Avery Hopkins has been a dedicated researcher and practitioner of alchemy for well over a decade. Hopkins’ work has culminated in Kymia Arts, a purveyor of fine alchemical elixirs, metallic oils and animal essences with a potential for astounding health benefits in body, mind and soul. Come with me as we find out: What is alchemy, and how did he get into it? The place for love and fear. His definition of ‘now’. How have his experiences affected who he is? Also, Avery will share with us: Don Juan’s Four Enemies Of Man. His definition of identity. His philosophy of soul, spirit and body. Myths about alchemy. Avery has a remarkable bank of knowledge to share with us, and his enthusiasm shines through in this podcast: “Consciousness is an infinite thing with infinite potential!” “I have met very few people that actually want to know the truth - because it's a lot easier to stay here asleep in the dream than it is to take responsibility for your experience.” “Time does not come into play until the mind exists, and the mind only exists when you become aware of it.” “I spent 15 years and I could not just prove this thing!” Alchemy is alive and real in the modern world and Avery has brought back his discoveries to share with the world at large through his brand Kymia Arts. The site is a wonderful library of alchemical wisdom featuring volumes of free material on the Alchemical Arts written by Hopkins himself. To learn more about Avery Hopkins and his work, visit https://www.kymiaarts.com/ I’d love to know your thoughts and experiences - join the conversation on my Facebook page. For more episodes of Recipes For Life, find us on iTunes at https://apple.co/2NpsIba, Spotify at https://spoti.fi/2NpSiN0, Whooskhaa at https://www.whooshkaa.com/shows/recipes-for-life-with-pete-evans, click the link on https://peteevans.com, or just look up "Recipes For Life" in your favourite podcast app. I'd love to spread the knowledge in these podcasts far and wide. If you liked this episode, I'd love it if you could share it with your friends, and perhaps even leave a review on iTunes. This podcast is proudly presented by The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, or IIN for short. I've completed this amazing health training course through IIN, and I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to start a career in the health coaching and wellness space. This course is conducted over a year long period and it's constructed in a way that if you're a full time worker or a busy parent or wherever you are in your life will still be able to complete all the required curriculum and modules. Please see the link included in this post on my Facebook or Instagram page or on iTunes, to access the free sample class and first module of the program, to get a great taste of the format and structure as well as utilise my special discount that I can offer you if you decide to sign up. Make sure you tell the admission team that you're part of the Pete Evans tuition savings to claim your very substantial discount visit https://www.integrativenutrition.com Theme music by Mandharu. Audio production by Andy Maher.