Kemet the root of chemistry and alchemy

Both ‘chemical’ and ‘hermetic’ are linked to alchemy. The word ALCHEMY comes via Old French and medieval Latin from Arabic ‘alkimiya,’ ‘al,’ the +‘kimiya,’ which comes from the Greek ‘khemia’ or ‘khemeia’ meaning ‘the art of transmuting metals.’ In early use ‘alchemy’ referred to the chemistry of the Middle ages and 16th century. (source)

“Kemet” was the native Egyptian name for Egypt. It was the word for “black” and significantly, the word used to distinguish the fertile Nile lands from the red desert soils. Some think that the Greeks then called the Egyptian (“black”) art “Chêmia,” to mean “the Egyptian art” (“χημεία”). The earliest known use of the word “khemeia” was in a decree issued by the Roman Emperor Diocletian (c. 300), to burn all such Egyptian books. (source)

“Khem” alludes to the black soil of the Nile delta. Esoterically the word refers to the primordial or First Matter (the Khem). Alchemy is the Great Work of nature that perfects this chaotic matter, whether it be expressed as the metals, the cosmos, or the very substance of our souls. (source)

Not the Qabalah (Jewish or Christian), but the Ancient Egyptian Mystery Tradition (or Kemetism) is the backbone of the Western Tradition of Alchemy. (source)

Other links

  • http://rosaceastone.blogspot.ca/2005/07/alchemical-fire.html
  • http://www.rsc.org/periodic-table/alchemy
  • http://www.sacred-texts.com/eso/sta/sta37.htm
  • http://www.shamanicjourneys.com/articles/Alchemy%20Egypt%20and%20Alchemical%20Healing.php
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy

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