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The Chemical Marriage of Thomas and Rebecca Vaughan

In the whole history of alchemy, [Thomas Vaughan] is the one author who really, indisputably, gives away the show, divulges the secret.

— Kenneth Rexroth1

… Vaughan was undoubtedly endeavouring to show that alchemy was demonstrable in every phase of consciousness, physical, mental, and spiritual. … his gold is the philosophic gold of the physical world as well as the wisdom of the spiritual.

— Archibald Cockren2

thomas vaughanThe facts in the life of Thomas Vaughan are few, but relatively well-known. He was born in Wales on April 17, 1621 as the younger twin brother of the metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan (1621–1695). He went to Jesus College, Oxford where he studied theology and Oriental languages, in addition to the Latin and pos­sibly Greek he and his brother learned from a local pastor growing up. He received his BA degree in 1641 and became an ordained minister in the Church of England about 1645 (or perhaps earlier) at a time of tremendous upheaval.… Read the rest

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Alchemy, Soma, and the Eschaton with Ananda Bosman – FRM Podcast

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In this installment, cosmologist Ananda Bosman joins the Free Radical Media crew for a highly informative talk on Entheogens and the history of their use, alchemy, and the current state of humanity and the relationship between the human realm and our interdimensional brethren. Bosman is a prolific writer and public speaker on many topics, including shamanism, science, and cosmology. You can visit his website here.

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Clavis Artis — Over A Skin Of Dragon


Clavis Artis is the title of an alchemy manuscript created in Germany in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century, attributed to the Persian Zoroaster (Zarathustra). The work is in three volumes of medium format, two of which are illustrated here. The text is in German Gothic script cursive and is accompanied by numerous illustrations in watercolor depicting alchemical images. There are also some pen drawings depicting laboratory instruments.

There are 3 copies of the manuscript, of which only two are illustrated. The most well-known is the Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome. Another copy is kept in Trieste at the Public Library Attilio Hortis. A different version, in a single volume and without illustrations, is located at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, of Monaco of Bavaria.

A copy of the manuscript was also present at the Duchess Anna Amalia Bibliothek, of Weimar, but was destroyed in the 2004 fire that hit the German library.… Read the rest

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Dragonflame: The Alchemy of Creation

A Summary of Dragonflame

  • Lion’s Tail—The goal is your desire, wish, or dream.

  • Unicorn’s Horn—The purpose is why you want that goal or what you will do with it once you obtain it. It is where the goal is found.

  • Horse’s Body—The sacrifice is what you are willing to let go of in order to obtain your goal.

These three principles are the embodiment of the Dragonflame philosophy. The more you use them (with harm to none), the more you will transform spiritually and refine your subtle body (the Great Work), which eventually leads to the Philosopher’s Stone (enlightenment).

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The lion’s tail corresponds to alchemical sulfur. In alchemy, sulfur represents our spirit or inner essence. This is the energy of desire. It is that energy that makes us want to keep living. It can take on a primal nature, one of survival, but without it there would be no life. This energy represents the alchemical experience of giving birth to a goal and realizing what we desire, thus creating a starting point.… Read the rest

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A Quest For Gnosis

Episode #128 of The C.O.N.

Gabriel D. Roberts and Aaron Cheak join us for a chat about the concepts behind “Gnosis” and “Alchemy.” Both experts in their field, it’s worth looking at Gabriel’s homepage here http://www.gabrieldroberts.com/ and Aaron’s here http://www.aaroncheak.com

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The Workings of Alchemical Preparations

Jon G. Hughes

Jon G. Hughes

[disinfo ed.’s note: the following is excerpted from A Druid’s Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants; Spagyric in Magical and Sexual Rituals by Jon G. Hughes]


The workings of alchemy are divided into two principal areas of activity: the Greater Circulation and the Lesser Circulation.

The Greater Circulation refers to the alchemical workings of the mineral kingdom. It involves the use of minerals and metals in the pursuit of the philosopher’s stone. This is what most people instantly imagine when one mentions the work of the alchemist—the quest to transmute base metals into gold using the lapis philosophorum, or philosopher’s stone. As we have seen, this is a vastly oversimplified definition of the alchemist’s work; the Greater Circulation involves itself with both the outer and inner elixirs.

