THE ALCHEMY OF PRAGUE
and the ancient township of KUTNA HORA

Alchemy of Prague tour

Prague brochureHighlights:

  • 6 days of seminars held in the heart of Prague
  • Day tour to the ancient alchemical township of Kutna Hora
  • Musical performances and healing angelic harp music with Erik Berlund
  • Teachings from Bohumil Vurm, the author of Praga Mystica: History, Myths and Symbols; Prague As the Archetype of the European Magic City
  • Teachings from Dan Winter, international expert on Alchemy, Sacred Geometry, Bio Feedback, Ancient cultures and Bloodlines, include unique teachings from Dan Winter on the alchemist John Dee.
  • Teachings from Vincent Bridges, author and international expert on Alchemy and John Dee.
  • Visiting sacred sites and special off the track locations and walking tours
  • Prague seminar held in a renovated building completely based on ecological principles and design using green materials- a special place in the heart of Prague, includes vegetarian restaurant and tea house on site.
  • Celebration Saturday dinner and cruise on the beautiful Vltava River
  • Many surprises and guest teachers are planned.

Basic logistics:

  • International group arrives into Prague April 9th
  • Prague 6 day seminars and tours April 10-15 Dan Winter, Erik Berlund, Vincent Bridges, Roger Green, Jiri Maria Masek, Michal Juza, Radovan Foit, Cheryl Yambrach Rose-Hall and other guest teachers
  • April 16th, group departs for home

Price includes lunches, day trips, and tuition. Please Book your own accommodation in Prague based on your price range. Suggested accommodations under registration/booking.

Prague - The Golden City

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So rich and beautiful was Prague five centuries ago that it was called "The Golden City" (die Goldene Stad) - and the name, like its beauty, has remained.

The fame of the “crossroads of the medieval world” spread along the great highways and rivers of Europe and fired the imagination of generations of poets, peasants, artists, philosophers and alchemists.

The architecture of this fairy-tale city, dominated by a great castle, ancient pinnacles and spires of gold-filled churches, captures a mysterious, mystical quality rarely encountered in the world today.

Legend has it that Princess Libuse, who could tell the future, founded Prague on the spot where she saw a man carving a threshold, in Czech called a ‘Prah’ for his house.

It is said that the 9th Century Prince Borivoj established a settlement above the river Vltava on a hill shaped like the back of a sea-pig, the old name for a dolphin. It’s a lucky thing the place eventually came to be called Prague, not Sea-Pig!

Nicknames for Prague have included "the Mother of Cities" (Praga mater urbium, or "Praha matka m_st" in Czech)" and "City of a Hundred Spires".

city sceneThe greatest flourishing of Alchemy in Europe came during the reign of Rudolf 11 (Fifteenth Century), when important Czech and foreign alchemists lived in Bohemia. This was a prosperous period for the city: famous people living there in that age include the astronomers Tycho Brahe and Johann Kepler, the painter Arcimboldo, the alchemists Edward Kelley and John Dee, the poetess Elizabeth Jane Weston, and many others.

The Feng Shui of Prague is based on it being surrounded by seven hills, similar to the seven hills of Rome, and the seven hills of Dublin's "Loves Body” written by James Joyce.

Seven church sites occupy the seven hills of Prague - and the ancient plan of this powerful location was to establish a pattern of five sacred sites inside and seven on the outside- making the symbol of the “Rosy Cross” an almost perfect geometric symmetry.

Dan Winter and local teachers and authors will be pointing out the remarkable insights into the planning of this alchemical city.

Prague is widely considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with preserved examples from all periods of its history and is among the most visited cities on the continent. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. According to Guinness World Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world.

Prague offers historic towers, cathedrals, bridges and verdant hills. We will have some walking tours of Prague, visiting the famous Astronomical Clock located in the mystical town square, the Prague Castle where we will study its constellation alignments, and the famous Charles Bridge, and many other ‘special off the track locations” that only our local authors and teachers can show and teach some of its hidden secrets.

skeletonThe Czech Republic boasts more than 2,000 preserved castles and chateaux, more per square mile than any other country. Our retreat-tour will also include days of teaching and exploring in Kutna Hora, built on a silver ore field near the legendary Sedlec Ossuary “Bone Church” and our visit to the only Alchemical Museum in the world.

