She was known by many,
yet truly seen by few,
and a keeper of mysteries,
that only the illumined knew.
She had many names and forms,
appeared in many times and places,
sometimes she came as visions,
and at others she came as people.
Some call her the Great Illuminator,
because she alone knew the secret of the tower,
where all of alchemy came to be,
and those who entered its ancient gates,
came as men and left as Gods,
what alchemists called the Great Work,
once achieved let their souls roam the realm of the stars,
to discover once more who they truly are.
~ the Alchemical Poet