Course Syllabus

Alchemy Study Program Module Contents

[NUMO.AccOUNTS: LOGIN BOX LEFT]
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.

 

 
See Complete Faculty List
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 . . .
 
See Complete Course Catalog
 

Module 1 - Alchemistic Philosophy

Introduction to Alchemy ……………………………………………..………………    5

Lesson One: History of Alchemy ……………………………………..……………    7

  1. The Teachings of Thoth in Egypt ………………………………….………….…..…         9

  2. Alchemy: The First Science …………………………………………….…….…..…         11

  3. Oriental Alchemy  …………………………………………………………………..…         12

  4. Greek Alchemy ……………………………………………………………………..…         13

  5. The Colors of Alchemy ……………………………………………………………..…         15

  6. Islamic Alchemy and the Sulfur-Mercury Theory ………………………………….          16

  7. European Alchemy and the Goldmakers …………………………………………...         18

  8. Archetype and Measurement: The Failure of Phlogiston …………………….…..          21

  9. Suggestions for Further Study ……………………………………………………....          22

  10. Module 1 Exam ……………………………………………….....................................       23

 

Lesson Two: Philosophy of Alchemy …………………………………………..…    23

  1. Experiment 1: Bringing the Tablet to Life ………………………………………..…          23

  2. Hermeticism: Perennial Philosophy …………………………………………..…….           24

  3. Alchemistic Meditation ………………………………………………………………..          26

  4. Experiment 2: The Tabula Smaragdina Meditation …………..……………………         26

  5. Suggestions for Further Study ……………………………..………….………….…           30

  6. Module 2 Exam ……………………………………………….....................................         31

 

Lesson Three: The Emerald Formula …………………………………………….     31

  1. First Operation: Calcination …………………………………..……………………...          31

  2. Experiment 3: Working with Fire ……………………………..……………………..          34

  3. Second Operation: Dissolution ………………………………..………………….…          35

  4. Experiment 4: Working with Water ……………………………...………………..…         36

  5. Third Operation: Separation ………………………………………………..…….…           38

  6. Experiment 5: Working with Air ………………………………………...………...…          39

  7. Fourth Operation: Conjunction …………………………………………..……….…           41

  8. Experiment 6: Working with Earth …………………………………..……………...          42 

  9. Fifth Operation: Fermentation ………………………………………..….…………..          43

  10. Experiment 7: Working with Sulfur ………………………………………..……..….         44

  11. Sixth Operation: Distillation ……………………………………………..…..........…         45

  12. Experiment 8: Working with Mercury ……………………………………..…………        46

  13. Seventh Operation: Coagulation ……………………………………………......…..         48

  14. Experiment 9: Working with Salt ……………………………………………..……...        49

  15. Experiment 10: The Azoth Mandala ………………………………………………...         51

  16. The Octave of Creation ……………………………………………………………….         54

  17. Suggestions for Further Study …………………….…………………………………         55

 

AppeNDIX ………………………………………………………………………………………    56

  1. A Warning to False Alchemists ………………………………………………………         59

  2. Pymander – The One Mind ………………………………………………………..…         60

  3. Asclepius: A Dialogue on Initiation ………………………………………….………          65

  4. Glory of the World: Tablet from Heaven…………………………….………….……         81

  5. Aurora of the Philosophers …………………………………………..…………….…         83

  6. Concerning the Art of Transformation ………………………………………….……         86

  7. The Philosopher’s Stone – Book of Lambsprinck ………………………………....          92

  8. Module 1 Exam …………………………….……………………………………….            109

 

Module 2 - Spiritual Alchemy

ntroduction to Spiritual Alchemy ……………..........................………..……..…    5

 

Lesson 1: Introduction to Alchemical Meditation ………………..………..       7

  1. The Dragons of Alchemy ……………………………………………………………...             7

  2. Experiment 1: Putting on the Lab Coat ………….............…………………………..            9

 

Lesson 2: Techniques of Personal Calcination …………...............………....     11

  1. Experiment 2: Crushing Ego ……………………………………………….…………            12

  2. Experiment 3: The Mantra of Self ……………………………………………..…….             13

  3. Experiment 4: Bodily Canation ……………………….………………………………             14

 

