Classes with Robert Bartlett

On Site Prima, Secunda, and Tertia Classes in Practical Alchemy

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FACULTY

Dennis William HauckDENNIS WILLIAM HAUCK is an author and lecturer working to facilitate personal and global transformation through the application of the ancient principles of alchemy. He has been interviewed on nearly three hundred radio and TV shows and is the author of  The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation, Sorcerer's Stone: A Beginner's Guide to Alchemy, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy.
 
Robert Allen BartlettROBERT BARTLETT began his alchemical study at the Paracelsus Research Society (which later became Paracelsus College) under the guidance of the famous American alchemist Dr. Albert Reidel (also known as Frater Albertus). Robert has published two books: Real Alchemy: A primer of Practical Alchemy and The Way of the Crucible.
 
Mathew IngallsMATHEW INGALLS is a practicing alchemist and has devoted his life to the Great Work of Alchemy. He is the current President of the International Alchemy Guild and also the head of the Church of the Emerald Tablet. He has an extensive background in Hermetic studies. 
 
 
John HernandezJOHN HERNANDEZ (Frater John) is the founder of the online alchemical project Lux Permanet and also a co-writer and producer of the Alchemical Rock Opera “Illumine.” John holds the Diploma in Alchemy and is a widely respected teacher of alchemy and personal transformation. He is also a Master Mason and a Frater in the Fraternity of the Hidden Light.

 

 
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COURSES
 

ALCHEMY STUDY PROGRAM

The oldest continuing education program on alchemy. Both spiritual and practical paths of alchemy are covered. Certificates issues for each of the seven modules, and students who complete all seven modules receive the Diploma in Alchemy. More Information . . .
 
PRACTICAL ALCHEMY COURSE
This online course with practicing alchemist John Reid is intended as an introductory survey of the techniques and lab work in practical alchemy. More Information . . .
 
HERBAL ALCHEMY COURSE
This online survey course with practicing alchemist Robert Allen Bartlett covers the techniques of spagyrics including Eastern alchemy techniques of Ayurveda. More Information . . .
 
PRIMA LEVEL COURSES
This first level course in practical alchemy is offered as on-site class in Seattle, Washington, with Robert Bartlett. Information on Robert Bartlett course  
 
SECUNDA LEVEL COURSES
This second level course in practical alchemy is offered as an on-site class in Seattle, Washington, with Robert Bartlett. Information on Robert Bartlett course   
 
TERTIA LEVEL COURSES
This third level course in practical alchemy is offered as an on-site class in Seattle, Washington, with Robert Bartlett. Information on Robert Bartlett course  
 
SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY INTENSIVE
This is a real time class in the techniques of spiritual alchemy with Dennis William Hauck. Real-time streaming video images, exercises, and meditations. More information . . .
 
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Description

These on-site classes in Traditional Lab Alchemy and Spagyrics are taught by Robert Bartlett. Robert is a practicing alchemist, chemist, and former Chief Chemist of Paralab and Paracelsus College. He offers Prima, Secunda and Tertia classes and Individual instruction. All clasees are held near Seattle, Washington, unless otherwise noted.  The teachings end  at the production of the Kermes and pouring antimony glass in Tertia. To receive credit for your work in these classes in the Alchemy Study Program, you must register through the Class Catalog.

  • Prima (Herbal Alchemy and Spagyrics) 

  • Secunda (Introduction to the Mineral Work)  

  • Tertia (Advanced Mineral Work, the Acetate Work, Antimony, and the Animal Work).

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Class Schedules

 

All the classes begin at 10:00 AM and are often all day and into the night, except for the last day which usually ends around 6:00 PM. The classes combine the lecture followed by practical work on each subject covered. Schedule varies throughout the year. For the current schedule of these on-site classes, see the Class Catalog.

PRIMA CLASS

Required reading is “Real Alchemy, A Primer of Practical Alchemy”, View the Prima Class Outline Application paste and print Tuition for 2012 Prima, an indepth introduction to the Herbal Work, hands on experiments, history and uses of spagyric alchemy. Making the herbal stone and the 7  basics to bring the alchemist into balance for the present and future works. Making simple spagyrics healing tinctures and laboratory alchemy.  collecting and identifying herbs. Guerilla alchemy, how to collect many of the lab materials cheaply without breaking your pocketbook! This class is the foundation for all future alchemical work. Three day intensive. All are required to sign liability release by arrival as there are farm animals and dogs and cats and natural terrain on the premises.

SECUNDA CLASS

Continuing Herbal Work, theory and practicum, plus beginning Mineral Work and understanding deeper lab techniques and equipment.  This is a preparation for more advanced work with minerals , acetates and the Antimony. Also introduces the animal works with the creation of the Oil of Egg, a wonderful product for external and internal health. this is also a unique class that is not taught very often.  View the Secunda Class Outline (pre-requisite Prima).

TERTIA CLASS

The Antimony Work and the Acetate Work – This is a unique advanced class in which you work with the kermes and the glass to create the all healing Tincture of Antimony.  Everyone gets something to take home.  Due to the dangers of working with these substances we ask that only people advanced in the laboratory work apply and it is on approval of the instructor.  No one in the world known to us teaches these advanced works hands on. Class can be a handful of students as these are advanced works. View the Tertia Class Outline (pre-requsite Prima, Secunda or equivalent proficiency in the herbal and mineral lab work)

 

Prima Class 

There are no prerequisites for enrollment in the Prima class.

