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The refiner"s fire; the enigma of alchemy in East and West

Joseph Needham

The refiner"s fire; the enigma of alchemy in East and West

the second J. D. Bernal lecture, delivered at Birkbeck College, London, 4th February 1971

by Joseph Needham

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Published by Birkbeck College in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alchemy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Joseph Needham.
    SeriesJ. D. Bernal lecture, 2
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQD26 .N43
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5466750M
    ISBN 100900975121
    LC Control Number73169624
    OCLC/WorldCa714956


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Chapter 1 Arcane Alchemy 11 Chapter 2 David Hudson’s Alchemy 17 Chapter 3 Enigma of King Solomon's Temple 25 Chapter 4 Crucibles of Humanity 45 Chapter 5 Anatolian Commagene & Israelites 64 Chapter 6 Hyksos Invasion of Egypt 95 Chapter 7 The Name of God, the Merkabah and Liberality Chapter 8 Sabians of Harran and Yemen One known work that refers to Ostanes' writings is The Book of the Twelve Chapters on the Honourable Stone (don't get me started on trying to spell the original Persian translation of this book).

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