Fama Fraternitatis: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
And here it is; one of the most important works I never originally thought to release an edition of- the famous Fama Fraternitatis, first worked into English by Thomas Vaughan, that selfsame work which inspired occult changes in its own era and long after.
Containing a great deal of content in only a few pages, for someone like myself the most interesting inclusions are those which...
The Alchemical Catechism: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This short, sweet work is actually one of the better alchemical works I have edited, at least insofar as being easily understood in its explanations of topics within alchemy such as the inferred differentiation between the heating action of digestion (manure decomposing!), the anaerobic burn (a kiln) and open flame. It is in the form of questions and answers, and was first worked...
Concerning the Hermetic Art: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This little text is more an academic study of alchemy than anything else; although it entitles itself after Hermeticism, the philosophical side of transformation is only half the content here; the other half details some primary sources of, and allusions to, physical alchemy, especially the composition of the green lion and the philosophic fire spoken of by Pontanus and others. It...
An Explanation of the Natural Philosophers' Tincture: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This manuscript concerns the chemical components of alchemy more than the actual crafting of any sorcerers' stone or elixir itself; indeed, it is the general recipe for the precursor materials needed to work the great work itself. The formula is fairly explicit but most of the secondary content used to "prove" the point is religious in nature and heavily metaphorical. Overall, a...
The Only True Way: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This very short tract is an excellent primer to alchemy; it's actually more an explanation of the veils and hidden meanings of the terms used by other works than it is a process in its own right- the author is anonymous, but Waite dug it up and managed to translate it. Altogether, when paired with other longer, more literal works, it's of far greater value than its general...
Freher's Process: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
Within the realm of alchemy a heavy amount of metaphor is typically used, but Freher's short tract here is exceptional perhaps for its willingness to state that the spiritual, here, and the chemical are deliberately overlapped- that isn't to say it's as transparent as glass; the text specifically (at the end, obviously!) says there is more that could be said, omitted because it's...
Six Keys of Eudoxus: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This alchemical manuscript is rather short, and alludes to Pontanus, Flamel, Hermes, and others, while proposing a six-step sort of system in which the philosophers' stone is made and used for various purposes.
It is vaguely a shortened adaptation of the Rosarium Philosophorum; making use of the general metaphor of the age- coagulating, fermenting, distilling, and other processes...
The Tomb of Semiramis: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
Talk about an early Yule gift; Createspace saw fit to finally accept and process this submission two months later; I have to assume whoever had it on hold quit their job or there was a glitch in the system.
This short work is alchemical in nature; it appears to adapt and retell "A Work of Saturn" by Hollandus and describes the crafting and augmenting of the philosophers' stone to...
A Subtle Allegory Concerning the Secrets of Alchemy: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
This tract of alchemy was written by the famous Michael Maier, a German alchemist of the 16th and 17th century. It is an interesting work particularly because the veil of metaphor used to describe the process of alchemy itself takes the form of a short story involving the search for the legendary Phoenix- indeed, the putrefaction and vaporizing processes of the alchemists do seem...
Golden Tractate of Hermes: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
The Golden Tractate of Hermes is one of the shorter variety of alchemical works ever made, but that doesn't make it worth a read; along with Pontanus' and Artephius' works (with allusions infrequently in other materials) it seeks to explain alchemy without all of the symbolism and veils most prevalent therein- a task it performs with some degree of success.
Not actually written by...
Turba Philosophorum: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
The Turba Philosophorum is one of the foremost philosophical and alchemical texts of all time; probably comparable in popularity to the Rosarium Philosophorum.
It is delivered in the form of a dialogue between various great antiquated minds in science and philosophy, despite the fact that it was created no earlier than perhaps the late 800sAD and probably in the early 900s. It...
Three Works of Alchemy: Now Available!by Styxhexenhammer666
Here are three short works of alchemy compiled together, for the purpose of length; each one was too short to release on its own. That being said, it's one of the most significant possible triplicities of alchemical lore that could possibly be released at all.
It contains "The Immortal Liquor Alkahest" of Philalethes, "Everburning Lights" by Trithemius, and "Philosophic Fire" by...
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