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Title, In Pursuit of Gold: Alchemy in Theory and Practice. Authors, Lapidus, Stephen Skinner. Edition, illustrated. Publisher, Spearman, ISBN, LAPIDUS. In Pursuit i of Gold Alchemy in. Theory and Practice Additions and .. In Pursuit of Gold the readers nowhere. why should nature stop at metals?. Is`s a few time ago, when I have studied “In pursuit of Gold” by Lapidus (Stephen Skinner). After an intensive reading of the book (three or more.

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Alchemy texts archives – Lapidus

Verdandi added it Mar 11, Every endeavour will be made to explain and illuminate these writings, most of which are very rare although some have been reprinted, and the rest may lapiduz be found in the British Museum Library. Therefore it is not surprising that this has resulted in the complete secret art being exposed many times over, although of course never in any one treatise. Skimming over anything, or turning to the end pages will not help at all, for like any other science, alchemy demands careful study, and a careful grasp of what is explained.

Indeed, what has salt, sulphur and mercury, the three principles of the art, lapivus do with religion or spiritual thought?

lursuit Though the aforementioned sages wrote in different times, and in different languages, yet their works exhibit so marvellous an agreement, that any true philosopher may easily see that all their hearts have been gladdened by God in the discovery of this stone, and gkld they all had perform, work with their own hands. Tara Lindsey added it Jan 15, They concealed what they knew, so that alchemy should not become common property.

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Sahib Misr marked purauit as to-read Oct 14, Nature Hidden deep in the heart of things, Thou carest for growth and life. Otherwise one may ask quite logically, why should nature stop at metals?


Sulphur and Salt It is the intention of this book to raise the aura of complexity from alchemical writings, and once again restore the interest of enterprising minds in the subject. The Red Man and his White Wife 8. In Pursuit of Gold: This work is also abridged.

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In Pursuit of Gold – Alchemy in Theory and Practice – 1

These men were always known to flit from one country to another to preserve their identity and conceal their secret, to prevent their lives from being endangered. Their dry water was not water so much as the vapour given off by metals and, this being hard to come by, was a secret so deeply hidden that men spent their whole lives experimenting without ever discovering it.

It is worthwhile to again attempt the unravelling of this great problem. It is the one true natural first substance, to which nothing is added, and from which nothing is subtracted, except certain superfluities, which however it will cast off without any aid by its own inherent vital action.

For everything which dissolves a substance naturally, still preserving the specific properties purusit the thing dissolved, lapisus one with it, coalesces with it, and is thickened by it, thus nourishing it; as we see in the case of a grain of wheat, which when dissolved by the humid earthy vapour, thereby takes up that vapour as its radical moisture, and grows together with it into a plant.

Thousands of books have been written on the subject throughout the centuries, in many languages and in many parts of the world. It is proposed to examine only a few treatises, those which are the most lucid, sincere and genuine. One cannot help arriving at the conclusion that the very simplicity of the work may have been the chief cause of the failure of so many brilliant workers in this field. Here you are presented with the first great secret and problem.


Indeed, such mixed intentions are quite a common thing in alchemical literature. Notwithstanding, the reader is warned against haphazard reading of alchemical books, for this will lead to mental confusion, and finally desperation of ever learning anything.

In Pursuit of Gold: Alchemy Today in Theory and Practice

Thus, for the present the secrets are concealed, but not irretrievably lost. The seed becomes shoot, the bud a blossom, the flower becomes fruit.

This problem will be dealt with later in this book. Thus the artificer dissolved and congealed or coagulated, and mixed the atoms of various principles into one neutral matter, or third thing rarely mentioned, and when mentioned it was called mercury.

Ana marked it as to-read Jan 06, Caroline marked it as to-read Gole 19, That base metals are capable of such transmutation, is clear; nature has prsuit them all to become gold, but they have not been properly matured.

Undertowe added it Jan 10, They have called it a dry water, which will not wet the hand, and a metalline water, which can destroy metals, and mixes with them all in varying degrees.