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alchemy

A pseudoscience of the Middle Ages, which attempted to use primitive lab methods to understand laws of nature and the universe. Some of the methods and glassware alchemists created are still used in some form. Most alchemists tried to turn heavy metal into gold.
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When the late light alchemizes the air, when the sun falls into the net.
The intro sets the stage for a thinking-man's picture about the Middle East where the volatile mix of politics, economics and religion so often alchemizes into violence.