I have come to think of the Bible as an Alchemical text.
Alchemy is a word used to describe a process that turns baseness to gold. The ancient alchemists tried to turn actual metal to the substance of gold. But there is another, more immediate application of the term alchemy … it is the process of refining our own internal baseness into gold.
This is the art of transmutation that interests me most. And the Bible is all about it.
Every character, every place, name and number used in the Bible is significant. The stories depict our own internal characters and struggles. The Bible outlines in detail the process of transforming our own consciousness so that we can come into at-one-ment (atonement) with God.