By Frater Albertus
Why now not five stars?
1) Alchemy (The Weiser Concise advisor sequence) through Brian Cotnoir is a greater advent, even though, properly, it comprises little concerning the "Great Work".
2) the writer, Frater Albertus, comprises theosophistic (source: Mme H. P. Blavatsky et al) confusion just like the thought of literal "re-incarnation", anything of a "New Age" dogma yet, unluckily, an misguided nineteenth century amalgamation of the 2 conventional doctrines of metemphychosis and transmigration.
The final sections of the publication, starting with bankruptcy VII, "Wisdom of the Sages", are usually not superfluous yet to the contrary include a number of powerful tricks and valuable warnings approximately definite fabrics and approaches of the good Work.
The part "Alchemy and Philosophy" within the end is actually extraordinary, displaying how a few of the theories of contemporary chemistry may be usefully, harmoniously and seamlessly built-in into the normal framework of airtight philosophy and alchemy.