10 Secrets of Alchemy:
Alchemy is considered to be a very deep, secretive and lucrative world that’s full of esoteric secrets. The wider dimension of Alchemy is often misunderstood and lately it has been used for spiritual enlightenment by many people, including Paulo Coelho author of the book called ‘The Alchemist’. By definition, Alchemy is a process that turns heavy metal into pure gold. In reality, this process has brought a variety of challenges and interpretations with a depth that is still difficult to understand. In this blog, we disclose 10 biggest secrets of Alchemy that we bet you didn’t know!
The oldest Alchemy recipe still hangs in form of an old portrait painting in the history department of John Hopkins University. The recipe is believed to be the genuine way to convert any metal into gold and depicts animal interaction to denote specific chemical reaction and has been kept secret for over 400 years.
Back in time, large amounts of human urine was used as the miracle ingredient for the sought out chemical reaction by alchemists. It was believe to be very effective too.
The use of urine in the Alchemy process eventually led to the discovery of chemical element phosphorous in the 17th century.
The Americans usually take credit for introducing the process of turning heavy metal into gold to the world . In reality, the process of Alchemy first began in Ancient Greece.
The first process of Alchemy was done and completed in the 15th century almost 15,000 years ago in ancient Greece.
Alchemy was a discovery of the Middle East and gradually became popular in Europe as well. It did not find its way to the US till late 17th century.
The world Alchemy was derived from Arabic and Persian but has more of a literal Arabic influence.
The Middle Eastern scientists took immense pride in this discovery as they believed that it gave them control over nature. They also considered the process of Alchemy to be the most celebrated discoveries of their continent far up until the end of 18th century.
The title of the first Harry Potter book ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ was inspired by an alchemy stone in reality. It was based on the popular belief that circulated around in the 19th century that Alchemy is actually a form of magic that helps to produce gold out of mere metals.
Modern scientists and chemists refute the idea of Alchemy and believe there is no such chemical reaction possible. Although, chemist Lawrence M. Principe believes otherwise, he spends his research time trying to understand the ancient thought process by studying and interpreting ancient Alchemy imagery and replicating the processes with classic Alchemy lab tools and latin symbols in order to unlock The Secrets of Alchemy.
Whether you believe in Alchemy or not, there’s no denying that this subject is quite interesting and it will take hundreds of decades to really unveil the secrets of Alchemy. Thanks for reading and be sure to share this blog if you believe this can enlighten anyone in your circle!