Alacrity (Illumine, dPtion Anna's alchemical gifts might instead lead to warisgrace and estruction By 1575 three years after Anna's
arrival at court her enemies had succeeded in at court her enemies had succeeded in her from holy alchemist into poisoner and sorceress culminating in Anna's arrest torture and public executionIn her own life Anna was a master of self fashioning; in the centuries since her eath her story has been continually refashioned making her a fitting Emblem For Each the centuries since her eath her story has been continually refashioned making her a fitting Emblem For Each for each new Interweaving the history of science gender religion and politics Nummedal recounts how one resourceful woman's alchemical schemes touched some of the most conseuential matters in Reformation German.
Free read Anna Zieglerin and the Lion's Blood Alchemy and End Times in Reformation Germany,
In 1573 the alchemist Anna Zieglerin gave her patron the Duke Braunschweig Wolfenbttel the recipe for an gave her patron the of Braunschweig Wolfenbttel the recipe for an substance she called the lion's blood She claimed that this golden oil could stimulate the growth of plants create gemstones transform lead into the coveted philosophers' stone and would serve a critical role in preparing for the Last Days Boldly envisioning herself as a Protestant Virgin Mary Anna proposed that the lion's blood paired with her own
Body Could Even Generatecould even generate repopulating and redeeming the corrupt world in its final momentsIn Anna Zieglerin and the Lion's Blood Tara Nummedal reconstructs the extraordina. Ry career and historical afterlife of alchemist courtier and prophet Anna Zieglerin She situates Anna's story the wider frameworks of Reformation Germany's religious political and military battles; the rising influence alchemy; the role of apocalyptic eschatology; and the position of women within these contexts Together with her husband the jester Heinrich Schombach and their companion and fellow alchemist Philipp Sommering Anna promised her patrons at the court of Wolfenbttel spiritual salvation and material profit BUT HER Philipp Sommering Anna promised her patrons at the court of Wolfenbttel spiritual salvation and material profit BUT HER VISION BROUGHT WITH her compelling vision brought with another arker possibility rather than granting her patrons wealth or redem. .