Your host Roger Green, has traveled and taught in Prague every year for the past 10 years, and sponsored one of his first international Feng Shui, Sacred Geometry and Ecology conferences there in 1998. Eight have been held all over the world since that time, the last being in Budapest 2006.

The role of Kutna Hora.

NostradamusKutna Hora was a silver mining town, which began, in medieval times in Bohemia. Its sacred geometry is embedded in the town’s architecture and underground labyrinths. Also more than 20 ceramic prehistoric cultures have been discovered in the area. Two “henges” circular sanctuaries made of earth and wood and a thousand years older than Stonehenge, were recently discovered.

The town developed during the Gothic period into the second most important city next to Prague, a royal city endowed with monuments that symbolized its prosperity and is now a UNESCO heritage site.

The Church of St Barbara, a jewel of the late Gothic period, and for an adventure in architecture, the Sedlec Ossuary referred to as the famous “Bone Church” and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec, which was restored in line with the Baroque taste of the early 18th century, were to influence the architecture of central Europe. These masterpieces today form part of a well-preserved medieval township, along with a clutch of great little bars and restaurants serving fresh beer and traditional food. The meals at V Ruthardce and the beer at the Dacicky beer hall are some of the best you’ll find in Bohemia.


The Dan Winters teachings and seminars….
Into the Rosy Heart of Alchemy and the SCIENCE OF THE SACRED

Dan WinterIf we want to learn lucid dreaming, death survival, solar inhabiting, bliss, gravity making, earth grid engineering, and to be able to decode the ancient mysterious alchemical teachings- then join us in Prague this April Easter time in 2009. There will be a special “Easter time” emphasize on the angelic teachings of the famous English Alchemist John Dee.

What Dan has to say…
The very original fengshui magnetic plan for this city is in fact literally a rose! The fractal heart of this city - a place where we personally learned - lucid dreaming works better - is where the “charge compression” is fractal.

Here is where John Dee - perfected his angelic physics of Ophanim Enochian and Golden Dawn - his echoes are still felt in the city map where whole areas are named for alchemy- and his story with Rudolf II.
Why did the great bloodline of the Golden Dragon use this city plan to ignite and immortalize their blood? Should you do the same?

Come and play with us - as we teach:

  • The real science BEHIND alchemy
  • The real science and physics of Angelic Beings
  • Learn the true alphabet symmetry of the star hearts.
  • The real physics of the magi (matrix of AGni) in MAGic
  • Discover how to apply all this to the true inner alchemy -which renders our inner merged into the inner fires of bliss - and its beautiful alchemical physics.
  • Why the importance of GOLD? What is its physical and spiritual significance?

Do the science with us - dance with the worlds most advanced sacred spiritual science animations - walk down the actual paths in Prague (whose name means ' portal or gate' and threshold) where it all happens still today.

Vincent Bridges

Vincent BridgesVincent Bridges is a well known author and researcher in the USA . He was featured on the History Channel’s documentary  “Nostradamus: 500 Years Later” which first aired in December 2003 as the on-camera tour guide and Historical Consultant.

He was also the featured historian for the History Channel’s “Lost Book of Nostradamus” (2007).

Vincent Bridges is a world traveler, having organized and led tour groups to southern France, Egypt and India. He has produced his own translation of the I-Ching, and his Egyptology work is widely respected and quoted by scholars as diverse as John Major Jenkins, Moira Timms, and Daniel Colianus.

Vincent Bridges was also featured in The Learning Channel’s documentary Atlantis in the Andes (June 2001). He has been instrumental in the creation of three schools or educational organizations, The Fifth Way Mystery School, The Newport Earth Institute in Newport, New Hampshire and Pendragon College.

He is the co-author of:

Mysteries of the Great Cross at Hendaye: Alchemy and the End of Time
This book reveals one of Western occultism's deepest secrets: The alchemical transformation of base metal into gold is also the transformation of the current Iron Age into the Golden Age. Based on the work of the enigmatic 20th-century alchemist Fulcanelli, the book illustrates how the greatest alchemical secret is that of time itself and that coded into an obscure monument in the Basque country of southwestern France - the cross in the town square of Hendaye. The authors' explorations of this symbolism lead them from the cross of Hendaye in the Pyrenees, and the Gothic cathedrals of Europe, to ancient Egypt, the secret origins of Atlantis in Peru.

