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Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II had an alchemist's lab of his own and was the patron of several other alchemists in Magical Prague.
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Peter Adamson defines Neo-Platonism and how it's theories are important to the understanding of alchemy. Peter Adamson is a professor at LMU in Munich and is the host of The History of Philsophy without any Gaps Podcast.
The very practical court alchemist of Sigismund III of Poland and Rudolf II the Holy Roman Emperor. He claimed to have the secret of creating gold and the philosopher's stone.
Al-Ghazali, the 2nd most important man in Islam, could be considered an alchemist and we talk about his life, work, and influence that reached far beyond the Muslim world.
We look at the reputation Albertus Magnus had as an alchemist. Where that reputation came from and who Albertus Magnus was and what he did.
The very first Alchemist and the philosophy he started… even if he was mythical.
Our introduction gives a quick rundown of the history of alchemy and what the show is about.