The Concept of Alchemy

Alchemy, by Definition

AL-CHE-MY: (noun)

  1. a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.
  2. a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means to indefinitely prolong life and thriving.
  3. a power or process of transforming something common into something uncommon and exceptional

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Alchemy As A Process

The process of alchemy yields something new and spectacular from otherwise base resources.  By definition, the resulting creation is greater than the sum of its parts.

The transformation associated with alchemy isn’t limited to base metals becoming gold: alchemical theory can just as easily be applied to personal transformation, spiritual practice, or creative evolution.

Alchemy can be the process by which we change our attitude, our energy, our relationships, our lives as it encourages us to thoughtfully create something new, more beautiful, and more magical from that with which we began.

Whether it serves to heal a broken heart with new insight on old thinking or inspires the art of combining essential oils and herbs to create exceptional, natural products, alchemy invites us to rethink the ingredients from which we begin, engage with them in change and growth, and invest in the outcome we desire from their transformation.