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Additions to this site in 2004-2006This web site is still expanding and currently amounts to over 100 megabytes. There are about 1500-2000 users accessing this site each day. There is now an online search engine.
December 11th 2006
Added two new texts by Eirenaeus Philalethes A Short Manuduction to the Coelestial Ruby and The Fountain of Chymical Philosophy transcribed by Robert Nelson.
November 21st 2006
Started a weblog.
Added article transcribed by Alan Pritchard An accompt of some books.
October 28th 2006
Added article transcribed by Alan Pritchard Thomas Henshaw Some observations and experiments upon May-Dew.
October 10th 2006
Added five more of my coloured emblems to the galleries of alchemical and related emblems.
October 9th 2006
Added an excellent thesis by Jesse Estrin The Philosopher's Stone; A Study of the Quest for Perfection and Transmutation in the Works of Paracelsus Theophrastus of Germany.
October 8th 2006
Added a story/article by Gleb Butuzov Alchemy in the 21st. Century.
October 5th 2006
Added a transcription by Robert Nelson of Eirenaeus Philalethes' Ripley reviv'd.
September 8th 2006
Added some emblems to my galleries of coloured emblems.
September 5th 2006
Updated the archives of the alchemy academy scholarly discussion group.
August 26th 2006
Added an article by Robert R. Steele The Treatise of Democritus On Things Natural and Mystical transcribed by John Koopmans and Alan Pritchard.
14 March 2006
Added a text by Roger Bacon, The Root of the World transcribed by Robert Nelson.
3 March 2006
Added two texts The New Pearl of Great Price and Benedictus Figulus - A Golden and Blessed Casket of Nature’s Marvels transcribed by Robert Nelson
24 January 2006
Added a short mystical text Man's Own Book of Three Leaves by Isaac Blackbeard, transcribed by Alan Pritchard.
Began work on my new project on the artwork of modern tarot.
12 January 2006
Added an article by Shane C. Walters From Alchemy to the Union of Root and Crown in Robertson Davies’ The Rebel Angels to the section on Articles on alchemy in literature.
Added a new interview from January 2006.
6 January 2006
Added the Mystical Heart emblems of Paul Kaym to my galleries of coloured emblems.
I have begun keeping a diary of the work in progress. I fell behind with this in March 2005 and got out of the habit of writing this up. I hope to be able to sustain it through 2006 - though no promises !
30 November 2005
Continued the update of the website with changes to the galleries of coloured emblems section, which hopefully will make things easier to locate.
26 November 2005
Updated and restructured the Alchemy web bookshop
23 November 2005
Began updating the 'articles' section. Still a work in progress.
Added much more material to the section on 'Alchemical Laboratories in Art'.
21 November 2005
Began updating the 'imagery' and 'introduction to alchemy' sections.
18 November 2005
Began a major update of the site. Improved the navigation by adding a context-sensitive right sidebar which displays information about related pages. Began adding more material to the imagery and texts sections. If time permits this significant update of the site will continue till the end of November. Part of the intention of this upgrade is to make it easier for users to find items. There are so many pages on this site that it can be confusing for people, and often in the past they have failed to locate the information they were looking for, which was there all the time, but buried in a difficult to locate page.
25 July 2005
Added and article by Nick Kollerstrom on Purple Gold to the practical section.
Updated the archives of the Alchemy Academy for December 2004 through to June 2005.
16 June 2005
Added a text Alexander van Suchten - Of Antimony Vulgar. Transcribed by Robert Nelson.
Added a text Christopher Grummet - Sanguis Naturae. Transcribed by Robert Nelson.
20 April 2005
Added a page with information about antimony and its compounds in alchemy.
Added a text, Bernard Trevisan - Parable of the Fountain, transcribed by Robert Nelson. Added a text, Bernard Trevisan - Verbum Dismissum, transcribed by Robert Nelson.
Added a text, Albertus Magnus - Compound of Compounds, transcribed by Robert Nelson.
23 March 2005
Added information on the portraits of Paracelsus
Added a new text, Secreta Alchymiae by Kalid ben Jazichi, transcribed by Robert Nelson from William Salmon.
14 March 2005
Added three alchemical texts kindly provided by Robert Nelson
Ripley - Marrow of alchemy
Calid - Book of the Three Words
Nollius - Chemist's Key
6 March 2005
Added four alchemical texts kindly provided by Robert Nelson
Ripley - Liber Secretisimus
Ripley - Five Preparations of the Philosopher’s Mercury
Michael Scotus - Curious Investigation Concerning the Nature of the Sun and Moon
Geber - Of the Investigation or Search of Perfection
15 January 2005
Added seven new coloured emblems to the galleries works of Jacob Boehme, emblems reflecting alchemical and hermetic ideas, astronomical emblems and a new Gallery Thirty Three.
13 January 2005
Added some Articles by Archibald Cockren transcribed by Alan Pritchard
23 December 2004
Added some images of paintings I have completed this month to my paintings page
1 December 2004
Updated the discussion groups page.
30 November 2004
Added some new images to galleries of coloured emblems emblematic material related to alchemy, astronomical material related to alchemy and Gallery 32.
Updated the archived postings for the Alchemy Academy discussion group - hundreds of new messages.
29 October 2004
Added information about the new oil paintings I have been working on recently to my paintings page
24 October 2004
Added a new article to scholarly articles section David Lindholm - A short examination of the Book of Hieroglyphical images of Nicolas Flamel.
14 October 2004
Added some new images to galleries of coloured emblems emblematic material related to alchemy and astronomical material related to alchemy.
13 October 2004
Added the text of an interview undertaken recently.
19 September 2004
Added the first part of a major upgrade to the articles section. This is now divided into different sections - scholarly, practical, esoteric, depth psychology, etc. Hundreds of articles added under this classification.
19 August 2004
Added a substantial new section on my Alchemical Emblems Project.
29 July 2004
Added a some coloured emblems to the magnificent Coenders van Helpen series and added this to my emblem series galleries.
25 July 2004
Again spent far too much time colouring another important series of emblems, this time the Freher series of 13 complex cosmological emblems and added this to my emblem series galleries.
7 July 2004
Added the La Bugia series of ten drawings to my emblem series galleries.
There are now over 750 coloured emblems in my galleries.
29 June 2004
Added Michael Maier's Viatorium series to the emblem series galleries.
23 June 2004
Added Von Ecker series to the emblem series galleries.
7 June 2004
Added two galleries of coloured emblems gallery thirty one and gallery thirty two.
Added new series the Simon Baruch series and Geber series to the emblem series galleries.
There are now over 720 coloured emblems in my galleries.
26 May 2004
Added three galleries of coloured emblems gallery twenty eight , gallery twenty nine and gallery thirty.
Added a gallery of coloured astronomical and astological emblems .
Added a gallery of coloured emblems related to alchemical themes.
4 May 2004
Added The Everburning Lights of Trithemius experiment.
15 Apr 2004
Began creating a new way of viewing the 600+ emblems in my Galleries of Alchemical and Hermetic emblems, grouping them according as to whether they contain a particular symbol. View emblems thematically. This makes it easier to locate an emblem in which you might be especially interested, or explore the way a symbol appears in a number of emblems. This will be added to gradually over the next few months as time allows, eventually providing a comprehensive and powerful method for finding symbols within alchemical emblems.
3 Mar 2004
Added Hildebrandt series to galleries of emblem series
4 Feb 2004
Updated two galleries of coloured emblems gallery twenty six and gallery twenty seven.
3 Jan 2004
Completed my coloured version of the emblems from the Beccafumi Series.
Added the archived postings for June-December 2003, for the Alchemy Academy discussion group.