The Meaning of Alchemy
Alchemy’s name is derived from the ancient art of transformation in which medieval alchemists attempted to transform a lower base metal, or prima materia, into gold, called the Philosopher’s Stone. Alchemy works to transform prima materia (urban youth) into the Philosopher’s Stone (the gold inherent within our youth). The alchemist’s work was known as the Opus and it required the alchemist to personally possess certain character traits in order to bring forth the gold. At Alchemy, Inc., we work in a similar fashion to enhance the positive character traits within ourselves and then transfer these traits to the urban youth with whom we work.