A ground-breaking modern manual on an ancient art, REAL ALCHEMY draws on both modern scientific techlogy and ancient methods. A laboratory scientist and chemist, 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 producing plant products and transitions the reader-student into the basics of mineral work - what some consider the true domain of Alchemy. 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? You can be the judge of that for yourself after reading REAL ALCHEMY. New students to practical laboratory alchemy will enjoy reading REAL ALCHEMY and hopefully will find the encouragement needed to undertake their own alchemical journey. . New release of a highly desired, best-selling primer on alchemy by Ibis Press. . Thorough yet concise, covers theory and practice, including mineral, waterworks and metallic works. . Introduction to laboratory Alchemy, written by one of the world's leading experts on Alchemy. . Includes treatises on Astrology, Qabbalah, Herbalism, and minerals, as they relate to Alchemy
Robert Allen Bartlett is one of the few Practicing Modern Day Alchemist's of our time. Continuing the time honoured traditions of Paracelsus and his pursuit of superior medicines gleaned from Nature Herself, Robert lectures and teaches this 'Celestial Agriculture', making it easy to understand and enabling the average person to create their own unique remedies at home through the workings of the Herbal Kingdom.