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‘Inner Alchemy’ by Zulma Reyo is a book that helps its readers on a path of personal growth and universal understanding. Written by Psychotherapist Zulma Reyo, who also has in depth knowledge and understanding of a variety of alternative therapies and practices, ‘Inner Alchemy’ mixes theoretical based teaching with practical opportunities for understanding. This is a book to ponder over and to return to in future, potentially with new eyes and from a further enlightened perspective. Constant change, reflection and learning is encouraged throughout the book. As we get older, experience new things, challenge ourselves in new ways, 'Inner Alchemy’ will offer even more rewards, as its teachings take on a new meaning, or become clearer. This spiritually enlightening read is well-laid out and easy to follow. The images used throughout are beautiful. Rich, bright and colourful but meditative graphics featuring mandalas and landscapes evoke our connection to the world around us, but the brightest light connects to the centre of the subject, reiterating that all change in the world starts from within. I liked the glossary of key terms at the beginning, this is a useful tool as you work your way through the lessons in this book and ideal for any beginner. I also liked the ‘review’ subheadings at the end of each section, I feel these allow you to take an extra moment to pause and reflect on key points as well as taking the time to put in to practice the questions and affirmations As stated, ‘Inner Alchemy’ is a revised and updated edition of ‘Mastery: The Path of Inner Alchemy’ a book that was originally published in 1989. Changes have been made in order to reflect the world around us, amid a pandemic and the economic instability and cultural changes taking place currently. This is an intriguing and informative read that I would recommend for those looking for spiritually and meditatively focused change. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
To serve the evolution of consciousness and the realisation of true spirituality, sex - both as psychological impulse and as raw drive - must be purified of misuse and coercive force and refined into an enlightened and flexible substance. Likewise, the crystallised unconscious fixations of karma must be transmuted. This book, based on and including some of the practices from Reyo's Karma and Sexuality workshops, is the most complete guide available on the inner dynamics of human relationships and how this alchemical transformation might come about. It analyses the structural foundations of the mind and the physical organism - as well as higher mind or consciousness - in light of modern physics and psychological thought. This is the best of Freud wedded to the best of Jung and modern mysticism. The book's overtones are tantric, while its spirit is profoundly humanitarian and ecological, advocating the need for brotherhood and unity, and a more loving consciousness in which the truly earthly is indeed divine.