“Mental Transmutation means the art of changing and transforming mental states, forms, and conditions, into others. So you may see that Mental Transmutation is the Art of Mental Chemistry.” – The Kybalion
The truth is, that beneath the material chemistry, astronomy and psychology (that is, the psychology in its phase of “brain action”), the ancients possessed a knowledge of transcendental astronomy, called astrology; of transcendental chemistry, called alchemy; of transcendental psychology, called mystic psychology.
They possessed the Inner Knowledge as well as the Outer Knowledge, the latter alone being possessed by modern scientists. Among the many secret branches of knowledge possessed by the Hermetists, was that known as Mental Transmutation, which forms the subject matter of this lesson.
Transmutation” is a term usually employed to designate the ancient art of the transmutation of metals—particularly of the base metals into gold. Theword “Transmute” means “to change from one nature, form, or substance, into another; to transform” (Webster). And accordingly, “Mental Transmutation” means the art of changing and transforming mental states, forms, and conditions, into others. So you may see that Mental Transmutation is the “Art of Mental Chemistry,” if you like the term—a form of practical Mystic Psychology.
But this means far more than appears on the surface. Transmutation, Alchemy, or Chemistry, on the Mental Plane is important enough in its effects, to be sure, and if the art stopped there it would still be one of the most important branches of study known to man. But this is only the beginning. Let us see why!
Source: The Kybalion
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