On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician
regard alchemy as a metaphor for inner transformation. But this is only half
the story. According to Catherine MacCoun, alchemy is no mere metaphor. It’s
real magic. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to
transform the outer world. Through studying the principles of
alchemy, we can achieve extraordinary effects from ordinary actions by
That's not to say that it isn't worth reading. In fact, buy it and read it right now.
Having said that Inner Traditions of Magic is a college textbook in the application of metaphysics in the construction of magical rituals, I can contextualize my thoughts on On Becoming an Alchemist by saying that it serves as an excellent associate's level textbook. There's no such thing as a primary school text on ma ...more