This is a collection of articles taken from the many papers written during my undergraduate work. They are copy written but please feel free to read. If you would like to quote any part, please acknowledge the source correctly.
Ancient alchemy is difficult to piece together as time has obscured our complete understanding of it; however, there are enough traces left to gain a glimmer of the process. Most often alchemy is understood as a chemical process to change one element into another such as lead into gold or base metals into the philosopher’s stone. Prima materia is the main task of the alchemist. It is where the work begins. In order to proceed with the opus or the work, this mysterious substance must first be available. This truth applies to psychological transformation as well. Alchemy, as a chemical process is outdated and outdistanced by modern science but as a metaphor of psychological transformation it becomes meaningful, potent and a source of guidance fleshed out and interpreted by great minds such as Jung, Edinger and others. This paper will attempt to illustrate the alchemical steps and their psychological meaning and give an example of this type of process.click here for article