Alchemy is an ancient practice shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Its practitioners mainly sought to turn lead into gold, a quest that has captured the imaginations of people for thousands of years.
Alchemy: A seemingly magical transformation. There was a very strong spiritual component involved – a belief in the connection of all things; that there was a formula akin to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, and like the embodiment of the Holy Grail, ultimately an enlightenment of the soul.
and my submission to the Monochrome Madness Gallery with Leanne Cole
coloured version is here
There’s courage involved if you want
to become truth.
We alchemists look for talent that
can heat up and change. Lukewarm won’t do.
Halfhearted holding back,
well-enough getting by? Not here.-Rumi
and wandering in Rathtrevor Park by the Sea
The boys of summer
The sorcerer in his raven cloak, is calling
between the whispering meadow and the singing sea
turning folds of light from green to golden.
Munin and the apple