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PostSubject: Alchemy   Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:42 pm

Alchemy is one of four esoteric paths to
enligtenment, along with Magia, astrology, and Kabbalah, enacted on two
percisely corresponding levels.

1. physical--the transformation and purfifying of metals


2. metaphysical-the transformation and purifying of men.

Alchemy leads to perfection on all planes, by the seperating and
"death" of the body, followed a rejoining of the purified parts, this
time in perfect proportion, via the transforming powers of earth,
water, fire, air, and ehter, soul and spirit. i.e. evolution speeded up
by man

In the past the path of alchemy was embarked upon both as a physcial
process in the labrotory and as a spiritual journey. At the laborotary
level the main opperations were: calcination, sublimination, fusion,
crystalization, and distillation.

Alchemy employs graudal heat continously and carefully; hence dung,
peat and rushes were rused. Chemistry emplys more violent heat. It is a
quicker process. Nuclear fussion is a form of alchemy .


The orgins of Alchamy are difficult to ascertain, as there is no
set code of practice. In the West, alchamy proably grew from Egyptian
metallurgy and glass-making on the one hand, and the prymaid mysteries
and initiation rites on the other. There is the strong possiblity that
the Jews of Egypt had a strong influence on the spiritual side of
alchemy through Kaballah.

The Dictionary of Alchemy
Diana Fernando

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PostSubject: Re: Alchemy   Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:33 am

Wow. I had no idea that Alchemy was considered a spiritual path. I know of it only in terms of its relation to physical science.
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PostSubject: Re: Alchemy   Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:41 am

That is what I use to always think as well, I always found Alchemy intresting but thought of it as just a form of science and magic, but when I started reading more of it, I realized there was a spirtuality behind it, and it is tied into varrious other spiritual paths as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Alchemy   Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:00 am

I have been looking for someone to tell me about alchemy for a long time, you can 't find to many forums about that.
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PostSubject: Re: Alchemy   Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:35 am

That is one of the things which inpsired me to do this, in my personal quest to find out more about alchemy, I found it often hard to get informaiton on the subject. It is a complicated subject.

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