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Alchemy, The Turba Philosophorum or Assembly of the Sages - A. E. Waite (1896)

Alchemy, The Turba Philosophorum or Assembly of the Sages - A. E. Waite (1896)

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Turba Philosophorum, also known as Assembly of the Philosophers, is one of the oldest European alchemy texts, translated from the Arabic, like the Picatrix. Plessner claimed the Turba Philosophorum, written c. 900 BCE is a well planned and, from a literary point of view, a most remarkable attempt to put Greek alchemy into the Arabic language adapting it to Islamic science.” Nine philosophers take part in a discussion, being, once the text has been transcribed back to the original Arabic, Anaximander, Anximenes, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Archelaus, Leucippus, Ecphantus, Pythagoras and Xenophanes. The statements of the philosophers, whilst usually different from the known beliefs of the pre-Socratics, are usually recognizable as outgrowths of Greek philosophy. They discuss matter, how it acts, and relate this to cosmology, with three theses presented by Xenophanes....
Turba Philosophorum, also known as Assembly of the Philosophers, is one of the oldest European alchemy texts, translated from the Arabic, like the Picatrix. Plessner claimed the Turba Philosophorum, written c. 900 BCE is a well planned and, from a literary point of view, a most remarkable attempt to put Greek alchemy into the Arabic language adapting it to Islamic science.” Nine philosophers take part in a discussion, being, once the text has been transcribed back to the original Arabic, Anaximander, Anximenes, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Archelaus, Leucippus, Ecphantus, Pythagoras and Xenophanes. The statements of the philosophers, whilst usually different from the known beliefs of the pre-Socratics, are usually recognizable as outgrowths of Greek philosophy. They discuss matter, how it acts, and relate this to cosmology, with three theses presented by Xenophanes....

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