Lesson 3: Techniques of Personal Dissolution ………………………...……        16

  1. Experiment 5: Letting Go …………………………………………………….…..……             16

  2. Experiment 6: Cultivating the Silence …………………………….………………..                17

  3. Experiment 7: Cibation Meditation ………………………………………………….                18

  4. Experiment 8: Bodily Dissolution ……………………………………………………                18

 

Lesson 4: Techniques of Personal Separation ………………………………          19

  1. Experiment 9: Sifting Reality …………………………..……………………………..               19

  2. Experiment 10: Cutting Through Reality …………………………………….………               20

  3. Experiment 11: Alchemical Breathing ……………………………………………..…               21

  4. Experiment 12: Bodily Separation ………………….…………………………….….                21

 

Lesson 5: Techniques of Personal Conjunction …………………….……..            23

1.       Experiment 13: Centering …………………………………………….…..…………          23

2.       Experiment 14: Union of the Centers ………………………………………..……..          24

3.       Experiment 15: Healing Power …………………........................…………………          25

4.       Experiment 16: Mindfulness Meditation …………………………...………………..        25

5.       Experiment 17: Bringing Forth Your Genius ……………..………………..……….         26

6.       Experiment 18: Group Conjunction ………………………..………………..………         27

7.       Experiment 19: Marriage of the Sun and Moon ........................................……..           28        

8.       Experiment 20: Bodily Conjunction ………………………………………………….         28

 

Lesson 6: Techniques of Personal Fermentation …………………………..           30

  1. Experiment 21: Putrefaction of the Personality ………………………………….…                30

  2. Experiment 22: The Nothing Meditation ………………………….……………..…..                31

  3. Personal Fermentation ………………………………………………………..……….               32

  4. Experiment 23: Meditation on the Light ……………………..………………….…..                33

  5. Experiment 24: The Fermenting Light ………………………………………………..              34

  6. Experiment 25: Bodily Fermentation ………………………………………………...               35

 

Lesson 7: Techniques of Personal Distillation …………………….……….          37

  1. Experiment 26: Distilling Thoughts and Emotions ..……………………………….                 37

  2. Experiment 27: Distilled Prayer ……………………………………….………….....                 38

  3. Experiment 28: Circulation of the Light …………………………..……………..…..                39

  4. Experiment 29: Bodily Distillation …………………………………………..………..                42

           

Lesson 8: Techniques of Personal Coagulation ……………….…..……….           43

  1. Experiment 30: Invocation of the Violet Flame ………...……………………………                43

  2. Experiment 31: The Macrocosmic Circulation …………………………………..…..                45

  3. Experiment 32: Coagulation Meditation ……………………………………………...                46

  4. Experiment 33: Bodily Coagulation …………………………..……………..……….                 47

 

Appendix  ………………………………………………………………………………………             49

1.       The Secret of the Golden Flower ……………………………………….…………..             51

2.       Module Two Exam ……………………………………………………………………             63

 

Module 3 - Using Alchemy in Everyday Life 

Introduction to Everyday Alchemy ………………………………..............…                4                     

Lesson 1: The Hidden Forces In Everyday Life ………………………………..             6

  1. Signatures in Everyday Life ………………………………………………………….                    6

  2. Experiment 1: Detecting Energy Signatures of People …………………………..                    8         

  3. The Elemental Signatures …………………………………….………………………                  9

 

Lesson 2: Planetary and Stellar Forces ………………………………………            10

  1. The Planetary Powers ………………………………………………………………..                  10

  2. Solar Consciousness …………………………………………………………..……..                    11

  3. Lunar Consciousness …………………………………………………….……………                  12

  4. Mercuric Consciousness ……………………………………………………………..                    13

  5. Venutian Consciousness ……………………………………………………………..                    14

  6. Martian Consciousness ……………………………………………………………….                    15

  7. Jovian Consciousness …….………………………………………………..……...…                    16

  8. Saturnic Consciousness ….……………………………………………...………...…                    17

  9. Planetary Correspondences ……………………………………..…………………..                     18

  10. How the Planetary Powers Work Together ……………………..……………….…                     19

  11. The Stellar (or Astral) Powers …………………………………………………….…                      19

  12. How the Planetary and Stellar Powers Work Together ……….………………….                      20

  13. Experiment 2: Your Natal Chart …………………………………..………….…….                       24

  14. Astrological Correspondences ……………………………………..…..……………                      25

 

