An insight into the true nature of the principles of alchemy and the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus (also known as Thoth, Mercury, or Hermes in different cultures). This was part of the wisdom of the mystery schools of ancient times. Alchemy is not all about transforming things into gold, but more of a understanding of the true nature of things and how to manipulate their energies.
Gnosis : The Great Work of Alchemy. The whole purpose in the process of alchemy is to transmute to alchemical lead (low consciousness) into gold (high consciousness). This result has many names, such as gnosis, the philosopher’s stone, enlightenment, and etc. To be able to fully utilize the consciousness to see past the illusions of symbols, metaphor, allegory, and mythology.