The Chymical Cook
This is the true story of several young people in the 1960s who encounter a remarkable teacher of the occult in the menacing world of rural Georgia. The teacher, an elfish woman named Elsie, turns chance events into mystical symbols through poetic speeches that keep the group awe-struck while giving object-lessons (including alchemical cooking!) in the teachings. Includes an epilogue recounting characters' lives since the 60s.