What Is Alchemy?

Alchemy is often associated in the popular imagination with the medieval quest for turning metals into gold. However, the practice of alchemy has flourished all over the world for thousands of years. Furthermore, alchemy was not, as a whole, concerned with the material world. It is true that many alchemists throughout the ages made discoveries that led to the creation of the science of chemistry. For this reason, historians have seen alchemy as a kind of protochemistry. … [Read more...]