How did achemists go about their work in their laboratories ? Using photos, Séverin Lobanov introduces us to the alchemists' world, exlaining how they carried out operations for purification, sublimation and matter dissolution, and pointing out the appropriate times for working. He also explains the importance of prior preparation, offering the reader extracts from his own laboratory journal, which reveals concrete issues that may arise. This book is not only a practical treaty of achemical operations, it underlines the fact that laboratory work must be accompanied by a spiritual quest, according the the saying ora et labora The methods are modern but he refers constantly to the past masters and their thoughts on the symbolism of alchemical work.
|Number of pages||471|
|Type of book||Broché|
|Date of publication||23/11/2017|
|Dimensions||15 x 21 cm|