Lesson 3: The Emerald Formula in Everyday Life ………….……………….               25

  1. Review of the Emerald Formula ………………………………………………..……                    28

  2. The Alchemy of Relationships ………………………………………………….……                    29

  3. Experiment 3: The Relationship Laboratory ……………………….…………....…                    31

  4. Correspondences of the Emerald Formula …………………………………….…..                    31

 

Lesson 4: Hieroglyph of the Stone ………………………………..……………...              33

  1. John Dee’s Monas Hieroglyphica ……………………………………….…………..                   36

  2. Examining the Monad Figure ……………………………………………….…….…                    37

  3. The Mysterious Frontispiece Monas Hieroglyphica ……………………………….                   40

  4. John Dee’s Views of Alchemical Transformation ………………………….………                    42

  5. Experiment 4: Meditating on the Monad ……………………………………..….…                    43

 

Lesson 5: Modern Alchemy ……………………………………………………………              44

  1. Health: First Matter in the Body …………………………………………….…..…...                    45

  2. Understanding the Life Force ………………………………………………………..                   46

  3. Biocommunication and the Alchemy of Our Planet ………………………………..                    49

  4. Experiment 5: Influencing the Life Force in Plants …………………………….…..                    50

  5. Working with the Life Force in Your Body ……………………………………….….                    51

  6. Wealth: First Matter in Society ……………………………………………………….                    52

  7. Transforming the Workplace ……………………………………………..…………..                    54

  8. Experiment 6: Changing Lead Metal Into Gold ………………………….…………                     57

  9. Alchemergy …………………………………………………………………..…………                    58

  10. Experiment 7: Becoming a Seed of Gold in the World ........................................                     59

 

Appendix   ………………………………………………………………………………………               61

  1. Hieroglyphic Monad by Dr. John Dee ……………………….........……….……..…..                  63

  2. Index to All Modules ………………………………………………………….………..                     81

  3. Module 3 Exam ……..............................................................………………………………        88

 

Module 4 - The Metals & Their Correspondences

INTRODUCTION TO THE METALS OF ALCHEMY ………………………………………                  3

 

Lesson 1: The Saturnic Metal: Lead ……………………………………..…….…                   7

1.       Experiment 1: Releasing the Hidden Fire of Lead ……..……………….…….…                   9

2.       The Saturnic Archetype of Lead ………………………………………..………….                  10

3.       Experiment 2: The Call of Lead ………………………………………………..…….               12

4.       The Lead Temperament ……………………………………………………………..                 12

5.       Healing with Lead ……………………..…………………..……………….…………                 13

6.       Experiment 3: Making the Oil of Lead …………………………………….……….                  14

 

Lesson 2: The JoviaL Metal: Tin ………………………………………………..……                   15

1.       The Jovial Archetype of Tin ………………………………………..………….……                   16

2.       Experiment 4: The Call of Tin………………………………………..………….…..                  17

3.       The Tin Temperament ………………………………………..………………….….                  17

4.       Healing with Tin ………………………………………..……………………………..                 17

 

Lesson 3: THE MARTIAL METAL: MARS ………………………………………….…….                  20

1.       The Martial Archetype of Iron ……………………………………..…………………                 22

2.       Experiment 6: The Call of Iron ………………………………………..………….....                 23

3.       The Iron Archetype ………………………………………..………………………….                 23

4.       Healing with Iron ………………………………………..………………………….…                 23

5.       Experiment 7: Making the Black Oil of Iron ………………………………………..                 25

6.       Experiment 8: Making the Red Oil of Iron ………………………………………….                25

7.       Experiment 9: Making the Elixir of Iron ………………………………………..…..                 25

 

Lesson 4: The conjunctive Metal: copper ………………………………………               27

1.       The Venusian Archetype of Copper …………………………………………..….…               28

2.       Experiment 10: The Call of Copper …………………………………………………               29

3.       The Copper Temperament …���………………………………………..……………           29

4.       Healing with Copper …………………………………………..………………………               30

5.       Experiment 11: Making the Oil of Copper ………………………………………....                32

6.       Experiment 12: Making the Elixir of Copper …………………………………….…                32

7.       Colloidal Copper ……………………………………………..……………………….                33

 

