September 19, 2009 at 10:38 pm #32268
note: These types of books by academics rarely add much to one’s personal practice. But definitely can offer a deep view of the context and evolution of the spiritual science. I plan to order a copy, and welcome anyone else’s review.
Just finished some fabulously rich workshops in UK/Stonehenge…..
The Elixir of Immortality
A Modern-Day Alchemist’s Discovery of the Philosopher’s Stone
By Robert E. Cox
Reveals the alchemical secrets for creating the elixir in clear scientific language
The mysterious material-spiritual science of alchemy was once pervasive throughout the ancient world, spanning the globe from China and India to Egypt and medieval Europe. In The Elixir of Immortality, Robert Cox reviews the alchemical lore of these traditions and the procedures each used to produce this fabulous elixir. Using his own alchemical research, then reveals secrets that have been kept hidden for millennia uncovered in his own modern-day quest to rediscover this long-sought elixir of life.
Robert E. Cox holds a masters degree in Vedic Studies from the Institute of Creative Intelligence in Switzerland. He is the author of Creating the Soul Body and The Pillar of Celestial Fire and has spent more than 15 years engaged in alchemical-metallurgical research.
Introduction: The Ancient Spiritual Science
The First Practical Science
The Advent of European Alchemy
One: The Art and Science of Alchemy
The Origin of the Word “Alchemy”
The Alchemical Marriage
Two: European Alchemy
The Influx of Alchemy into Western Europe
The Phases of the Great Work
The Perfected Elixir
Three: Jewish Alchemy
Biblical Code Language
The Biblical Flood
The Arc of the Covenant
Nourishment for the Body and Soul
Four: Egyptian Alchemy
Egyptian Land Symbolism
The White and Red Kingdoms
The Inverted Form of Gold
Five: Eastern Alchemy
Alchemical Wizards of the East
The Three Bindus
Six: The Missing Ingredient
The Risk of Public Disclosure
The Spirit of Antimony
The Preparation of Philosophic Mercury
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