Tag Archives: alchemy

Ding Dong, the Demon Is Dead

Hey, I finally beat Rhapthorne in Dragon Quest VIII! I leveled up a little more, but I think a lot of it was luck. After you kill the Dark Lord (SPOILERS, obviously), there’s an ending sequence where Empyrea takes you … Continue reading

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All I Can See Is Ouroboros

I’m sure that, even if you don’t know the name, you’ve seen the image of the snake biting its own tail. It’s used a lot as a symbol for infinity and the cycle of death and rebirth, and it’s even … Continue reading

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Psynergy Star Compliant

I started playing the original Golden Sun for Game Boy Advance recently, and I have to say it’s really full of chit-chat so far. I don’t have a problem with dialogue-heavy games, but something about the pacing and the fact … Continue reading

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Boots the Bishop and the Dumb Ox

Maimonides, whom I addressed last week, was a major influence on Christian thought as well as Jewish. This seems to have been largely through two famous Christian admirers of his work, Albertus Magnus and his student Thomas Aquinas. In the … Continue reading

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Celsus and Paracelsus

I’ve already discussed Paracelsus in connection with his belief in elementals, but there was more to him than that. I suppose he was what would be considered a Renaissance man, with interests ranging from medicine to astrology and alchemy. While … Continue reading

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