Lesson 5: The living Metal: mercury ………………………………………………               35

1.       The Mercurial Archetype of Quicksilver …………………………………………….               37

2.       Experiment 13: The Call of Mercury ………………………………………....…….               38

3.       The Mercury Temperament …��………����……………………..………………..          38

4.       Healing with Mercury ………………………………………..………………………..              39

5.       Experiment 14: Making a Fragrant Oil of Mercury ………………………………..               40

6.       Experiment 15: Making the Water of Mercury ………………………………….....              40

7.       Philosophical Mercury and the Three Ways of the Work ………………………...              41

8.       Experiment 16: Sublimation of Mercury …………………………………………….              43

9.       Experiment 17: Production of the Divine Cinnabar ………………………………..              44

 

Lesson 6: THE LUNAR METAL: SILVER ………………………………………………….              47

1.       The Lunar Archetype of Silver ………………………………..………..……………               48

2.       Experiment 18: The Call of Silver …………………………………………………...               49

3.       The Silver Temperament …………………………………………………………….                49

4.       Healing with Silver ………………………………………..…………………………..               49

5.       Experiment 19: Making the Oil of Silver ……………………………………………               50

6.       Experiment 20: Making the Green Oil of Silver ………………………..………….               50

7.       Experiment 21: Making the Green Tincture of Silver ……………………………...              50

8.       Colloidal Silver ………………………………………….………….…………………               51

9.       Experiment 22: Making a Silver Colloid Generator ………………………………..              51

10.   Experiment 23: Making Alchemical Colloids of Silver ……………………………               51

 

Lesson 7: THE SOLAR METAL: GOLD ……………………………….………………….               53

1.       The Solar Archetype of Gold …………………………………………………………             54        

2.       Experiment 24: The Call of Gold ………………………………….………………..               54

3.       The Gold Temperament ……………………………………………..………………               55

4.       Healing with Gold ……………………………………………..………………………              55

5.       Colloidal Gold ……………………………………………..…………………………..              56

 

Lesson 8: THE BLACK DRAGON: ANTIMONY ………………………….………………              58

1.       Experiment 25: Making the Kermes of Antimony …………………………………              59

2.       Experiment 26: Making Antimony Glass ……………………………..……………              60

3.       Experiment 27: Making Oil of Antimony ……………………………………………              61

4.       Experiment 28: Making the Regulus of Antimony ……………………..…………               61

5.       Experiment 29: Making the Butter of Antimony ……………………….………….               63

 

Lesson 9: THE GRAND ARCANUM AND WHITE GOLD ……………………………….              65

1.       The White Powder of Gold and Monatomic Elements ………………………….                 66

2.       Scientific Evidence for ORMES …………………………………………………….               68

3.       ORMES Production Methods ……………………………………………………….               69

4.       Making Monatomic Gold ……………………………………………..………………              69

Experiment 30: Wet Method ……………………………..…………...………              71

Experiment 31: Dry Method …………………………………………..………               74

Experiment 32: Boiling Gold Method ……………………………..…………               76

 

APPENDIX  …………………………………………………………………��…………………             78

1.       Original Texts and Experiments of Lily Kosicko …………………..………………              79

2.       Module 4 Exam …………………………………………………………………..                   101

 

 

Module 5 - Laboratory Alchemy

Introduction to Lab Work ………………………………………………….…………               5

 

Lesson One: Welcome to the Laboratory! …………………………………….                7

  1. The Three Essentials in the Lab …………………………………….……………….                     9

  2. The Four Elements in the Lab ………………………………………….…………….                    12

  3. Setting Up Your Own Laboratory ……………………………………………….……                    13

 

Lesson Two: General Laboratory Procedures ………………………..……               16

  1. General Laboratory Precautions ……………………………………………………..                    16

  2. Mercury the Deadly Trickster …………………………………………………………                    17

 