HermesA Monument to the End of Time: Alchemy, Fulcanelli and the Great Cross
In 1926, an enigmatic alchemist called Fulcanelli published a book called "Le Mystere des Cathedrales", or Mystery of the Cathedrals, which explains how Gothic cathedrals have hermetic and alchemical secrets encoded into their architecture and sculptures. In 1957, a second edition appeared, and included an extra chapter on the significance of a monument in the town of Hendaye in the Pyrenees. The monument - an engraved pedestal with a pillar and engraved cross - was built around 1680. The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye is a thorough exposition of the hidden meaning encoded into this Hendaye Cross.

Angels in the DNA: The Emerald Modem and Dr. Dee's Ophanic Language by Vincent Bridges

“Language, the instrument of the spirit, has a life of its own - even though it is only a reflection of the universal Idea.”- Fulcanelli, Le Mystere des cathedrals

"Language," Fulcanelli tells us, "the instrument of the spirit, has a life of its own - even though it is only a reflection of the universal Idea." This Gnostic meta-linguistic mysticism is the core of illumination itself; the language of light emitted and received by the DNA may be the original of all languages, the ultimate language of initiation. Could the Ophanic be the "computer code" that unlocks the meme?

On his website www.VincentBridges.com you can read many articles including subjects such as: Alchemy, John Dee, Sacred Geometry, Fulcaneli, Grail Legends, Nostradamus, Earth Mysteries and Ancient Egypt.

Vincent Bridges is an authority on the English Alchemist John Dee. He will be giving numerous presentations at the Prague Easter event- espeically on the angelic writings of John Dee.

Vincent Bridges Lecture Topics at the Prague Event

nostradamusJohn Dee, Edward Kelley and William Shakespeare:
Alchemy and espionage at the court of Rudolph II

In his now-famous diary, on December 19, 1586, John Dee writes:

19 Dec. On the 19th day (by the new calendar), to please Master Edward Garland (who had been sent as a messenger from the Emperor of Muscovy to ask me to come to him, etc) and his brother Francis, E.K. made a public demonstration of the philosophers' stone in the proportion of one grain (no bigger than the least grain of sand) to 1 oz and a 14 of common (mercury) and almost 1 oz of the best gold was produced. When we had weighed the gold, we divided it up and gave the crucible to Edward at the same time.

Who are these "Garland brothers" who witnessed such a significant demonstration? Could one of them, Francis Garland, be the cover name for secret agent and courier William Shakespeare? If in fact Dee's courier was William Shakespeare, this connection to John Dee and Edward Kelley and their intersecting magical and alchemical circles can help us answer two of the most vexing question in Shakespearian scholarship: first, why is it so difficult to find references to the Bard in his own time? And second, how and why does the work of someone who is all but invisible through 1593 become associated with the plays that for more than two decades dominate Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and become the most-read and most-performed plays in the English language?

The Secret Identity of Edward Kelley

While the modern tendency has been to dismiss Edward Kelley's gold-making as a trick to ensnare the gullible, there is no question that many people alive at the time thought it was real and said they witnessed it. As Lyndy Abraham, Charles Nicoll, and Lauren Kassell have all written about in more detail, "an incredible series of attested transmutations remain" from Kelley's years on the continent, with eyewitness accounts ranging from French alchemist Nicolas Barnaud to Elizabethan courtier Sir Edward Dyer to Dee's son (and Dyer's godson) Arthur, and once-removed accounts from many others, including the Holy Roman Emperor himself. Kelley's gold-making apparently so convinced Sir Edward Dyer, and Dyer's intelligence report back to England so convinced William Cecil, Lord Burghley, that Burghley later used Dyer as an emissary to try to get Kelley to come back to England.

But who really was Edward Kelley? He introduced himself to Dee originally under the name Talbot, and Dee accepted him despite the apparent confusion. Kelley's crucial role in the angelic workings, and his reputation as an alchemist, make the silence on his background and origins even more significant. By following the few clues that do exist, we can arrive at a whole new perspective on the real "Edward Kelley."

