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Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts.

  • By guthriestewart
  • Based in United Kingdom
  • Roughly one post per year
  • First post on

Posts per year

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Posts per year
Year starting Posts
2017 4
2018 3
2019 0
2020 1
2021 0
2022 2
2023 0
2024 1

Any gaps could be due to errors when fetching the blog’s feed.

Most recent posts

Athanor’s, what are they?
This post was inspired by the Turba philosophorum lecture on the 4th Feb 2022 An athanor is an alchemical furnace, but what exactly does it mean in practise? And I really do mean practise because …
On , by guthriestewart, 1,368 words
Review of “The experimental Fire” by Jennifer Rampling
I am afraid that this review is 18 months late, due to running out of spoons in 2021 after moving house whilst also work being very busy and the ongoing pandemic running as a stressful …
On , by guthriestewart, 1,696 words
A dyeing recipe that parallels an alchemical quintessence recipe
At the weekend I was browsing page 298 of Clarke’s The crafte of Lymming etc.. published by the Early English Text Society a few years ago and found this interesting recipe. From BL MS Add …
On , by guthriestewart, 675 words