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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.

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Mercury is considered the Spirit of an object. Let’s use Rosemary as an example for now. The Mercury of Rosemary isn’t a physical thing. Instead, the clear liquid is more of the vessel for the Mercury. It’s not too hard to get either. You can find it in your local ABC liquor store. Yep, that’s why they’re called spirits. As a bonus, the Mercury of any kingdom (Animal, Vegetable, Mineral) is the same throughout it. The Mercury within me is the same that flows through you, and is true about the Vegetable kingdom as well. If I go buy Everclear from the liquor store, it would be the same as fermenting the Rosemary. However, it is always better to use as much from the plant as possible.

Step 3: Sulfur

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Now we have the Sulfur. The Sulfur is like the Soul of the plant. “But wait!” you say, “Didn’t you just say that there is a Spirit? How can you have a Spirit and a Soul?” Well lemme explain a bit.
The Sulfur isn’t really a Soul. “But you just said tha-” LEMME FINISH. It is generally accepted as the Soul it’s more of the Consciousness. While the Consciousness of Rosemary isn’t as aware about it’s existence as we are, it’s just there.

Step 4: Salt

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There really isn’t too much to say about it. It’s not really that hard to get .

“Alchemical Salt, or the Body of a thing, provides the matrix wherein the Sulfur and Mercury can act. It is a passive medium, The Virgin Earth, subject to the fixed energies of Water and Earth. The Salt is influenced by psychic and instinctual forces of the subconscious as well as the conditions affecting the various states of matter.”
      -- Robert Allen Bartlett, “Real Alchemy”

I really couldn’t explain it better than that. Salt isn’t too complicated.

Step 5: Closing

This really isn’t all of Alchemy, it goes so much deeper than this. It is so complex that I am still trying to figure out what some of it means. Albert Einstein said, “If you cannot explain something simply, you simply don’t know enough about it.” Which is true in my case. So I guess I need to know more about it. I am going to edit this and add to this as often as needed so as to give the best information as possible. I am also committed to give any answers that I can about Alchemy so please feel free to ask. There really isn’t a stupid question. If I can’t answer it, I will consult other Alchemists and give you the best answer possible. Also, Look out for my Instructable I am making of my process of making my own elixir I am making.

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’s Stone, you will not succeed. It seems simple but it really isn’t. Know the theory before attempting the praxis. You will transmute nothing if you have not transmuted yourself first.
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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.
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?

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.

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.
roko23@abv.bg
firealchemy22 days ago
Hey guys,I have a question. Is anyone of you a real alchemist?
soosheewuzhere12 months ago

I came here to become a state alchemist

Dude state alchemist are only in fullmetal alchemist

HAHA! i like you

FMA? Not real. Remember that

cool

aurandT1 month ago

also is fullmetal alchemist close to what alchemy is ??

aurandT1 month ago

i just here because of fullmetal alchemist but caan someone explain if stuff like this can happen ???

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

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

Sorry about that typo my email is TheLoneAlchemist1@gmail.com XD

Ps

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.

GarrettC22 months ago

How would someone start at as an alchemist? What would I need to do first? Could you email me at garrettcook74@gmail.com please?

OriginSeeker2 months ago
What exactly are Celestial Salt and Celestial Niter?
ZenWolf3 months ago
Where did you learn Alchemy
I really found this helpful to understand more about alchemy.
Thanks a million;)
GatoSoldado5 months ago

and how to do it?

shayne.bedard5 months ago
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.
zeestructable5 months ago
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.
if u have ur own website, email me at gaytanjesus673@gmail. Com
JesseK26 months ago

What does it mean to have it Fixed or Volatile? And could you explain the celestial salt and Niter?

JesseK26 months ago

What is the main equipment for alchemy like in chemistry you need certian equipment to do experiments?

And is it a very challenging process?

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
Knightmage7 months ago

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

Tell me how to be an alchemist and I'll help

starkhem8 months ago
could you tell me a formula, or give me a starting point on using alchemy
daisyalan2 years ago
Can i just ask

What is an elixir???
And is alchemy a religion???

Thanks,
Alan
An elixir is a combination of the 3 essentials and is an evolved form of nature. Seperation of the excess and recombination of the 3 most pure things in a plant are what make an elixir powerful.

Alchemy isn't a religion because it has no main figure to worship and has no plans for afterlife. It is considered a philosophy.

In alchemy, does immortality be ever possible?
If so, what are your evidences.
and 2nd question, if immortality in alchemy is possible, doesn't it interfere with religion?

maybe
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