ALCHEMICAL PHILOSOPHY

INTRODUCTION TO ALCHEMY ……………………………………………..………………

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LESSON ONE: HISTORY OF ALCHEMY ……………………………………..……………

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The Teachings of Thoth in Egypt ………………………………….………….…..…
Alchemy: The First Science …………………………………………….…….…..…
Oriental Alchemy …………………………………………………………………..…
Greek Alchemy ……………………………………………………………………..…
The Colors of Alchemy ……………………………………………………………..…
Islamic Alchemy and the Sulfur-Mercury Theory ………………………………….
European Alchemy and the Goldmakers …………………………………………...
Archetype and Measurement: The Failure of Phlogiston …………………….…..
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LESSON TWO: PHILOSOPHY OF ALCHEMY …………………………………………..…

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Experiment 1: Bringing the Tablet to Life ………………………………………..…
Hermeticism: Perennial Philosophy …………………………………………..…….
Alchemistic Meditation ………………………………………………………………..
Experiment 2: The Tabula Smaragdina Meditation …………..……………………
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LESSON THREE: THE EMERALD FORMULA …………………………………………….

1. First Operation: Calcination …………………………………..……………………...
2. Experiment 3: Working with Fire ……………………………..……………………..
3. Second Operation: Dissolution ………………………………..………………….…
4. Experiment 4: Working with Water ……………………………...………………..…
5. Third Operation: Separation ………………………………………………..…….…
6. Experiment 5: Working with Air ………………………………………...………...…
7. Fourth Operation: Conjunction …………………………………………..……….…
8. Experiment 6: Working with Earth …………………………………..……………...
9. Fifth Operation: Fermentation ………………………………………..….…………..
10. Experiment 7: Working with Sulfur ………………………………………..……..….
11. Sixth Operation: Distillation ……………………………………………..…..........…
12. Experiment 8: Working with Mercury ……………………………………..…………
13. Seventh Operation: Coagulation ……………………………………………......…..
14. Experiment 9: Working with Salt ……………………………………………..……...
15. Experiment 10: The Azoth Mandala ………………………………………………...
16. The Octave of Creation ……………………………………………………………….
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. 3. Experiment 7: Cibation Meditation …………………………………………………. Experiment 3: The Mantra of Self ……………………………………………..………… 2.…..…….. Experiment 2: Crushing Ego ……………………………………………….… 5 LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION TO ALCHEMICAL MEDITATION ………………. Experiment 8: Bodily Dissolution …………………………………………………… LESSON 4: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL SEPARATION ……………………………… 1.. Experiment 10: Cutting Through Reality ……………………………………. 4.…… Experiment 6: Cultivating the Silence ……………………………. 2. 2.……………. 2. Experiment 1: Putting on the Lab Coat ……………………………………………. Experiment 5: Letting Go …………………………………………………….. Module One Exam ……………………………. 59 60 65 81 83 86 92 109 SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY and the PERFECTION of the SOUL INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY ……………………………………. 8.……….…… Aurora of the Philosophers ………………………………………….………………………………………. Experiment 4: Bodily Canation ………………………. 3..……….. 2. 4. 4. 16 17 18 18 19 19 20 21 21 .…… 16 1.1. 6.…… The Philosopher’s Stone – Book of Lambsprinck ……………………………….……… Experiment 11: Alchemical Breathing …………………………………………….. Experiment 9: Sifting Reality …………………………. 11 1...… Asclepius: A Dialogue on Initiation …………………………………………. 5.… Experiment 12: Bodily Separation …………………..……… Glory of the World: Tablet from Heaven……………………………..………………. 7. 3..…………………………….…………. The Dragons of Alchemy ……………………………………………………………..... A Warning to False Alchemists ……………………………………………………… Pymander – The One Mind ……………………………………………………….….. 7 1..… Concerning the Art of Transformation ………………………………………….……………………………. 3..……………………………… 12 13 14 LESSON 3: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL DISSOLUTION ……………………….. 7 9 LESSON 2: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL CALCINATION ………………….……..

