“The body has to be spiritualized and the spirit must be incarnated, both things must take place.” Marie-Louise von Franz
Alchemy 1: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth
The formal history, meaning and intent of Alchemy. Different traditions. Connections to Shamanism. Symbolism. Types of Alchemy in the East and West. Working as an Alchemist. Finding the nigredo. Vessel preparation. Working with water and fire. Varieties of transformation. Ritual purification. Gathering physical material, building an alchemic still and the practical distillation of elixirs and essences. The Soror Mystica. The different types of Coniunctio. Connections to Kadeisha. Actualising the albedo. Astrology and Metals. Alchemy in the Bible. The Lesser and the Greater Work. The Renaissance and Western magic. Quantum Science and control of Nature. Computers, Nanotechnology and virtual relationships. Modern consciousness, the evolution of spirit and the future. Immortality, the rubedo and the ‘Philosophers Stone’. The value of Alchemy in everyday life and the relevance of Alchemy in personal relationships.
Foundation workshop. Application regarding suitability. Homework. 6 day. Residential.