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2015

10 March, 2015. New Wells of Power TOC.

Continuing to make the entire RAMS collection's Table of Contents easily accessable from the webpage, the titles and brief contents of every file in the Wells of Power collection is now available. Click here.

24rd February, 2015. New Liber Raziel.

Late last year a freshly re-edited Liber Raziel was completed. Three previous editions were consulted to make, what we consider to be the most readable Liber Raziel there is, as the intention was to improve the readability with layout, consistency and modernisation.

2014

9th October, 2014.New 8 gig USB!

Upon purchasing our bulk stocks of USB for the Library distribution we where pleasantly surprised that 8 gig USBs have replaced the previous 4 gig items at the same cost. So, the progress of technology has been passed on to our readers. Now you have more free space on your USB for notes and other documents.

8th October, 2014.10 years service!

This project has been principally running from a Apple PowerBook G4 12" laptop which this year celebrates 10 years! Sadly, having experienced continual faults and interupted service with potential loss of readers details we are moving the service completely online. Orders will now be processed through an online portal. Readers will continue to receive a physical USB for their collection. Let's hope the transfer runs smoothly.

2013

10th September, 2013. NOW ON USB!

The RAMS digital collection is now on USB! After years of tolerating scratched DVD-rom replacements in the Mail we have finally had enough and embraced the new digital format... It does mean a price rise, but until the website is re-edited and Paypal buttons updated you can still order at the old price and get the new USB (4 gig)!

16th April, 2013. Facebook Functionality Added to the website!

In a effort to spread the word and awareness of RAMS digital, we have now added facebook functionality to the website, so you can now 'Like' the website and join the RAMS digital page on Facebook. It's very digital...

10th April, 2013. First title available on Kindle!

The newly transcribed and translated title, The Virtuous Book of Distillation, by Master Heironymous Brunschwig, (1500).Is now available on Kindle Edition for only $2.99.


2012

16th December, 2012. Major update to volunteer area completed!

All original scans of texts to be transcribed are now available for volunteers to acquire in Hans' Private Library. New links for monthly .doc files updates of transcriptions created. Texts added to reader archive.

7th December, 2012. Newly transcribed Van Suchten text available!

Newly transcribed text of Alexander Van Suchten's "Of the Secrets of Antimony" (1570, Straßburg) available (.pdf, 9pp, 261kb)! Originally translated out of high Dutch (German) by Daniel Cable, 1670. Printed as an addition to "Of natural & supernatural things" by Basil Valentine. London, and Sold by Moses Pitt at the White Hart in Little Britain, 1670-1. The 1671 edition is missing this Van Suchten text though induces the title in the Table of Contents. Now with access to the 1670 edition this missing text has been re-transcribed and included in the collection. Pass.

5th October, 2012. New Catalogue! Complete!
After 8 months of editing,... after considerable patience,... The Complete RAMS Digital Catalogue 2 is here! Actually, HERE (click it). Containing: quick guide to Titles and Authors. It retains a brief history of RAMS and 'Alchemy is Alive and Well' Article by Hans Nintzel. Now, a new and improved COMPLETE Table of Contents for the entire catalogue. As a .pdf file it can be word searched. The file has been compressed to a 4.8Mb file size, and compacted into 101 pages.
This is an important event for RAMS digital. Thank you to everyone that has helped make this possible!

16 September, 2012. Arrived and unpacking
Unpacking boxes, printing new packages... Library Collection orders have recommenced. Thank you for your patience. News later in the week...

4th September, 2012. Our move!
After 15 years, we are moving office. Please accept all apologies for any delays in either filling orders or returning correspondance. Next week there is an anticipated loss of internet connection for 3-5 business days.
Following the move, we will have new announcements...

28th June, 2012. New QUICK guide to Authors.
A new, simple guide to the Author in the collection is available for download. The guide is a .pdf file designed to print as a booklet. Using the new Adobe Reader software to fit two pages, landscape on an 8 A4 double-sided sheets. You'll use it to find authors you are looking for referring to the folder on the disc.
Click here to download. (245kb, 14 pages)
This mini-project is part of the entire reconstructed catalogue which is still coming...

10th May, 2012. New QUICK guide Available.
A new, simple guide to the entire collection is available for download. The guide is a .pdf file designed to print as a booklet. Using the new Adobe Reader software to fit two pages, landscape on an 10 A4 double-sided sheets. You'll use it to find those titles you where looking for referring to the folder and file names.
Click here to download. (139kb, 20 pages). This mini-project is part of the entire reconstructed catalogue which is coming soon...

