I have been waiting for this book on the history of female alchemists to be written for at least forty years. These women who explored the alchemical process in the past were the 'wise women' of history, not witches, but alchemists and scientists. To read Robin Gordon's account of their lives and of her own process enables us to make this important encounter with the visionary female wisdom figures she refers to as the Soror Mystica. -- Gloria Feman Orenstein, professor of comparative literature and gender studies, University of Southern California
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Robin L. Gordon, Ph.D. is professor of education at Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. She began her career as a secondary science teacher in both public and private schools in Southern California. She completed a Ph.D. in education at Claremont Graduate University (1989) and a second Ph.D. in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2004). Recent publications include Philosophy of Education in Historical Perspective, "Finding the Philosopher's Stone: An Essay on Teaching" in Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning, "My Encounter with the Women Alchemists" in Alchemy Journal, and "Making Use of Story to Teach Science and Mathematics" in Ladder.