This broad banner of Alchemy* as the ancient western art of spiritual and chemical transformation, also includes references to frequently inter-related ancient wisdom traditions such as Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Quabbalah, Essenism, and a number of others. For videos related to these traditions, please check out a selection from the ever-expanding S.U.H.A video archive. *Derived from Al Khemet, the ancient Arabic term for Egypt (Lit. trans. "The Black Land") Alchemy = "Art of the Black Land." This is actually a reference to the reverence that was held for the dark, highly-fertile alluvial soil of the Nile Delta, which allowed the Egyptian civilization to flourish.