.……………. Experiment 32: Coagulation Meditation ……………………………………………. LESSON 8: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL COAGULATION ……………….……….... Experiment 23: Meditation on the Light …………………….………………… 25 4. 25 5.....………..... Personal Fermentation ………………………………………………………..... 4. 2.. 43 45 46 47 APPENDIX ……………………………………………………………………………………… 49 1....……... Experiment 20: Bodily Conjunction ………………………………………………….LESSON 5: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL CONJUNCTION …………………….. Experiment 14: Union of the Centers ………………………………………..……… 27 7... Experiment 18: Group Conjunction ………………………. Experiment 13: Centering …………………………………………….………………….. The Secret of the Golden Flower ……………………………………….…..………………………………....….. 23 1..... Experiment 16: Mindfulness Meditation …………………………...... 26 6.. 28 8... 1..…………. Experiment 28: Circulation of the Light …………………………........…... Experiment 25: Bodily Fermentation ………………………………………………...… Experiment 22: The Nothing Meditation …………………………..……..…………….. 28 LESSON 6: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL FERMENTATION …………………………..…………....... 3... Experiment 26: Distilling Thoughts and Emotions ..…………………………… Experiment 31: The Macrocosmic Circulation …………………………………... 3...…. Experiment 19: Marriage of the Sun and Moon . Experiment 21: Putrefaction of the Personality ………………………………….. Experiment 27: Distilled Prayer ……………………………………….……….………………..………..………………. 4..……………...………… 23 2.. Experiment 15: Healing Power ………………….…. 30 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 37 38 39 42 43 Experiment 30: Invocation of the Violet Flame ……….…. 4...…….. 3.………. 24 3. Experiment 17: Bringing Forth Your Genius …………….. 51 . 5.... 2..... 6.... 2... LESSON 7: TECHNIQUES OF PERSONAL DISTILLATION ……………………. 1...………..……………….. Experiment 29: Bodily Distillation …………………………………………... Experiment 33: Bodily Coagulation ………………………….. Experiment 24: The Fermenting Light ………………………………………………. 1.

. Saturnic Consciousness ….…. 6.. Lunar Consciousness …………………………………………………….… 12.…….……………………… LESSON 2: PLANETARY AND STELLAR FORCES ……………………………………… 1...…………. The Elemental Signatures ……………………………………. 13. 1.………………….…. The Stellar (or Astral) Powers ……………………………………………………... Mercuric Consciousness ……………………………………………………………. 14. 3...…………………. 1. 5.…………..……………….… 9. Martian Consciousness ……………………………………………………………….…………… LESSON 3: THE EMERALD FORMULA IN EVERYDAY LIFE ………….. Solar Consciousness …………………………………………………………. Venutian Consciousness ……………………………………………………………. How the Planetary and Stellar Powers Work Together ………. Astrological Correspondences …………………………………….…………… 4..…… Experiment 3: The Relationship Laboratory ……………………….. 2.………. Planetary Correspondences …………………………………….. 2.. 10..……………………………………………. 2... 3.. How the Planetary Powers Work Together …………………….… Correspondences of the Emerald Formula ……………………………………. 6 6 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 19 20 24 25 25 28 29 31 31 . Jovian Consciousness ……. The Planetary Powers ……………………………………………………………….…… The Alchemy of Relationships …………………………………………………..……. 3.………………………………………………. 4..……. Review of the Emerald Formula ……………………………………………….. 7.……………….… 8. Experiment 1: Detecting Energy Signatures of People …………………………. Signatures in Everyday Life …………………………………………………………....2. Module Two Exam …………………………………………………………………… 63 (Return to Top) USING ALCHEMY in EVERYDAY LIFE INTRODUCTION TO EVERYDAY ALCHEMY ……………………………………………… 4 LESSON 1: THE HIDDEN FORCES IN EVERYDAY LIFE ……………………………….… 11.. Experiment 2: Your Natal Chart ………………………………….

