Chinese Alchemy 'To most people, this is the alchemy that eventually developed into chemistry, and is often referred to as a protoscience.  This Eurocentric view fails to take into account the work of the Chinese alchemists, who also developed methods for manipulating minerals and altering the state of substances. Like western alchemists, the Chinese were obsessed with creating gold but, rather than creating gold for wealth, their obsession was with creating gold of the utmost purity for…

Chinese Alchemy 'To most people, this is the alchemy that eventually developed into chemistry, and is often referred to as a protoscience. This Eurocentric view fails to take into account the work of the Chinese alchemists, who also developed methods for manipulating minerals and altering the state of substances. Like western alchemists, the Chinese were obsessed with creating gold but, rather than creating gold for wealth, their obsession was with creating gold of the utmost purity for…

I Ching table| The I Ching depicts the cosmos as distinct stages of transformation. The universe flows along a natural path. This path is the cosmic creating process. At any point in time, the universe may be characterized by one of 64 stages-m.s.schneider. Each hexagram reveals cosmic polarities at work, a "picture" of the moment.

I Ching table| The I Ching depicts the cosmos as distinct stages of transformation. The universe flows along a natural path. This path is the cosmic creating process. At any point in time, the universe may be characterized by one of 64 stages-m.s.schneider. Each hexagram reveals cosmic polarities at work, a "picture" of the moment.

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