Love's Alchemy

Poems from the Sufi Tradition


Publisher: New World Library


Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Working from the original Persian sources, translators and scholars David and Sabrineh Fideler offer faithful, elegant translations that represent the full scope of Sufi poetry. These concise, tightly focused meditations span only a few lines but reveal worlds of meaning. The poems explore many aspects of human life and the spiritual path, but they center on the liberating power of love.

Alchemy Tried in the Fire

Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Author: William R. Newman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Science

Page: 344

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Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known as "the father of chemistry," and George Starkey, an alchemist and the most prominent American scientific writer before Benjamin Franklin as their guide, Newman and Principe reveal the hitherto hidden laboratory operations of a famous alchemist and argue that many of the principles and practices characteristic of modern chemistry derive from alchemy.

The Calligrapher

Author: Edward Docx

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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After meeting the enigmatic Madeleine, Jasper, a calligrapher and notorious seducer, finds himself falling in love and discovers in the poems of John Donne, which he has been transcribing, the meaning of love and life.

Alchemy of Love

Finding Love, Harmony and Happiness

Author: Michael Samways

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 334

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The ultimate is to have love and find happiness. All aspects of love, from biochemistry to Buddhism, from passion to peacefulness, and from yang to yin, converge on happiness. Your spiritual journey to love and happiness involves first overcoming traumas and disillusionment. Your journey becomes lovely through alignment with your immutable inner being and its beauty. Love then begins to radiate from you and to you through natural law. This blooming of love is alchemical, where the dark tyranny of your ego is outshone by the illuminated world of beauty and love. Finding true romance involves understanding our deep emotions and biology, while being aware of higher consciousness. This leads to happiness through enthusiasm and joy. This book shows you how to discover love, harmony and happiness following ancient paths combined with a modern knowledge of how we feel relative to our greater awareness and functioning of the cosmos.

Ben Jonson


Author: Anne Barton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Drama

Page: 370

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Anne Barton gives a reading of the plays that re-evaluates Ben Jonson as a dramatist.


Biography and Select Poetry of John Donne

Author: Stephen Robert Kuta

Publisher: Loma Publishing


Category: History

Page: 54

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For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love is the biography and select poetry of John Donne. This publication is as much a stand-alone publication into the life of a Tudor Poet as it is, a part of a forthcoming book. This book is exclusively digital and a prologue/chapter from the forthcoming book 'The Devil's Servant', the Dark Conjurer of Batcombe.

In the Company of Friends

Dreamwork Within a Sufi Group

Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center


Category: Religion

Page: 206

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The work of The Golden Sufi Center is to make available the teachings of the Sufi path. Weaving together dreams and spiritual stories, this "wise, rich, deeply moving, and significant book" (Andrew Harvey) explores the inner journey and the group's role in facilitating it.