Prima Class Outline

 

Prima Class Outline

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

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

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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 CoagulaPRACTICUMASTRO-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 SALTS