Famous Alchemists

Famous Alchemists

Alchemy is an ancient practice. A Shutterstock Licensed Image.   Famous Alchemists; A Brief History Of Fascination And Discovery By Paul Wagner As the Drew Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University, Lawrence Principe is one of today’s alchemy rock stars. He has solved ancient ciphers (secret codes), volatilized gold (turning it to vapor), and…

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Alchemy’s Revival: Transformation

Alchemy’s Revival: Transformation

We are all Alchemists. A Shutterstock Licensed Image.   Alchemy’s Revival: A Spiritualized Chemistry For Transformation By Paul Wagner What is alchemy? Alchemy comes from the Arabic al-kīmiyā, a synonym of al-iksir (elixir), and was thought to mean something akin to, “The process and means by which something is obtained or changed.” This definition holds…

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