The Apocalyptic Angels of Dr. John Dee

Did the Ophanic angels communicate a new language of light, one that contained the DNA matrix of life, to Dee and Kelley in the 1580s? Was this working designed to be intelligible only to those with an understanding of higher mathematical dimensions? And was it meant to usher in the apocalyptic unveiling of a new precessional age? The answers would appear to be yes, and this insight can be found in the deep geometric structure of the Ophanic language itself.

book coverVincent soon to be released book

Shakespeare, John Dee and the Hermetic Revolution:
Alchemy and Espionage in the Magickal Theatre of Elizabethan England

By Vincent Bridges and Teresa Burns © 2009

Did such basic Elizabethan theatrical devices as the use of curtains come from John Dee and Edward Kelley's crystal scrying? Did Dee himself supply the design from which the nine great theatres of Elizabethan London were built? Were Dee and Kelley the source and inspiration for the education and sudden rise to prominence of the young playwright, William Shakespeare? Can the plays of Shakespeare be considered the mystery plays of a neo-pagan Hermetic revolution in 16th century England? Shakespeare, John Dee and the Hermetic Revolution: Alchemy and Espionage in the Magickal Theatre of Elizabethan England takes a new look at Shakespeare's plays, and Dee and Kelley's apocalyptic aspirations, to find the outline of an Imperial mysticism that has roots in the ancient Hermetic mysteries of precessional astronomy and the survival of the western Goddess tradition. From Shakespeare's magical mystery tour of 16th century esoteric currents, the book also looks forward, examining how the Hermetic revolution led to the scientific and political revolutions of the 17th and 18th centuries.


Cheryl Yambrach Rose-Hall

Cheryl Yambrach Rose-HallCheryl Yambrach Rose-Hall is a portrait painter, visionary artist and researcher. Using historical data along with her psychic impressions she creates empowered works of art based on sacred sites and their mythology. Excelling in spiritual portraiture, Cheryl is collected by many discerning luminaries, including Gary Zukav, Neale Donald Walsch and Jean Houston. Her artwork has shown world-wide, including the Nelson Rockefeller Collection, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Her work has been extensively published in a wide variety of forms — books, articles, magazines, CDs, Doreen Virtue's oracle decks — and has been featured on the Wisdom and Travel Channels.  In Prague, she is co-founder with her husband, of Daghda Vision s.r.o., a company dedicated to global cultural exchange, art, film and publishing. She divides her time between studios in Mount Shasta, CA, Ireland, and Prague, Having returned to her European roots, she is excited by the reawakening of ancestral resonances, which she weaves through her fine oil compositions. ) http://www.cherylrose.com/works.php

Radovan FoitRadovan Foit

Radovan has been a consultant in Trade and Politics both to government and private clients in the Czech Republic, He also specializes in the  heritage of the Ancients in the field of Astrology, Geomancy and Tarot. He published the book of predictions and initiation quest The Last Ritual and historical novel Lichtenburk- the prophecy of Lichnice. He has been for a long time teaching at the Prague Academy of New Slavic Spirituality ANOSS. He is guiding seekers on their spiritual quest and through the sacred places of the planet Earth and namely the Kingdom of Bohemia. His project The Last Ritual at Lichtenburg combines both his spiritual experience, his literary efforts and the heritage of the Ancients.

Jiri Maria Masek

Jiri Maria MasekJiri Maria Masek is founder of the Czech alternative internet daily OSUD.cz (destiny.czech) and spiritual school “Anoss” - The New Slavonic Spirituality Academy. He has been interested in the alternative medicine and spiritual issues since his serious disease in 1994. He is the author of the Czech bestseller 2012 Zlata brana otevrena “2012 Golden gate opened”. He lectures on many spiritual themes with the special focus on 2012 and the energy-shift happening from the Mayan Calendar predictions. Since 2007 he founded his own spiritual center in Prague called – “Vysehrad” - The Star center jiri masek´s Je mi jasno.

2012 - The END, or the NEW BEGINNING?

What are the signs of time we live? What are the effects on our physical and spiritual energies?  What can we expect? What is the reason of these coming changes? Is this the last chance?

Michal Juza 

Michal JuzaMichal studied architecture at the University but, due to his conflicts with the communist regime, was working as a craft-worker for 9 years. He and his wife Eva (historian of architecture) became potters in their own business. After the revolution, they owned a gallery with their pottery products in the Prague Castle from 1997 till 2004. They extended their activities also to working with people with combined handicaps (working with "arte-therapy")  In 2002 he made use of his personal audience with H. H. Dalai Lama and asked him to print his hand in the clay. This souvenir was devoted to and is preserved in the Prague St. Vitus Cathedral.

