58 min

"The Magic of Constant Change" - Alchemists in the Early Modern Age‪"‬ Working Over Time

    • History

We’re talking with Dr. Boria Sax about all things alchemy, from its medieval roots to what it actually was, what it represented, and how those in the not-so-distant past could make a heck of a career out of it. First, you’ll need some supplies:  Go grab one part Fiery Dragon, a few Doves of Diana, and seven Eagles of Mercury. Now, mix them together. What do you get? According to a recently discovered manuscript by none other than famed physicist Isaac Newton, you’ve got the basis for the legendary Philosopher’s stone. We'll also hear a little from the journals of a young alchemist in training and some of the patrons he had to deal with. (recorded over zoom)

Music by Yasunori Nishiki

We’re talking with Dr. Boria Sax about all things alchemy, from its medieval roots to what it actually was, what it represented, and how those in the not-so-distant past could make a heck of a career out of it. First, you’ll need some supplies:  Go grab one part Fiery Dragon, a few Doves of Diana, and seven Eagles of Mercury. Now, mix them together. What do you get? According to a recently discovered manuscript by none other than famed physicist Isaac Newton, you’ve got the basis for the legendary Philosopher’s stone. We'll also hear a little from the journals of a young alchemist in training and some of the patrons he had to deal with. (recorded over zoom)

Music by Yasunori Nishiki

58 min

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