...……… Experiment 4: Meditating on the Monad ……………………………………..... Alchemergy ………………………………………………………………….…….. 4.…..…....... Examining the Monad Figure ………………………………………………..… 36 37 40 42 43 LESSON 5: MODERN ALCHEMY …………………………………………………………… 44 1.. 3.. 12 5.…. Experiment 5: Influencing the Life Force in Plants …………………………….………… 9.. 2. Working with the Life Force in Your Body ………………………………………....…….. 7... 12 4. Health: First Matter in the Body ……………………………………………... 63 81 88 The METALS and their CORRESPONDENCES INTRODUCTION TO THE METALS OF ALCHEMY ……………………………………… 3 LESSON 1: THE SATURNIC METAL: LEAD ……………………………………. The Lead Temperament …………………………………………………………….. John Dee’s Views of Alchemical Transformation …………………………...………………. Understanding the Life Force ………………………………………………………...…...………………….…………. The Saturnic Archetype of Lead ……………………………………….. 2.…………….…………...……. Experiment 7: Becoming a Seed of Gold in the World .………..… 7 1. Wealth: First Matter in Society ………………………………………………………..………. 10 3..… 9 2. Experiment 1: Releasing the Hidden Fire of Lead ……... 45 46 49 50 51 52 54 57 58 59 APPENDIX ……………………………………………………………………………………… 61 1. 8.. Biocommunication and the Alchemy of Our Planet ……………………………….. 5. Module Six Exam …………………………………………………………….. Hieroglyphic Monad by Dr.. Experiment 2: The Call of Lead ……………………………………………….…….………… 10... 1. Experiment 6: Changing Lead Metal Into Gold ………………………….………… 13 .………………..…... 4.. 3.….. Index to All Modules …………………………………………………………. 3. 2...LESSON 4: HIEROGLYPH OF THE STONE ……………………………….… The Mysterious Frontispiece Monas Hieroglyphica ………………………………..………….. 33 John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica ………………………………………. John Dee ……………………………………..……. 5.... Transforming the Workplace …………………………………………….. 6. Healing with Lead ……………………....

Healing with Copper …………………………………………. LESSON 4: THE CONJUNCTIVE METAL: COPPER ……………………………………… 25 27 1....6. Experiment 11: Making the Oil of Copper ………………………………………. Experiment 4: The Call of Tin………………………………………. 37 . The Iron Archetype ……………………………………….… 23 5.. 32 6.…………... The Venusian Archetype of Copper ………………………………………….…………. 25 6. 25 7.………….……………………….… 32 7.….. Healing with Tin ………………………………………. The Mercurial Archetype of Quicksilver …………………………………………….…. Experiment 6: The Call of Iron ………………………………………..……………………………. The Tin Temperament ………………………………………. Experiment 10: The Call of Copper ………………………………………………… 29 3. 20 1...…… 16 2.…… 15 1.. Experiment 12: Making the Elixir of Copper …………………………………….…………… 29 4... 23 3.…. 33 LESSON 5: THE LIVING METAL: MERCURY ……………………………………………… 35 1. Healing with Iron ……………………………………….………………….. The Copper Temperament ……………………………………………. Experiment 7: Making the Black Oil of Iron ……………………………………….. Experiment 8: Making the Red Oil of Iron ………………………………………….………………… 22 2.……………………… 30 5.…………………………. Experiment 3: Making the Oil of Lead …………………………………….……..….… 28 2. The Martial Archetype of Iron ……………………………………... 23 4. 17 4.. 14 LESSON 2: THE JOVIAL METAL: TIN ……………………………………………….. Experiment 9: Making the Elixir of Iron ……………………………………….. The Jovial Archetype of Tin ……………………………………….………. Colloidal Copper ……………………………………………..………………………….. 17 LESSON 3: THE MARTIAL METAL: MARS …………………………………………. 17 3...

