I have been practicing and studying alchemy for about four years. I lived in New York for a while and was able to attend some of Brian Cotnoir's classes and his recommendations set me on the path. My work is directed towards initiation based primarily around Jean Dubuis' philosophy. My background before that was in hermeticism and Zen buddhism. I have done primarily the spagyric work but this year I have begun working with metallic salts. I'm very much a beginner so I would to be able to share on the forum and learn from everyone's experience.