According to the French Spiritist, Laurant Mulelet this year, 2011, is the year of spiritual distillation. Teaching Aquarian Alchemy, I know that traditionally, distillation is the sixth major operation in the alchemy of transformation. Chemically, distillation involves boiling and condensing the solution created in the first five alchemical steps. It is undertaken in order to increase purity. Distillation is represented by a compound of two substances that once pressed together make what alchemists called a "bezoar." In humans this is like binding the intestines and brain together as one. In spiritual terms this means during the year of distillation, it is going to take guts (or courage from the gut level) to challenge the mind to go forth and finish the seventh and final stage of the planetary and cosmic transformations underway.