Man has always searched for the truth, the nature of existence...
So what does that have to do with alchemy and homeopathy?
What is Alchemy? Is it transforming lead to gold? Or, is it, on the spiritual level transforming human soul from lower vibration to higher ascendant vibration, from heavy physical aspect of being to lighter immaterial way of being?
It is the integration of the whole, the combining of conscious and subconscious, the two opposite paradoxes. It is the way of knowing and the way of being. It is learning how to remember the future.
Hauck says: " The finding of truth or reality requires amalgamation of both rational and irrational methods of knowing, a joining of thought and feelings"
In alchemy the purest state of a thing is alchemical gold, and that is the state that the alchemist is trying to achieve.
According to Hauck:
" The alchemist's idea of :mind of nature" was very similar to our notion of evolution. Over time nature seems to be perfecting itself.
Jean Debuis says:
"Alchemy is the art of manipulating life and consciousness in matter
" To help it evolve, or to solve problems of inner disharmonies. The alchemists believe that everything carries an energetic seed or pattern of it's own perfection and it is the job of the alchemist to bring them to light and allow their full expression in time and space. They use this guiding pattern of perfection as an inner spirit that exists in all matter, from a dull lump of lead to a living human being." ( Hauck, 2004, 5).
The "Philosopher's Stone" is the ultimate achievement of the alchemist. Physiologically changing lead to gold means transforming unconsciousness to consciousness, and the consciousness is nothing but the Philosopher's Stone.
Isn't this what we want to achieve as homeopaths? or even as humans? Aren't we trying to bring out the gold that's in ourselves and our patients?
Didn't Hahnemann devote his life to find the philosopher stone of disease? To transform disease to ultimate health? To transform the heavy lead of human soul to bright and pure gold that we all have inside?