Alchemy is an age-old mystical science based around transforming yourself and the world around you for the better through purification of objects into their highest forms. The Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy welcomes you to the alchemical world, distilling and demystifying alchemy’s concepts on the path to improving your life by embracing the alchemist within!
Examine alchemy’s historical roots and basic principles, including an overview of its three primary facets: physical, spiritual, and mental. You’ll find an easy-to-digest primer on the importance of using earthly elements to refine substances, before diving into the Great Work and alchemy’s influence on contemporary scientific and creative fields, like chemistry, psychology, art, and literature.
The Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy includes:
- Alchemical images―Explore illustrated sections on notable alchemists, like Nicolas Flamel, Christina of Sweden, and Albert Einstein―as well as clear charts on the Ladder of the Planets and their corresponding elemental associations.
- Magnum opus―An in-depth, digestible overview delves into the phases of the Great Work: including Nigredo, Albedo, and Rubedo, among others.
- Alchemy apprentice―Thoughtful experiments and insightful exercises make alchemy relevant and accessible with insightful activities and introspective journaling exercises.
Discover the transformative, purifying powers of alchemy and change your life with this beginner’s guide.