Although I continue to find the subject of the Greater Circulation truly fascinating, there is no equivalent to be found in the Druidic tradition.… Read the rest

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Decoding The Gematria Of The English Alphabet By Marty Leeds

Via GrahamHancock.com Alchemy_Manly_P_Hall Marty Leeds has a new article available now.

Greetings readers. My name is Marty Leeds and I am the author of three books, Pi & The English Alphabet Volume 1, Volume 2 and the recently released The Peacock’s Tales – The Alchemical Writings of Claudia Pavonis. I have uncovered a mathematical cipher hidden beneath the English Alphabet that is based on religious and secret society symbols and methodologies (a deconstruction we will explore in this article). I have an ongoing lecture series discussing symbolism, mythology, numerology, gematria and sacred geometry on my sites www.martyleeds33.com and www.youtube.com/martyleeds33 showing the myriad ways in which we can utilize this numeric cryptogram. The following article is an excerpt from my book The Peacock’s Tales – The Alchemical Writings of Claudia Pavonis. Thank you in advanced for your time and consideration.

Gematria is the art of assigning numbers to letters to reveal deeper meanings and significance to words.… Read the rest

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Randall Carlson on Freemasonry, Alchemy, Sacred Geometry, And Much More

"Georgia Guidestones" photo credit @Afua Richardson 2014

“Georgia Guidestones” photo credit @Afua Richardson 2014

Via WhereDidTheRoadGo.com and SacredGeometryInternational.com:


Randall Carlson on Freemasonry, Alchemy, Sacred Geometry and more
We are joined once again by Randall Carlson for a discussion that ranges from Sacred Geometry and Cataclysm, to the Georgia Guidestones and Freemasonry, to Space Exploration, Alchemy, and the Future of the Human Race.

Randall Carlson is a master builder and architectural designer, teacher, geometrician, geomythologist, geological explorer and renegade scholar. He has 4 decades of study, research and exploration Into the interface between ancient mysteries and modern science, has been an active Freemason for 30 years and is Past Master of one of the oldest and largest Masonic lodges in Georgia. He has been recognized by The National Science Teachers Association for his commitment to Science education for young people.

The acclaimed 1997 TBS/CNN documentary “Fire from the Sky” was based upon his research into Earth change and catastrophic events.… Read the rest

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Sangreal, The Cosmic Grail: The Secret Abides – Part 12 (Final Chapter)

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Photo credit Anthony Spencer

Photo credit Anthony Spencer

Previous articles in this series archived here

This article will be the final installment in this series exploring the hidden science of the Holy Grail. There is a great deal more that could be said and at some point additional information will be forthcoming. For now I believe I have sketched the broad outlines and provided some insight into what this science is about. I have emphasized the cosmic symbolism woven into and throughout the narratives. The association with matters celestial issues inexorably from the Grail narratives themselves. It is not surprising that many of the symbolic implications have up until this point gone unappreciated and overlooked by mainstream scholars who have been trained in literary exegesis but who have generally lacked the familiarity with astronomy and other sciences that would allow their recognition of a very specific underlying meaning.

There are parallels to our evolving knowledge of sacred architecture,in which the astronomical and symbolical associations are crucial to understanding the meaning and function of the ancient temples and holy structures.… Read the rest

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Sangreal, The Cosmic Grail: Alchemical Evolution – part 11

Sangreal_11_coverPrevious articles in this series are archived here

Last month I discussed some noteworthy etymological connections relating to encounters between the Earth and cosmic material, as well as some of the effects of such an encounter. I mentioned that an important constituent of this material delivered to Earth by way of comets and asteroids was the platinum group metals, or PGM’s and I quoted Soviet biologist Dr. Vasilieyev of Tomsk University regarding the remarkable genetic effects observed in the post 1908 impact environment at Tunguska, Siberia, where and I concluded with this statement:

“. . . incursion of cosmic material into the biosphere can indeed catalyze extraordinary evolutionary changes, which brings us to the threshold of the forgotten knowledge of cosmic alchemy. . .”

The key word here is catalyze, which means to be acted upon by a catalyst, a substance which either causes or accelerates a chemical change without, however, being permanently affected by the reaction.… Read the rest

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