457 megabytes currently online of information on alchemy in all its facets. Divided into over 2500 sections and providing tens of thousands of pages of text, over 3000 images, over 300 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, introductory and general reference material on alchemy.
   This site is organised by Adam McLean, the well known authority on alchemical texts and symbolism, author and publisher of over 70 books on alchemical and Hermetic ideas.
   Alchemy is a complex subject with many different interconnected aspects. Many people still only think of the quest of the philosophers' stone to change base metals into gold. On this web site you will be able to explore the riches of alchemical texts, some of which are wonderful works of allegorical literature, delve into its amazing, beautiful and enigmatic symbolism, and ponder its underlying hermetic philosophy, which holds a picture of the interconnection of the Macrocosm and Microcosm.

   This website is so complex and extensive that it can take some time to thoroughly explore all the sections. Clicking on the links in the menubar on the left will allow exploration of the major sections of the alchemy web site.


Alchemy Weblog
Adam McLean's view of alchemy

Books and publications

Rare editions of classic alchemical texts

Bosch website

Exploring Hieronymus Bosch


Tarot website

The artwork of modern tarot

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New Art Book series

Obscure books of coloured emblems

Art Prints

Alchemical and Emblematic Art

Alchemy Web site

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