Memories, Dreams, Reflections - Chapter 7, The Work Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, The Work Summary and Analysis

This chapter begins at the dawn of the second half of the author's life, about age forty. During his marriage and while his children were growing up, he had made headway with his extensive journeys into his own unconscious mind. In this chapter he addresses the importance of Christianity and of alchemy.

It turned out that the author felt an affinity for the ancient art of alchemy. Like mechanics, it is not for everyone. Alchemy is the science of experimentation, with the overarching aim being to transform lead into gold, and to do to the human spirit something analogous to that. It is an ancient practice, shrouded in many mysteries. It has as one of it's characteristic features an emerald green tablet which displays a set of symbols that are of paramount importance to the science. Alchemy...

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