Alchemy is one of the many names used throughout history to describe a holistic philosophy of the natural world. Understand, to know a thing is just the beginning, through knowledge, meditation, contemplation and practice we come to wisdom. Wisdom is the key, for it speaks of ownership. The three great premises of the Theosophical Society are gently enfolded, nurtured and loved by Alchemy. For understanding the nature of humanity, and the truth that only through effort and love for the micro and the macro do we see our own true potential manifest, is one of Alchemy's secrets.