Alchemy {1} ~ What Is Spiritual Alchemy?

“Aurum Nostrum Non Est Aurum Vulgi: Our gold is not common gold.” ~ Alchemist Saying

Whether you understand Alchemy as a science or as a spiritual psychology instrument, alchemy is ultimately concerned with transformation and change. While physical alchemy is concerned with altering and transforming the properties within matter, spiritual alchemy is concerned with freeing your spiritual self which is trapped within you by the unrefined parts of yourself (e.g., your fears, personal beliefs, self-loathing, etc.). Spiritual alchemy is vastly more multi-faceted and mutliplex.

The objective of spiritual alchemy is to free you from your core wounds, core beliefs, soul loss, and other self-destructive personality structures in order for you to live freely and unobstructed. Existing in “pure being,” or soulful awareness is the ultimate state of transformation – the gold – of spiritual alchemy. It attempts to restructure your personality and the various levels of attachment, avoidance, and identification you possess.

Famous psychiatrist C. G. Jung has been accredited with our continued interest in alchemy. Much of his theory is heavily steeped in the rich symbolism of alchemy, creating a colourful and sophisticated roadmap by which we can learn to get ourselves “out of our own way,” stop being our own enemies and allow our fullest potential to unfold into the gold we already are.

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