Outline of alchemy

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to alchemy:

Alchemy – A philosophical tradition recognized as protoscience, that includes the application of Hermetic principles, and practices related to mythology, religion, and spirituality.

Branches[edit]

Influences[edit]

Influences upon alchemy – alchemy developed dependent on a number of influences and experienced regional and period-specific variations:

Related fields[edit]

Concepts[edit]

Mandala from the Musaeum Hermeticum incorporating the septenary, four elements, tria prima, and hieros gamos.

Processes[edit]

Magnum opus – great work of alchemy consisting of:

Alchemists also engaged in practical and symbolic processes including:

Symbolism[edit]

Mandala illustrating key alchemical concepts, symbols, and processes. From Spiegel der Kunst und Natur.

Alchemical symbol – 1. Glyphs

2. Imagery

3. Visual Symbolism

Scientific connections[edit]

Alchemical apparatus. (Carlo Lancillotti, 1681.)

Substances of the alchemists[edit]

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Apparatus[edit]

Stills

Vessels

Heating devices

Alchemy organizations[edit]

Alchemical texts[edit]

Journals[edit]

Alchemists[edit]

Hermes Trismegistus – traditionally credited as the author of the Hermetica and legendary founder of Western alchemy. (Maier, 1617)
Main article: List of alchemists

The most influential names in the history of alchemy include:

See also[edit]

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