Alchemy was a quasi-science that centered on the inherent powers of the four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. The idea was that varying combinations of these 4 basic common materials would provide one the makings of any element in existence. Alchemy was first utilized in Khem, the ancient name for Egypt (Al-Kimiya), and although they are far removed in time and sophistication, and at the time didn't know it, practitioners provided the foundation for modern chemistry. Finally, chemistry replaced it completely, over a relatively brief time span, thanks to the intellectual tsunami that was the Renaissance.
Of the more legendary aspects of Alchemy, the most common belief is that by mixing the proper materials in the right proportions and performing certain secret rituals, lead or any other metal could be turned into gold. Another prominent belief was that, in like manner the Philosopher's Stone, a mythical rock thought to possess the capacity to prolong the owner's lifespan, could be produced.
At their developmental peak, alchemists were practicing a primitive form of chemistry. Like modern chemists, they were isolating and identifying elements and compounds, and learning and documenting how they interacted with each other. As scientific understanding grew it was realized that there was nothing magical or supernatural about the processes, but rather that they were natural chemical reactions which followed predictable natural laws. Hence, few people in modern times believe that lead can be turned into gold or that there is a mystical Philosophers Stone which can grant the holder great knowledge and power.
One of the famous sayings of Alchemy is, Aurum Nostrum Non Vulgi (Our gold is not that of the common man); this refers to the idea that, at least for many Alchemists, it was more a spiritual search than a scientific one (although alchemists did make significant contributions to chemical knowledge). Alchemy reached its peak in Europe at a time when any religious dissent could get you into trouble with religious authorities. Particularly vulnerable, were those who felt that their spiritual development was their own personal business. Carl Jung, using alchemy as an analogy, identified it with his process of Individuation, and there are certainly similarities.
Alchemy is a tradition whose practitioners believe that is is the precursor to very profound powers.
an early form of chemistry that people used to try to turn metal into gold.
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a lab where you do alchemy.
There is no such thing as alchemy.
There is no patron saint of alchemy.
Yes. Alchemy can be used.
You don't make an alchemy, alchemy is when you cast a spell on something and it turns it into money.
alchemy was early chemistry, but chemistry announces its discoveries, but alchemy was kept secret.
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alchemy is cooking. So cook
no. alchemy is a myth.
Alchemy used magic.
Alchemists performed alchemy to transform metals.
You can not make a cat on alchemy
The ISBN of The Alchemy of Stone is 1607012154.
Alchemy is not thought to be something someone would learn but if you want to learn it try an alchemy text book.
yes it is used in alchemy, as a matter of fact, it would be one of the most important metals in alchemy.
Alchemy is sometimes referred to as 'early chemistry'. It was Robert Boyle who, in the 17th century, changed alchemy to chemistry. Alchemy derives from an Arabic word meaning chemistry.
You will see that physical alchemy is indeed real, and the famous chemists like Newton were actually very familiar with alchemy.
in alchemy classic its 2 bacteria but it might be different in the original (assuming your playing alchemy classic)
alchemy is a part of the occult but chemistry is science
Alchemy has been proven not to work. It is sheer fiction.
No. Alchemy was done in Alexandria Egypt.
Alchemy had not serious, scientific rules. Or, if you want - the secret !