• Words by Sonia

Key benefits of Spanish Alchemy

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

I've been asked hundreds of times: what is all this alchemy about? And I never find a short answer that's able to express all its genuine magic . It's very difficult to explain what is alchemy in just one sentence unless you stick to the definition itself. Alchemy is not just some sort of old fashioned chemistry but a whole philosophy that beholds the world from a holistic perspective bringing true magic to our lives. So I have decided to take some time and share with you the beautiful stories about our Spanish alchemy and help you understand the magic behind it.

Paracelsus** (1493-1541) stated that the true purpose of Alchemy was not for the vulgar purpose of gold making, but rather for the production of medicines. Thus, alchemy has always had a closer approach to wellbeing and holistic medicine rather than the romantic story about getting common metals into a noble one - gold. Let's have a closer look on its definition:

1. "The medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned with the transmutation of matter, in particular with attempts to convert base metals into gold or find a universal elixir."

2. "A seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination."

To better understand this magic rather than picturing some sort of Harry Potter adventure I'd like to share with you a hint of its history and origins.