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On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician

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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
understanding ho

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Published July 29th 2011 by Shambhala Publications, Inc. (first published February 12th 2008)
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this is a great book for anyone going through any kind of internal transformation..I loved the way she addresses the challenges as well as the opportunities (too often spiritual books leave me feeling there is something wrong with having challenges on the path). she is frank, engaging and an entertaining writer...
Finally, a great guide to practical alchemy. You can't go wrong starting here or ending up here. All the obtuse alchemical literature I read before finding this book is refined by Maccoun so I'm able to grasp both the larger picture of generating a great Work and its details.
Juanita Baltz
I read a lot of information about alchemy and alchemists all seemed fanciful and frankly impossible. This book I have read multiple times and made notes that are helpful but I know I have not reached the complete essence. Do not expect to turn lead to gold but to expect to take many things and make them better for you and those around you. Dare to try it.
Throughly enjoyed reading On Becoming An Alchemist, and one of the few books I actually go back and flip through. Each time I do, I catch something I missed before.
Amy Herring
This book is written SO well and clearly. Her analogies are perfect to drive home her point. Its not in any way preachy and its totally accessibly. Loved it.
A quick "how to" guide; what could be better?!
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