This time we move into the second part of the nigredo or black phase of alchemy, dissolution, looking at the world of elixirs as well as spiritual dissolution technique. We discuss the alchemical symbolism of dissolution and some of the context of the famous Voynich Manuscript.
We continue our Heretics Alchemy Tutorial by taking a look at the first phase of the Great Work, Calcination. What is Calcination? What is its practical application in chemistry, martial arts and business? These topics and more in this episode.
We begin our new Heretics Alchemy Tutorial in earnest with an exploration of the Emerald Tablet, the foundational document of Alchemy. We cover concepts such as The Language of the Birds, the Seven Metals, the triumvirate of Sulphur, Mercury and Salt, the alchemical origins of the term gibberish, as well as many others. Use this unit of the tutorial to get a good understanding of basic alchemical terminology and concepts.
In this episode we give a bit of background on our forthcoming “Heretics Alchemy Tutorial”. We explore the origins of Alchemy in Egypt and its progression through to modern Europe, as well as giving hints at the kind of things that will be covered in the tutorial.
Was Aleister Crowley really the most wicked man in the world? What was the relationship between Aleister Crowley and Wicca? How did the events of his life shape the religious and spiritual traditions that he gave rise to? All these questions and more answered in this episode.
In this episode we come to the end of Poemandres, the foundational text of the Corpus Hermeticum. Among other topics we discuss the various aspects of the miasma that a human being has to strip away in order to become a shaman.
We make further progress with Poemandres this time, looking at the Corpus Hermeticum’s dual-perspective treatment of Shamanism and Esotericism, with a vivid description of the relationship between human beings and Nature.
In the first of our new multi-part series on Hermeticism we explore the early origins of this esoteric tradition in the empire of Alexander the Great and the subsequent rule of his general Ptolmey’s rule over Egypt. This episode sets the scene for our upcoming examination of the Corpus Hermeticum starting from the next episode. Link.