The Alchymie inherent in every esoteric artefact presented by Hermes is about Heart Awakening – the transmutation of density and the unenlightened disposition, into the Gold of Enlightenment or Heart Intelligence.
The origins of Alchymie are ancient and mysterious. The legendary Egyptian philosopher and Alchymist, Hermes Trismegistus (also known as Thoth), developed the alchymeic process known as Hermetic, or Hermetic Science and inscribed this wisdom upon a stone tablet known as ‘The Emerald Tablet’. Upon this Emerald Tablet, Hermes inscribed his famous observation “As Above, So Below”, as well as a description and language of the process of creation. Most, if not all, historical evidence of Hermes Trismegistus, including the Emerald Tablet, has been destroyed, hidden or lost over time. There are now only channelled or intuited versions available.
Alchymie is commonly known as the “transformation of base metal into gold.” As an early form of chemistry, this is most likely totally fallacious. The process of turning lead into gold has to be metaphorical or allegorical. Turning us into enlightened beings itself takes a huge amount of energy and is remarkably difficult — practically impossible for most people. Spiritual transformation has all the elements of Alchymie – it requires a huge amount of heat applied steadily over years to make a difference to the usual consciousness, which is dense, karmic and leadlike. Gold is simply the symbol of enlightenment.
Thus, the Alchymie of Hermes Far Eastern Shining is part of the Hermetic tradition, although it is utterly different from the commonplace understanding — it is not even historical, it is a new expression of it – a renewed vision, through Divine inspiration and the Hermetic spirit.
To differentiate the Products from the association of alchemy with early chemistry, we spell the word as it was in the old language – Alchymie — and call the Products Alchymeic. This reflects our understanding of Alchymie as real spiritual transformation.
“…This work is Hermetic Science.Here, science is to mean more than what science means today.Herein, science is to mean not merely an examination of thegross physical dimension, but an examination of the whole cosmic presentation,which is the absolute unity.This meaning of the word science can certainly achieve a unity with spirituality,therefore existing beyond all duality.Beyond Left and Right.Beyond Male and Female.Beyond High and Low.Each tiny aspect of the cosmos is thus bi-polar and exists as an indivisible unity…”.
In order to bring about real change a conversion needs to occur; a shift from a self-focused life, to a life that takes into account all other beings. This ‘conversion’ is the process of Alchymie.