Gli stregoni dell'alchimia
In this book - which the author has set up as a sort of "Manual for experiments" - you will find what a lover of "strictly observed" alchemical studies would ever want to find in a text in which the magical word Alchemy appears! On the other hand, there are hundreds of books on Alchemy, all more or less valid on a subject that involves many fields of knowledge, from those distant researches that aspired to be counted among the "real sciences", to the "occult" philosophy, to an esotericism that could not have been more incomprehensible. Books on which the author has spent a great deal of time, books that cannot be missing from the library of those who deal with broad-spectrum "mysteries", books that cannot but enrich the cultural heritage of the scholar interested in one of the most discussed facets of human ingenuity. Alchemy is usually defined as an ancient system that is expressed through a language - more or less understandable! - referring to multiple aspects of Knowledge, from classical to astrology, from medicine to metallurgy to the most diverse artistic expressions... But, usually, it is considered as an "unpleasant" ancestor of modern chemistry a little before the latter saw the light in the context of the current scientific method. This book combines rigorous scientific research, history, analysis of some of the most fascinating mysteries of our past and above all the possibility of directly reproducing some alchemical experiments including the transmutation of gold! An invitation to research and study and discover our past.