Second Years Guide to Ace Alchemy: A Study Guide

written by Lily Lavender

This book is intended for all who need a quick study reference guide for ALCH-201. It has a glossary of terms & its appropriate meanings for the entire course. Each chapter is based on a lesson; where it won't go into grave detail, but will give you the necessary components to study for upcoming tests & assignments. This does not include mid-term & final exams. All detailed information about each topic is in your official lessons with the Professor. DO NOT COPY AS IT IS PLAGIARISM!

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Chapter 4

Kanada & Dxou Yen

Kanada was born in Gujarat, India around 600 B.C.E. in the time of the Vedic Period. Ulka was his father's name. Kanada researched Rasavadam & accepted Aether as a fifth aspect. He discovered how atoms work while breaking up food into tiny crumbs. Dzou Yen was born in 305 B.C.E. & died in 240 B.C.E. in China. He lived in the time period of the Zhou Dynasty in Qi. Dzou Yen was the first alchemist to alter base metals into noble metals. Liu Hsiang tried to follow Yen's footsteps to turn lead into gold but with no such luck. He was impeached from being an imperial adviser of the court, imprisoned, & was convicted to death. However, the Emperor Xuan let him go.

Zosimos of Panopolis & Nicolas Flamel

Zosimos was born in Panopolis (Akhmim), Egypt in 300 C.E. He wrote the oldest alchemical books & they have been translated into the Syriac, Greek, & Arabic languages. Zosimos had visions of the god Ion, where self-sacrifice was made, with methods of being boiled alive or being mutilated. As a result, a homunculus would arise. Carl Jung believes this was the first theory of homunculus. In 1327 near Paris, France, Nicolas Flamel was born & was taught at Beauxbatons. In 1368, he married Perenelle Delamere. Together, they invented the Philosopher's Stone. Flamel aided in creating Medieval alchemy ethics & wrote books. In 1991, Voldemort tried, but failed, to obtain the stone & both Albus Dumbledore & Nicolas Flamel agreed to destroy it.


Paracelsus was born in 1493 & was significant in the Renaissance era. He is a descendant of Salazar Slytherin. Due to degrading previous physicians, his writings were banned in Nurmberg, Germany. Paracelsus invented Parseltongue as his ancestor kept the language a secret. He also renamed an element; zinc, & created the Alphabet of the Magi. He invented laudanum & was the first to theorize the unconscious. Paracelsus also wrote the Harmony of Elements & Organs.

Fun Facts
Kanada established the Vaisheshika school & wrote the Vaisheshkia Sutra. He wrote about ten sections, though four were the most important (the nine realities, atoms come together to create molecules, every soul is everlasting, & the seven experiences).
Dzou Yen discovered the five Chinese elements (wood, water, fire, earth, & metal) & Yin & Yang. This discovery aided in Chinese healing & geomancy.
Zosimos was guided towards Alchemy by Hermetics & Gnosticism. He believed that in order to alter metal, you must cleanse & free your spiritual mind.
Paracelsus is also known as Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. His name represents equal to Celsus.

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