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Definition of Alchemy

Alchemy

  1. An imaginary art which aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, to find the panacea, or universal remedy for diseases, etc. It led the way to modern chemistry.
  2. A mixed metal composed mainly of brass, formerly used for various utensils; hence, a trumpet.
  3. Miraculous power of transmuting something common into something precious.

Alchemy Quotations

Alchemy is a kind of philosophy: a kind of thinking that leads to a way of understanding.
Marcel Duchamp

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts.
Erin Morgenstern

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
Paracelsus

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines.
Paracelsus

Grounded in the natural philosophy of the Middle Ages, alchemy formed a bridge: on the one hand into the past, to Gnosticism, and on the other into the future, to the modern psychology of the unconscious.
Carl Jung
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Alchemy Translations

alchemy in French is alchimie
alchemy in Swedish is alkemi
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