I am continually asked by people who have recently discovered alchemy to give them some advice on how to get started. Regrettably, I do not really have the spare time to give people more than a cursory account of how they should proceed, so I have decided to place some information onto some web pages.
To begin, we must realise that alchemy has many facets, and that people use the word "alchemy" to refer to a number different things. There are also many ways of looking at the subject. Thus beginners should ask themselves some questions about their interests.