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I’m interested in learning about alchemy and wondering what the best place to start is. : alchemy

Here’s a reading list i usually give to people:

Corpus hermeticum.

Emerald tablet.

Alchemical catechism.

The new chemical light.

Summa perfectionis.

Rosarium philosophorum.

The hunting of the greene lyon.

The hermetical triumph.

the 12 keys of valentine.

The metamorphosis of the planets by john monte snyder.

The compass of the wise (if you can find it in english.)

Opus mago-cabalisticum et theosophicum.

The only true way

Glory of the world

The True Book of the Learned Greek Abbot Synesius

donum dei

A Brief Guide to the Celestial Ruby

Emerald tablet

The golden chain of homer

The new chemical light

Sendivogius epistles to the rosicrucian society

The golden chain of homer

opus mago cabalisticum et theosophicum

hyle and coahyl

the 12 keys of valentine

Turba Philosophorum

Golden tractate of hermes

Liber secritisimus by Ripley

The works of thomas vaughan

Enchyridion physicae restituae by jean d’espagnet

The book of Morienus

For further reading here are some collections of texts:

The hermetic museum

Theatrum chemicum britannicum

Alchemical potpourri

The alchemical omnibus (pdf that can be found online)

Here is a good resource:

Also watch this series:

Here’s a short introduction to alchemy written by me:

Alchemy is a natural philosophy grounded in hermetic philosophy. It is mainly concerned with metalurgy, chemistry and general natural processes. It is largely built around observing and applying metaphysical/natural/universal principles to different parts of the natural world. The goal is a complete understanding of nature and its occult operations.

Best way to learn is reading historical sources, as most modern resources mainly consist of speculation and projection which, whilst usefull in its own way, is simply blatantly incorrect about what western alchemy has been historically.

Many historical texts are cryptic and hard to understand, and often contain intentional misinformation to throw people of. Main way to get around this is to cross reference and aim to understand the underlying philosophy, which allows you to see through the bs.