5th May, 2012. Catalogue being reconstructed.

Now with the major library digitalisation complete, our task is to rebuild the catalogue/index. It is currently running at 153 pages and growing. This size is mainly due to the catalogue containing the complete Table of Contents for every book in the library!

1 March, 2012. Editing Catalogue.!

In the process of adding Table of Contents to the catalogue. Book of Paracelsus & Light of Life added. Adiramled Journal .pdf files now separated into issues.

21 February, 2012. RAMS Collection Complete!

After six years of work and patience the RAMS Digital Library Collection is finally complete! We are in the process of re-editing the catalogue and website. The DVD-rom is finalised, so orders from now will include the complete collection whilst the website is in the process of reconstruction. Purchase now before the price rise when all the updating is finished! Existing Readers will get a private invite to the update.


2011

24 November, 2011."Collectanea Chymica" nearing completion.

Three texts remain to be completed in this new addition to the collection. The 2011 re-edits have been corrected into modern english, printer errors adjusted and added research footnotes within the documents.

24 November, 2011. Refreshing website.

After considerable delay, the website is having further detailing work done. A mobile app. version of the catalogue is being created. For a preview: click here


2010

24 December, 2010. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 17 available.

The 17th Newsletter [2.2Mb, 2 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: Original text for private sale, French text assistance request, Workshops, Writings, & News from the Scanning Department.

22 June, 2010. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 16 available.

The 16th Newsletter [1.1Mb, 2 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: Title Requests, News from the Archive, Alchemy Journal & Paracelsus College Workshops.

16 June, 2010. Paracelsus College PRIMA Workshop.

An Introduction to the Art and Science of Alchemy, Herbal Spagyrics and the Opus Minor
Seven Day Clas.
From Monday 27th September to 3rd October, 2010.
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia.

27 January, 2010. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 15 available.

The belated 15th Newsletter [1.2Mb, 2 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: New catalogue, News from the Archive, Alchemy Journal & Paracelsus College Workshops.

12 January, 2010. New catalogue Version 1.0 available.

It has taken longer than expected, but the initial revision of the catalogue is now available. Containing the complete Table of Contents for each title in the Collection the document stretches to 116 pages and 2.9 Mb .pdf including an article by Hans Nintzel, "Alchemy is Alive and Well". Further improvements are planned.


2009

10 December, 2009. Updated list of Paracelsus College Courses.

PRIMA - An Introduction to the Art and Science of Alchemy, Herbal Spagyrics and the Opus Minor. Seven Day Class From Monday 29th March to Sunday 4th of April 2010.
BOOKED OUT
SECUNDA - A Nine day Introduction into the Theory and Practice of Alchemy in the Mineral Kingdom. Nine Day Class from Saturday 24th April - Sunday 2nd May 2010.

4 October, 2009. New Catalogue Document commenced construction.

Construction has commenced on a new catalogue document, in part it is to prepare for the final update (coming soon) and an authoritive guide to the collection. The file will be available in .pdf

23 September, 2009. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 14 available.

The 14th Newsletter [1.8Mb, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: New suggest titles, News from the Archive, Alchemy Journal, Alchemy Conference & Paracelsus College Workshops.

19 August, 2009. Extended Table of Contents of Bacstrom Vol. II soon to be available.

The archive has released a substantially extended version of the Table of Contents for the recently discovered "A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts. From the Files of and translated by: S. Bacstrom, M.D. Volume II. Extracts from: Hollandus, Becher, Rhenanus, MAdasthanus, Wilson, Fachsen and Digby. Tracts by: con Reusenstein, Clerke, Claveus and on: Platina, Mineral an Metallic Processes, Bismuth, Lapis de Tribus, Elixir, etc. etc." Produced by RAMS 1989. Click here.

1 July, 2009. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 13 available.

The 13th Newsletter [625kb, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: Paracelsus College suggest titles, News from the Archive, Alchemy Conference & Paracelsus College Workshops.

