Some reading for the train. This book makes some interesting claims about the history of #Tarot that actually don’t seem that far fetched. I haven’t gotten into the real meat of the book yet, but it’s got a section on the Mantegna Tarot. A good sign! #AurumSolis #horriblefont #book #occult #arnemancy #ocdlaleftovers via Instagram

What is Alchemy?

Alchemy is an ancient practice that can be considered in part as a precursor to chemistry. However, like Freemasonry, it can be said to have both a speculative and an operative side. While “operative” alchemy deals with the transformation of base metals into gold, “speculative” alchemy uses similar symbolism, allegory, and language to speak of spiritual truths and a path to inner light and wisdom.