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Kenny
02-23-2008, 09:38 PM
Does anyone know of any good sites/books/misc. resources dealing with alchemy?

Thanks in advance!

Shwebb
02-24-2008, 12:02 AM
this one looks like a good place to start:
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/

Tsu Dho Nimh
02-24-2008, 12:03 AM
Try various Society for Creative Anachronism sites.

Do you mean the true Medieval/Renaissance alchemy (which was chemistry) or the more mystical stuff of modern day "magik".

IceCreamEmpress
02-24-2008, 01:29 AM
Do you mean the true Medieval/Renaissance alchemy (which was chemistry) or the more mystical stuff of modern day "magik".

Medieval alchemy encompassed both today's chemistry (acid-base reactions, oxidation, reduction, etc.) and today's alchemy (transmuting lead into gold). The best book out there on the history of alchemy in general is Bruce Moran's Distilling Knowledge. Raphael Patai's The Jewish Alchemists is obviously more specialized, but still presents a strong overview of the tradition.

PattiTheWicked
02-24-2008, 06:51 AM
If you're interested in real alchemy rather than the D&D-ified version, IceCreamEmpress' recommendations are excellent. I'd also suggest picking up works by the Comte St. Germain (specifically, St. Germain on Alchemy) and the writings of John Dee.

Kenny
02-25-2008, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the help guys!

Doing my own research I've also come across this site:
http://www.hermetics.org/ebooks.html

C.bronco
02-25-2008, 05:37 PM
That looks like a good site. I was going to suggest googling Aleister Crowley.
:)