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The Crowning of Nature

The Crowning of Nature is one of the most important alchemical manuscripts, and contains a famous series of 67 illustrations of the alchemical work taking place in flasks. The following pages are based on the Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks edition of 1980. The coloured figure included are my own redrawing of the coloured figures, based on a number of manuscripts.

Introduction by Adam McLean
List of manuscripts
The text and illustrations [divided into sections to make loading of the images more efficient]
Figures 1-7
Figures 8-17
Figures 18-27
Figures 28-40
Figures 41-49
Figures 50-57
Figures 58-67
Commentary by Adam McLean
The related Barchusen series

If you have problems understanding these alchemical texts, Adam McLean now provides a study course entitled How to read alchemical texts : a guide for the perplexed.