The Alchemist's Handbook is a major contribution to the study of alchemy. what was formerly handed down under oath of secrecy is presented here in a clear, concise, practical working manual for the sincere aspirant. Alchemy, the author tells us, is the "raising of vibrations." In his preface, Israel Regardie tells us that alchemy provides "both a means to synthesize all the other sciences and a training of the intellectual and spiritual faculties." This book discusses in detail:
the basic fundamental principles of alchemy
directions for the formation of an inexpensive home laboratory, with illustrations of the necessary equipment
step by step instructions for the work of Lesser Circulation, the alchemical transformation within the plant kingdom-the necessary prerequisite for any work in the mineral kingdom.
This book is not intended for the merely curious, but rather for dedicated students who are willing to devote themselves to the arduous life-time work demanded by the study. Such a study, Dr. Regardie tells us, is "worth its weight in gold."