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An Alchemist Lurks in Our Midst

By Lisa Heyamoto -

Sacramento Bee - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Metro section, Page B1

To picture an alchemist is likely to conjure visions of a disheveled scientist in a circa-16th century European dungeon, greedily trying to coax gold from base metal. But Dennis William Hauck is one Sacramento resident who just finds the science fascinating.

Hauck, one of just a few hundred modern day alchemists, got hooked on the practice while studying mathematics at the University of Vienna in the early '70s. One day he got lost in the library and found himself in the basement surrounded by alchemy books, their intricate pictures enough to turn his head from math forever. He started traveling and learning the trade, and it wasn't long before he knew that this was something worth devoting a life to.

"There's a lot of misinformation," he said. "There are a lot of people who think you're some kind of sorcerer."

The most fabled practitioners concerned themselves with making gold or producing the cure-all "elixir of life." But for most, alchemy is more of a spiritual philosophy, the transformation of one thing into another being a metaphor as much as a physical change. Experiments involve destroying the subject, extracting its essence and re-forging it as something stronger, more whole. It's the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes. That, and what we recognize as modern-day psychotherapy.

Hauck has managed to make a full-time career out of the alchemical process, teaching students, selling the fruits of his experiments, and writing books, the most recent being "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy." It's a 101 approach to the subject that he hopes will inspire what's looking to be a healthy wave of future scientists, alchemy being, of course, the new black.

Video Interviews


Alchemy Conference (October 2009) Interview 1




Alchemy Conference (October 2009) Interview 2