What Is Alchemy?

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The true nature and spirit of alchemy is revealed by going back in time to a medieval laboratory and discovering the deeper meaning of the processess and operations taking place in the lab and in the mind of the alchemist.

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Alchemists believed that no transformation—whether in the laboratory, in the body, or in the soul—could succeed without the presence of a mysterious ingredient known as the Materia Prima (First Matter). Nothing was more important to alchemist’s work than this energetic essence, which they believed could be extracted from nature and rendered tangible and visible. This lecture examines the nature and properties of the elusive First Matter. Hauck explains how the concept of the First Matter evolved in both the scientific and Hermetic traditions to become a fundamental, although often unrecognized, tenet of both modern Hermeticism and modern physics. Based on a lecture at the “Hidden In Plain Sight” Conference at the Francis Bacon Auditorium in San Jose, California, in 2011. A video recording of this lecture with associated images is at https://youtu.be/_dQl1Z24sd0 

Miracle of the Metals

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A short reflection on the nature of the metals and the origins of alchemy with Dennis William Hauck.

The Mercury Archetype

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A quick reflection on the meaning and power of the Mercury archetype in the modern world by Dennis William Hauck. 

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This five-part series is from a webinar on Quietist Meditation as practiced by alchemists in the Middle Ages. Students spend one week practicing each guided meditation step before moving on to the next step, and eventually are able to accomplish the entire meditation. Back-up materials for this work can be downloaded from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtbqIKeml-PxiPtPfrLsLgonXTZekw 

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This five-part series is from a webinar on Quietist Meditation as practiced by alchemists in the Middle Ages. Students spend one week practicing each guided meditation step before moving on to the next step, and eventually are able to accomplish the entire meditation. Back-up materials for this work can be downloaded from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtbqIKeml-PxiPtPfrLsLgonXTZekw 

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This five-part series is from a webinar on Quietist Meditation as practiced by alchemists in the Middle Ages. Students spend one week practicing each guided meditation step before moving on to the next step, and eventually are able to accomplish the entire meditation. Back-up materials for this work can be downloaded from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtbqIKeml-PxiPtPfrLsLgonXTZekw 

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This five-part series is from a webinar on Quietist Meditation as practiced by alchemists in the Middle Ages. Students spend one week practicing each guided meditation step before moving on to the next step, and eventually are able to accomplish the entire meditation. Back-up materials for this work can be downloaded from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtbqIKeml-PxiPtPfrLsLgonXTZekw 

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This five-part series is from a webinar on Quietist Meditation as practiced by alchemists in the Middle Ages. Students spend one week practicing each guided meditation step before moving on to the next step, and eventually are able to accomplish the entire meditation. Back-up materials for this work can be downloaded from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtbqIKeml-PxiPtPfrLsLgonXTZekw  

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This Google Hangout session discusses the techniques used by medieval alchemists in their meditation. It is based on the article “Searching for the Cosmic Quintessence How the Alchemists Meditated” by Dennis William Hauck in the Rose+Croix Journal, Vol.10, 2014. Resources accompanying this podcast can be downloaded from https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtbqIKeml-PxiPp9VEPLUTe1U7i8Eg 

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