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Esoteric alchemy drawing of squaring the circle Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners’ claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone possessing powers including the capability of turning base metals into the noble metals gold or silver, as well as an elixir of life conferring youth and immortality.

Western alchemy is recognized as a protoscience that contributed to the development of modern chemistry and medicine. Alchemists developed a framework of theory, terminology, experimental process and basic laboratory techniques that is still recognizable today. But alchemy differs from modern science in the inclusion of Hermetic principles and practices related to mythology, religion, and spirituality.

In the eyes of a variety of esoteric and Hermetic practitioners, the heart of alchemy is spiritual. Transmutation of lead into gold is presented as an analogy for personal transmutation, purification, and perfection. This approach is often termed 'spiritual', 'esoteric', or 'internal' alchemy. Early alchemists, such as Zosimos of Panopolis (c. AD 300), highlight the spiritual nature of the alchemical quest, symbolic of a religious regeneration of the human soul. This approach continued in the Middle Ages, as metaphysical aspects, substances, physical states, and material processes were used as metaphors for spiritual entities, spiritual states, and, ultimately, transformation. In this sense, the literal meanings of 'Alchemical Formulas' were a blind, hiding their true spiritual philosophy.

Esoteric interpretations of alchemy remains strong to this day, and continue to influence both the public and academic perceptions of the history of alchemy. Today, numerous esoteric alchemical groups continue to perpetuate modern interpretations of alchemy, sometimes merging in concepts from New Age or radical environmentalism movements. Hermeticists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons have a continued interest in alchemy and its symbolism. happy smiley face

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This website is devoted to helping individuals understand and apply the principles of alchemy. The most basic tenet of alchemy is that there are two primary ways of knowing reality. Learning to work with both of them is how we begin the journey of transformation.

Splendor Solis - AD 1582
Alchemical Treatises of Solomon Trismosin - Adept and teacher of Paracelsus

Some Symbols in Books of Alchemy
Some Symbols in Books of Alchemy

The Alchemy Website
457 megabytes currently online of information on alchemy in all its facets, providing tens of thousands of pages of text, over 3000 images, over 300 complete alchemical texts, extensive bibliographical material on the printed books and manuscripts, numerous articles, introductory and general reference material on alchemy.

Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored -- by Archibald Cockren
With an account of the extraction of the seed of metals and the preperation of the medicinal elizir according to the practice of the hermetic Art and the Alkahest of the Philosopher.

TheOpenLibrary - Free Alchemy Books
Free e-books on Alchemy and alchemical subjects and authors.

The Secrets of Hermetic Alchemy
Are you interested in Alchemy? Ask yourself why! If you want to make gold to get rich, you have come to the wrong place. If you want to understand how you want to go the spiritual path to the perfection of you being, and the discovery of your divine being, then read on. But more important: practice it!

Cosmic Alchemy [video]
Cosmic Alchemy - Jung saw in alchemy a metaphor for the process of individuation, and the morphing and mutating imagery of that process which emerges from the stream of consciousness.

Transmutation - The Mysterious Key to Sexual Alchemy
The Extraordinary Power of Sexual Potion - Transmutation And Sublimation.

Alchemy Web Sites
Egyptian,Christian, Hindu, Chinese, Jewish, European, Hermetic, Gnostic, Islamic and Quantum Alchemy.

Alchemical texts
Texts from 16th, 17th, and 18th Century primarily dealing with physical alchemy and Texts primarily dealing with allegorical, philosophical and spiritual alchemy.

Newton the Alchemist
The revelation that Sir Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientist of all time, practiced the covert art of alchemy may shock us today, but was this pursuit considered deviant in Newton’s own era?

The Arcane Formulas
The Arcane Formulas or Mental Alchemy - 1909 anonymous (1862–1932)

Alchemical symbolism and imagery.
magery and symbolism are important facets of alchemy. There are the little graphic signs for alchemical substances and processes, the images of alchemical apparatus and laboratory equipment, and the beautiful and enigmatic emblems and series of emblems that adorn many alchemical books and manuscripts.

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