Alchemy 101 Lectures: Intro to High Alchemical Arts

As the first lecture/workshop in this series, Alchemy 101 lays solid groundwork to approach the subject, gives a path of practical understanding, and enables deeper levels of knowledge in the realms of alchemy and magic.

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 alchemy, as an ancient illuminatory art, works as a kind of lock and key, which opens the doors to confecting true quintessences for use in spiritual growth as well as elucidating many aspects of deeper and more effective magical practices than many of those currently taught in popular circles today.

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Alchemy 101 Lecture, Part I

Part 1 of the Alchemy 101 lecture covers introductory information about definitions, concepts, and practical applications of ancient alchemical understanding.

Information Related to Part 1:

Emerald Tablet of Hermes

Syllabus Sections: Part I:
0. Opening Remarks
1. Information Is Presented from the Viewpoint of Hermetic Philosophy
2. Conceptions About Alchemy
3. Definition of Alchemy (from Classical POV)
4. Approaching the Study of Practical Alchemy
5. Understanding Alchemy’s Place within Hermetic Sciences

Alchemy 101 Lecture, Part II

Part 2 of the Alchemy 101 lecture continues to the schism between alchemy and magic, and barriers to approaching practical study of laboratory alchemy.

Syllabus Sections, Part II:
6. Schism Between Alchemy and Magic
7. Barriers in Approaching Real and Practical Alchemical Study

Alchemy 101 Lecture, Part III

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.

Information Related to Part 3:

Advanced Plant Alchemy Process: Hollandus Pyrolytic Distillation

Syllabus Sections, Part 3:
8. Difficulty of the Great Work in the Metallic Kingdom
9. True Initiatory Levels – Alchemy and Magic
10. Understanding the Beginning Work in Practical Alchemy
11. Ideas Circulating About Plant Alchemy and Spagyrics
12. Traditional Viewpoint of Downplaying Plantwork as Real Alchemy
13. Plant Alchemy as a Gateway to Deeper Magic
14. Higher Genii of People and Nature Intelligences

Alchemy 101 Lecture, Part IV

Part 4 of the Alchemy 101 lecture covers entheogens, quintessences, and understanding alchemical allegory on inner and outer levels of practical, real work.

Syllabus Sections, Part 4:
15. Entheogens vs. Prima Entia
16. Quintessences: Rewards on the Path to the Stone
17. Possible Alternative Paths to Prima Entia work
18. Understanding Allegory – Its Purpose and Misdirection
19. Allegory Into Practical Lab Work
20. Stones in the Work
21. Mainstream Teaching vs. Adept Training


Mastery of inner alchemical forces and the occult science that can be applied as a result is MAGIC, and is the foundation of true Initiation towards the journey to spiritual Illumination and completion of the Great Work.