The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy
Title: The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structures of Alchemy
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Harper Torchbooks
Publication Year: 1971
Primitive man's discovery of the ability to change matter from one state to another brought about a profound change in spiritual behavior. In The Forge and the Crucible, Mircea Eliade follows the ritualistic adventures of these ancient societies, adventures rooted in the people's awareness of an awesome new power.
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