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ALCHEMY: ANCIENT AND MODERN
Herbert Stanley Redgrove (1887-1943) was a chemist who helped to form the Alchemical Society in London. His works include: On the Calculation of Thermo-Chemical Constants (1909), Alchemy: Ancient and... More > Modern (1911), A Mathematical Theory of Spirit (1912), Experimental Mensuration (1912), The Magic of Experience (1916), Bygone Beliefs (1920), Purpose and Transcendentalism (1920) and Roger Bacon (1920).< Less
Alchemy : Ancient and Modern (Illustrated)
The number of books in the English language dealing with the interesting subject of Alchemy is not sufficiently great to render an apology necessary for adding thereto. Indeed, at the present time... More > there is an actual need for a further contribution on this subject. The time is gone when it was regarded as perfectly legitimate to point to Alchemy as an instance of the aberrations of the human mind. Recent experimental research has brought about profound modifications in the scientific notions regarding the chemical elements, and, indeed, in the scientific concept of the physical universe itself; and a certain resemblance can be traced between these later views and the theories of bygone Alchemy. The spontaneous change of one “element” into another has been witnessed, and the recent work of Sir William Ramsay suggests the possibility of realising the old alchemistic dream—the transmutation of the “base” metals into gold.< Less
Alchemy: Ancient and Modern
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Being a brief account of the alchemistic doctrines, and their relations, to mysticism on the one hand, and to recent discoveries in the physical science on the other hand; together with some... More > particulars regarding the lives and teachings of the most noted alchemists. The meaning of alchemy; The theory of physical alchemy; The alchemists before and after Paracelsus; The outcome of alchemy; The age of modern chemistry; Modern alchemy.
H Stanley Redgrove, best known for his writings on alchemy. Early in his scientific career he was associated with Professor John Ferguson and others in forming the Alchemical Society and was appointed editor of its journal; that Society was one of the many killed by the last war. Redgrove’s book on “Alchemy: Ancient and Modern,” first published in 1912, is an excellent survey, which brings out clearly the connection between the old alchemical doctrines and the conceptions of modern chemistry.< Less
Bygone Beliefs: being a Series of Discursions in the Byways of Thought
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Contents: Chapter 1, SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF MEDÆVAL THOUGHT -- Chapter 2, PYTHAGORAS AND HIS PHILOSOPHY -- Chapter 3, MEDICINE AND MAGIC -- NOTE ON THE PARACELSIAN DOCTRINE OF THE MICROCOSM --... More > Chapter 4, SUPERSTITIONS CONCERNING BIRDS --Chapter 5, THE POWDER OF SYMPATHY: A CURIOUS MEDICAL SUPERSTITION -- Chapter 6, THE BELIEF IN TALISMANS -- Chapter 7, CEREMONIAL MAGIC IN THEORY AND PRACTICE -- Chapter 8, ARCHITECTURAL SYMBOLISM -- Chapter 9, THE QUEST OF THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE -- Chapter 10, THE PHALLIC ELEMENT IN ALCHEMICAL DOCTRINE -- Chapter 11, ROGER BACON: AN APPRECIATION --Chapter 12, THE CAMBRIDGE PLATONISTS< Less