Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 132

Full Length Research Paper

Alchemic transformation of human creation

Kyunghee Kim
  • Kyunghee Kim
  • Department of Child Studies, Mokpo National University, South Korea.
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  •  Received: 28 September 2015
  •  Accepted: 29 February 2016
  •  Published: 30 April 2016


This study aimed to analyze the changes in human being in terms of alchemy. The process of human being goes through three stages. The first stage is the germinal period, the second stage is the embryo period, and the third one is the fetal period. Alchemy creates new things through three alchemical stages: nigredo (black), albedo (white), rubedo (red).This research attempts to figure out whether there is any relationship between the beginning of life and the stage of transformation in alchemy. The results show that the stone in alchemy is regarded as a zygote. It contains the prima material for human being. The human heart and soul are intrinsic in gene, which can be scientifically found. Scientific studies already proved that new changes take place when chemical reactions occur. The physical changes in the human body can be embryologic. The research explains how the mind, body and soul are different, and how these three are integrated to form a human being. The results of this study seem to increase the understanding of the psychological development of the human being. In addition, the understanding scope in Jung’s perspective in human creation and psychology will be extended.

Key words: Alchemy, nigredo, albedo, rubedo, human creation, transformation.