Lesson Three: Laboratory Operations …………………………………………               20

  1. Calcination ……………………………………………………………………….……..                   20

Experiment 1 - Calcination of Sugar ……………………………………..….              20

Experiment 2 - Calcination of Sodium Bicarbonate ………………………..              21

Experiment 3 - Calciantion of Sulfur ……………………………………..….              21

  1. Dissolution ……………………………………………………………………………..                    21

Experiment 4 - Liquidation of Sulfur …………………………………..…….               22

Experiment 5 - Reaction of Calcium Sulfate …………………………….….              22        

Experiment 6 - Making Sulfurous Acid …………………………………..….              23

Experiment 7 - Making Sulfuric Acid …………………………………………             23

  1. Separation ………………………………………………………………………………                  24

Experiment 8 - Extracting the Oil of Calcium …………..………………..….             24

Experiment 9 - Extracting the Milk of Sulfur ………………..……………...               25

  1. Conjunction ……………………………………………………………………………..                  26

Experiment 10 - Conjunction of Egyptian Holy Water ……………………..              26

  1. Fermentation ……………………………………………………………………..……                    27

Experiment 11 - Collecting Life Force from Leaves ………………………..              27

Experiment 12 - Collecting Life Force from Fingernails & Hair …………...              28

  1. Distillation ……………………………………………………….………………………                   28

Using the Entfleurage Condenser ………………………………….…………             30

Using a Tabletop Distillation Apparatus …………………………………..….            31

Using a Laboratory Distillation Apparatus ………………………………..….            32

Experiment 13 - Purifying Brackish Water ………………………………..…            33

  1. Coagulation …………………………………………………………………………….                  33

Experiment 14 - Precipitation of a Salt through Marriage …………….……            33

Experiment 15 - Crystallization of Salt Meditation …………………..……              34

Experiment 16 - Sublimation of Sulfur ………………………………………..           35

  1. Example of an Alchemical Process ………………………………………………….                  35

Experiment 17 - Preparing the Archaeus of Water ………………………….           35

 

Lesson Four: The Arcanum Experiment …………………………………….……             38

  1. The Secret Chemicals in the Emerald Tablet ……………………………….……..                  40

  2. Suggestions for Further Study …………………………………………………….…                  44

 

Appendix ……………………………………………………………………………………….            45

  1. Recipes for Alchemy: The Art of Distillation …..……………..………………….…..                  47

  2. Module 5 Exam ………………………………………………………………….….                       75

 

Module 6 - Spagyrics & Healing

Introduction to Spagyrics …………………………��…………………….………              5

 

Lesson 1: WHAT IS SPAGYRICS? …………………………………………………………              6

  1. Dissolve and Coagulate ………………………………………………………………                      7

  2. The Three Essentials: Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt ………………………....................………..     8  

  3. Planetary Influences in the Preparation of Spagyric Compounds ……………….                      10

  4. The Planetary Charts …………………………………………………………………                      12

Mercury Level Chart (Planetary Day) ………………………………………..                 13

Salt Level Chart (Planetary Period) ………………………………………….                 13

Sulfur Level Chart (Planetary Hour) ……………………………………….…                13

  1. Using Spagyric Preparations ………………………………………………………….                    13

 

Lesson 2: LABORATORY SPAGYRICS  …………………………………………….……                14

  1. Collecting Plants and Herbs ………………………………………………….……...                      16

  2. Types of Spagyric Preparations …………………………………………………….                       16

  3. Preparing the Menstruum …………………………………………………………….                      18

  4. Experiment 1: Distilling the Spirit of Wine ………………………………….……….                     18

  5. Experiment 2: Preparing the Fermented Menstruum of Grapes ……………..…..                      19

  6. Experiment 3: Animating the Mercury …………………………………………….…                     19

Lesson 3: PREPARING TINCTURES AND ELIXIRS  ……………………………………                20

  1. Experiment 4: Sealed Jar Extraction of Melissa Officianalis ………………….….                     21

  2. Experiment 5: Preparing the Elixir of Melissa …………………………………….…                    22

  3. Experiment 6: Preparation of the Alkahest ………………………………………....                     23

  4. Experiment 7: Preparing the Mineral Tincture of Rose Quartz ………………...…                     24

Lesson 4: SPAGYRIC COOKING  …………………………………………………………                25

  1. Working with the Elements in the Kitchen …………………………………………..                    25

  2. Experiment 8: Preparing Nostradamus’ Clarified Ruby Jelly ……………….…..…                    26

  3. Experiment 9: Infusing Saffron …………………………………..…………………...                    27

  4. Experiment 10: Making Mummy Food …………………………..…………………..                    27

 

APPENDIX  ………………………………………………………………………………………               29

  1. Spagyrics Reference Guide ……………………………………….…………...…….                     31

  2. Module 6 Exam ……………………………………………………………………                    54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Adobe Flash player
Image Rotator
Available to view in Flash Enabled Web Browsers