I would like to talk about the larger myths of alchemy that have formed a completely wrong idea of this higher realm of esotericism. Still, all notions of alchemy are based on these delusions. I do not know whether they arose unknowingly or were introduced deliberately to deceive people, but it no longer matters, because now there are other times and we, the alchemists, are no longer persecuted, poisoned, killed, or burned, as they were centuries ago. If magic practitioners had little chance of avoiding stake burning, then the alchemist had an even greater reason to get there because alchemy was much higher in the esoteric pyramid than magic, and the reason for fear of the alchemist was much greater than that of the magician. Now we no longer have to hide or disguise what we are actually doing and have always done.
The first myth I want to overturn is the myth of trying to make gold in our laboratories. There have certainly been attempts to create gold, which I do not deny, but not with the aim of becoming rich, but with interest and curiosity. Or they weren't real alchemists at all. Why dedicate our lives and time to something we can gain more quickly and easily using our skills and knowledge? We know how to heal people, subject and change events, influence global processes, and so on. Didn't we really have a better way to get gold? Of course, we did not sacrifice the long hours of our lives in laboratories to create gold driven by the goal of survival. Yes, we had laboratories, but we had them for other purposes. We needed them to create alchemical essences for transmutations. This is a topic that I do not plan to talk about yet. And it has always been a hidden topic. People who are not consecrated to alchemy also make no sense of these essences. They are important only to us, alchemists. In parallel with these essences, we dealt with practical chemistry, because there was nothing supernatural or mystical about it. This camouflage march allowed us to keep our lives, our laboratories, and to keep our true practices a secret. There were always people who were willing to pay us enough for what we know and can do - by the way, even today.
The next myth is the philosopher's stone. For those who do not know, this myth is based on the fact that alchemists seem to have dedicated their lives to creating a philosopher's stone in the laboratory, which gives wisdom, enlightenment, and, above all, immortality. And some have even succeeded :) Alchemy is the highest art of esotericism, which in itself gradually leads its adept to wisdom and enlightenment. We work very much with ourselves, with our character, with our ego reactions, gradually gaining peace and harmony. This is also the so-called enlightenment. A good alchemist cannot be evil, envious, greedy, power-hungry, or overwhelmed by other ego reactions that obscure his ability to reason and think logically. We operate according to the laws of the universe, or cosmogony. The greater the neutrality and harmony of an alchemist, the greater the master of his field. It really takes years to achieve inner harmony, but it is not the years spent in the laboratory with the test tubes, but the years dedicated to working with yourself, with your ego reactions. As for immortality, there are indeed alchemists who have achieved it, but one does not need to understand immortality from the point of view of the physical body.
Is an old, poorly functioning body really that important?
Maybe for someone who does not understand the life cycle. We do not live only one life, we live alternately in the physical world and in the astral world, and both options are equally great.
Why would we, alchemists, want to live in the same body forever?
We also have friends in the astral world that we want to meet, we are attracted not only by the physical world, but we also have enough interesting things to do in the astral world. Immortality is to be understood as the fact that we reincarnate with an unlocked or partially unlocked memory when we remember after birth who we are, who we were, and what our purpose is. This is true immortality when we change the body without losing anything of ourselves, without losing memory, as is the case with almost all people. This skill is rare in anyone, but it can be acquired through higher alchemy. There is no point in killing such a person because he will also return and continue what he has started and will continue to achieve his goals. Yes, he can only be removed for a while, but what is the point and who will want to have such a strong evil in the astral world? Especially knowing that an alchemist is never one, we form an alchemist's egregor, we support each other and it makes us even stronger. An alchemist is very well aware of the short-term nature of his body and to cling to it with all his might is as foolish. Only a person who has nothing more than temporary power or wealth is ready to strive for physical immortality with all his might because he is afraid of losing what belongs to him in the physical world. The master of alchemy has no such fear because he can always return and use his knowledge to achieve what he wants again and again. The main wealth is knowledge and skills that do not disappear with the death of the physical body and do not disappear after reincarnation. This is real immortality.
The last topic I want to talk about very briefly is books on alchemy. If you want to understand what alchemy really is, forget all the books you have read on the subject. There are no real books on alchemy. No one has ever risked writing such. If so, they are encrypted texts that the average reader will not understand. The reason for this is quite simple: persecution, the accusation of witchcraft, the Inquisition, and death. Alchemists wrote books, but in them, you will not find anything about real alchemy and secret knowledge. These will certainly not be open explanatory texts on the practices of alchemy and its philosophy. Everything related to alchemy was disguised and hidden. Also, the formulas of alchemy mentioned in some books or articles do not make sense to repeat in the light of modern knowledge, because the elements that are in alchemy are completely different from what we understand in modern chemistry. For example, mercury in alchemy is a completely different element than we know it in modern chemistry, so there is no point in trying to make gold from it or laughing at the dark minds of alchemists. In the real practice of alchemy, nothing is what it looks like on paper, or as seen by a person who is not consecrated in this sacred realm of esotericism. Knowledge of alchemy is passed on from the teacher, through initiations, not books. If you really want to learn alchemy, there is no other way than to look for a real, living alchemy teacher, and I emphasize again - a real one, not one who has read several books and started calling himself an alchemist.