Real Alchemy A Primer of Practical Alchemy

Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy.  Real Alchemy is a ground-breaking modern manual on an ancient art, combining modern scientific technology with ancient methods. Robert Allen Bartlett, a laboratory scientist and chemist, provides an overview of alchemy’s history and delves into the theories that underpin the practice. Real Alchemy is a clean, clear, simple, and easy-to-read book that provides excellent directions for producing plant products and introduces the reader-student to the fundamentals of mineral work, which some consider to be the true domain of alchemy. Newcomers to practical laboratory alchemy will benefit from reading Real Alchemy and will hopefully find the encouragement they require to embark on their own alchemical journey. Additionally, Bartlett clarifies what the ancients meant by the term “Philosopher’s Stone” and describes several very real and practical methods for obtaining it. Is the fabled Philosopher’s Stone a fountain of youth or a means of converting lead to gold? Determine for yourself.