A spiritual, philosophical and practical study of the alchemical process of the transformation of the ordinary personality and consciousness of man is revealed according to the Hermetic Tradition. The process of the transformation of the human condition is beautifully expressed in the alchemical process as a true and authentic exercise of the soul and the spirit. This process is a veritable art, a science and a philosophy.
The modus operandus of the alchemical process is explored through the symbols and teachings of the Hermetic Art, and the many beautiful and uplifting allegories and metaphors found in the many hermetic literatures, mythologies, and philosophies.
Light is shed on the true Matter, the Secret Fire, the Vessel and the Athenor of the work.
An alchemical drama entitled the ‘Alchemical Marriage and the Philosopher’s Stone’ is presented revealing the alchemical process.
A presentation on the ‘Three Phases of the Alchemical Process’ which leads us through the spiritual and psychological experiences of the process as the Black stage (philosophic mortification), the White stage (purification and resurrection), and the Red stage (conjunction and the return of the work to earth where it began).
The practical alchemical laboratory work will be presented as the ‘Rosemary Magistry’, creating an alchemical elixir which through correspondence will shed light on the Inner Elixir of Life. Discover the beautiful and amazing correspondences between the outer laboratory technique and the inner spiritual work. The alchemical process is a universal one, and can be seen expressed on all levels of being. Explore with us this ancient Hermetic Tradition which reveals the secret of the Magnum Opus and the Philosopher’s Stone of the ancient alchemists and the philosophers. Learn about the most profound of philosophies known as the Divine Science and the Royal Hermetic Art.
The presenter, Steve Kalec, has been an AMORC member since 1971 and is presently serving as an AMORC grand councillor. Steve is also a Traditional Martinist, a practicing alchemist, and a lecturer. Steve`s Jungian studies led him to understand the alchemical process as being a universal one throughout all aspects of being. This realization has directed him to the study and practice of operative laboratory alchemy. He has studied practical alchemy with the Philosophers of Nature and has followed Manfred Junius through his many European alchemy seminars. For him, all aspects of alchemy complement each other, and feed a passion for the study and practice of the Great Work.