Experiment 18: The Call of Silver …………………………………………………. 41 8.. 50 8.………………… 9.………….……………….………. 53 1. 39 5.2.…………… 48 2.…………………. 50 7. Colloidal Gold ……………………………………………. Experiment 15: Making the Water of Mercury ………………………………….. Colloidal Silver …………………………………………... Experiment 17: Production of the Divine Cinnabar ………………………………..…………………………. Experiment 21: Making the Green Tincture of Silver ……………………………..... Experiment 19: Making the Oil of Silver …………………………………………… 50 6. The Mercury Temperament ……………………………………….. 49 3.. Experiment 13: The Call of Mercury ………………………………………... 49 4. 47 1.... 38 3.. 40 6. 44 LESSON 6: THE LUNAR METAL: SILVER …………………………………………………. The Gold Temperament …………………………………………….. 56 . Experiment 16: Sublimation of Mercury ……………………………………………. Philosophical Mercury and the Three Ways of the Work ………………………. Experiment 24: The Call of Gold ………………………………….…….. The Lunar Archetype of Silver ………………………………. The Silver Temperament ……………………………………………………………...…………………………. 51 51 10.……………… 55 4.. Experiment 22: Making a Silver Colloid Generator ………………………………...……………………… 55 5... 43 9. Experiment 23: Making Alchemical Colloids of Silver …………………………… 51 LESSON 7: THE SOLAR METAL: GOLD ………………………………. Healing with Mercury ……………………………………….………………………. Experiment 14: Making a Fragrant Oil of Mercury ………………………………..... Experiment 20: Making the Green Oil of Silver ………………………. 54 3. Healing with Silver ………………………………………. 38 4.…………. The Solar Archetype of Gold ………………………………………………………… 54 2. 49 5.………………. 40 7. Healing with Gold …………………………………………….

. 7 1.. The Four Elements in the Lab …………………………………………. 101 PRACTICAL LABORATORY ALCHEMY INTRODUCTION TO LAB WORK …………………………………………………. 2. Setting Up Your Own Laboratory ……………………………………………….……… 74 Experiment 32: Boiling Gold Method ……………………………. ORMES Production Methods ………………………………………………………. Experiment 29: Making the Butter of Antimony ……………………….………… 61 5. 3.……………… 79 2.…………. The White Powder of Gold and Monatomic Elements …………………………. 63 LESSON 9: THE GRAND ARCANUM AND WHITE GOLD ………………………………. Experiment 26: Making Antimony Glass …………………………….……… 71 Experiment 31: Dry Method ………………………………………….………….. The Three Essentials in the Lab ……………………………………..……………….…… 9 12 13 ... 69 4.…………… 60 3.………… APPENDIX ……………………………………………………………………………………… 76 78 1.. Experiment 25: Making the Kermes of Antimony ………………………………… 59 2. Scientific Evidence for ORMES …………………………………………………….LESSON 8: THE BLACK DRAGON: ANTIMONY ………………………….…………….……………… 58 1.……………… 69 68 Experiment 30: Wet Method ……………………………... Experiment 27: Making Oil of Antimony …………………………………………… 61 4.………… 5 LESSON ONE: WELCOME TO THE LABORATORY! ……………………………………. 3. Original Texts and Experiments of Lily Kosicko …………………. Making Monatomic Gold ……………………………………………. 66 2. Experiment 28: Making the Regulus of Antimony …………………….. 65 1. Module Four Exam ………………………………………………………………….

Making Sulfurous Acid …………………………………. 4. 32 . 21 2. 2. 27 Experiment 12 . 22 Experiment 5 .. Calcination ……………………………………………………………………….Collecting Life Force from Leaves ………………………. 21 Experiment 3 . General Laboratory Precautions …………………………………………………….…… 16 1.…….…...Calcination of Sugar …………………………………….…. Fermentation ……………………………………………………………………. 22 Experiment 6 ...…....………… 30 Using a Tabletop Distillation Apparatus ………………………………….Calciantion of Sulfur ……………………………………. 5..Conjunction of Egyptian Holy Water ……………………. Experiment 10 . 31 Using a Laboratory Distillation Apparatus ………………………………... Conjunction ……………………………………………………………………………. Separation ……………………………………………………………………………… 24 Experiment 8 ..……………………… 28 Using the Entfleurage Condenser ………………………………….Reaction of Calcium Sulfate …………………………….…….….LESSON TWO: GENERAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES ……………………….Collecting Life Force from Fingernails & Hair …………. 23 Experiment 7 . 24 Experiment 9 . 21 Experiment 4 .. Distillation ………………………………………………………..... 20 Experiment 2 ...Calcination of Sodium Bicarbonate ………………………. 20 Experiment 1 .…… 25 26 26 27 Experiment 11 .….Extracting the Oil of Calcium …………. Mercury the Deadly Trickster ………………………………………………………… 16 17 LESSON THREE: LABORATORY OPERATIONS ………………………………………… 20 1.….Liquidation of Sulfur …………………………………. 28 6.…………….Making Sulfuric Acid ………………………………………… 23 3. Dissolution …………………………………………………………………………….Extracting the Milk of Sulfur ………………...……………….…..

