Alchemy Book Recommendations

Dear anons, I humbly come to this board in hopes of finding good literature to begin the dive into mental alchemy. Any skill/difficulty level is fine, as I feel I have enough deductive reasoning skills to be able to conceptualize the teachings therein.

I have studied a portion of the Jungian archetypes, and also familiarized myself with a surface level understanding of the symbols. Any recommendations on where to go from here is deeply appreciated, as I would prefer to learn from an experienced anon who has a solid understanding of how to navigate the path. I am not looking for anyone to divulge deep truths or share profound teachings, just a solid background of literature so I can formulate my own conclusions and continue my studies.

Cheers and be well.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    "the coiled serpent" and its message is all you need. it is the philosophers stone.
    people willfully overlook it because of natural tendencies which are in opposition to it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you for the suggestion, anon. I will definitely look into it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This?
      >The Coiled Serpent: A Philosophy Of Conservation And Transmutation Of Reproductive Energy
      >DeVorss & Co., 1939

      There are many books with this name. Can you be more specific?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OP here, maybe he meant to look into the concept of the coiled serpent further? This also looks very interesting, and I'll take a note of it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://ia802800.us.archive.org/19/items/TheCoiledSerpent/The_Coiled_Serpent.pdf

        the one written/compiled by C. J. Van Vliet

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks for the clarification and link anon, cheers.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            further recommendations: look into neidan. understand first that you must never take the metaphors which are employed in this domain literally. but its not guesswork either. the symbols or allegories used have a consistency to them. have fun decoding the secrets of immortality.

            if you want lighter, more philosophic material, look into advaita vedanta (non dualism), mahayana buddhism (also non dualisim) and kashmir shaivism (also non dualism) so that you get a taste and understanding for non dualism from multiple POVs

            i recommend the youtube video ~ the secret of the five sheaths by swami sarvapriyananda.
            advaita vedanta is basically the compilation of the upanishads, which are basically humanities most important books!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Wonderful, lots to dig into here. I am pretty familiarized with nonduality so I feel I have a good handle on getting into the meat. That video recommendation is new to me so I'll watch it shortly. I may return to share with my thoughts with you! I'm trying to keep this thread alive as long as possible

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get away from all the bullshit, read the real history of Alchemy
    Get Spiritual Alchemy (picrel)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This looks like a good read as well, I'll try to find a PDF. Thanks

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's on annas archive

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Excellent, cheers

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Let’s light this up

    Watch my magic, now

    They all look mentally ill, controlled.

    Lucifer and morena a la hoguera!

    All vs 1: All the light vs you
    Wicked magic: wicked magic

    Bye c u

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bye thanks, that was neat

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you can understand what she's saying An Inquiry into Hermetic Mystery by Mary Atwood is the most useful book on the subject matter I have ever encountered. She points you in pretty much every direction you could go.

  5. 1 month ago
    OP

    All suggestions posted so far for those lurking.

    The Coiled Serpent
    https://ia802800.us.archive.org/19/items/TheCoiledSerpent/The_Coiled_Serpent.pdf

    The Secret of the Five Sheaths (Parts 1 through 5)

    Spiritual Alchemy: From Jacob Boehme to Mary Anne Atwood
    https://annas-archive.org/md5/eaf8777e5dfcec6131ba622fb90cc0e6

    An Inquiry into the Hermetic Mystery by Mary Ann Atwood
    https://annas-archive.org/md5/fc4f85a388ef423e065399df043bfc43

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      was actually referring to this version of it, but whatever:

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Appreciated, we'll go with your version since you suggested it

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nice thread, get my bump, gonna contribute tomorrow.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Saved. Thanks dude, please do! Would be happy to learn more

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ive just read a book (well, not *just now*, couple months ago) bout the history of alchemy and alchemist lit, by some f. Sherwood taylor. Alchemy and the alchemists. Highly recommended
    Another one i used to see get talked about a lot here is "the mystery of the cathedrals" by fulcanelli. If you can, get your hands on an illustrated version

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The Alchemy Reader, Linden, pub. Cambridge
    A collection of alchemical texts, from antiquity to Newton, providing a broad overview as well as a helpful introduction on the nature of alchemy
    >Alchemy and Mysticism, Roob, pub. Taschen
    Similar to above but pictorial, more focused on late medieval to early modern.
    >Psychology and Alchemy, Jung, pub. Princeton
    A deep dive into alchemic dream symbolism as well as a general overview of alchemy viewed from the Jungian framework. An essential link between Jung and alchemy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jung is always worth exploring again. I am taking note of that collection of antiquity alchemy, always cool to see Newton's perspective as well. Cheers

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The ingredients for the stone are in the Marcianus Codex 299. Berthelot translated it into french (archive.org) but you need to read the ancient Greek to fully grasp the texts. You have much work ahead if you're serious. Jung was wrong about literally everything.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting. Yes, I am serious, and your suggestion seems pretty profound and difficult (I don't understand Greek, let alone its ancient dialect). Jung being wrong seems like this path could go in a completely different direction.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Book of Aquarius

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Treatise of sexual alchemy by Samael Aun Weor

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      samuel aun weor is a gnostic moron.
      stay away from gnostics and all those who practice sex magic or tantra.

      as Buddha warned everyone, anyone who spreads doctrines which involve the direct use of sexuality, is of Mara (the devil).

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Philosophers stone - Israel Regardie
    the hermetic tradition - Julius Evola

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