The study of Alchemy is an integral part of the Golden Dawn Tradition
In virtually every grade the basics of Alchemy are presented and taught
to the student of the Golden Dawn tradition. This prepares the student
to embark on serious Alchemical workings in higher grades. In fact, the
student who works through the grade structure is placing himself into
the Alchemical furnace and is then far more prepared to apply himself
to the Great Work in the higher grades.
Most Orders have very large libraries of Alchemical texts available to
higher grade members. Many Adepts spend a great deal of time with the
texts. Some because they choose to do work with the alembic, flask and
furnace, others because they see the wisdom in the formula for personal
There is a popular saying: "One can not create beyond oneself". If we
are to create the kind of Alchemical stone ,elixirs, medicaments etc.
then we must become priceless, less we practice chemistry instead of Alchemy.
In all things seek the true stone, the Stone of the Wise.
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