popular, though everyone—everyone!—hates the taste? Humans are, in a word, irrational, basing decisions as much on subtle external signals (that little blue can) as on objective qualities (flavor, price, quality). The surrounding world, meanwhile, is irreducibly complex and random. This means future success can’t be projected on any accounting spreadsheet. To strike gold, you must master the dark art and curious science of conjuring irresistible ideas: alchemy. Based on thirty years of field work inside the largest experiment in human behavior ever conceived—the forever-unfolding pageant of consumer capitalism—Alchemy, the revolutionary book by Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland, whose TED talks have been viewed nearly seven million times, decodes human behavior, blending leading-edge scientific research, absurdly entertaining storytelling, deep psychological insight, and practical case studies from his storied career working on campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft, and others. Heralded as “one of the leading minds in the world of branding” by NPR and "the don of modern advertising" by The Times, Sutherland is a unique thought leader, as comfortable exchanging ideas with Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler (both interviewed in these pages) as he is crafting the next product launch. His unconventional and relentlessly curious approach has led him to discover that the most compelling secrets to human decision-making can be found in surprising places: What can honey bees teach us about creating a sustainable business? How could budget airlines show us how to market a healthcare system? Why is it better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong? What might soccer penalty kicks teach us about the dangers of risk-aversion? Better “branding,” Sutherland reveals, can also be employed not just to sell products, but to promote a variety of social aims, like getting people to pay taxes, improving public health outcomes, or encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech. Equally startling and profound, Sutherland’s journey through the strange world of decision making is filled with astonishing lessons for all aspects of life and business.

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    Alchemy and Mysticism
  • Author : Alexander Roob
  • Publisher : Taschen America Llc
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 3836549360
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art
  • Fables, folklore, and fantasy--this compendium of all things alchemical and mystical gathers centuries of esoteric mythology in the form of writings, drawings, paintings, and prints. From early Christian mystics to the illustrations of William Blake and the Romantics, this collection spans science, philosophy, and otherworldly mystery over the ages.

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    Essence & Alchemy
  • Author : Mandy Aftel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0747554099
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Perfumes
  • As long as there has been passion, there has been perfume. Wealthy Romans used to scent their doves to impress their friends; in Shakespeare's time, a woman in love would place a peeled apple into her armpit to saturate it with her scent and then present it to her lover. This book is a sensual journey through one of life's great pleasures.

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    The Alchemy of Growth
  • Author : Mehrdad Baghai,Steve Coley,David White
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0738203092
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Growth unleashes benefits beyond the economic. It revitalizes organizations and invigorates the people in them, creating energy, a sense of purpose, and the glow of being on a winning team. Like the alchemy of old, it seeks to transform the everyday into the exalted by means that seem little short of magical. Yet growth is often elusive, achieved at unacceptable costs, or managed in fits and starts. Based on over three years of research and application at high-performing companies around the world, The Alchemy of Growth is a comprehensive, practical approach to initiating, achieving, and sustaining profitable growth—today and tomorrow. As the book shows, the secret is to manage business opportunities across three time horizons at once: extending and defending core businesses, building new businesses, and seeding options for the future. The Alchemy of Growth offers managers at all levels the tools and concepts for investing in the right initiatives, capabilities, and talent to propel their companies into the future.

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    Secrets of Nature
  • Author : Professor of History Anthony Grafton,William R. Newman,Anthony Grafton,Jed Z Buchwald
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 0262140756
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A fresh look at the role of astrology and alchemy in Renaissance thinking and everyday life.

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    Resin Alchemy
  • Author : Susan Lenart Kazmer
  • Publisher : Interweave
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1596686448
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  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Discover one of the hottest trends in mixed media--resin! Join mixed-media and jewelry artist Susan Lenart Kazmer as she opens new frontiers in her application of resin techniques. Resin Alchemy offers detailed step-by-step technique tutorials on using resin, from the basics of mixing and pouring, to using bezels, to key metalworking techniques that expand design options. She explores creating artistic effects with: Color Found objects Texture Casting Collage And, more! It doesn't stop there! Learn how to incorporate stories, words, meaningful images, and more in the layers of your resin jewelry. Susan shares her wealth of tips for collecting great found objects and for layering and encasing stories--in short, how to bring both great technique and great imagination to bear on jewelry making. Throughout the book, you'll enjoy easy step-by-step projects and finished pieces!

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    The Alchemy of Freedom
  • Author : A. H. Almaas
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781611804461
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Well-known spiritual teacher A. H. Almaas uses the metaphor of the mysterious philosopher's stone to discuss a tremendous liberating power that leads to endless enlightenment For millennia alchemists sought the philosophers’ stone, the miracle substance believed to be the key to all the secrets of existence. The quest was fueled by some of the prime questions of human existence: What am I? Why am I here? How has this world come to be? A. H. Almaas shows that the tremendous liberating power of the mysterious philosophers’ stone is closer to us than we realize. In fact, it is the true nature of all reality—in all times and all places, without being limited to being anything in particular. Through the philosophers’ stone, real transformation can happen, our consciousness can become free, and we can open to all the possibilities of reality. Almaas discusses the factors that are involved in igniting the catalytic property of the philosophers’ stone and then begins to unpack the properties of true nature when it is free of constraints. Finally, we are left with the revelation that true nature is endlessly knowable, and yet nothing we can know or say about it exhausts its mystery and power. The result is a new understanding of what liberation and practice are—and a view of what it’s like when seeking ceases and life becomes a process of continual discovery. We begin to appreciate that the freedom of reality expressed in the complete and fulfilled life all human beings seek—and few find—is actually the simplicity of the ordinary.