28 June, 2009. Two Original Advertisements Compared.

Much of the reputation of the Original R.A.M.S. was slowly and solidly build by words of mouth and personal introduction. Little public advertising was conducted. Recently an 83 title advertisement that was placed in distributed texts has come to light to compare to the publically available 51 title advertisement in Essentia, Volume 5, in the Fall of 1983. It is of a later date (early 90's) to the Essentia ad as it contains titles dated with a 1990 release date, yet not including "Marrow of Alchemy' by Eirenaeus Philoponos Philalethes limits it to pre-1993 the release date of the title.
A comparison reveals that:
- the 51 titles available in 1983 increased to 83 titles in the later advert,
- some titles evolved of especially the Bacstrom texts,
- the price increased to .15c/page from the 1983 .12c/page,
- if there was no page count the title was not currently available as is the case of eight titles in 1983 and three texts in post-1990, and
- certain texts where marked as 'important works' by use of a w and ww.

17 June, 2009. Bacstrom's Compendium Mystery Solved?

A few facts have been known:

  1. Over the period of the Original R.A.M.S. titles 'evolved', which generally mean they expanded, but certainly changed.
  2. The Compendium was released in Volumes. I, II and perhaps III. The details of the third volume where unconfirmed.
  3. The Compendium was 420+ pages.

Finally, two new Table of Contents of Compendium has been given to R.A.M.S. Digital that indicate that the scanned Compendium in the collection that totals 280 pages is a combination of Vol. I & II and that "Some Processes" of Johan Gottfried Tugel's Experimental Chymistry etc. Leipzig 1766. and "Instructions Respecting the Art of Transmuting and Ameliorating the Metals" by William Baron von Schroeder, F.R.S., 1684. Published by FR. Roth Scholtzen Nurnberg 1733. may have been in the Original Compendium! The Catalogue is being reconstructed.

30 May, 2009. Paracelsus College suggest texts.

Parcelsus College have suggested new texts that they considered of value to include in the R.A.M.S. collection that have not been previously published:

  • Tyrocinium Chymicum - Jean Beguinus
  • The Secrets of the Adepts - Johannes Weidenfeld
  • Collectanea Chymica
  • The Pearl of Great Price - Bernhard Trevisan
  • The Complete Chemist - 1677 Christopher Glazer
  • Magnalia Naturae - Wenceslaus Seilerus 1680

These texts will be located and transcribed in the future. Can you help?

26 May, 2009. Titles remaining to be found. Can you help?

Here is the final list of missing or questionable text. One copy of Bacstrom is already in the library collection, but which one? Do either vol. III actually exist?
And what is the contents of the missing Paracelsus title?
Hermetic astronomy (40 p), Hermetic medicine (250 p), Hermetic philosophy (74 p) & The spirits of the planets (24 p)?
Your assistance is needed.
1. A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts from the Files of and translated by S. Bacstrom M.D. Vol I
2. A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts from the Files of and translated by S. Bacstrom M.D. Vol II
3. A Compendium of Alchemical Tracts from the Files of and translated by S. Bacstrom M.D. Vol III ?Not sure if this exists?
4. A Compass of the Wise described by a member of the true Freemasonry (Leone Muller)
5. Four Hermetical Writings - Paracelsus - (70 pages)?
6. Potpourri Alchymiae (vol. III) - Nintzel, Hans (compiler) - (250 pages) ? Not sure if this exists?

21 April, 2009. Diverse Tracts Title separated.

The Diverse Tracts Collected Title has been separated in the catalogue into five individual files: "Some Practical Observations on May Dew" by Thomas Henshaw. London. 1665;
Extracts from "Sal Lumen& Spiritus Mundi Philosophici" by Lodovicus Combachius, 1657; "Teipsum Corporalitur". Translated by Dr. S. Billingham. 17th Century; "The Fountain of Chymicall Philosophy." (MS. Sloane 3630 - 17th Century); & "Aureum Seculum, Menstrum Universali Et Materia Chaotica."
Translated from a German author anonimous. 1625

7 April, 2009. Collected Titles listed in Catalogue.
The catalogue now has all the Collected Works, such as "Potpourri Alchemia", "18 Short Tracts of Alchemy" and "Aurifontina Chymica", indexed for easier title contents indentification.

1 April, 2009. Hans Nintzel's Birthday.
Had Hans Ninzel, the founder of R.A.M.S., been alive today he would have celebrated his 77th birthday!

20 March, 2009. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 12 available.
The 12th Newsletter [580kb, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: A New Voice for the Podcast, News from the Archive, Alchemy Conference & Paracelsus College Workshops.

3 January, 2009. New BUY Buttons.
The easy-to-use "Buy Now" buttons for ordering the collection are now corrected to the new email address. Apologies for the recent ordering difficulties.


