The Elixir and the Stone: The Tradition of Magic and Alchemy by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh FIRST EDITION

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In a pioneering study Baigent and Leigh construct an alternative history of religion and thought which begins with the Hermeticism of first century Alexandria and describes its fascinating pathways through Europe over the ensuing centuries. Along the way there are marvellous tales of individuals, including the Elizabethan magician John Dee and the Franciscan friar and alchemist Roger Bacon.

A must read for anyone interested in the Holy Grail, alternative Christianity and The Da Vinci Code



Date published

 1997 First edition


 Hardback with dust jacket


 Used, very good. Dust jacket has light shelf wear. Book - no inscriptions or damage. Light age-tanning, as with all copies of this publication.