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    Foundations of Internal Alchemy
  • Author : Mu Wang
  • Publisher : Golden Elixir Press
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9780984308255
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Alchemy
  • Originally written for Chinese readers, this book provides a clear description of the Taoist practice of Internal Alchemy, or Neidan. The author outlines the four stages of the alchemical practice and clarifies several relevant terms and notions, including Essence, Breath, and Spirit; the Cinnabar Fields; the "Fire Times"; and the Embryo. The book is based on the system of the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality), one of the main sources of Internal Alchemy, and contains about two hundred quotations from original Taoist texts. Table of Contents Foreword, vii INTRODUCTION, 1 The Basis: Essence and Spirit, 3 STAGES OF THE ALCHEMICAL PRACTICE IN AWAKENING TO REALITY, 11 The Four Stages, 13 "Laying the Foundations," 15 Main Points in the Practice of "Laying the Foundations," 20 The Functions of Essence, Breath, and Spirit, 36 Terms Related to the "Coagulation of the Three Treasures," 52 Conclusion of the Stage of "Laying the Foundations," 63 "Refining Essence to Transmute it into Breath," 65 "Refining Breath to Transmute it into Spirit," 99 "Refining Spirit to Return to Emptiness," 109 CONCLUSION, 119 The "Arts of the Way," 121 Tables, 123 Glossary of Chinese Characters, 133

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    Spiritual Alchemy
  • Author : Jenny Tyson,Donald Tyson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0738749761
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • The Greatest Magic is the Magic that Transforms the Self To learn the secrets of Enochian magic became my personal obsession. Little did I realize that a simple experiment with the spirit board would result a year later in a life-transforming and completely original alchemical initiation, the Great Work that is the ultimate goal of spiritual alchemy. Transcend ordinary consciousness and undergo a personal, life-altering transformation through Jenny Tyson's amazing journey of spirit communication and instruction. This remarkable book presents Jenny's yearlong training and the intense three-day initiation that turned her minimal psychic abilities into full-blown clairvoyance and clairaudience. Along the way she contacted several guides, including famed Elizabethan magicians John Dee and Edward Kelley. Providing detailed accounts of Jenny's experiences and the ghost box and other tools she used, Spiritual Alchemy guides your own spirit communication. Discover Jenny's unique analysis of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, her process of awakening and raising Kundalini energy, and her work with the angels and gateways to divine unity. With powerful new training methods, a unique interview with Edward Kelley, and more, this book revolutionizes the interactions between humans and spirits. Features a foreword by Donald Tyson.

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    Dream Alchemy
  • Author : Ted Andrews
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780738747729
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Discover safe and easy methods for gaining control of the transformative energy of dreams. Join bestselling author Ted Andrews as he shows you how to stimulate greater dream activity, experience the power of lucid dreaming, discover controlled out-of-body experiences, awaken your inner self, and much more. Using dream totems and mandalas, exercises in metamorphosis, and ancient dream guardians, this guide to dream alchemy presents the process of becoming a shapeshifter—someone who can shift between the waking and dreaming worlds. When you control your dream state, you can unveil your inner potential, clear the debris from your subconscious, and be inspired to reshape your life for a better future.

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    The Philosopher's Stone
  • Author : Joseph P. Farrell
  • Publisher : Feral House
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 9781932595406
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • The alchemical roots of unusual scientific discoveries made by the American and Nazi space programs.

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    The Alchemy of Paint
  • Author : Spike Bucklow
  • Publisher : Marion Boyars Publishers Limited - Marion Boyars Publishers Limited
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822037388576
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Art
  • A fascinating look at how pigments were created, used, and revered in the Middle Ages.

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    Alchemy
  • Author : Rory Sutherland
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780753551370
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  • Genre : Psychology
  • ‘A breakthrough book. Wonderfully applicable to everything in life, and funny as hell.’ Nassim Nicholas Taleb Why is Red Bull so popular – even though everyone hates the taste? Why do countdown boards on platforms take away the pain of train delays? And why do we prefer stripy toothpaste? Discover the alchemy behind original thinking, as TED Talk superstar and Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland reveals why abandoning logic and casting aside rationality is the best way to solve any problem. In his first book he blends cutting-edge behavioural science, jaw-dropping stories and a touch of branding magic on his mission to turn us all into idea alchemists. He shows how economists, businesses and governments have got it all wrong: we are not rational creatures who make logical decisions based on evidence. Instead, the big problems we face every day, whether as an individual or in society, could very well be solved by thinking less logically. To be brilliant, you have to be irrational.

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    Philosopher's Stone
  • Author : Israel Regardie
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9780738736860
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  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Analyzes three important alchemical treatises from the 17th century, explaining them symbolically, psychologically, and magically. This title also includes illustrations, a glossary, a biographical dictionary, a bibliography, an index, and an introduction.