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Interestingly, in the past Ho-Gyeong actually asked Jang Gang for help, opening the gates of Jinyowon for him to bring out the ice stone. She knows it has the power to bring back the souls of the dead, so she pleaded with him to use it and bring back her daughter. As a consequence, Jinyowon lost the ice stone.
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The fantasy drama is set in a fictional country called Daeho that does not exist in history or on maps. The series is about the love and growth of young mages as they overcome their twisted fates due to a magic spell known as the "alchemy of souls", which allows souls to switch bodies.
Naksu dying in the end and maybe Jang Uk too seems like a feasible ending. It is true that Naksu had a bitter and painful past; however, the moment she chose to let her anger and rage took over her senses and in a way lead harm to some innocent people, she has become a criminal. Yes she was used by Jin Mu, but she actively participated in his plans wherein lives of young people were lost (I believe innocent ones). Those lives that were taken from performing alchemy of souls to shift the souls of old mages to younger bodies. Also, from the moment Jang Uk hid the truth about Mudeok being Naksu, he was aiding and abetting a criminal. Again, when innocent lives are lost in your quest for revenge, you have become a perpetrator in a way. So I guess, Naksu, prolly Jang Uk too, has to receive some kind of punishments. Death by doing good? Possibly. Any plot is welcome, as long as it will absolve all of the wrongs that they have done and that they can finally be remembered as saviours, not an assassin or a product of alchemy of souls. In saying that, I hope Jin Mu will meet an excruciating ending befitting to an evilest antagonist.
MuDouk is the true eldest daughter of Jinwowan. Naksu died but her spirit lives on in the body of BuYeon. Naksu will eventually and finally leaves the body of BuYeon. JangUk will use his alchemy of soul to get her back but MuDouk appears too. JangUk will decide to reunite with MuDouk, the true eldest daughter aka BuYeon. I hope this happens as I want to see MuDouk makes a reappearance in the finale and her chemistry with JangUk is first class!
Alchemy Of Souls follows the story of an intriguing and magical world of mages whose fates are entangled due to sorcery, that swaps human souls. The show, which runs on tvN, also streams on the OTT giant Netflix. The official synopsis of its first part reads, "A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny." Alchemy Of Souls Part 1 stars Jung So Min, Lee Jae Wook, Shin Seung Ho and Hwang Minhyun.
But this perception of alchemy is largely misguided: it stems from confusing the metaphors of original alchemy with reality. Alchemy, as a result, became a pseudo-science of transforming lead into gold.
While physical alchemy is concerned with altering and transforming the properties within matter, spiritual alchemy is concerned with freeing your spiritual self which is obscured within you by the unrefined parts of your ego (e.g., your fears, personal beliefs, self-loathing, etc.).
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of spiritual alchemy is its objective: to free you from your core wounds, core beliefs, soul loss, and other self-destructive personality structures in order for you to live freely and joyfully.
My answer is that in life, we all need maps that can help us orient to our environments. In terms of the inner landscape and the journey of spiritual awakening, alchemy is one of the oldest practices and metaphors out there.
Note: while there are no universal stages of alchemy due to the sheer number of different schools out there, here are some of the most widely accepted stages and how they pertain to the spiritual awakening journey: 041b061a72