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From: Dan Rabin <danrabin@a.crl.com>
Subject: (urth) Alchemical imagery
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 21:25:52 

Isn't the term "azoth" for the element mercury alchemical in origin?

I would guess that Wolfe's use of alchemy is on a par with his use of
Kabbalah: a nice system to plunder for vocabulary and images, but not
something he actually believes in (as I think he told Jim Jordan).

  -- Dan Rabin

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