There are so many distinct approaches to alchemy, that one finds a multiplicity of articles, short studies and essays, each adopting different perspectives. I have here divided the listing of articles under a number of different approaches. Some may span the different divisions or be somewhat beyond categorisation, but these categories should help us narrow our search and find an article relevant to our particular approach.
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Articles of a scholarly nature - adopting an academic and historical approach

             Scholarly articles on individual alchemists
             Scholarly articles on individual works
             Scholarly articles on general history


Articles on alchemical symbolism - often taking a more speculative or imaginative approach

Articles on practical alchemy - laboratory work and apparatus

Articles on psychological alchemy - the Jungian and post Jungian approach

Articles on esoteric alchemy - exploring the supposed links with other traditional ideas

Articles on alchemy in literature - the appearance of alchemical ideas in literary works

Articles on alchemy in art - the interpretation of art works as incorporating alchemical references

Articles on individual alchemists - studies both scholarly and non-scholarly of particular alchemists
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