Readings

This incomplete list is intended as a guide into the labyrinth of Alchemy but is not a substitute for practical instruction and laboratory Work.


Modern

For the Writings of Frater Albertus
Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy - Manfred M. Junius 1985
Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored - Archibald Cockren 1963
The Life and Doctrines of Paracelsus - Franz Hartmann 1963
Le Mystere des Cathedrales - Fulcanelli 1971
The Dwellings of the Philosophers - Fulcanelli 1999
Gold of a Thousand Mornings - Armand Barbault 1975
In Pursuit of Gold - Lapidus 1976
Alchemists and Gold - Jacques Sadoul 1972
Herbal Alchemy - Phillip Hurley 1977
Herbs in Magic and Alchemy - C. L. Zalewski 1990
The Origins of Alchemy in Graeco-Roman Egypt - Jack Lindsay 1970
Al-kemi: A Memoir; Hermetic, Occult, Political, and Private Aspects of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz - Andre Vandenbroeck 1987

Classical

RAMS Digital Library available on a single DVD

The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Paracelsus - 2 Vols. ed. A. E. Waite 1976
The Triumphal Chariot of Antimony - Basilius Valentine
The Art of Distillation - John French
Das Acetone - J.J. Becher
The Secret Wine Spirit of the Adepts - J. Weidenfeld
The Works of Isaac of Holland
The Golden Chain of Homer
Chemical Secrets and Experiments of Sir Kenelm Digby 1608
The Last Will and Testament of Basilius Valentinus 1672
Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum - Elias Ashmole 1652
Theatrum Chemicum - 7 Vols 1659-61
Bibliotheca Chemica Curiosa - J. Manget 1702
The Hermetic Museum - 2 Vols. 22 texts ed. Waite
For lists of alchemical texts in Australian Universities

Alchemical Art

The Mutus Liber
The Book of Lambspring
The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine
The Little Magic-Mystic Picture Book - M. Daniel Stoltzius von Stoltzenberg 1624
Art and the Alchemists - A. Burland 1968
The Secret Art of Alchemy - Stanislas Klossowski De Rola 1973
The Golden Game - Stanislas Klossowski De Rola 1988
Alchemy and Mysticism - Alexander Roob 1997
Art and Symbols of the Occult - James Wasserman 1993

Systems

The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly P. Hall 1977
In Search of the Miraculous - P. D. Ouspensky 1949
All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson - G.I. Gurdjieff
Meetings with Remarkable Men - G.I. Gurdjieff
Life Is Only Real Then, When "I Am" - G.I. Gurdjieff
The Collected Works of J. G. Jung
The Qabalah of Aleister Crowley - 1973

Dawkins, Richard, The Selfish Gene, 1975, Oxford Uni Press
Dawkins, R. (1993) "Viruses of the Mind" in: Free Inquiry, summer 1993, vol 13 no 3
Drexler, K. E. (1990) Engines of Creation-The Coming Era of Nanotechnology, Fourth Estate
Bourdieu, Pierre, Homo Academicus, 1988, Polity Press
Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish, 1977, Pantheon.
White, Michael; Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer, 1997, Fourth Estate.
Doczi, Gyorgy, The Power of Limits - Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art & Architecture, 1981, Shambhala
Blair, Lawrence, 1976, The Rhythms of Vision, Paladin
Ebertin, Rienhold, The Combination of Stellar Influences 1940/72 Ebertin-Verlag
Khan, Fazal Inayat, Old Thinking, New Thinking; The Sufi Prism 1979, Harper & Row
Shah, Tahir; The Sorcerers Apprentice. A search for knowledge in India by the son of Idris Shah

Fiction

Lessing, Doris, Canopus in Argos: Archives; 5 vol. series; 1979, Jonathon Cape
Lytton, Sir Edward Bulwer, (1842) Zanoni: A Rosicrucian Tale, Steinerbooks 1971
Lytton, Sir Edward Bulwer, (1892) A Strange Story; An Alchemical Novel - Shambhala 1973
Harpur, Patrick, Mercurius-The Marriage of Heaven and Earth, 1990, Macmillan
Clarke, Lindsey, The Chymical Wedding, 1989, Jonathon Cape
Coelho, Paul, The Alchemist, 1993, Harper.
Watson, Ian, The Gardens of Delight, 1990, Gollanz.
Hedsel, Mark, The Zelator, 2000, Weiser.
Szepes, Maria, The Red Lion - The Elixir of Eternal Life, 1946; English 1997 Horus Pub.