Many people picture a old man in a laboratory trying to turn lead into gold when they think of alchemy, but I see alchemy much differently than that. The definition of Alchemy that rings true for me is “the art of transformation.” The ancient alchemists weren’t actually so concerned with turning lead into gold or the physical experiments they did so much as they were changing themselves and creating the person they wanted to be. They put their essence into any experiments they did and realized that their energy effected the outcome of labs their completed.
Alchemy is shrouded in mystery and secrecy because during many years it was not safe to practice alchemy and many alchemist were put to death for their beliefs. This video gives a great history of Alchemy:
So why would I name a website Daily Alchemy when it focuses on the Law of Attraction and Spiritual Positive Thought? Alchemy is the root of the Law of Attraction and Positive Thought.
The Emerald Tablet is the first known alchemy writing and it gives secrets to Alchemy and the law of attraction. As above, so below. It was first reported in the 6 or 8 century in arabic but was believed to be written by Thoth. The more I delve into Alchemy, the more I find it to be in line with all the current “new thought” about the Law of Attraction.
According to my beliefs, Alchemy, the Law of Attraction, and Positive Thought are just different words that represent the same thing. In this blog, I use current language to talk about the magic that we can create in our lives through changing our thoughts. Even though, I don’t refer much to traditional alchemy terms, I am teaching the art of transformation. I don’t delve much into physical alchemy here, but focus on the spiritual even though I am enjoying learning to make my own herbal elixirs and tinctures.
For those of you, like me, who find the old texts and processes fascinating and would like to learn more about alchemy, I’ll share some of the best sites to look at. I am currently taking Alchemy classes though Alchemy Study and I’m totally enjoying all the symbolism and the meditations that I am learning which mirror everything I’ve already learned.
Here are a few other Alchemy sites I like:
Here are some of my favorite Alchemy books:
Real Alchemy by Robert Allen Bartlett and Dennis William Hauck
The Path of Alchemy by Mark Stavish
Complete Idiots Guide to Alchemy by Dennis William Hauck
The Emerald Tablet by Dennis William Hauck
Alchemy:Ancient & Modern by H. Stanely Redgrove