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The Forge and the Crucible : The Origins and Structure of Alchemy (New ed)

By: Eliade, Mircea

0226203905 / 9780226203904
Paperback / softback
540.1
01/03/1979
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United States
140 x 210 mm, 277 grams 238 pages
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Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior.

In The Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power.

The new edition of The Forge and the Crucible contains an updated appendix, in which Eliade lists works on Chinese alchemy published in the past few years.

He also discusses the importance of alchemy in Newton's scientific evolution.

BIC:

HRA Religion: general, PN Chemistry

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