“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 and different levels of meaning of Alchemy. Different traditions. Connections to Shamanism. Symbolism. Types of Alchemy in the East and West. Working personally as an Alchemist. Finding the personal nigredo. Varieties of transformation. Gathering physical material, building an alchemic still and the practical distillation of elixirs and essences. Working with fire. Ritual purification. The Soror Mystica. The different types of Conjunctio. Connections to Tantra. Actualizing the albido. 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.
Entry level: application regarding suitability. Homework. 6 day workshop. Residential.