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Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter

Alchemy is the art and science of bringing something to its final perfection, or its completion, much as a work of art is completed or perfected. Rooted in the Alexandrian alchemical tradition and working form a new translation of the Emerald Tablet, this book is the author’s personal exploration of the union of mateial and non-material alchemical practice, that is of physical alchemy and inner alchemy, through direct experimentation. Engaging the Way of the Philosopher, several areas are investigated in light of the Emerald Tablet – Chrysopoeia, the Green Lion, the Quintessence and Aurum potabile.

Brian Cotnoir is an alchemist, artist, and award-winning filmmaker. A contributor to Frater Albertus’ Parachemy, he is also the authors of a series of Alchemy Zines, The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy, Alchemical Meditations, On the Quintessence of Wine, and the recently published Emerald Tablet, his translations of and commentary on, the earliest Arabic and Latin versions of this seminal text.

 Two-color offset printing with a printed dust jacket. Illustrated by the author. 174 pages, includes a bibliography.

Special Edition: Full Imperial Vellum with goldstamped device and black leather title label also in gilt. Housed in a red slipcase with labyrinth device stamped in gold. Limited to 17 copies. $365.00 + postage.

Deluxe Edition: Red and Black two-tone full leather binding with gilt title and devices. Limited to 23 copies. $250.00 + postage.

Standard Edition: Octavo in full cloth with gilt title and device.  Limited to 800 copies only. $75.00 + postage.


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