. 2.….………………….Crystallization of Salt Meditation …………………….… 6 5. Recipes for Alchemy: The Art of Distillation …. The Planetary Charts ………………………………………………………………… 7 8 10 12 Mercury Level Chart (Planetary Day) ………………………………………. Coagulation ……………………………………………………………………………. 35 LESSON FOUR: THE ARCANUM EXPERIMENT …………………………………….……… 5 LESSON 1: WHAT IS SPAGYRICS? ………………………………………………………… 6 1.……………. 33 Experiment 14 . 35 Experiment 17 .…. The Secret Chemicals in the Emerald Tablet ……………………………….. 4. 35 8..……. Mercury.…… 33 Experiment 15 . 2.. 13 Salt Level Chart (Planetary Period) …………………………………………. Module Two Exam …………………………………………………………………. Example of an Alchemical Process ………………………………………………….… 33 7.Purifying Brackish Water ……………………………….…… 38 1.Sublimation of Sulfur ……………………………………….… 40 44 APPENDIX ………………………………………………………………………………………. 45 1. 2. 13 Sulfur Level Chart (Planetary Hour) ………………………………………. Suggestions for Further Study …………………………………………………….…… 34 Experiment 16 ... 3...Precipitation of a Salt through Marriage …………….Experiment 13 . Dissolve and Coagulate ……………………………………………………………… The Three Essentials: Sulfur. and Salt …………………………………. Using Spagyric Preparations …………………………………………………………. 47 75 SPAGYRICS – SIGNATURES and HEALING INTRODUCTION TO SPAGYRICS …………………………………………………. 13 ..Preparing the Archaeus of Water …………………………. Planetary Influences in the Preparation of Spagyric Compounds ……………….

3. 5. Preparing the Menstruum …………………………………………………………….. 2..….. Collecting Plants and Herbs ………………………………………………….. 3...…………………. Experiment 1: Distilling the Spirit of Wine …………………………………..… Experiment 9: Infusing Saffron ………………………………….. 2. 25 26 27 27 APPENDIX ……………………………………………………………………………………… 29 1.... Experiment 8: Preparing Nostradamus’ Clarified Ruby Jelly ………………. Experiment 2: Preparing the Fermented Menstruum of Grapes …………….... Experiment 5: Preparing the Elixir of Melissa …………………………………….. 4. Module Three Exam …………………………………………………………………… 31 54 . Experiment 7: Preparing the Mineral Tincture of Rose Quartz ……………….…… 14 1.…. 2.… 21 22 23 24 LESSON 4: SPAGYRIC COOKING ………………………………………………………… 25 1.LESSON 2: LABORATORY SPAGYRICS …………………………………………….……..……….…. Spagyrics Reference Guide ……………………………………….. Working with the Elements in the Kitchen …………………………………………..………….… 16 16 18 18 19 19 LESSON 3: PREPARING TINCTURES AND ELIXIRS …………………………………… 20 1. 3. Experiment 4: Sealed Jar Extraction of Melissa Officianalis …………………. 2. Types of Spagyric Preparations ……………………………………………………. Experiment 3: Animating the Mercury …………………………………………….……. 4. Experiment 10: Making Mummy Food ………………………….… Experiment 6: Preparation of the Alkahest ………………………………………. 6.…………………. 4.

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