Alchemy. when you think of it what do you think of? A mysterious art? Magically turning lead into gold? or possibly that famous anime? Alchemy is all of these things, and partially the last one. ill talk about that later though. I am here to spread the ideas of Alchemy. But I will not preach, only enlighten.

I am a beginning alchemist currently working on my first elixir so I can't answer too many questions. But I will definitely try my best.

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What is Alchemy? The dictionary defines it as : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life. While this is true, I think of it as a blend of spirituality, philosophy and science. Science states that through matter life was created, in Alchemy, it was life that created matter. everything was created from one source of matter. And that matter created the Three Essentials. Mercury, Sulfur and Salt. But trust me, it has nothing to do with the liquid metal.

Some believe that Alchemy is a psychological aspect in life. But why is it that many of the older scriptures seem to describe Alchemy in a fashion that would almost be considered Chemistry. Now lemme delve right into the bare bones basics of Alchemy.

Alchemy has three aspects as I’ve said before, Mercury, Sulfur and Salt. Let’s take a look at Mercury.
How do I get started in alchemy?
Honestly I just want to make gold. Elixir is secondary.
The ignorant and narrow minded will never achieve gold. Alchemy isn't just a "get rich quick" scheme. It's a sacred art that has been kept secret for thousands of years because of that mind set.
Oh boy. You're one of those alchemists aren't you. I'll leave you to your meditation and hippie nonsense. Alchemy is not an "art". It's science. One step above chemistry. I would say that you are the narrow minded one for assuming that making gold must be for some get rich quick scheme.
&quot;Now as I end this I would like to say one more thing. For any of those who decide to disregard the philosophy and try to make an elixir or even Philosopher&acirc;€™s Stone, you will not succeed. It seems simple but it really isn&acirc;€™t. Know the theory before attempting the praxis. You will transmute nothing if you have not transmuted yourself first.&quot; <br>Um, no. That's not true at all. If you do it right and your alkahest is sufficiently strong it will work. &quot;Transmuted yourself.&quot; This is more nonscientific content, and stuff like this is why few take alchemy seriously. That and all the unnecessary symbolism and alchemists' apparent inability to just call a damn thing what it is. Sure it was needed for alchemists to protect themselves in the past, but it's really not necessarily nowadays. Seems more like ego stroking for alchemists to show off how &quot;learned&quot; they are.
Not entirely sure if you know this but chemistry is one step above alchemy since it has faster reactions and more potent materials. And I am sorry to say, but without the spirituality aspect, you are only doing chemistry. Nothing more. If you attempt anything without truly knowing anything about alchemy, you will lose your life. And if you really think it's as easy as you say it is, I will give you 2 years to confect a Philosopher's Stone perfectly with no impurities. It can be made from absolutely any material and made in any way. If you can do it, I will bend and say that I am wrong and that you don't need the spirituality. Now get cooking.
&quot;Not entirely sure if you know this but chemistry is one step above alchemy since it has faster reactions and more potent materials.&quot; <br>Are you serious? That's a gross generalization (that chemistry has faster reactions?) and poor reasoning. You've got it entirely backwards. Chemistry is purely physical phenomenon. Alchemy is both physical and aetheric phenomenon. Alchemy makes use of chemistry, but chemistry does not make use of alchemy. Your claim that chemistry is a step above alchemy is like saying that arithmetic is a step above algebra because arithmetic problems are usually faster to solve. <br> <br>I never said to attempt it without understanding alchemy. How can you even perform alchemy without understanding it? <br> <br>What I am saying is that your implication that there is some sort of &quot;spiritual&quot; aspect alongside the stone (you said that the alchemist also transmutes himself) making is superstitious nonsense. There are people who make it in hours with modern techniques. Your line of thinking that there is some &quot;spiritual&quot; aspect is just magical thinking. <br> <br>At the moment I have exactly zero interest in making a stone. There are more important things to do.
<p>Would you mind teaching me the science of alchemy because all of the websites and courses if been through it is confusing.</p>
<p>the main principle of alchemy is equivalent exchange &quot;in order to gain something, something of equal value must be given&quot; so going by that its not just some spiritual thing its a way of life.</p>
<p>A philosophers stone is not a physical object. It is a metaphorical stone of power (source of power) from within your own body. Think of it like the crystal that would be used to power a quantum computer.</p>
