Earlier this week I was reading more about alchemy in my new book, “The Emerald Tablet.” I learned about the concept of the rejected stone, or what manifests from the parts of ourselves we have not accepted and integrated. It comes from the persistance of what we keep in the shadows, unwilling to recognize andContinue reading

What Makes Alchemy Work?

Why has the practice of or interest in alchemy endured for so long? Many would say it’s because of what is now known as the “perennial philosophy.” This term was first used by Leibniz to describe the eternal philosophy underlying all religions, and it was later popularized in the 20th century by Aldous Huxley. ItContinue reading “What Makes Alchemy Work?”

What is Alchemy?

Today I’d like to introduce you to a new series I’m starting here on “The Rhetoric of Magic” about Alchemy. This topic of Alchemy is one that has always intrigued me. I’ve been captivated by the strange symbolism which, although unusual, nonetheless always manages to strike a chord deep within that resonates with unexplained meaning.Continue reading “What is Alchemy?”

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