September 19, 2010

An Unknown American Alchemist : George Rapp (1757-1847)

George Rapp

Here is a webpage that can be very profitable to understand who was this man :

"Alchemical notations found by the author in George Rapp's own copy of von Welling's Opus Mago-Cabalisticum at Old Economy, Pennsylvania. This is the first publication of this discovery."

"Frederick Rapp also practiced alchemy, as did a number of others both inside and outside the Harmonist community itself. On 10 April, 1823, an old friend of Rapp's, A.F. Belser, wrote Rapp and alluded to an exclusive society of alchemical adepts that occasionally inducted those who were qualified into its ranks.[12] Later, in 1827, Belser again corresponded with Rapp, who by this time was engaged in alchemical research that was to become extremely controversial within the Harmony Society. "

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