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Welcome To THE ATHANOR

 

An Athanor, also known as a Tower Furnace, is a tall, slow-burning, self-feeding furnace used in alchemy. Once filled with coal, it can run for a very long time without any human supervision, allowing the alchemist to perform long-term experiments that involve heating a substance to a constant temperature for an extended duration.

Athanor's go way back, at least to the 2nd Century, when Flavius Philostratus evoked the Athanor symbolically in his Life of Apollonius of Tyana.

Exactly how an Athanor works is a little unclear. There's a drawing available, which suggests it has three parts that open, a top lid and two side-doors. Inside appears to be some sort of mechanism, possibly for controlling temperature or fuel consumption. The specifics of construction or mechanism may well be encoded in a metaphor in Philostratus' Life of Apollonius.

Athanor Volume 2, Issue 3

Athanor Special Edition 2021

By Vince Wilson in Athanor

12 pages, published 10/12/2021

Finally, the third issue of Athanor is here to stimulate your eyeballs and titillate your your gray cells with magick and mystery with articles by Charles Pecor, Bradley Barefoot, Mary Tomich, and Vince Wilson.Also, as a tribute to provocative magi of old like Tony Andruzzi, we put F*<K 2020 on our cover! Because, yeah, that year was truly awful.

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Athanor | Vol. 1, Issue 2.

Athanor: Athanor | Vol. 1, Issue 2.

In tribute to the great Storytellers and Storytelling publications of the past, we bring you Athanor!Started by conversations between Vince Wilson and Mary Tomich to continue bringing great content to the Storyteller Magi.From the fires of the Athanor!

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Athanor | Volume 1, Issue 1

Athanor: Athanor | Volume 1, Issue 1

In tribute to the great Storytellers and Storytelling publications of the past, we bring you Athanor!Started by conversations between Vince Wilson and Mary Tomich to continue bringing great content to the Storyteller Magi.From the fires of the Athanor!This first issue features articles…

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What's an "Athanor"?

An Athanor is a type of furnace, or kiln, used by alchemists, able to maintain a steady heat for long periods.

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