By successfully completing this course, you will:
You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.
There are a lot of misconceptions about alchemy. A lot of people believe alchemy to be witchcraft – heretical or outdated. Alchemy is neither heretical nor is it outdated. Some basic alchemical principles are still applied in modern laboratories and in preparing conventional medicines.
So what is alchemy? Alchemy is the art or practice of transmutation. Traditionally, this is the transmutation of base metals into gold; essentially alchemy is the realisation of true potential that lies dormant. In this course you will study how alchemy relates to chemistry, astrology and spirituality, and the processes involved in the alchemical operation. The course will also address alchemical symbolism and some basic alchemical texts.
No practical training is required to complete this course.