2008

19 December, 2008. Email change.
In an aim to reduce the literal flood of spam email addresses have changed at ramsdigital.com - order is now orders.

26 November, 2008. New Webhosting.
Sadly, after two years of support halftheory webhosting has closed down. Ramsdigital thanks halftheory for their support and acknowledge that smartyhost is now hosting this project. Thanks to QMS for a discount voucher for 3 years hosting at smartyhost. As a result of transfer some emails are no longer in use.

23 October, 2008. New Episode of AlchemyPod Quarter Series.
The fourth issue of the quarterly podcast is available for listeners. This issue is ‘The Golden Chain of Homer’. This first podcast of the text covers the numerous prefaces to the title and introduction to the work.Each quarter a new issue will feature a text from the R.A.M.S. Digital Collection.

22 September, 2008. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 11 available.
The 11th Newsletter [1.4MB, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Regular Contents: Podcast Quarter Series, News from the Archive, Alchemy Conference & Paracelsus College Workshops.

18 July, 2008. Library Alterations.
Catalogue .rtf file updated and arranged to disc folder list. "A Recapitulation" by Orthelius of Sendivigius and A Discourse of Solinus Saltztal's "Fountain of Philosophical Salt" have been separated to separate files; "Of the medicine or tincture of antimony"; Mr. John Isaac Holland, "his Work of Saturn"; and Alex. Van Suchten, "Of the Secrets of Antimony" have been separated as a separate file [CABLE] from "Things Natural & Supernatural" by Basil Valentine. All The Writings of Johan Isaaci Hollandus are now held in one folder [HOLLANDUS]
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21 June, 2008. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 10 available.
The tenth Newsletter [1.30MB, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Regular Contents: Podcast Quarter Series, News from the Archive & Paracelsus College Workshops

21 June, 2008. New Episode of AlchemyPod Quarter Series.
The third issue of the quarterly podcast is available for listeners. This issue is "Meditation and Alchemy", by Hans Nintzel. Each quarter a new issue will feature a text from the R.A.M.S. Digital Collection.

26 May, 2008. Next Prima Course Announced.
The next 7 day Prima in Herbal Spagyrics etc., is  from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th of October 2008.

1 April, 2008. Hans Nintzel's Birthday.
Had Hans Ninzel, the founder of R.A.M.S., been alive today he would have celebrated his 76th birthday!

20 March, 2008. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 9 available.
The ninth Newsletter [1.30MB, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Regular Contents: Podcast Quarter Series, News from the Archive & Paracelsus College Workshops.

20 March, 2008. New Episode of AlchemyPod Quarter Series.
The second issue of the quarterly podcast is available for listeners. This issue is "A French Alchemical Romance and Adventure", by Hans Nintzel. Each quarter a new issue will feature a text from the R.A.M.S. Digital Collection.

7 March, 2008. New Title Found and Scanned.
Paracelsus College discovered and kindly scanned their copy of "Compendium of Alchemical Tracts", from the files of and translated by S. Bacstrom, M.D., a R.A.M.S. 1977 issue that was missing from the digital collection.

20 February, 2008. Promotional cards included.
To assist the word-of-mouth knowledge spread of this small project mini business cards have been printed and two are included in every package to kindly inform your collegues, friends and associates.

17 January, 2008. RAMS Digital 2nd Birthday.
It is the second birthday of RAMSdigital.com launched this time two year ago!
24 months on and the lamp is still burning.


2007

22 December, 2007. AlchemyPod Podcast Quarter Series Launched.
Starting at this solstice, December, 2007, a quarterly podcast will be available for listeners. This first issue is "Alchemy is alive and Well", by Hans Nintzel. Each quarter a new issue will feature a text from the R.A.M.S. Digital Collection.

22 December, 2007. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 8 available.
The eighth Newsletter [1.50MB, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: Podcast Quarter Series, News from the Archive & Paracelsus College Workshops.

4 December, 2007. Buying as a Gift?
Have a free card included in the packaging with the collection to say: Thank you, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas or ... Email instructions or place details with the Paypal transaction.

16 October, 2007. New DVDrom Catalogue.
The DVDrom Catalogue page has been updated with title images and links; whilst the authors page has additions and a new link from the projects list.

23 September, 2007. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 7 available.
The seventh Newsletter [1.30MB, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Contents: DVDrom success, Copy Fund & upcoming projects.

