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The Elixir And the Stone: A History of Magic And Alchemy: Tradition of Magic and Alchemy Paperback – 6 Aug 1998

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (6 Aug. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140247939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140247930
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 3.2 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,406,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this study Baigent and Leigh construct an alternative history of religion and thought which begins with the Hermeticism of 1st century Alexandria and describes its pathways through Europe over the ensuing centuries. Along the way there are tales of individuals, including the Elizabethan magician John Dee and the Franciscan friar and alchemist Roger Bacon.

About the Author

Michael Baigent was born and educated in New Zealand but has lived in England for many years - currently in Winchester, Hampshire. Richard Leigh is similarly an American who has lived in London for many years.
Together they have written a number ofbestsellers, most famously THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL.


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