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Did You Dream About Alchemy? Here's What It Means

A subject like alchemy can be a complicated one to offer an interpretation for. Because our dreams are abstractions of our subconscious mind, and they may represent symbolic references to our waking-life, no single explanation will ever work for everyone.

Below are three possible perspectives on a dream about alchemy, written from three different angles.

Which meaning makes the most sense for you?


What does alchemy mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about practicing alchemy suggests a desire for transformation in your life. The meaning isn't likely to be quite so simple, however.

You may be seeking to change or improve aspects of yourself or your circumstances. Witnessing someone else perform alchemy could indicate that you're observing changes in others, or that you feel someone else holds the power to transform your life. Both of these dreams reflect a longing for change and growth.

Alchemy is complex and fascinating dream concept to to give you a single, definitive meaning for. To really know for certain, it would be necessary to really dig deep into the dreamer's life and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of practicing alchemy may symbolize the unconscious effort to reconcile conflicting aspects of the self, a process Carl Jung referred to as individuation.

Somewhat similarly: It's an endeavor to transmute base elements of the psyche into a unified, 'golden' self. Witnessing another perform alchemy could suggest a projection of this internal process onto another, indicating perhaps a reluctance to undertake this transformative journey oneself. It may also imply a sense of dependency on others for personal growth. Both dream scenarios underscore the psychoanalytic concept of the 'self' as a dynamic entity, constantly evolving and integrating disparate elements.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming about practicing alchemy symbolizes your spiritual journey towards self-realization and enlightenment. It represents your inner quest to transform your spiritual 'lead' into 'gold', i.e., to purify your soul and attain a higher state of consciousness. Witnessing someone else perform alchemy, by contrast, suggests that you are seeking guidance or inspiration from a spiritual mentor or guide. It indicates your recognition of the transformative power of spiritual wisdom and your desire to learn from those who have already walked the path. Both of these dreams reflect your spiritual aspiration for inner transformation and growth.

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Which interpretation above for alchemy applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can know for sure. Bear in mind that our dreaming mind can be a multifaceted place. Any dream image can reflect a long list of things — or result from multiple activities in our conscious life.

Got a better dream analysis on dreams about alchemy that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear your own thoughts to the comments below.

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