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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy
Author(s):Eliade, Mircea
Translator(s):Corrin, Stephen
Edition:2d ed.
Publisher Name:University of Chicago Press
Place of Publication:Chicago, Ill.
Date of Publication:1978
Edition:2d ed.
Annotation:Chinese and Indian alchemy become the perspective through which Eliade explores the ancient interest in the spiritual quest for gold, immortality, beatitude, and cosmological principles. Eliade looks at mythologies, symbolism, inititation rites and rituals, transformation of matter, and metallurgy in light of an alchemist’s spiritual experimentation and experience.
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