Welcome to Alchemycology
Alchemycology is a community-oriented project urging the exploration of the Fungal Realm through traditional alchemical perspectives to create new means of understanding both fields of study. Like a mycelial network this space is a bridge to gather and share information in order to transmute it into higher understanding.
This website will be divided into the three philosophical bodies of every living being, as applied to mushrooms, through the traditional Alchemical perspective. As this space is developed, things will move around and change, but here is a basic framework for what you might find under each principle:
Here we have the body, the physical interactions and implications of the fungal kingdom. Through the realm of the Salt we will explore applications of mushrooms as they effect and enhance our ecology and lives through Myco-remediation, Medicinal preparation, and Cultivation.
In Alchemy the Sulfur stands as the essence of the being, its energetic expression and architecture. Through the realm of the Sulfur we will explore practical ideas about the essence of the fungal kingdom as it relates to Alchemy.
The Mercury is the universal element, and regards the universal, invisible, and most spiritual aspect of the being. As such, the realm of Mercury on this page will explore the intimate relations of mushrooms to culture (ethnomycology) through its various forms.