alchemy

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one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone alchemist
Irish chemist who established that air has weight and whose definitions of chemical elements and chemical reactions helped to dissociate chemistry from alchemy (1627-1691) Boyle , Robert Boyle
popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic Hsuan Chiao , Taoism
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