An Introduction to Alchemy

Author: Paul | Subject: Alchemy

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Article excerpt:  If you look in the dictionary for the definition of Alchemy if will provide you two conspicuously different meanings for the word. The first is that it is a medieval forerunner of processes used in chemistry and the second declares it be the chemical reaction between two people. It is strange how the definition of the two words, alchemy and chemistry, have remained so similar in definition over the centuries. However, these two definitions are just a part of what alchemy represents. It is also linked with many other practical, psychological and spiritual elements, although it has always been mainly connected with experiments with substances and physics, much of it motivated by medical purpose.