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Modern AlchemyOccultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory$

Mark Morrisson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306965

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306965.001.0001

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(p.205) Appendix B Occult Interest Books by Alchemical Society Members

(p.205) Appendix B Occult Interest Books by Alchemical Society Members

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An incomplete list of books of occult interest published by Alchemical Society figures (other than Waite) includes:

  • Emile Boirac: Our Hidden Forces (‘La Psychologie Inconnue’) An Experimental Study of the Psychic Sciences, trans. W. De Kerlor (New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1917).

  • J. B. Craven: Doctor Robert Fludd (Robertus De Fluctibus) the English Rosicrucian: Life and Writings (Kirkwall, Orkney: W. Peace, 1902).

  • Isabelle De Steiger: On a Gold Basis: A Treatise on Mysticism (London: Philip Wellby, 1907; Rider, 1909).

  • John Ferguson: Bibliotheca Chemica: A Catalogue of the Alchemical and Pharmaceutical Books in the Collection of the Late James Young (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1906, and several later editions through the 1950s).

  • J. W. Frings: Occult Arts: An Examination of the Claims Made for the Existence and Practice of Supernormal Powers, and an Attempted Justification (London: Rider, 1913).

  • Walter Gorn Old (Sepharial): The New Manual of Astrology (London: Nichols, 1909); Prognostic Astronomy (London: L. N. Fowler, 1901); Eclipses (London: L. N. Fowler, 1915); The Book of the Simple Way of Laotze (London: Philip Wellby, 1904; Rider, 1913; Philadelphia: David McKay, 1915); Shu Link or the Chinese Historical Classic, trans. Old (London: Theosophical Publishing (p.206) House, 1904; and New York: John Lane, 1904); The Manual of Astrology in Four Books, Treating of the Language of the Heavens, the Reading of a Horoscope, etc. (London: W. Foulsham, 1962; Sterling Publishing Co., 1972).

  • H. Stanley Redgrove: Matter, Spirit and the Cosmos (London: Rider 1910, 1916), Alchemy: Ancient and Modern (London: Rider, and Philadelphia: David McKay, 1911, 1922); Bygone Beliefs (London: Rider, 1920); Joseph Glanvill and Psychical Research in the Seventeenth Century (London: Rider, 1921); with I. M. L. Redgrove, Roger Bacon: The Father of Experimental Science and Medieval Occultism (London: Rider, 1920); Purpose and Transcendentalism: An Exposition of Swedenborg's Philosophical Doctrines in Relation to Modern Thought (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1920); Joannes Baptista van Helmont: Alchemist, Physician, and Philosopher (London: Rider, 1922), with I.M.L. Redgrove.

  • Elizabeth Severn: Psycho‐Therapy: Its Doctrine and Practice (London: Rider and Co., 1913, and through a fourth edition in 1935; Philadelphia: David McKay, 1913 in multiple impressions; New York: David McKay, 1916).

  • Ralph Shirley: Occultists and Mystics of All Ages: The Mystery of the Human Double: The Case for Astral Projection (New Hyde Park, N.Y.: University Books, 1965).

  • Waite's occult publications are too numerous even to begin to list. See R. A. Gilbert, A. E. Waite: A Bibliography (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire: Aquarian Press, 1983).