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A look at the history of alchemy and it's influence on science.
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    Episode 80: Magic Books and Rings

    Episode 80: Magic Books and Rings

    “Der Buddler” aka Mirko Gutjahr, took Travis on a tour of the University of Leipzig Library’s exhibit on magic books and to the Landesmuseum Halle to see magic rings in a “Rings of Power” exhibit. Mirko works at the Martin Luther house in Wittenberg, is an archeologist by trade with tons of stories of digs, and previously a curator at the museum in Halle, including an exhibit on the Sky Disc of Nebra (which we did an episode on for the History of Germany), he’s also the creator of the Secret Cabinet Podcast, which Travis translates to English. He’s been on the show before, but now helps give us a much deeper insight into magical thinking throughout the ages — and how that ties into alchemist’s views of the world.
    Links for this episode:
    https://www.uni-leipzig.de/+magica | all the books in the exhibit are online!
    https://www.landesmuseum-vorgeschichte.de/sonderausstellungen/ringe-der-macht.html | on the exhibit “rings of power” (German)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemy-Search-Truth-Jo-Herlihy-ebook/dp/B081X3GJ46/ A listener, Jo Herlihy, wrote a book on Alchemy!
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    New Book! Alchemy - A Search for Truth by Jo Herlihy

    New Book! Alchemy - A Search for Truth by Jo Herlihy

    A listener, Jo Herlihy, wrote a book!
    From the early days of the Roman Empire through to the early 1700s, why did some of the most creative minds turn to alchemy? The search for how to make gold through this experimental practice will have been, without doubt, very alluring. But what else did people hope to discover? This is the story of the people, the books, the controversies and the dangers surrounding the secretive art of alchemy and the search for truth explored through the history of ideas, philosophy and religion.
    What emerges is a surprising story about the many inter-weaving influences, heresies and orthodoxies that shaped Western Philosophy and Science.
    AMAZON LINK TO BOOK
    A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast.
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    Travis Makes Candy (help!)

    Travis Makes Candy (help!)

    Travis is no longer a tech writer and is now learning how to make candy in Germany, so he can start a business in Oregon. And he has a boyfriend, Toby. Pete Collman is working overtime creating Past Access on YouTube. We could use your help!
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    Pete and Trav's Podcastnik Year Six!

    Pete and Trav's Podcastnik Year Six!

    Pete and Travis have been podcasting for 6 years! With new shows like Past Access and Podcastnik and tons of guests and collaborations in the past year. We give a behind-the-scenes on what we've been working on and an overall State of the Podcast.
    Here's to 6 more years! (and yes, more History of Alchemy)
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    Introduction to Alchemy (New YouTube Video)

    Introduction to Alchemy (New YouTube Video)

    Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CamQeIXrWrM
    A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast.
    ☞ Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link) ☜
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    Episode 79: Biblical Figures as Alchemists

    Episode 79: Biblical Figures as Alchemists

    To properly understand several alchemical references, we need to look at a source all alchemists were familiar with: the Bible. This gives a big piece of the puzzle to understanding the world as alchemist saw things.
    A show by podcastnik.com — visit the site for all projects and news. Visit HistoryofAlchemy.com for more background on the alchemists and concepts of this podcast.
    ☞ Check out our new show, Past Access! (YouTube Link) ☜
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