The Alchemy of Perception is more than just a collection of abstract (and sometimes cryptic) poetry---it is an accumulation of philosophical ideas extracted from a diverse range of influences, such as Mythology, Astrology, History, Occult Philosophy, and Psychology (to name a small number), as well as the author's personal experiences craftily blended in; for spiritual and mental use and insight in difficult times. There are recurring themes in many of the poems such as the fall of humanity, love, death, and evolution. These recurring themes serve to redirect the reader back to previous poems and rethink their original interpretation of that specific work. The author tries on different masks, and becomes the poems mysterious narrator. He assumes perspectives which sometimes conflict with voices in other poems---which gives depth to the bigger picture that is subtly conveyed. The poems inside are an experimentation with metaphors, symbols, and archetypes, guiding the reader to take notice of the hidden aspects of consciousness and to delve deeper into their own minds; further into the world of The Alchemy of Perception.