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Why Nitrogeno?

With our magazine, Nitrogeno, we want to take your life to the next level, right now! We want to spread a single field of Knowledge, a holographic Reality that anybody can share.

A dimension of the Knowing, far more than multidisciplinary and that must not be limited to academic knowledge, but must be made usable to all creative minds. With this crowdfunding campaign we want to spread Nitrogeno and all events connected to it, all over the world.


Nitrogeno – An International review of operative Alchemy, is the result of the collaboration between Leonardo Anfolsi (director) and Rocco Fontana (publisher), who dedicated his life to this magazine in late 2015.

Nitrogeno was born as a powerful instrument to connect many people on a planetary level, from all over the world, who have suspected the existence of a single field of Knowledge, a holographic Reality that anybody can share. A dimension of the Knowing, far more than multidisciplinary and that must not be limited to academic knowledge, but must be made usable to all creative minds. It is our belief that this historical period is the right moment to relaunch the idea of Alchemy as a synthesis of Art and Knowledge, and the root of any gnosis/learning appeared in the course of history. And this is a reality well attested by historical records.

Leonardo Anfolsi is an expert in meditation and operative alchemy, with 40 years of experience in the field. He is a meditation teacher, a Buddhist monk and an abbot (Roshi) of the Japanese Rinzai School and an expert naturopathist. He is a writer and teacher, active in Europe and in the United States, and now his work is published by Fontana Editore.

Rocco Fontana is a publisher from Italy. He has worked in the fields of communication and information for over 30 years. He has been the editor of several online magazines. For many years he attended a Gurdjeff school and then furthered his education autonomously. He has approached meditation under Leonardo’s guidance. His chosen mission is to spread esoteric literature and practice, particularly alchemy.

Nitrogeno’s objective is to prove that:

  1. Historically speaking Alchemy is the root of all planetary knowledge, both in an inner, personal sense and in a practical, operative sense.

  2. Alchemy is intuitive and therefore mainly experiential, and, as such, easy to put into practice.

  3. The link between Alchemy and the foundation of all of the planet’s therapeutic realities, whether they are considered Conventional Medicines, Integrative/alternative Medicines. Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Spagyric, Conventional Medicine with its accompanying industrial pharmacy, herbal medicine and galenic usage of tinctures and oils, Unani medicine, or Tibetan medicine, etc.

  4. Alchemy has always been closely related and the basis of the realities of meditation, spirituality, philosophy, the Arts, Epistemology and therefore scientific research as a whole.


The alchemist Paracelsus, founder of modern Western alchemy, has left us a motto which can serve us well for our program. Alterius not sit, qui suus esse potest. Don’t be a slave when you can be a master.

This motto expresses an opinion that by now is taking over the planet and that must be the taking of a responsibility, and not a pretense. If this comes true, we will have health shared by all.

In the first issue of Nitrogeno we mentioned a paradigm regarding the repression of historical facts concerning Alchemy the case of Marcello Malpighi, a famous anatomist and researcher of the XVII century, who was then defined as a “neoteric iatrochemist”, with pathetic verbal acrobatics to avoid the simple label “Paracelsian Alchemist”.

This era is asking loud and clear for a new and wider space for the circulation and the exchange of a new knowledge which, based on a new foundation, can help thinking individuals to work out a deep and powerful revolution of their own thinking, of their own consciousness and most of all of their actions. And this is crucial to our survival.

This is why Nitrogeno is an important vehicle of knowledge and an ambitious project that intends to bring back to light, with precision and rigor, the knowledge of ancient traditions together with new intuitions, to project whole things into the future, now!

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