Alchemy – Part 1

What a weird yet strangely pleasing name the term Alchemy is. It is simple, yet so infilled and intermixed with the possible verities of exact science and the philosophical speculations on the infinite and the unknown, as to elude our mental grasp, as it were, by its own subtle essence, and defy the keenest analysis of our profoundest generalizers in science. And yet, in spite of this self-evident truth, how fascinating the sound of the word becomes to the mystic student’s ear, and bow pregnant with awful and mysterious possibilities it becomes, to the immortal powers embodied within the complex human organism termed man.

What is Astrology?

Hans Baldung Grien (attributed) - Horoscope of a solar eclipse with Signs of the Zodiac, Priest, Eagle, Cupid, and Venus
Hans Baldung Grien (attributed) – Horoscope of a solar eclipse with Signs of the Zodiac, Priest, Eagle, Cupid, and Venus

Many of those who take up the study of astrology complain of the great obscurity of the books of study, of the many technical terms, incomprehensible to the laity, and especially of the difficulties of the calculations, which latter are unsurmountable for those who have no knowledge of mathematics and cosmology.