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Unformatted text preview: **transformation idea most imp.** 3. Heavenly bodies composed of ether; ether also in vegetable, mineral, animal substances. V. ALCHEMY AS RELIGION: [Basis: Hermes 3X blessed; 13 precepts] 1. Luck: Alchemy = rituals, 'mysteries'? 2. Soul is divine (Stoic view & Astral relig. idea) 3. Chemical-Religious transformations a. Apuleius, Lucius > Ass (magic) > back to human (Isis) b. werewolves, birds c. use of magic, herbs, chemistry 4. Techniques & Philosophy: Comarius' book a. Egyptian uses/connectionsKleopatra b. Dyeing processes (secret) c. beautiful philosophy--4 parts d. Astrology, Magic, Herbs, Transformation e. ONE conquers 4 elements...
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course CLA 3504 taught by Professor Kapparis during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11