On Alchemy: Essential Practices and Making Art as Alchemy

This beautifully designed and accessible book contains everything you need to know to start practising alchemy – the art of material and spiritual transmutation.



Alchemy is the art of transmuting base metal into gold – a material process that also functions as a metaphor for spiritual transformation and creativity. This book contains all the information and skills you need to start practising alchemy – to unite your inner spiritual work with your outer work, to decode the most complex alchemical texts and also, if you wish, to take up practical laboratory alchemy. The book is aimed at all those who are excited about alchemy’s potential for spiritually enriching their lives and art, as well as practising alchemists who want key to the difficult texts and to explore how inner work can be united with their outer practice. Mind-blowing exercises include:


  • The practice of geometry to purify the inner eye
  • The meditative practice of rehearsing a process from beginning to end to solve a problem
  • Observation exercises using alchemical images and processes
  • Dreamwork to question the gods

On Alchemy puts the conceptual tools and practices of alchemy into the hands of readers and show creators of all types how to use art-making as a spiritual path.

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