In this class, we will delve more deeply into the 4 Stages of Alchemy, as well as the first Alchemical Processes. We will then prepare our herbs, and discuss the methods of not only the physical preparation, but also the spiritual and energetic preparation. We will energize our herbs, and grind it to expose the Principles, after which we will immerse our herb in the Menstruum, giving life to your mixture by adding the Mercury. The Menstruum will continue the breakdown of the herb into the essential Principles. We will discuss the care and energizing of your materium over the coming weeks. At the conclusion of this class, we will adjourn for a few weeks to allow our Menstruum to do its work.