Considered as not only a poetic composition, but also an emotional, mystical and alchemical work
, Ode Maritima is investigated by del Pozo Ortea as an inner journey within the fragmented psyche of the Portuguese poet, a journey that, through the voice of his more primordial of heteronyms, Alvaro de Campos, represents an exploration between human instincts.
These chapters explore examples of female alchemical practitioners, whose contributions to alchemical work
included the wealth of practical learning obtained through the production of cosmetics and housework, household medicines, and midwifery.
Newton was a committed alchemist for 30 years," Newman said, "but he kept his activities in this realm largely hidden from his contemporaries and colleagues, so his alchemical work
has been imperfectly known.
He presents selected passages on such matters as the psychic nature of the alchemical work
, the personification of the opposites, and the symbolic life, and illuminates their significance by drawing on his own experiences.
Structurally and thematically, the text hangs on a narrative of individuation and the stages of the alchemical work
on which Jung relied to illustrate the individuation process, or the evolution of man toward selfhood.
If you think all languages have been deciphered, this manuscript offers up a challenge--and provides unique symbols leading to the possibility that it's a lost alchemical work
This fulfilment of God's alchemical work
was enacted in the coronation ceremony, which took place on a mosaic of interconnecting circles constructed in 1268 that symbolised the great work of creation from chaos (represented by an Egyptian onyx disc showing the four undifferentiated elements) to order, represented by another gold circle with a black marble centre (the alchemical symbol of Sol or Gold) on which the king was crowned.
15) that the first Ashkenazic alchemical work
dates from the eighteenth century.
In his tenth-century compilation of books, The Fihrist, al-Nadim places al-Razi's medical works in one section and his alchemical works
in another, as does science historian George Sarton in 1927 in his Introduction to the History of Science.
The volume also reflects the application of gender theory and other recent theoretical perspectives to the study of alchemy together with the more traditional textual analysis of alchemical works
that has long been part of serious scholarship.
Among her topics are the cultural and medical construction of gender, hermetic hermaphrodites, gender and power in the alchemical works
of Clovis Hesteau de Nuysement, and Henri III of France as the royal hermaphrodite.
Such abstraction and experiment could be found on a smaller scale throughout the show, particularly in paintings of printing errors and in alchemical works
, made with varnish and metals, that turn transparent and brittle, and oxidize beautifully, rendering change visible.