Alchemy 101 Podcast Lecture

05: Alchemy 101: Intro to High Alchemical Arts, Part 4

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Alchemy 101 Lecture

Part 4 of the Alchemy 101 lecture covers entheogens, quintessences, and understanding alchemical allegory on inner and outer levels of practical, real work. This lecture is for those interested in learning about real practical alchemy and its application as a spiritual path. As an ancient divine science, it is not something in which many people have received proper or effective …

Alchemy 101 Podcast Lecture

04: Alchemy 101: Intro to High Alchemical Arts, Part 3

Transcendence Works! Podcast, Practical Alchemy

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Alchemy 101 Lecture

Part 3 of the Alchemy 101 lecture starts with the Great Work in the metallic kingdom and covers adept alchemical and initiatory definitions, concepts and viewpoints. This lecture is for those interested in learning about real practical alchemy and its application as a spiritual path. As an ancient divine science, it is not something in which many people have received …

Alchemy 101 Podcast Lecture

03: Alchemy 101: Intro to High Alchemical Arts, Part 2

Transcendence Works! Podcast, Practical Alchemy

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Alchemy 101 Lecture

Part 2 of the Alchemy 101 lecture continues to the schism between alchemy and magic, and barriers to approaching practical study of laboratory alchemy. This lecture is for those interested in learning about real practical alchemy and its application as a spiritual path. As an ancient divine science, it is not something in which many people have received proper or …

Alchemy 101 Podcast Lecture

02: Alchemy 101: Intro to High Alchemical Arts, Part 1

Transcendence Works! Podcast, Practical Alchemy

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Alchemy 101 Lecture

Part 1 of the Alchemy 101 lecture covers introductory information about definitions, concepts, and practical applications of ancient alchemical understanding. This lecture is for those interested in learning about real practical alchemy and its application as a spiritual path. As an ancient divine science, it is not something in which many people have received proper or effective detailed instruction. Real …

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus

Transcendence Works! Practical Alchemy

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes is the single most famous artifact of the entire Hermetic Tradition, though only translations are available to us today. Unfortunately, we cannot go to a museum to see the original unless it is once again found. The Emerald Tablet is the core foundation of Hermetic Philosophy and instructs in the art of practical alchemy and …

Plant Alchemy: Hollandus Pyrolytic Distillation

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This is a brief video of pyrolytic (destructive) distillation in plant alchemy work as taught by the adept Isaac Hollandus. This alternate method of working in the plant kingdom was initially brought to my attention by the New Zealand alchemist Rubaphilos. I created a local working group in 2014 (dubbed CORE group) and we did this process so that everyone …

Evolutionary Power & Alchemical Process

Evolutionary Powers & Alchemical Process

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The conscious mind is not a singularity—it is a complex of functions and forces which ebb and flow within each other, and their movement creates thoughts and impressions that we believe to be our individual consciousness. Consciousness, by the very context of the word denotes a fullness, a purity, conveyed through faculties of awakened perception. Our conscious mind, however, is …

Alchemical Allegory Solar Religion

Unveiling Aspects of Alchemical Allegory in Solar Religion

Transcendence Works! Mythology & Religion, Unveiling Allegory

As the initial post in the new ‘Unveiling Allegory’ category, this is an excerpt from Chapter XX, Unveiling Alchemical Allegory in Religion, from Practical Alchemy: Path to High Alchemical Arts. The crux of spiritual allegory is to use a surface level of meaning to conceal something of much deeper substance, value, and meaning in a way that protects the hidden …

Initiation Levels Alchemy & Magic

True Initiatory Levels in Alchemy & Magic

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This post contains excerpts from Chapter X, True Initiatory Levels in Alchemy & Magic, from Practical Alchemy: Path to High Alchemical Arts. Furthermore, viewpoints shared here are based upon universal alchemical levels that reflect and align with the practical work itself, not with reaching a level or attaining a title within any temporal spiritual organization. True initiatory levels in alchemy …

Magic & Alchemy

Magic & Alchemy: Understanding the Link

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Within the Hermetic Sciences, the foundation of the Western Mystery Tradition, the two main branches are magic and alchemy. Magic as a broad subject is far more widely studied, since reliable alchemical training is hard to find. The same is unfortunately true of magic, but there is so much more of it available in general, that Seekers are forced to …

Why Learn Real Alchemy on a Magical Path?

Why Learn Real Alchemy on a Magical Path?

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Real alchemy is the art of making quintessences, truly magical psycho-spiritual sacraments that expand consciousness into transcendent levels of experience. One point of distinction between true alchemical quintessences and entheogens used as sacraments in shamanic traditions, is that our quintessences act on a psycho-spiritual level without having any psychoactive compounds in the source materials. That is one of the proofs …

Rosarium Philosophorum, Part 2

Rosarium Philosophorum, Part II

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O Luna, by means of my embracing and sweet kisses, Thou art made beautiful, strong and mighty like as I am. O Sol, thou art to be preferred before all light, But yet thou needest me, as the cock does the hen.
 Arisleus in a Vision: Join therefore thy son Gabrick, best beloved of thee among all thy sons, with …

Ancient Egyptian Magic

Ancient Egyptian Magic by Bob Brier

Transcendence Works! Axiomata (Excerpts), Deep Magic, Mythology & Religion

Ancient Egyptian Magic was the first authoritative modern work on the magic of ancient Egypt, delving into the occult practices and spiritual beliefs across thirty centuries of dynastic rule during the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. Though it was written in 1980, and much has been learned since that time, this authoritative work will appeal to anyone interested in Egyptology, …

Rosarium Philosophorum, Part 1

Rosarium Philosophorum, Part I

Transcendence Works! Alchemy Texts Archive, Practical Alchemy

Rosarium Philosophorum, or the Rosary of the Philosophers, was written by the alchemical adept Arnold de Villanova and originally published in 1550 in Frankfurt, Germany as part of a compilation of alchemy texts. This treatise is a testament that prior to 1550 adepts were studiously compiling, for their own benefit, insightful statements from adepts of previous generations about specific processes …

Sumerian Gods & Goddesses

Sumerian Gods & Goddesses

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In this post, we are covering the main Sumerian Gods and Goddesses—their myths and roles in ancient Sumer and ancient Mesopotamia as a whole. It is important to note that, as with most ancient mythologies, there are several different versions of stories and their interpretations. We will focus on the most widespread and well established. Sumerian Cosmology Heaven and Earth …