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The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy (The Weiser Concise Guide Series) Paperback – June 1, 2005
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About the Author
Brian Cotnoir is a dedicated Alchemist who has been working in the field for over thirty years. He has contributed several articles to Parachemy: Journal of Hermetic Arts and Sciences, the alchemical laboratory bulletin of Frater Albertus. He is currently hard at work on completing his magnum opus, Alchemy: The Poetry of Matter. The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy is his first full-length book.
James Wasserman is a lifelong student of esotericism. His published works cover a wide range of subjects within the field--everything from his groundbreaking Egyptian Book of the Dead, edited by Dr. Ogden Goelet, to his classic The Templars and the Assassins, and the controversial Slaves Shall Serve. He lives in New York City with his wife Nancy.
Top customer reviews
Perhaps, as in many other cases, less is more, especially if holistic dynamic balance is achieved.
Although the author concentrates on the operative side of alchemy, his introductory chapters are amongst the best condensations of hermetic philosophy to be found anywhere. When Mr Cotnoir writes a sentence, most others write a page. He makes it clear that, even if one decides to pursue operative alchemy, he cannot at all dispense with hermetic theory and inner work on his soul.
The Weiser Concise Guide to Alchemy was published in 2006. May Mr Brian Cotnoir have meanwhile succeeded or in future succeed in accomplishing the Opus Magnum. To him the sincere best wishes of this reviewer.
This is in no way a bad review. The question is how serious is the reader about the subject? If you want a path that's more laid out, with the introduction to Kabbalah and it's relation to alchemy, also homework exercises to explore, then I'm more impressed with Stavish.