Thomas willard astrology, alchemy and other occult sciences a historical and conceptual background i the term occult sciences was applied in the late middle ages to a group of disciplines dating back to antiquity.
These works explored chronology, alchemy, and biblical interpretation (especially of the apocalypse) newton's scientific work may have been of lesser personal importance to him, as he placed emphasis on rediscovering the occult wisdom of the ancients.
Astrology and alchemy – the occult roots of the mbti by peter case and garry phillipson there appear to be no reputable investigations into the influence of astrology and alchemy on organisation and management, which is surprising given the continuing popularity of astrology. Webster 2002 gives a more social-historical view but also asserts the importance of alchemy and experiment shumaker, wayne the occult sciences in the renaissance: a study in intellectual patterns berkeley: university of california press, 1972 e-mail citation » looks at astrology, witchcraft, magic, alchemy, and hermetism mostly descriptive. Alchemy (the operation of the sun): alchemy is not merely the changing of lead into gold it is an investigation into the spiritual constitution, or life, of matter and material existence through an application of the mysteries of birth, death, and resurrection.
The connection between astrology and alchemy has its genesis in the fifth and forth century bc, in the philosophies of socrates, plato and aristotle and the metallurgical skills of the ancient egyptians the meaning and structure of alchemy were summarised in the “emerald tablet” and presented. Both astrology and alchemy were part of the search for secret or hidden (“occult”) knowledge, so they were a natural mix faust was both an astrologer and an alchemist, and both were legitimate pursuits. Astrology and alchemy -- the occult roots of the myers-briggs type indicator (mbti) [excerpts] in justifying his own 'astrological experiment', [carl] jung observes: in no previous age, however 'superstitious,' was astrology so widespread and so highly esteemed as it is today.
What is the meaning of the word alchemy opinions differ one theory is that the word is derived from the arabic kimya, or chemistry, and al kimya in its turn being derived from the late greek word chemeia, which also means chemistry, or from chemeia, mingling, or cheein, to pour out or mix.
Astrology and alchemy-the occult roots of the mbti: psychologists and managers may be surprised to discover that the origins of the world's most widely used psychometric instrument lie in pre-modern systems of knowledge.