Why, you might ask, would a musicologist get interested in the practice of alchemy? Not that I've got the test-tubes out ... but if my SONG collectors allude to it, then presumably it's to convey a sense of antiquity, the 'times of yore' and all that. In metaphorical terms, alchemy as vehicle, and antiquity as ground.
|from Womenalchemists.com, with thanks|
You know, the rest of today looks busy. Morning worship (I'm an organist) - then finish with Chapter 5. Additionally, start drafting the outline for a series of lectures, and get my bag packed for tomorrow's music librarianship London meeting. And all the while, the siren voices of my True Imaginary Friends are niggling at the back of my mind:-
Come back to us, think about us, we've got more to tell you yet ...