Wiki Reading List

The following is modified from the Wikipedia pages “Outline of Alchemy” and “List of Alchemists”.  Links will launch externally to Wikipedia

Concepts

Mandala from the Musaeum Hermeticum incorporating the septenary, four elements, tria prima, and hieros gamos.

Processes

Magnum opus – great work of alchemy consisting of:

Alchemists also engaged in practical and symbolic processes including:

Symbolism

Mandala illustrating key alchemical concepts, symbols, and processes. From Spiegel der Kunst und Natur.

Alchemical symbol consists of:

1. Glyphs

2. Imagery

3. Visual Symbolism

Scientific connections

Substances

Apparatus

Stills

Vessels

Heating devices

Alchemy organization

Alchemical texts

Journals

Alchemists

Hermes Trismegistus – traditionally credited as the author of the Hermetica and legendary founder of Western alchemy. (Maier, 1617)

Legendary alchemists

Alchemists in Greco-Roman Egypt

Indian alchemists

Chinese alchemists

Islamic alchemists

European alchemists

Revival and modern alchemists

Investigators of alchemy