By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Apr 10, 2014
Post # 6
Because it used to be associated with witchcraft, and they don't really like that. As it was illegal until 1951. And witchcraft is still frowned upon by some. The Medical Profession owes a lot to witchcraft, but modern Scientists do not acknowledge it!
:) Science and alchemy are the same thing just like most magick is unexplained science. They can't prove magick doesn't exist so scientists get mad when labeled alchemists which is related to the theory of magick.
Some Alchemical practices were associated with religion and spirituality while some were not (three prominant paths associated with it are Christianity, Islam, and Taoism). You also have medicinal, mineral, and various other kinds of work and if you want recipes, there eare lots to be had. Because Alchemists were secretive about there works, not all were literal recipes and many practices were heavily strewn with sigils and metaphors. Also keep in mind that different Alchemists didn't have universal beliefs or philosophies as they grew and expanded as time went on. Here are some links;
well (to my understanding of alchemy) i hear its about mixing potions into things, like mixing an acid with water to make it steam, witch is since, but... i feel theres still "some" magic in it how ever any one else sees it.