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JDuncan
12-12-2011, 08:19 AM
I see lots of posts of peoples labs, and such. But no one actually says like "For a Beginner the Following Equipment should be purchased/Bought." To start i only Intend to work with Plants, Making Oils, Tinctures, Salts, and our own tea (not so much an alchemy thing haha).

Assuming One could just buy what they need, what do people suggest (and Please give examples of what each thing is used for?)

Thanks
Jon

Illen A. Cluf
12-12-2011, 02:20 PM
To start i only Intend to work with Plants, Making Oils, Tinctures, Salts, and our own tea (not so much an alchemy thing haha).

Assuming One could just buy what they need, what do people suggest (and Please give examples of what each thing is used for?)

Jon

I would recommend that you purchase "The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy" by Manfred M. Junius. Not only does he describe the equipment you will need, he also shows how to use them to prepare medicinal essences, tinctures and elixirs. You can purchase the book through Amazon. I paid $20 for a copy.

IAC

peethagoras
12-12-2011, 08:13 PM
To start i only Intend to work with Plants, Making Oils, Tinctures, Salts, and our own tea (not so much an alchemy thing haha).

Jon


If your into plant alchemy why not try help me identify the flora shown in my post -> Symbolism and Imagery

thanks

JDuncan
12-13-2011, 07:11 AM
ick... used the book is $50 now... im gonna have to wait to order it. :(


Practical Handbook to Plant Alchemy. (http://www.amazon.com/Practical-Handbook-Plant-Alchemy-Herbalists/dp/0892814853/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323760243&sr=8-1)

Illen A. Cluf
12-13-2011, 02:26 PM
ick... used the book is $50 now... im gonna have to wait to order it. :(

Wow! I'm surprised that it is already out of print!

Anyways, here's a present for you. A complete PDF scan of the book:

http://www.gclvx.org/Junius%20Practical%20Handbook%20of%20Plant%20Alche my.pdf

IAC

JDuncan
12-13-2011, 03:04 PM
IAC... i think i luv you :P hahaha

Thank you.

solomon levi
12-13-2011, 04:04 PM
an alternative with equipment is John Reid's practical course:
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/johnreid.html

driftrat
01-09-2012, 07:22 PM
an alternative with equipment is John Reid's practical course:
http://www.levity.com/alchemy/johnreid.html
thanks for the link...exactly what I was looking for...you guys seem ok....sorry if I offended you...anyway thanks.

chrysopoeia
06-26-2012, 04:30 AM
You need no lab or instruments as such, only yourself. But you do need the right environment and the correct measure of dedication.

As Hermes says in his Call to the Initiates, from The Book of the Dead, 'O blind soul, arm yourself with the torch of the Mysteries and in terrestrial night you will discover your luminous reflection, your heavenly soul. Follow this divine guide, letting him be your Genius. For he holds the key to your past and future lives.'

He (or she) who understands these words is a little closer to what alchemy is all about.

In fact, Hermes does let loose some important information which to me seems quite revealing. This surprises me since it is said the mystery is supposed to be kept secret. Yet, there it is, written on the Emerald Tablet.

Pursued by many, found by only a few. It is not an easy path. It is in fact exceedingly difficult. You must be an expert in several fields.

D.Trout
08-05-2012, 09:45 PM
In addition to the scan, the book is also available in a new printing under a new name. Now simply "Spagyrics" by Junius. I just picked up a copy in addition to the PDF I have, because it is a fantastic book!

Good luck!