Alchemy..a marriage of philosophy and art in a crucible of unfermented science. Ethics, magic, medicine, astrology, law, poetry, heresy combined in equal parts, permeated, filtered, diffused and diluted into a dancing water of life.
As above, so below, a most elated game of clouded minds. At once wicked and virtuous, ingenious and foolish, a poisonous panacea. But are these faulty premises of any use?
Without them, you are a lonely slab of man-shaped meat, dangling on sticks, with them, you are a being of a higher order, god's vassal on earth, passing through the world of shadows, finding your golden path. Every action, event or instance - becomes a strand in a magical pattern of infinite complexity.