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Chemical Nuptials

in Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter draws upon a number of alchemical texts to explore the concept of the chemical wedding. As a trope, the chemical marriage has been read into one lineage of onieric, or what some authors ... More


Praxis: Delusions of a Disordered Mind?

William R. Newman

in Newton the Alchemist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Newton's Praxis, which has been described as his most important alchemical text. A preliminary reading of the text quickly leads one to sympathize with Westfall's claim that ... More


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