Alchemist’s Kitchen: Extraordinary Potions and Curious Notions

Guy Ogilvy

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  • Wooden Books
  • 2006
  • ISBN-13 978-0802715401
  • 64 pages
  • Paperback
  • 15.5 x 12.5 x 0.5 cm

What is the secret meaning of alchemical symbolism? Why was the Royal Art kept secret for so long? Could ancient images really turn molten lead into gold with a mere pinch of the Philosopher’s Stone? Really? Alchemy is perhaps the last true magical art to survive the ravages of the modern world. In this exquisite book, top laboratory alchemist Guy Ogilvy initiates the reader into some of the key concepts and practices of this extraordinary field of study.

Packed with everything from ancient recipes for glues, varnishes, and paints to spiritual preparations of herbal tinctures and oils, including magical formulae and practices of alchemy, The Alchemist’s Kitchen will appeal to anyone fascinated by the past and by the occult world. Guy Ogilvy takes you inside medieval laboratories and kitchens, revealing the hows and whys of mythical recipes and concoctions.