The Alchemist

Alchemy dates back to ancient Egypt. The alchemists were great observers of the natural world - half scientist and half mystic. Their texts are rich in symbolism - the transformation of base elements into gold being a metaphor for spiritual change. The alchemical signs for various elements are a basic blueprint which if used correctly lead to the Philosophers Stone - the source of all wisdom.
(Fremont Festival of Arts - July 30th, 2004)