The original meaning of today is not completely known. It is probably derived from the original Egyptian word "khem" (black or figuratively Egypt). Egypt was not the only country
Where the alchemy of considerable effort. Other countries included in particular China and Greece
. Greek mystics met in Egypt with the production
drugs and dyes. In ancient Egypt belonged to the old alchemy of science temple whose origin is ascribed Trismegistr Herm. Erroneous view of today's official science, which understands the alchemy and chemistry as a primitive precursor of today's science of chemistry. Alchemy is the esoteric science of life
and its transformations.
The basic division of alchemy
Alchemy is like all the existing three levels of existence. These are aspects of physical, mental and spiritual. Today, rather simply refers only to the physical and spiritual alchemy. Physical here seeks to transform the material and spiritual transformation of man
as psychological and spiritual beings. Significantly "Aurum nostrum non est aurum vulgo" - Our gold is not ordinary gold. This gold is symbolic of spiritual transformation of man and his mystical connection of opposites (coniunctio oppositorum).