Folk Group: Alchemists

An essay by Natalie Desantiago About: Who are alchemists? What is alchemy? A brief history of Alchemy. How alchemists form a folk group. Folklore of alchemists. I recall unpleasant summer evenings in my stifled room: unpleasant because the arid air seemed to snatch away my breath, unpleasant because I didn’t want to leave my room to face my [...]

The philosopher’s stone: alchemic symbolism in relation to Higher-Self and Consciousness

  The philospoher’s stone is both liquid and stone. “One and the same thing. That refers to those two aspects of the realization of the Self: something firm is born [physical self and conscious]… and at the same time is born something very living part in the flow of life, without the inhibitions or restrictions [...]

Alchemy: An Intro to the Symbolism and Psychology by Marie-Louise Von Franz

    Synopsis: Shows the secret goal of alchemy to be the transformation of the personality, the search for wholeness. Invaluable for interpreting images in modern dreams and for an understanding of relationships. - My Thoughts and what I learned:  This text was a bit difficult for me to digest and at some points I [...]