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Alchemy of the Extraordinary

Alchemy of the Extraordinary

Author: Peter Shea L Ac

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ISBN: 0692473645

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Page: 268

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This book explores the evolutionary and spiritual core of the acupuncture meridian systems known as the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. These channels are the alchemical cauldron where Heaven and Earth, soul and spirit, Ling and Shen, Hun and Po, fire and water, form and consciousness, and astrology and morphology take place. They are the blueprint of our lives and our spiritual curriculum. The eight extraordinary vessels are about understanding the self beyond the layers of social conditioning and programming. This book takes us through a shamanic process in the language of Chinese Medicine and Daoism.

The Business of Alchemy

The Business of Alchemy

Author: Pamela H. Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400883578

Category: History

Page: 336

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In The Business of Alchemy, Pamela Smith explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In showing how an overriding concern with religious salvation was transformed into a concentration on material increase and economic policies, Smith depicts the rise of modern science and early capitalism. In pursuing this narrative, she focuses on that ideal prey of the cultural historian, an intellectual of the second rank whose career and ideas typify those of a generation. Smith follows the career of Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682) from university to court, his projects from New World colonies to an old-world Pansophic Panopticon, and his ideas from alchemy to economics. Teasing out the many meanings of alchemy for Becher and his contemporaries, she argues that it provided Becher with not only a direct key to power over nature but also a language by which he could convince his princely patrons that their power too must rest on liquid wealth. Agrarian society regarded merchants with suspicion as the nonproductive exploiters of others' labor; however, territorial princes turned to commerce for revenue as the cost of maintaining the state increased. Placing Becher’s career in its social and intellectual context, Smith shows how he attempted to help his patrons assimilate commercial values into noble court culture and to understand the production of surplus capital as natural and legitimate. With emphasis on the practices of natural philosophy and extensive use of archival materials, Smith brings alive the moment of cultural transformation in which science and the modern state emerged.

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

An Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

Author: Charles Chace

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ISBN: 0939616696

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 500

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This is the first English translation of and commentary on Li Shi-Zhen's Exposition on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels. In addition to the original Chinese text and translation, the authors provide an overview of its themes -- theory, acupuncture, herbal medicine, internal cultivation, and pulse diagnosis -- extensive commentaries on the text, and a discussion of the book's influence on subsequent pre-modern and modern practitioners.

Alchemy: The Great Work

Alchemy: The Great Work

Author: Cherry Gilchrist

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473606258

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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'Packed with strange stories and shiny nuggets of information, Alchemy: the Great Work is erudite but reads very clearly. But what I admire about it most is how enlightening and enlivening it is.' - Jonathan Black Alchemy is the art of transformation. At its simplest, the alchemist turns base metals into gold. However this is only one dimension of alchemy - at a more sophisticated level the alchemist's 'base metal' is symbolic of himself that needs to be worked upon and the 'gold' produced is the alchemist himself in his or her quest to perfect his own nature. In short, true alchemy is a discipline involving physical, physiological and spiritual work aimed at producing wholeness and enlightenment. From the origins of alchemy, both reputed and documented, Cherry Gilchrist's lively and sympathetic narrative takes the reader from the alchemical interests of the ancient Egyptians to the flowering of alchemy in the seventeenth century. She also elucidates the complexities of alchemical symbolism and examines the ways in which alchemy has developed in the twentieth century. With an introduction by Jonathan Black

The Changing Realm

The Changing Realm

Author: Qing GeWangZi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781649911049

Category: Fiction

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For the glory and glory of the Spirit Gate, the Eastern Uncle Mu Chen had gone against the heavens. They traversed the Nine Prefectures, laughed arrogantly at the four seas, traversed the ten thousand worlds, and battled all the heroes of the various clans!

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

Author: Arthur Edward Waite

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136182938

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 440

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A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy - symbolism, metaphysics, and spirituality. This book contains a universe of information and is worthwhile reading for anyone wanting to know more on this engaging subject. Originally published in 1926.

The Path of Alchemy

The Path of Alchemy

Author: Mark Stavish

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738709031

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 229

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Introducing the history and basic laws of alchemy and how they are linked to tarot, astrology, Qabala, and the four elements, this practical guide features safe, modern techniques for creating distillations, stones, tinctures, and elixirs for physical healing, spellwork, and much more. Original.

Alchemy in Europe

Alchemy in Europe

Author: Claudia Kren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136183201

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

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This comprehensive annotated bibliography, first published in 1990, guides the user helpfully through where to find information on various elements on alchemy when researching. Divided into categories to aid finding the right area of interest, this book forms a unique reference tool.