INTRODUCTION

An examination of the abiding mystery surrounding Alchemy, including:

·  Myths, legends and traditions of Alchemy

· Alchemy East and West

· Longevity, Rejuvenation, and the Transmutation of Metals

· Inner and Outer Alchemy

· Alchemy and Astrology

· Art and Symbol

 

HISTORY

A brief look at the development of Alchemy in the Western world.
Ancient times
Thoth/Hermes- The Emerald Tablet
Metallurgy/ Ceramics/ Medicine
Secret Sciences and Per Ankh
Ptolemaic Egypt
Great Library
Temple of the Muses
Aristotle’s elements
Roman Empire
Diocletian 291 CE
Theodosius 390 CE
Migration to “The Arabias”
Arabic Alchemy
Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayaan – Geber
Ibn Sinna – Avicenna
Arabic Migration into Western Europe
Medieval Alchemy
Quest for gold– mystery and scandal
Nicholas Flamel/ Raymond Lull
Paracelsus– Iatrochemistry
Transition of Alchemy to chemistry
Boyle and Newton
Secret Societies
Radioactivity—transmutation in nature
Biological Transmutations
Quantum physics

THEORY

The One
Duality, time and space, vibration
Volatile and Fixed energies/ life and matter
Levels of energy density
The Four Elements/ Quintessence
Elemental Compositions
The Three Essentials- Salt, Sulfur, and Mercury
Philosophical Mercury
Involution and Evolution of The One
Esoteric Physiology

THEORY

Western and Eastern Alchemical Traditions
Volatile and Fixed energies
The Four Elements/ Quintessence / Gunas
Elemental compositions
The Three Essentials
Salt, Sulfur and Mercury
Vata, Pitta and Kapha
Dosha blend
Doctrine of Signatures /VPK Factors
Philosophical Mercury, Prana and Chi
Esoteric Physiology 2
Tissues, motor organs and sensory organs
Ducts, channels, nadis, and meridians
Digestion of food
Toxins/ Ama
Ojas/ Soma Ojas, Tejas, Prana
Bodies and Koshas
Rasayana and the “Elixir of Life”PRACTICE
Spagyric Anatomy
Universals and Particulars
Alchemical Operations 2
Extraction and Menstruums
Fermentation
Distillation/ Sublimation
Alcohol and distillation of wine
Distillation of essential oils
Volatile Sulfur and Fixed Sulfur
Steam distillation
Sublimation of Sal Ammoniac
Distillation by filtration
Calcination
Plant salts– Salt of Salt/ Salt of Sulfur
Leaching process
Recrystallization/ Solve et Coagula

 

PRACTICE

Herbs and Stars
Paracelsus / 4 elements, 3 essentials
Philosophical principles of the plant world
Spagyrics- Solve et Coagula
Laboratory equipment requirements
Secrets of the Fire
Degrees of fire in the laboratory
Alchemical Operations
Simple Spagyric Extracts
Creating the “Seven Basics”
Compound extracts

 

ACTIVITIES

PRACTICUMASTRO-CYCLIC PULSATIONS
ASTROLOGY/VPK FACTORS
CHOOSING HERBS FOR YOUR PERSONAL ELIXIR BASED ON YOUR NATAL CHART.NATURE WALK TO GATHER ELIXIR HERBSPRACTICA: DRYING AND GRINDING
FERMENTATION
EXTRACTIONS
FILTRATIONSYMBOLS IN TEXTS AND LABWORK
GOLDEN CHAIN OF HOMER
SPAGYRIC ANATOMY
THE ART OF DISTILLATIONPRACTICA: DISTILLATION OF ESSENTIAL OILS
DISTILLATION OF WINE SPIRITS
CONCENTRATING VINEGARFURNACES
PLANT SALT

Enroll now.  Tuition for 3-day Prima class: $450 

 

Secunda Class

Completion of the Prima class is required for enrollment in the Secunda class.

 

PART ONE:

Introduction Elements/Mahabhutas

WATER WORKS

  • Water Info-properties/gunas/types and contaminants/collection of rain and dew

  • Fermentation

  • Gur

  • Separation of Elements

  • Rectification/ use as Universal Elements

  • Cohobation

  • Generations in the Three Kingdoms

  • Archaeus of Water

SALT WORKS

  • Ash

  • Deliquescence

  • Crystallization

  • Sublimation

PART TWO:

Introduction Q & A

ANIMAL WORKS

  • Ghee

  • Oil of Egg

  • Urine

Introduction to Mineral Works of Animal Origin

  • Red Coral

  • Egg Shell Bhasma

  • Sea Shells

Enroll now.  Tuition for 3-day Secunda Class: $550

 

 

Tertia Class

 

Completion of the Secunda class is required for enrollment in the Tertia classes.

  • Introduction to Practical Mineral Alchemy

    • History and Materials

    • The Athanor

    • Methods for working with the mineral realm

    • Menstruums

  • Antimony

    • Why Antimony?

    • Working with Antimony in the Laboratory

    • Preparation of Kermes Mineral

    • Preparation of the Glass of Antimony

    • Regulus of Antimony

    • Alloys and Amalgams

    • Tinctures from Antimony

  • Via Humida, Via Sicca

  • The Acetate Path

    • History and Theory of the Acetate Path

    • Preparation of metal and mineral Acetates

  • Dry Distillation

    • Purification of Products

  • Opus Saturni

  • Indian Metallic Medicines

  • A History of Rasa Shastra

  • Methods and Materials

    • Comparisons with Western Alchemical Works

    • Making Furnaces and Crucibles

    • Preparation of Metal Bhasmas

    • Sublimation of Materials

    • Makaradhwaja

 Enroll now.  Tuition for 3-day Tertia Class: $650  

 

Advance Enrollment for All Classes

 

Discounted advance enrollment in all three Robert Bartlett on-site classes (Prima, Secunda, and Tertia) is $1485. Save $165!

Enroll now.  Enroll in All Three of the Above Classes: $1485











 

 

 

 

 

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