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Alchemical MercuryA Theory of Ambivalence$
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Karen Pinkus

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760324

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Lead into Gold

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(p.1) Introduction
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Alchemical Mercury
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins by considering debates over the origins and the meaning of the word “alchemy,” and then discusses the history of alchemy; uses and abuses of “alchemy”; alchemy as a dual or ambivalent discourse; and alchemy, anomie, and potentiality.

Keywords:   history of alchemy, ambivalent discourse, anomie, potentiality

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