7 September, 2007. Paracelsus College Announce Next Secunda Workshop.
A Ten day introduction into the Theory and Practice of Alchemy in the Mineral Kingdom will be conducted from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th January 2008.
For more details visit: Paracelsus College.

24 July, 2007. DVDrom now available.
The R.A.M.S. Digital Library Collection is now available on one DVDrom! Still with Free global postage and easy Paypal service. 118 titles on one easy to use DVDrom disc. Buy now.

17 July, 2007. Texts donated to Paracelsus College.
At the completion of scanning the recent additions to the digital collection the original paper titles have been donated to the Paracelsus College library for the use of students.

21 June, 2007. NEWSLETTER ISSUE 6 available.
The sixth Newsletter [1.36MB, 1 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Overviews of the T.O.C. completed, alchemyPOD season & upcoming projects.

1st June, 2007. Publication Timeline Updated.
Titles from volume 3 have been added to the Publication Timeline; confirming 1982-83 as the peak publication year and furthering the latest dated year to 1993 for the original R.A.M.S., and the Philip Wheeler archive capped at 1988. Titles linked to the T.O.C. files.

29 May, 2007. Last T.O.C. completed.
The Table of Contents for "The Last Will and Testament of Basil Valentine" is the final T.O.C. to add to the collection; bringing to a completion the T.O.C. project! The Download page has been updated to reteive the complete .RTF files for the complete collection and Volume 3.

16 May, 2007. Additional T.O.C. added to Volume 3
The Table of Contents for: "Writings of Urbigerus", "Theoricus Degree", "A System of Causasian Yoga" & "Correct Usage" have been added to the Catalogue of the new Volume 3.

8 May, 2007. More T.O.C. added to Volume 3
The Table of Contents for: "The Marrow of Alchemy", "Liquor Alcahest", "Fountain of Philosophical Salt" & "A Recapitulation", "Some Processes of Johan Gottfried Tugel's" & "Lessons in the Unfoldment of the Philosopher's Stone" have been added to the Catalogue of Volume 3.

3 May, 2007. Paracelsus College Announce Next Workshop.
The next 7 day Prima course in Herbal Spagyrics, Astro cycles and QaBaLa will be conducted from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th September 2007.
For more details visit: Paracelsus College.

20 April, 2007. Further T.O.C. added to Volume 3
The Table of Contents for: "Das Aceton" (The Acetone)", "Selected Chemical Universal and Particular Processes" , "Philosophy of The Universe" , "The Art of Spagyric Medicine" & "The Art of Alchemy" have been added to the Catalogue of the new Volume 3.

18 April, 2007. Webhosting renewed.
Ramsdigital has renewed a two year lease with halftheory.com, the webhosting company. This is double the period of the previous tenancy and gaining a 10% discount off the expense. The next contact will be april, 2009.

13 April, 2007. Unknown Titles Discovered.
Three new titles have resurfaced from a private library that where previously unknown in the R.A.M.S. Collection.
1. "Correct Usage"
An old german alchemical manuscript containing various 'recipes'. Translated by: Christine Banerji.
2."Lessons in the Unfoldment of the Philosopher's Stone".

By: Adiramled (Delmar D. Bryant)
3."The Art of Alchemy" or The Generation of Gold. By: Adiramled (Delmar D. Bryant).
These titles have been added to Volume 3.

1 April. Hans Nintzel's Birthday.
Had Hans Ninzel, the founder of R.A.M.S., been alive today he would have celebrated his 75th birthday!

31 March, 2007. Website receives additional 100meg.
The Host server of RAMS digital, Halftheory.com, has donated an additional 100meg after becoming aware of the space restrictions on the new podcast, alchemyPOD. This will enable more episodes to remain online. Thank you halftheory.com

28 March, 2007. CDrom Package Price Reduced! Save $5!
Due to a recent bulk purchase of CDroms and packaging a New price has been made available for the next 100 Collections. This purchasing power has been helped by recent reader purchases. Ordering the CDrom package is now AU$54, a saving of $5!

21 March, 2007. NEWSLETTER. ISSUE 5. available.
The fifth Newsletter [1.56MB, 3 page, .pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Overviews of the Scanned text and new collection, major investment and alchemyPOD update.

16 March, 2007. Further T.O.C. added to Volume 3
The Table of Contents for: "MONSR. DE LA BRIE'S PROCESS", "De Auro (on gold)" , "Treatise on Metallic and Mineral Medicines" , "Three Tracts of the Great Medicine of the Philosophers" & "Liber Ratziel" have been added to the Catalogue of the new Volume 3.

