God Rock Radio #277 – The History & Mystery of Alchemy

Jack “The Agnostic” Garcia digs deeply into ancient texts and chronicles the evolution of alchemy , a lost mystical art and sience that was the precursor to modern day chemistry and pharmaceutical medicine. The heart of alchemy was spiritual and the search for the secrets of nature , a type of religious quest with the belief that metals live and grow within the Earth, and the elusive Philosopher’s stone coud also bring about spirtual perfection and immortality. Alchemy also included an interest in healing and prolonging life , and the Medieval and Renaissance era physician depended on the ancient art/science as a source of new medications. Alchemists kept their secrets hidden well by utilizing dream sequences in their literature and symbolic art that was both religious and erotic, making sure that sacred information was given only to the initiated discipline.