Transforming matter from one state to another using pressure and temperature is not as a constant process as the modern science claims. It depends on the mood of the person who does the transformation. Emotions play the crucial role especially when you are not trying to systematize the process for getting a repeatable result, but rather looking for revelation.

That is alchemy – doing your routine over and over again leaving the space for miracle.

Sometimes the transformation is visible only for you, but sometimes it changes the world.

It is not a thing that you can master learning secret symbols and reading old manuscripts, but finding your own path, even if it goes against or across the conventional current.

Nothing is constant, everything changes.

The transformation is going to happen even without your attention, but you can be a part of it, a conscious part. That way you are transforming yourself along with the matter.