12 March, 2007. T.O.C. added to Volume 3
The Table of Contents for: "18 Short Tracts of Alchemy", "An Old Alchemical Treatise", "Potpourri Alchemia", "Potpourri Alchemia. Vol.2" & "Writings of Urbigerus" have been added to the Catalogue of the new Volume 3.

11 March, 2007. NEW third CDrom List released
The R.A.M.S. Digital collection has expanded by near a third of its size with the release of the 24 newly scanned texts on the third CDrom. The .RTF is available from the download page. The R.A.M.S. Digital collection is now 115 alchemical titles digitalized onto 3 CDroms for only AU$59!

5 March, 2007. Pro PDF software compresses JPG files
A major version upgrade has taken place at RAMS Digital with the employment of Professional PDF software to compress the library of scanned JPG files into single [TITLE]_original.PDF files. This process has fundamentally transformed the digital collection onto 2 CDroms! A new catalogue is now available. New .RTF files are available from the download page.

28 February, 2007. 2966 pages now scanned!
As a leading teaser to the Equinox Newsletter and major announcement, news arrived from the scanning department that 2966 new pages have been scanned from original R.A.M.S. documents sourced from the Nintzel Estate.

16 February, 2007. AlchemyPOD reaches 1K and turns to Enhanced.
AlchemyPOD, an instructional Alchemy Podcast sponsored and hosted by R.A.M.S. Digital, has exceeded 1000 downloads; Engaging the new enhancing .m4a format for ipods and itunes to include photographs in the podcasts. Due to requests .mp3 format continues to be available.

30 January, 2007. Title Covers Added.
A project to add all the original R.A.M.S. Title Covers (in .jpg format) to the text listing in the catalogue has been completed. See Catalogue 1 for example.

24 January, 2007. Original prices, etc.
Original R.A.M.S. prices based on 12c/page from 1985 added to catalogue details together with original (8.5'x11') page counts. Catalogue index page updated with product image links and timeline graphics.

17 January, 2007. RAMS Digital 1st Birthday.
It is the first birthday of RAMSdigital.com launched this time last year!
12 months on and slowly developing.


2006

22 December. AlchemyPOD LAUNCHED
Your essential source of alchemy laboratory instructions, theory and discovery is now available!
Listen to Alchemical Papers, articles and books on the topic of Alchemy. AlchemyPod is the first weekly Alchemy Podcast on the internet. Featuring: The Heredom Papers, titles from the Restorers of Alchemical Manuscripts Society (R.A.M.S.) Digital Library and more... sponsored by www.ramsdigital.com ! Click here.

22 December. NEWSLETTER.ISSUE 4.
The forth Newsletter [43kb pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Overviews of the AlchemyPOD and Wanted/Completed List.

16 December. MAJOR NEWS! WANTED LIST DELETED!
The digital collection is nearing completion with Jeff Nintzel, Hans' son, genorously donating the missing titles to the library. A project that spans the entire year, Jeff has documented the archives and released many pieces of interest. More details to come in the Solstice Newsletter.

28 November. NEXT COURSE ANNOUNCED.
Paracelsus College has announced their next Alchemy courses, Prima. See below for details.

4 November. PODCAST RECORDING NEARING COMPLETION.
This week will host the second and final booking in a recording suite to complete the first RAMSdigital sponsored Alchemy Podcast recording. Followed by editing and compression the podcast is on-track for commencement at the Solstice!

28 September. NEWSLETTER.ISSUE 3.
The third Newsletter [196kb pdf] has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Overviews of the completion of the proofreading project and more.

23 September. NEW LOWER PRICE.
As a consequence of the the new compiling of the Library onto 4 CDroms costs have been reduced on printing, postage and packaging. So, now R.A.M.S. Digital can offer the collection at AU$59!

19 September. Collection now 4 discs.
The Glauber titles contained over two volumes have been in the process of proof-reading; Hence .jpg files where being deleted as pages are being checked. Upon completion of this proofreading project the two discs have been combined as CDrom 4.

18 September. Another large Glauber text proofread.
Proofreading and formating has completed 428 pages of the original:

"A Spagyrical Pharmocopoea", or "Dispensatory". Being an exact discription by what means, profitable, efficacious, and penetrating Medicines may be made, and prepared out of Vegetables, Animals, and Minerals. First through Seventh Parts with First through Third Appendix Parts of Seventh Part. Complete Works of Glauber, trans. by Chris. Packe. R.A.M.S. 1983. 354 pages. (SPAGPHARM: .doc, .pdf. 1:29p 2:75p 3:21p 4:33p 5:37p 6:51p 7:33p 7a:75p) Table of Contents.

