Rosarium Philosophorum, Part 1

Rosarium Philosophorum, Part I

Aethyrius Alchemy Texts Archive, Practical Alchemy

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Rosarium Philosophorum

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 …

Why Learn Real Alchemy on a Magical Path?

Why Learn Real Alchemy on a Magical Path?

Aethyrius Practical Alchemy, Deep Magic

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 …

Magic & Alchemy

Magic & Alchemy: Understanding the Link

Aethyrius Deep Magic, Practical Alchemy

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 …

Private Practical Alchemy Training

Practical Alchemy Training

Aethyrius Practical Alchemy

Practical training in alchemy focuses initially on the process and obtainment of true quintessences from the plant kingdom through the Primum Ens process. The length of time it takes to get through this process is unique to each individual. Private instruction accelerates the process by making sure students are focused solely on what is productive to reach the goal of …

Initiation Levels Alchemy & Magic

True Initiatory Levels in Alchemy & Magic

Aethyrius Deep Magic, Practical Alchemy

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 …

Evolutionary Power & Alchemical Process

Evolutionary Powers & Alchemical Process

Aethyrius Deep Magic, Practical Alchemy, Transcendence

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 …

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 …

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus

Aethyrius 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 …

Hermetic Arts & Hermeticism

Hermetic Arts

Aethyrius Practical Alchemy, Deep Magic

Hidden in the depths of every sentient being is the impulse for evolution. In the soul of a human being this impulse, after refinement where the qualities of perception become more rarefied, begins a seeping through of the very essence of core beingness. This brings an awareness of the quickening of the original impulse… an impulse that is now pushing …

Alchemy 101 Podcast Lecture

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

Aethyrius Podcast, Practical Alchemy

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

Aethyrius Practical Alchemy, Podcast

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

Aethyrius Practical Alchemy, Podcast

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

Aethyrius Practical Alchemy, Podcast

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 …