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Any negative scores should be interpreted as a score of zero. An interactive, self-scoring version of the Alchemy Quiz is available at the author’s website.
You are likely still in the Calcination phase of your personal alchemy and need to take definitive steps toward breaking free of your materialistic viewpoint. Try to find the time to attend lectures by spiritual leaders, read their books, or begin a private program of meditation.
You are in Dissolution and should make a concerted effort to recognize the spiritual influences in your life. These forces are surfacing, and you should prepare yourself.
Indicate you have finally entered the Separation phase and should be taking an honest look at yourself and the things you want to count on later in your life.
You have reached a Conjunction of the opposing forces within your personality. At this time of renewed confidence, you should seek those activities that reinforce your peace of mind. It is an excellent time for a nature retreat or deep meditative session.
This means you are beginning Fermentation and could be experiencing both mental and physical depression. Be patient and try to feel the full intensity of your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations, since they are offering you a true escape from the mundane world in which you feel yourself trapped. Higher scores in this range indicate that you are undergoing a period of true inspiration during which you should try to keep as grounded as possible. Keep a journal of your thoughts and dreams no matter how strange or irrelevant they may seem.
You could be experiencing Distillation. This is a true break with the world, so it is important to stay oriented during this disconcerting process by identifying a “presence” within you that is always centered.
This suggest that you are in a stage of Coagulation in which worldly concerns are receding and hidden spiritual forces are taking on new reality. Respect the new freedom and perspective you have achieved at this plateau, for in all likelihood, a new round in your personal alchemy is about to begin.