The Way of the Crucible is a book on laboratory alchemy which brings together ancient methods and modern scientific approaches. Author Robert Allen Bartlett - a laboratory scientist and chemist - provides a concise and accessible overview of how alchemy works, together with an exploration of the theories underlying it. This book provides directions for the practice mineral work - what many practitioners consider to be the true domain of alchemy, but which is often under-represented in contemporary works on the subject. Recommended.
Lake Worth, FL: Ibis Press, 2009. Paperback, 322 pages. New.