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Modern alchemy [electronic resource] : occultism and the emergence of atomic theory / Mark S. Morrisson.

Author/Creator:
Morrisson, Mark S.
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (273 p.)
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Subjects:
Alchemy -- History.
Occultism -- History.
Nuclear chemistry.
Alchemy in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Alchemists are generally held to be the quirky forefathers of science, blending occultism with metaphysical pursuits. This text challenges the widespread dismissal of alchemy as a largely insignificant historical footnote to science.
Contents:
Introduction
From the Golden Dawn to the Alchemical Society
Occult chemistry, instrumentation, and the theosophical science of direct perception
Chemistry in the borderland
Atomic alchemy and the gold standard
Epilogue.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-251) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-19-804192-6
1-4356-2015-1
1-281-16328-7
9786611163280
OCLC:
206937194