Yeah, I can turn lead into gold. Easy.
By selling enough lead to buy some gold, I can traditionally transmute the energy using the catalyst known as cash.
Does that make currency the philosopher’s stone? Have we effectively developed our own modern methods of alchemy? Does that make anybody an alchemist?
If we all have prana – life force – and we’ve been conditioned to give it to others who know how to use it (celebrities, athletes, gurus), we’re submitting our power as creators ourselves. At least partially, to which can be a cooperatively beneficial act of mutual exchange.