The timeless appeal of the journey in search of the Philosopher's Stone takes on a profound meaning when applied to man. The secret of the Transmutation of heavy vulgar metals into noble metals is understood as an allegory of the Aurea Via, the path that every human being can take towards his own elevation, necessary to reach the Inner Gold. Transmutation takes place with a different process from that of Transformation. Metal does not change shape, it changes substance. In the same way, in terms of Human Alchemy, man does not change his form, he changes his nature. While the transformation involves a change of form as suggested by the etymological analysis of the word, transmutation removes the masks of the human being to reveal its true nature.
Get to know what you don't know beyond appearances.
To do this in the vision of Alchemic Philosophy, man must undertake an initiatory journey within himself, explore his own shadows and darkness to transmute them into light. It is a mission in the dark that requires commitment, perseverance, presence, alignment, silence and absolute faith in the forces of nature, because the aim is not simply to let light in but to transmute matter into light, eliminating shadows, or the veil that covers the truth. The noble Art of Human Alchemy is not science and its phenomena are sometimes inexplicable to our intellect.

HERMETICISM

What is your connection to alchemy?
Hermeticism, a doctrine based on the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, forwards to the Golden Way and explains how to practice alchemical magic, to reach the higher self. The esoteric tradition of the peoples is brought back to Hermes and Hermes already bears a first message in the name, it means "Hermes the three times great". In his Tavola Smeraldina he sculpted the universal principles considered as the secrets of the raw material and transmutation.
But without fail, and quite certain.

"What is below is like that which is above that which is superior to that which is below to perform the miracles of one thing. And as all things are Firstly mediation of one, so all things from this one thing by adaptation. The father is the sun, moon its mother. The wind carried it in its belly. A nurse is the earth. The father of perfection throughout the world. Its power is integrating, if it be turned into earth. Thou shalt separate the earth from the fire, the subtle from the gross, sweetly with great industry. It rises from the earth, the sky, again down to earth, and receives the superior and inferior. So thou hast the glory of the whole of the world. Drive away all shadows. This is the whole of the strength of the strong force, for it vanquishes every subtle thing; and penetrates, so the world was created. Hence proceed wonders, which is here. Therefore am I called Hermes the Thrice Great, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole of the world. What I have said about the operation. "

Hermes Trismegistus - Tabula Emerald

ERMETISM and ALCHEMY

What are they and how are they related to personal evolution?

In the evocative rooms of the Castle of Nerola we speak of esoteric knowledge transmitted by allegorical, cryptic and mysterious symbols.

In this video a brief explanation and a practical exercise to begin to access in a simple way a knowledge still today reserved for the few.