Additions to this site
This web site is still expanding and currently amounts to over 400 megabytes. There are about 1500-2000 users accessing this site each day. There is now an online search engine.
8 August 2012
Added six items, courtesy of Erik Mertens to the German Section
Cabalae Verior Descriptio
Clangor Buccinae
Heinrich Khunrath - Warhafftiger Bericht von Philosophischen Athanor
Hermogenis - Philosophischer und Magischer Feuer Stab
Hermogenis - Spagyrisches und Philosophisches Brünnlein
Johann Grasshoff - Der grosse Bauer

10 June 2012
Added The Student of Salamanca a short story by Washington Irving.

28 February 2012
Added a translation by Ruud Muscher of I.M.O.H.C. 'Antwort oder Sendschreiben an die von Gott erleuchte Brüderschafft vom Rosenkreutz: auff ihre Famam und Confession der Fraternitet', 1630 into Dutch to the Dutch section.
Added a translation by Ruud Muscher of I.M.O.H.C. 'Antwort oder Sendschreiben an die von Gott erleuchte Brüderschafft vom Rosenkreutz: auff ihre Famam und Confession der Fraternitet', 1630 into English .

24 January 2012
Erik Mertens has kindly provided me with four more of his transcriptions of alchemical texts in German.
H. Aquilæ Thuringi, Pleiades Philosophicæ Rosianæ, Pretiosa Margarita (I.P.S.H.M.S. - Alchymia Vera - 1604 and Speculum Sapientiæ.

8 January 2012
Added a translation by Ruud Muscher of C.H.C. Sendtschreiben oder einfeltige Antwort, 1615 into English.

4 January 2012
Added Philippo à Gabella 'An Uncomplicated and Short reply to the published Fama and Confessio', 1615, translated by Ruud Muschter.

27 December 2011
Erik Mertens has kindly donated 48 of his transcriptions of alchemical texts in German. This is a wonderful addition to the German section

26 December 2011
Added article on the Supposed Papal prohibition of chemistry. This includes the famous Papal Bull of John XXII.

20 December 2011
Added an article by Nick Kollerstrom on Aurora, Golden Goddess of the Dawn

24 November 2011
My colleague Paul Ferguson has kindly struggled with the difficult Latin of the Antiphon of Johannes of Teschen and produced the first ever translation of this alchemical song. So I have now updated the Antiphon of Johannes of Teschen page with his transcription and translation.
Created a new Dutch section incorporating a number of translations into Dutch by Ruud Muschter.
Added woodcuts from Birelli Alchimia Nova, 1603.
Added engravings of Alchemical apparatus in Blanckaert 'Theatrum chimicum'

23 November 2011
Added an early manuscript from around 1400 of alchemical music. The Antiphon of Johannes of Teschen.
Added some pen drawings of alchemical apparatus in a manuscript of Harttung vom Hoff, 1557.
Added Alchemical Symbols from a work by Annibal Barlet

22 November 2011
Added some alchemical symbols from a 16th century German manuscript.
Added emblematic images from the 15th century Buch der heiligen Dreifaltigkeit manuscript.
Reformatted about 500 pages which had formatting errors !

7 November 2011
I have now integrated the Emblematic Art website, from which I sold my large format prints, and my Bosch website into the alchemy web site itself. This should be relatively transparent to the viewer. I did this because Google was not significantly indexing either the Emblematic Art or the Bosch site, and neither of these were getting the hit count I think they deserve. I have not significantly altered the material, but took the opportunity to improve a few links.
The emblematic art prints are now accessed through www.alchemywebsite.com/Emblem_art and the Bosch material through www.alchemywebsite.com/bosch

20 October 2011
Added a further gallery, the sixth, of astronomical, astrological and cosmological emblems.

18 August 2011
Restructured the search engine for the site. This allows the user to search the main body of the site or specialist areas, manuscripts, books, imagery, tarot.

11 August 2011
Began a major upgrade to navigation menus on the site to make items more accessible.

2 August 2011
New publications in my Art Book Series

17 April 2011
Added image and commentary on The Glaive of Mars

12 April 2011
Added article by A. C. Evans Gnostic Alchemy of the Imagination

18 March 2011
Added a new gallery of coloured images astrological/astronomical gallery five

14 March 2011
Added five more coloured emblems to astrological/astronomical gallery four

11 March 2011
Added eight coloured emblems to astrological/astronomical gallery four

28 Feb 2011
Added items to the astrological/astronomical galleries pages three and four
6 Feb 2011

Added the text of the True Book of Synesius
24 Jan 2011

Added a Guestbook
18 Jan 2011

Added allegorical text by Solinus Saltzthal
17 Jan 2011

Added article on Transmutation and modern nuclear science
16 Jan 2011

Added article by Maung Htin Aung on Burmese alchemy beliefs

Added article by Sir James George Scott on Burmese alchemy beliefs

10 Jan 2011
Updated Splendor Solis Art Project

6 Jan 2011
Created new Portuguese section
Updated tribute to Vladislav Zadrobilek

3 Jan 2011
Tribute to Vladislav Zadrobilek

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