23 August. Western Union Service Accepted.
Upon a successful completion of the first Western Union transaction with a customer in the Ukraine without a credit card or bank account with direct banking R.A.M.S. Digital is now utilising this service for the convenience of clients. See the Buy Page for more info.

22 August. Original Print Time-Line.
A new Time-Line has been created to display the original publication years of the titles in the R.A.M.S. Digital Collection. Upon initial perusal the weight of 17th Century texts is well displayed. Where dates where not know the life-time of the author has been used. In the process several corrections to the catalogue have been made. Go here.

25 July. Large Title Proofread.
Proofreading and formating has completed 274 pages of the original:
"The Centurys: First through Fifth", or "Wealthy Store-house of Treasures" (5 books), 1667 from the Complete Works of Glauber, trans. by Chris. Packe. R.A.M.S. 1983. 207 pages (1st 96 pages, 2nd 72 pages, 3rd 15 pages, 4th 13 pages, 5th 11 pages).
Table of Contents.

21 June. Newsletter. Issue 2.
The second Newsletter has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Overviews of the proofreading project and more.

3 June, Title Proofread.
"A Short Book of Dialogues", or "Certain Colloquies of some Studious Searchers after the Hermetick Medicine and Universal Tincture." Complete Works of Glauber, proofreading completed.

16 May. Title Proofread.
The Consolation of Navigators” from the Complete Works of Glauber, proofreading completed.

2 May. Title Proofread.
"An Index of the Complete Works of Glauber", Philip Wheeler. Proofreading completed.

26 April. Title Proofread.
"Novum Lumen Chymicum", or "A New Chymical Light", from the Complete Works of Glauber, proofreading complete.

21 April. Title Proofread.
"A Treatise of the Signature of Salts, Metals, and Planets", from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber, proofreading complete.

19 April. Buy Button Error Corrected.
A major error to the 'Buy Now' buttons on this website have been corrected. A sincere apology to anybody effected by this error. Any order placed to the incorrect email address 'ramsdigital@go.to' have not been received and will require re-ordering.

12 April. Catalogue divided.
For ease of navigation the Catalogue page has been divided into separate pages using the menu bar:
Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5

11 April. Proofread title.
"A True and Perfect Description of Extracting Good Tartar from the Lees of Wine." from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber, proofreading complete.

1 April. Hans Nintzel's Birthday.
Had Hans Ninzel, the founder of R.A.M.S., been alive today he would have celebrated his 74th birthday!

25 March. Further Proofreading.
"De Purgatorio Philosophorum" proofreading completed.

21 March. Newsletter. Issue 1.
The first Newsletter has been created to keep you updated with changes in the Library over the past quarter. Overviews of the proofreading project and more.

17 March. RSS Feed Created.
An RSS Feed to keep you up-to-date with changes on the site from your desktop. The New rss button on the menu (left) has the direct link. Otherwise use http://www.ramsdigital.com/rss/RAMSrss.xml in your RSS Reader.

11 March, 2006. Subscription corrected.
The Newsletter Subscription form engine has been corrected not to bounce new members. Apologies for any inconvenience the previous code has caused. All members have been added to the newsletter service.

8 March, 2006.
"The Hellish Goddess Proserpina" from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber. Proofreading completed.

4 March, 2006. Title found.
One title found on the wanted list and added to CDrom 2.
"Treatise on Metallic and Mineral Medicines" by Quercetanus (Joseph Du Chesne). R.A.M.S. 1986. 84 pages.

28 February, 2006.
"Three Principles of Metals" from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber. Proofreading completed.

19th February, 2006. Timeline Created.
A sub-project to list all the R.A.M.S. publications in a timeline based on the release date has been created. The project is not complete as some titles where not published with a date or the digital copy did not include it, however the majority of the titles have a date and creating this timeline gives an insite into the history of the original R.A.M.S. Click here.

11th February, 2006.
"Libellus Ignium", or "Book of Fires" from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber. Proofreading completed.

9th February, 2006. Newsletter Subscriptions have commenced.
A free newsletter from R.A.M.S. Digital will commence on the Autumn Equinox 2006. It is intended to maintain contain with clients and report news from the library. A subscription form (see below) has been created on the front page of the website for ease of use.

