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THE WEALTH OF INDIAN ALCHEMY & ITS MEDICINAL USES Being an English Tra (2 vols) (Used)
by Mukherji, B
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Book ID: 2447, 2447
two volumes, cloth in jackets, 690pp, detailed table of contents and index. A much improved new edition, both textually and physically (the previous edition was poorly printed, this is quite nice). The Rasa Sastra is the "mercurial science" of India. It forms a still living tradition of Ayurvedic medicine, the oldest of all medical traditions. It is separate from religious or magical alchemy which seeks to transform man into superman both physically and spiritually. Ayurvedic science aims strictly for physical perfection and holds few of the lofty goals of magical alchemy. See David Gordon White's The Alchemical Body p.52 for more details on this difference. Mukherji's work is an excellent compliment to White's as White is concerned with the historical, scholarly aspects while Mukherji's book is a practical one, and of great detail. Therefore The Wealth of Indian Alchemy will be of special value for herbalists, laboratory alchemists and those interested in archaic (but still living) plant and mineral traditions and ayurveda. Hermetic science was born in India. The later developments in Egypt and Greece and China all owe their seed to India, and there was undoubtedly much more contact in the ancient world than is now generally recognized. (For example a fascinating ancient culture contact was when Ancient China, around the 6th century BC learned via traveling Indian priests of the legends of the mysterious Soma plant, and Taoist scholars and emperors spent the next two hundred years searching for this legendary plant, a search that spawned the beginnings of Taoist alchemy, and introduced ayurveda to China spawing most of traditional Chinese medicine with the exception of acupuncture).
The House of Owls
Yale University Press
For a quarter century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside their forest home. The journals the author recorded his observations in, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book a personal account of an artist-naturalist s life with owls. Angell s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do hunting, courting, raising families, and exercisi...More
Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
"Jailbreaking the Goddess
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The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
Honorius of Thebes
Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
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Interest in The Sworn Book of Honorius has grown in recent years, yet no modern translations have been attemptedunt...
The Blazing Dew of Stars
Smith, David Chaim
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released last year, this new book will continue that fine tradition. The Blazing Dew of Stars
is a complex mystical text which speaks with many voices to introduce the practice of Kabbalistic contemplative alchemy. The volume offers glimpses of a rare view of direct application and immersion into the Real, intertwini...More
Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
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