I personally believe that magic spells and alchemic reactions both collectively flow the same direction to the 8th degree, any alchemical reaction seems to flow on one rule, to attain, you must sacrifice and altar something of the same value and properties, where as magic also seems to flow in almost a parallel direction, to be able to cast, you must hold the power or properties to come to a succession. As to why alchemys laws and practition of magic tales of some sort of the same aspects, and why a correlation of the two have never quipped into question, I am very interested in discussing anything at all you might have to say about alchemical relations to the arcane, knowledgeable or not.
It seems as if Alchemy ability to gain, and magics ability to bend the raw spiritual and metaphysical energies of realms could definitely use a crossover as I think Alchemy is just the catalyst magic needs, and the creative minds of magic would cast a whole new era of theorise and philosophies on the current standard of today's Alchemy.
If you are free for discussion, don't stump out on the questions.
- An interested party.