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date: 07 April 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Hugh R. PageHugh R. PAGE Jr.

Often thought of simply as the precursor to chemistry, the study and practice of alchemy actually was part science / part philosophy, ranging into spiritual practices and techniques aimed at transforming the human consciousness. With the ancient goal of discovering life’s secrets, alchemists studied the relationship between humanity and nature and the processes by which they were altered. ...

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