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Modern alchemy : occultism and the emergence of atomic theory

Author: Mark S Morrisson
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It has been rarely noted that the birth of atomic science coincided with an efflorescence of occultism and alchemical tropes that attached deep significance to questions about the nature of matter and energy."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Morrisson
ISBN: 9780195306965 0195306961
OCLC Number: 71312822
Description: viii, 262 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From the Golden Dawn to the Alchemical Society --
Occult chemistry, instrumentation, and the theosophical science of direct perception --
Chemistry in the borderland --
Atomic alchemy and the gold standard --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Mark S. Morrisson.
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