Drawing 1.b: Thoth (Egyptian Djhuty also written Djhowtey), god of wisdom and
god of the moon. ... Important writing on alchemy, medicine, and astronomy are
attributed to him. much of that knowledge was closely related to preserving the ...
Author: Gary Edson
Category: Social Science
An in-depth look into the foundations of mysticism and alchemy, this book describes both physical and spiritual aspects of the various theories and practices of transformation, with attention to the beliefs of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sufism, Tantrism, Taoism and Yoga. The connection between early mystical pursuits and the development of alchemy from ancient China, India, and Egypt through Moorish Spain and into Latin Europe are illuminated, along with the activities of early alchemists. The book, which is heavily illustrated, describes the beliefs, experiments, and secret messages that drew the believers and dreamers of the world together in search of wealth and immortality.