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  • A consideration of the composition of the metals shows us that tin is nearest in properties of all metals to the precious ones, but tin is precisely the metal chosen by Arab alchemists as a starting-point in the Chrysopoeia.

    Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus

  • _ Johannes Aurelius Augurellius of Rimini (1454-1537), wrote _Carmina_, _Chrysopoeia_, _Geronticon_, etc.

    Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II


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  • In alchemy, the term chrysopoeia means transmutation into gold, although it is also symbolically used to indicate the philosopher's stone as the completion of the Great Work.

    July 3, 2010