Alchemy Ancient and Modern by H. Stanley Redgrove

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THOMAS NORTON: Ordinall of Alchemy (see Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, edited by Elias Ashmole, 1652, p. 10). 11. "BASIL VALENTINE": The Twelve Keys (see The Hermetic Museum, vol i. pp. 333334). 12. This supposed connection between the metals and planets also played an important part in Talismanic Magic. 13. "EIRENÆUS PHILALETHES": The Metamorphosis of Metals (see The Hermetic Museum, vol. ii. p. 239). 14. com ALCHEMY Museum, vol. i. p. 19). 15. Of the Sum of Perfection (see The Works of Geber, translated by Richard Russel, 1678, p.

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In 1583, Kelley and his learned dupe left England together with their wives and a Polish nobleman, staying firstly at Cracovia and afterwards at Prague, where it is not unlikely that the Emperor Rudolph II. knighted Kelley. As instances of the belief which the doctor had in Kelley's powers as an alchemist, we may note that in his Private Diary under the date December 19, 1586, Dee records that Kelley performed a transmutation for the benefit of one Edward Garland and his brother Francis; 8 and PLATE 9A.

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