Date(s) - 06/13/2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Exploring the sources of all beliefs.

We meet the Second Sunday of each month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, on Zoom.

This month: presentation by Daniel Bailey

To Egypt and Back: Alchemy turns lead into gold, and finds our heart’s desire.

Alchemy is the art and science of turning our bodies or other matter into something greater or even Divine! European Alchemists wanted to transform lead into gold, but also used this process to elevate their souls and spirits into something immortal or godlike. This is even more evident in Chinese Internal Alchemy as they sought the elixir of immortality through the practice of Neidan. In modern times, this developed externally into chemistry and nuclear physics. Internally, this has flowered into archetypal psychology and Active Imagination; New Thought and New Age ideas and practices; contemporary Pagan and Magickal rituals and inner practices; and even in some Christian understandings of inner Work! The Alchemist by Paul Coelho is an allegory for this understanding of Alchemy.

The discussion on Sunday will focus on Contemporary Internal Alchemy, with some historical background.

A short experiential practice will be offered for those who want to try it.


Belief Explorers are a group of Unitarian Universalists and others who are interested in exploring the sources of world faith traditions.

We have no prescribed theology and honor each person’s spiritual path toward enlightenment and reason. The focus of this group will continue to evolve over the course of the program year.

We invite you to join us if you have an interest in theological writings and would like to learn and share your views in an open, accepting environment.  We meet after the worship service on the second Sunday of each month.

Belief Exploration will be meeting online via Zoom:

Dial 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 896-987-304

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Do you have questions or want more information?  Contact Carol Richardson for more info.

Online via Zoom