The science of spiritual liberation known as Alchemy was imparted to humanity as a gift from the gods who descended from the heavens. This cosmic drama spans the hallways of recorded history up to the present day and addresses the deepest questions of life. This gift of spiritual technology is for the purpose of embodied liberation of the human soul, whereby ones evolutionary soul growth is accelerated to completion within one lifetime. When I first started my process, I thought if I did a lifetime of these sacred rituals within one year or 360 day period, I would be able to ascend or transcend at the end of the year of service…
The illusion of individual separation gives way to unity with the transcendent through the transformation of conscious awareness and liberation of the soul from the cycle of birth and death. The transmigration of the soul from incarnation to incarnation reaches completion and fulfillment. This is also known as illumination, enlightenment, transfiguration, ascension, or God realization. To the ancients, this science of transformation was the highest valued knowledge and the ultimate culmination of the human experience.
The science was intact up until about three thousand years ago when the knowledge became fragmented and to a large degree lost. Suppression by orthodox religion forced the knowledge underground into mystery schools. It has also been referred to as the Perennial Philosophy or the Underground Stream of Knowledge due to its hidden nature encoded in symbols, myth and scripture.
Although this sacred science of the soul is known by different names, the name alchemy has become synonymous with chemistry or the act of changing metal lead into gold. The transforming of the lead of ignorance into the gold of enlightenment can be seen as a brief interpretation of this metaphor (I prefer the metaphor “raising the dead” or “Lazarus effect,” but that is me). The soul is defined as the divine spark of the infinite that manifests through the physical body.
Alchemy, due to its inherent power, has always been a highly guarded secret science in order to protect the student from harm and to protect the sacred from misuse by the profane. It was hidden to protect one from persecution by orthodox religion. The hidden aspect of alchemy has contributed to the lack of definition and confusion. Alchemy continues to be shrouded in mystery, controversy and speculation.
It is the Arabian construct of the term that has remained in the English language. The Arabians originally acquired the science from Egypt. Before Egypt was invaded and re-named by the Romans, Egypt was originally known by its people as Khemit or the Land of Khem. The Arabians also were masters of astrology and astronomy, they created the face of the zodiac, or pars fortuna (fate favor point) and helped them with defining the measurement of a complete year’s rotation through the zodiac.
They also created the compass and the Astrolabe, and were some of the first to start record keeping the circle of the wheel of the year – and measuring time. 360 degrees and days of the World’s complete rotation in union or orbit with the sun, in 30 day rotation with the moon. This divine interplanetary cycle is the pattern that eternally repeats. Each planet has its own particular cycle with the planets and the individual. The process of understanding how to balance the planets they are connected to is a path of transformation and inner alchemy.
The people of Khem are also said to be the descendants from Atlantis before the great flood. The term Khem refers to the black fertile soil in which the life-giving crops grow. Esoterically, Khem refers to the dark mystery of the primordial first matter from which creation manifests and the science of transformation, which is alchemy. The first matter is also equated with consciousness.
Alchemy is said to be the Great Work of nature that perfects matter, whether it is expressed as the cosmos or our soul. The term ‘Chemistry’ has its root in ‘Khem’. The science of modern Chemistry evolved from the Alchemists in Europe. Alchemy was brought to Europe by the Moors in Spain, originating from the Arabians. The Arabians added the prefix ‘Al’. referring to Allah or God. Therefore, alchemy can be defined as the Science of God Realization.