The Philosopher's Stone: Spiritual Alchemy, Psychology, and Ritual Magic

By Israel Regardie

A re-creation of Regardie's vintage text

In the mid-1930s, Israel Regardie had an perception into figuring out alchemical writings. the end result was once The Philosopher's Stone, the place he analyzed 3 17th-century alchemical works symbolically, psychologically, and through magickal energy.

Now, famed occultists stylish and Tabatha Cicero deliver this booklet into the twenty first century. the unique is totally reproduced the following. The Hebrew transliterations were up-to-date with sleek types and the textual content is totally annotated and defined. further are those new features:

  • New introduction
  • New illustrations
  • Biographical dictionary
  • Glossary
  • Resource list
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Plus, six new unique articles
    • "The non secular Alchemy of the Golden Dawn," through stylish Cicero
    • "Intro to Alchemy: A Golden sunrise Perspective," via Mark Stavish
    • "Basic Alchemy for the Golden sunrise" and "Golden sunrise Ritual strategy and Alchemy," via Samuel Scarborough
    • "The Elixir of the Sun," by means of Steven Marshall
    • "Solve Et Coagula: the marriage of Sol and Luna," via the Ciceros

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It consisted find out the way to produce the somnambulistic kingdom extra speedy and extra successfully than earlier than, particularly by way of passes. a number of years later, du Potet laid extra tension at the impression of the desire and no more on benevolent intentions, depending way more even than did de Puységur at the fixation of the attention and the passes. Lafontaine, who has been referred to as the final of the nice magnetizers, relied nearly completely at the passes, other than that typically he verified touch with the fingers whereas taking a look into the eyes of his matters. in fact, his will used to be exerted powerfully for all time. mainly answerable for introducing Mesmerism into England used to be Dr. John Elliotson, who hired it surgically at collage university sanatorium, London. No had Elliotson validated its efficiency—and he did that during a such a lot amazing way—than his clinical colleagues began to deride and mock either him and his perform. The time period hypnotism as a much less objectionable and extra medical time period for convinced features of the mesmeric country was once first coined in 1843 by means of a Manchester surgeon, Dr. James Braid. It was once in 1842 that he first begun experimental paintings with mesmerism, and turns out to were the 1st glossy practitioner intentionally to exploit the means of fixation of sight and recommendation rather than passes and the laying on of palms. Even the brilliant item used to be after it slow eradicated, when you consider that in a few sufferers it annoyed conjunctivitis, the total tension being now laid upon verbal recommendation. one other eminent pioneer was once James Esdaile, a Scottish medico stationed in India. He seems to were the 1st British mesmerist to obtain a few degree of authentic aid. From 1845 onward he hired mesmeric states for painless surgical procedure with nice luck at numerous Indian hospitals, and the checklist of his operations by way of those capacity make exciting interpreting. a lot of his operations have been for the elimination of titanic scrotal tumours weighing approximately a hundredweight, terrible yet lethal convincing facts of the effectiveness of his strategy. the invention and extensive program of ether and chloroform for painless surgical procedure placed an finish to the curiosity in hypnotic experimental paintings. From 1842 to kind of the top of the century there's a holiday within the heritage of hypnotism in England. at the Continent, even though, we encounter well-known names like Liébault, Bern-heim, Moll, Charcot, Janet, and the start of other teams of hypnotic operators coming to carry drastically diverse theories—the Nancy institution, the Salpétrière tuition, and so forth. medical professionals Lloyd Tuckey, Morton Prince, Vincent Wingfield, Milne Bramwell, and Bernard Hollander, are different names of English experimentalists who've performed a lot to revive public self assurance and clinical respectability to the topic extra lately. glaringly, this is often not more than a superficial look on the topic. it is just in an oblique manner that we're right here excited about animal magnetism as a healing agent. My purposes for this define are that Mrs.

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