2nd February, 2006. Catalogue restructed.
Each title has a separate page being created that includes an image of the cover and table of contents. This replaces the previous catalogue that was one long text page. However, the downloadable catalogue file remains as a single file to assist searching.

22nd January, 2006.
Hans Nintzel page updated.

Improved biography and bibliograph details for Hans Nintzel HTML page, including links to the articles
"Alchemy is Alive and Well" , 1988 and "Meditation and Alchemy," 1978.

17th January, 2006.
Ramsdigital.com launched!

It is with great pleasure that weinform you that http://www.ramsdigital.com
has been registered and is now active!
It's a bit of a long story, so here is the short version. Just before the solstice an email was received from paypal informing of a customer complaint which made it sadly aware that the http://go.to redirecting service had failed and was bouncing emails as well as unreliably redirecting. http://go.to had been utilised for years but it seems time changes ....So, happily with a cut-price deal www.ramsdigital.com has come into existance.
The transfer of the old site is now complete with a new template undercarriage which does away with the use of frames on the webpages... o.k. it's all to much boring detail, it's just excited to finally have a permanent .com address. Thanks to Scott Sinclair for the web brokering service.

16th January, 2006.
'The Three Most Noble Stones Generated by Three Secret Fires' from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber. Proofreading completed.

9th January, 2006.
'Elias Artista' from the Complete Works of Rudolph Glauber. Proofreading completed.

6th January, 2006.
'The Secret Fire of the Philosophers' Proofreading completed.

6th January, 2006.
Proofreading Project Commenced.

Proofreading Project has commenced on the Works of Glauber, aiming to combine the two discs and remove the need for the .jpg files. The completed files are in both .PDF and .DOC, with trials of .PDB (palm) format.


2005

29th December, 2005. T.O.C. Completed.
The creation of 'Table of Contents' information of each title in the library arranged into CDrom groups has been completed. The new files are available for download.

28 December, 2005. EMAIL PROBLEMS CORRECTED!
My sincere apologies for any inconvenience the bouncing email has created. Today I have realized that the go.to account have problems and have resorted to using a westnet account until the issues are corrected.

23 November, 2005.
Hannah Isabelle Kettle born at 9:41pm!

4 November, 2005.
Site re-designed. A major make over incorporating frames and an improved navigation bar.

25 October, 2005.
Finished 'Table of Contents' for CDrom 5. New 'Volume 5 content file' available in .RTF format from download page.

24 October, 2005.
One title found and added to CDrom 1.
"The Transmutation of Base Metals Into Gold and Silver" David Beuther.
Added link to xe.com currency convertor on Buy page.

16 October, 2005.
New CDrom paper packaging replaces plastic cases resulting in a AU$6 savings and a NEW PRICE = $63 for the 5 CDrom including postage.

10 October, 2005.
RAMS Digital Library listed as 'Featured Site' on Alchemy Lab Webring.
Finished 'Table of Contents' for CDrom 4.
New 'Volume 4 content file' available from download page.

08 October, 2005.
Five titles found and added to CDrom Volume 1:
"Arcana Divina" ( The Divine Secret ) Anonymous.
"Discourse on the Fountain of Philosophical Salt" Solinus Salztal.
"Revelation of the True Chemical Wisdom" Friederich Gualdus.
"Philosophia Maturata Of the Stone of the Philosophers" St. Dunstan.
"Verbum Dismissum" Count Bernard Trevisan.

03 October, 2005.
Commenced work on Table of Contents for CDrom 4.
Finished 'Table of Contents' for CDrom 2.
New 'Volume 2 content file' available from download page.

26 September, 2005.
New Volume 3 content file available from download page.

16 September, 2005.
Finished 'Table of Contents' for CD 3.

01 September, 2005.
Documents found on "Want List", details soon.

August, 2005.
Added Google search to home page.
Improved buying buttons for paypal intergration.
Joined Alchemy Lab Webring, pending.
Added William Salmon and John Heydon biographies to authors page.

07 July, 2005.
Searching for missing texts.
New CDrom found on Ebay.
Commenced creating 'Table of Contents' lists for CDrom 3.
New Catalogue format.

June, 2005.
New navigation bar which includes new links to the new projects: spoken & PDA which will commence soon.
Improving and detailing catalogue information.
Started 'authors' section to include biography of authors & timeline of titles.

05 May, 2005.
http://go.to/ramsdigital website launched [05/05]