Now, these are just here so that we are all on the same page. Now you know what I am talking about when I say transmutation circle. I have to admit that while circles are often associated with alchemy, when I read up on alchemy there was no mention of transmutation circles. I am not sure if alchemists use circles a lot or very rarely. Of course, I was reading a general overview of the subject. It could be that transmutation circles are romanticized the same way Witches always seem to go with cauldrons. Using a cauldron is a matter of preference. I practiced for many years without one and I'm a kitchen witch. Or it could be that transmutation circles are on the higher end of things in alchemy and wouldn't be covered in a general overview. I don't have an answer. Yet.