<p>Chemistry is made up of math. If you ask a mathmatition if math is an art they would say &quot;The finest kind.&quot; Therefore, Alchemy is an art. Any skill set could be considered an art since not every one is adept at it. Cooking, math, painting, sculpting, chemistry... They are arts. So, why should alchemy not be? Leave the believers alone, stick to your own &quot;arts&quot; and quit insulting the cultures of others.</p>
I used to dabble in alchemy but I'm a bit rusty. The gateway is letting spirits terrorize my family to the point of physical harm. Wickken seals aren't enough, so i need a list of materials and at least a digital picture of the transmutation circle. Send it to my email, foxhound.hq.001@gmail.com. You may call me The Aqua Alpha Alchemist.
I am trying to learn how to preform alchemy can you help me
<p>Alchemy isn't something you want a few years ago I've tried it myself in exchange I got nothing but the lost of my family, I thought by exchanging something from me was actually, my family paying the price I endured by creating that transmutation circle on the earth<br><br>equivalent exchange you're exchanging lives with spirits that can provide you with anything </p>
first of all i think your confused real life alchemy is very diffrent from full metel alchamist wich is personely one of my fav shows real alchemy dousnt involve tranmutaction circles or any of those things its very diffrent and very difficult unless you know what your doing that show makes it seem so easy hub
I need help. I need to know what to draw and what i need in order to seal a spiritual gateway that was forced open (it was open when i got there). Can anyone help?
<p>Hey I am one of the alchemist, and I have many different theories on Alchemy, as well as how to make The Philosopher's Stone.</p>
If you are real alchemist,can you tell me how to become an alchemist?
i m a begginer alchemist i wanna discuss bew theories for the philisopher's stone
If you wish to discuss, we may need a way to talk properly. I am unsure I would post my e-mail address on here, I do not think you should too.
Hey guys,I have a question. Is anyone of you a real alchemist?
<p>I came here to become a state alchemist</p>
Dude state alchemist are only in fullmetal alchemist
<p>HAHA! i like you</p>
FMA? Not real. Remember that
<p>also is fullmetal alchemist close to what alchemy is ??</p>
<p>i just here because of fullmetal alchemist but caan someone explain if stuff like this can happen ???</p>
<p>Hi there I'm just an anonymous alchemist without a name but you can call me Judgement ^_^ I've been an alchemist for about 7 years now (Since I was smaller and got intrigued by Alchemy) and have made and invented a couple elixirs of my own for friends and personal use. I must say by far you're the only person I've seen so far that has an actual understanding of the basics of Alchemy and doesn't just go around pretending to be an alchemist and being a Full Metal Alchemist wannabe. I've been writing a small book on the basics of alchemy and was wondering if you'd like to proof read it for me and collaborate on it allowing a proper basic alchemy book to be made for those wishing to become alchemists such as us. If you wanna get in touch with me I have a steam account as well as a skype and email Steam- The Lone Alchemist Skype- Judgement Eternal the one with the skull picture and Email TheLoneAlchemist@gmail.com</p>
if you can understand alchemy can you tell me some books for a begginer alchemist
Can you email me a explanation on celestial niter and salt and how would one start practicing or learning alchemy. Shadowhunt742@gmail.com
<p>Sorry about that typo my email is TheLoneAlchemist1@gmail.com XD</p>
<p>Ps</p><p>I have an almost pure purple Philosophers stone sitting on my desk I made (Took a really long time to make) It's solid but it breaks if you use to much force on it.</p>
<p>How would someone start at as an alchemist? What would I need to do first? Could you email me at garrettcook74@gmail.com please?</p>
What exactly are Celestial Salt and Celestial Niter?
Where did you learn Alchemy
I really found this helpful to understand more about alchemy.<br>Thanks a million;)
<p>and how to do it?</p>
How would one go about creating the Materia Prima? I hear it is every where we go a simple material but not recognized by its value, And if you could it would be great if you email me at romanthunder47@gmail.com I think I may have the lost ingredients to a certain beloved elixir of abramelin the Mage.
I think I have been a victim of an Alchemy experiment by a docter. Will I have high mercury levels in my body? How can I prove this???
is alchemy real? if so i really would like to learn and do it.
Im a young adult looking for a teacher on how to perform alchemy.<br>if u have ur own website, email me at gaytanjesus673@gmail. Com
<p> What does it mean to have it Fixed or Volatile? And could you explain the celestial salt and Niter?</p>
<p>What is the main equipment for alchemy like in chemistry you need certian equipment to do experiments? </p><p>And is it a very challenging process? </p>
Im tryin human transmutation for my mom she might die and if she does i have to try to bring her back no matter wat the cost
<p>i am a alchemist and i must say i've been one mostly 1300 years and now i need to forge a new immortality stone so im looking for 250 people to forge a new one </p>
<p>Tell me how to be an alchemist and I'll help</p>
could you tell me a formula, or give me a starting point on using alchemy

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