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Epilogue

Mark S. Morrisson

in Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses alchemy in the 20th century. The connection of alchemy to atomic science persisted in occult alchemy circles during the 20th century and into the 21st century. Its move into ... More


Introduction: Stories of the Birth of Modern Alchemy

Mark S. Morrisson

in Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief history of alchemy. It then discusses the alchemical revival in occult circles, which helped inform and was profoundly shaped by the emerging science of ... More


 From the Golden Dawn to the Alchemical Society: Mapping the Occult Boundaries of Atomic Theory

Mark S. Morrisson

in Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The interests of occult alchemists and mainstream chemists combined in the founding of the Alchemical Society in London in 1912. The mid-19th-century occult understanding of alchemy as primarily ... More


 Atomic Alchemy and the Gold Standard

Mark S. Morrisson

in Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306965
eISBN:
9780199785414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the different cultural consequences of modern alchemy in relationship to monetary anxieties during the Depression. In particular, it narrates how the idea of modern alchemy ... More


The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More


 Sexual Control and Daoist Cultivation

Livia Kohn

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Celibacy was not central to Daoism ethos and the basic Confucian conviction that the family represented the basis of Chinese society, although harnessing and refining sexual energy, a basic power of ... More


Newton the Alchemist

William Newman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Isaac Newton's alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby's auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking. No longer the exemplar of Enlightenment ... More


Medicine

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Spiritualist writings about health and the body. For a movement that was otherworldly in its focus, Spiritualists were extremely interested in medicine and many, including ... More


Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More


Epilogue

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/9780691174877.003.0023
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This epilogue summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the same degree of textual scholarship and experiment encountered in Newton's alchemy cannot be found in his other ... More


Excursus: Counterfeiting

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/9780804760324.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which focuses on the field and act of counterfeiting, considers the counterfeiting of paper money and gold. It argues that the counterfeiter-sophist-alchemist does not divulge his ... More


Econometrics – Alchemy or Science?

David F. Hendry

in Econometrics: Alchemy or Science?: Essays in Econometric Methodology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293545
eISBN:
9780191596391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293542.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The key message is that econometrics is potentially scientific precisely because alchemy is creatable, detectable, and refutable. Since the validity of a model is an intrinsic property in relation to ... More


The seeker

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Newton was the ultimate seeker. He looked for the fundamental causes of everything and believed he was destined to find them. Science and mathematics were only a part of his lifelong search. He ... More


Proprieties of Work and Speech: ‘The Second Nun's Prologue’ and ‘Tale’, ‘The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue’ and ‘Tale’, ‘The Manciple's Prologue’ and ‘Tale’, and ‘The Parson's Prologue’

Alcuin Blamires

in Chaucer, Ethics, and Gender

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248674
eISBN:
9780191714696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248674.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Tales draw to an end amidst antitheses between busy occupation and idleness or sloth. The Second Nun and her Tale dramatise a complex ideal of morally productive work. This chapter shows how the ... More


Visionary Theatre—Apocalyptic Images

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The idea of Visionary Theatre arises from seventeenth century approaches to the Book of Revelation, which has affinities with Blake's Jerusalem. This chapter considers what visionary theatre is, and ... More


Conclusion

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings and issues discussed in this book about the philosophy of George Berkeley. It was shown that there are a number of important ... More


The Enigma of Newton’s Alchemy: The Historical Reception

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/9780691174877.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses studies on Newton's alchemy. By the time of his death in 1727, Newton had already become an icon of reason in an age of light, recognized for discovering the laws governing ... More


Problems of Authority and Language in Newton’s Chymistry: The Concept of the Adept

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/9780691174877.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces a host of related linguistic and interpretive issues that emerge from Newton's self-identification as a would-be adept. From the beginning of his serious chymical studies in the ... More


Religion, Ancient Wisdom, and Newton’s Alchemy

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/9780691174877.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes several related themes, considering, for example, the relationship between Newton's exegesis of biblical prophecy and his method of interpreting the textual riddles presented by ... More


Early Modern Alchemical Theory: The Cast of Characters

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/9780691174877.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that Newton's belief that metals are not only produced within the earth but also undergo a process of decay, leading to a cycle of subterranean generation and corruption, finds ... More


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