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Alchemy in Medieval Times
Transcript of Alchemy in Medieval Times
Medieval Times Alchemy -Alchemists consisted of a range of people
-Professionals, physicians, philosophers, astronomers, mathematicians,
theologians, and criminals
-They were religious and spiritual men
-studied magic and astrology
-wrote in cryptic phrases and symbols Alchemists The main objective for alchemy.
-With the stone, base metals could be changed into precious metals like gold and silver.
-Life was thought to last forever.
-Matter carried around its ideal shadow
-The stone could create the ideal form to physical life
-process known as purification Philosopher's Stone Alchemy. WSU Copyright, Disclaimer, & Freedom of Expression on Policies, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2012. <http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/medieval/alchemy.html>.
Alchemy in the Middle Ages. Suite 101, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2012. <http://suite101.com/article/alchemy-in-the-middle-ages-a160183>.
‘Philosopher’s Stone’ would create an elixir that would make humans immortal.
Krebs, Robert E. Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2004. Print.
Rowling, Marjorie. “Scientists and Technologists.” Everyday Life in Medieval Times. New York: Dorset Press, 1987. 198-99. Print. Works Cited By: Taylor
Champ -It is believed that all matter is made up of four elements.
-Fire, water, air, and earth
-By mixing these four elements, anything can be created. -Alchemists discovered chemical reactions
-There is an actual alchemical formula in Chaucer's "The Cannon's Yeoman's Tale"
-There are over 100 alchemical formulas
-Many alchemists have claimed to create alchemical gold
-None of these formulas have worked. Alchemical Formulas -Declared by the Catholic Church on anyone who studied a form of science
-Alchemists disguised themselves from society
-People believed that Alchemists were partners with the devil
-People were very superstitious about entering the lab. Silent War