Alchemy and Psychology

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Alchemy and Psychology
  • Be awarded the New Age Foundation Certificate in Mantic Arts

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.

Course overview

Alchemy is the ancient art of transmuting base metals into gold.  The psychological gold of all true alchemists is realisation of the Self. Similarly a process of self-discovery or self-realisation is the means by which all human psyches achieve full integration, according to Jung, the renowned psychologist.  In order to reach this goal people follow what is known as the process of individuation – an alchemical process of transformation into a harmoniously integrated Self.

In this course you will learn about the Persona, the Shadow, the Animus and the Self –  the Jungian psychological archetypes – and you will discover how these are expressed in alchemical texts, dreams, myths and stories from other times and cultures.


  • Lesson One
    • The Basic Principles of Alchemy and Jungian Psychology
      • What is Alchemy?
      • The Basics in Alchemy
      • Who Was Carl Jung?
      • Jungian Psychology
  • Lesson Two
    • Initiation
      • Nigredo, Calcination and Dissolution
      • Dream Imagery
      • Nigredo in Myths and Literature
  • Lesson Three
    • Purification
      • Albedo and Separation
      • Dream Imagery
      • Albedo in Myths and Literature
  • Lesson Four
    • Illumination
      • Rubedo and Conjunction
      • Dream Imagery
      • Rubedo in Myths and Literature

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.