Early Greek/Arabic Alchemical Authors & Texts [Archive] - Alchemy ForumsHe asserted that the fallen angels taught the arts of metallurgy to the women they married, an idea also recorded in the Book of Enoch and later repeated in the Gnostic Apocryphon of John. Distillation equipment of Zosimos, from the 15th century Byzantine Greek manuscript Codex Parisinus Zosimus the Alchemist was a Greek alchemist and Gnostic mystic who lived at the end of the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century AD. He was born in Panopolis, present day Akhmim in the south of Egypt, and ourished ca. He wrote the oldest known books on alchemy, which he called Cheirokmeta, using the Greek word for things made by hand. Pieces of this work survive in the original Greek language and in translations into Syriac or Arabic.
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Zosimos Of Panopolis On The Letter Of Omega. Howard M. Jackson
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Some day, people will finally realize that the most fundamental truth to alchemy can be found in the early Arabic texts which basically followed the oldest Greek texts. Everything since then has become distorted and far from the traditional paths. My opinion based on knowledge of course! Yes - all the early Arabic texts e. The early Arabic texts which basically followed the oldest Greek texts. Do you have any knowledge of such alchemical 'oldest Greek texts' that may have survived to this day?
He was born in Panopolis , present day Akhmim , in the south of Roman Egypt , and flourished ca. He wrote the oldest known books on alchemy, which he called "Cheirokmeta," using the Greek word for "things made by hand. He is one of about 40 authors represented in a compendium of alchemical writings that was probably put together in Constantinople in the 7th or 8th century AD, copies of which exist in manuscripts in Venice and Paris. Stephen of Alexandria is another. Unfortunately, the translations were incomplete and seemingly non-verbatim;  the famous index of Arabic books, Kitab al-Fihrist by Ibn Al-Nadim , mentions earlier translations of four books by Zosimos, however due to inconsistency in transliteration, these texts were attributed to names "Thosimos", "Dosimos" and "Rimos"; also it is possible that two of them are translations of the same book. In about AD, Zosimos provided one of the first definitions of alchemy as the study of "the composition of waters, movement, growth, embodying and disembodying, drawing the spirits from bodies and bonding the spirits within bodies.