Alchemy and craftworking

At present, besides his own work, Michal is engaged in the spirituality of craftwork. He is guiding his students through the secrets of ergomorphine (a hormone arising during the handicraft manual work). His presentation is about the interconnectedness of alchemy, handicraft and the old guild practises of Europe.


Angelic Harp Music, Singing, and Healing Stories
With Erik Berglund, Celtic Harpist, Tenor and Spiritual Healer

HarpErik Berglund will play angelic harp music and Dan Winter will teach the Science of the Angels and the Physics of Consciousness.

It will be a week of total bliss.

Erik Berglund is a unique recording artist who like the troubadours of yore, combines his extraordinary musical talents with the Spirit and power of God's healing gifts. Erik sings like an angel with a refined tenor voice accompanied by the crystalline sounds of his Irish harp. Erik spent 19 years in New York City where he studied harp with legendary harpist Mildred Dilling, the teacher of Harpo Marx.

He has performed his magical healing music at the United Nations, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Carnegie Hall, and The Lincoln Center in New York. He has performed in major cities from Athens, London, Paris, Berlin, Jerusalem, Tokyo, Osaka, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Toronto and Sau Paulo to power points such as Machu Piccu, the Great Pyramid, Glastonbury, Easter Island, Mt. Fuji, the Grand Tetons, Lake Louise, the Yucatan, the Hawaiian islands and the Holy Land. His music was played for Queen Juliana's funeral in Holland and broadcast throughout Europe. He has recorded many albums, including the following CDs: Angel Chants, Harp of the Healing Light, Angel Flight, Healing Harp of Heaven, Angel Beauty, Harp of the Healing Waters, Somewhere, Endless Light, Harp Music for Children, Creating Abundance, Angelic Harp Music and Angel Paradise.

Visit Erik's Website: http://www.erikberglund.com/

Inner Alchemy Healing with Erik Berglund at our Prague Easter event

harpErik works on all the traditional needs of health, relationship, financial and career issues. He particularly works through the causes in the inner planes: mental, emotional, etheric/memory where causes are stored waiting to be healed.

For many years Erik hosted Mount Shasta Millennium, an international gathering of light workers held in California each summer. Erik has developed several workshops including Abundance, Relationships, Healing, and Angel Workshops. His work is inspired by the angels and is designed to uplift and heal those parts of us that need beauty and healing.

Despite his many healing successes, Berglund would never abandon his harp playing. "The harp is one of the most mystical instruments, one of the oldest known to humanity," he said with characteristic vibrancy. "In ancient Egypt, only priests were allowed to play the harp. Vikings believed harps were ladders to the heaven world."

People have said that listening to Berglund's music has done everything from soothe their backs to help them overcome writer's block.

"I had the joy of hearing Erik play for the first time while in Brazil this summer. Not only was the music beautiful but I was able to watch the crowd transform before my eyes. I watched the crowd come alive while he played, the room was full of colors and love flowed. I will never forget it."
~Laura Bushnell, California 

Erik Berglund presence at the Prague Easter event is brought to you by Valerie Sandelin. E-Mail Valerie if you wish to know more about Erik's music.


Jan TajbosJan Tajbos

Jan will give a talk then lead us on a walking tour of Prague "the alchemy and symbolism of the spiritual places of Prague", particularly the area of Prague castle and the Strahovsk˜ closter. Jan has been for many years sponsoring and teaching workshops on the energy of Prague and its deep cosmology. He uses geomancy, cosmology, architecture and art in his teachings.

 


About John Dee

John DeeJohn Dee in fact invented the famous “Enigma Machine”- used in world wars by the Germans as a ‘code language device’ and also appearing in the Da Vinci Code. He was the first to utilize the wheel method of cryptography. John Dee was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy.

In addition to being the father of modern mathematics and several other features of modern society (like the English Language), Dee was laced with magic. He communicated with Angels and wrote down the “Enochian sigils or Enochian Keys”. These are the keys to the heavenly realms and what they represent is as deep as your imagination will take you. Specifically, he sought to contact Angels through the use of a "scryer" or crystal gazer, who would act as an intermediary between Dee and the angels. These "spiritual conferences" or "actions" were conducted with an air of intense Christian piety, always after periods of purification, prayer and fasting. Dee was convinced of the benefits they could bring to mankind.

Enochian is a name often applied to an occult or angelic language recorded in the private journals of Dr. John Dee and his seer Edward Kelley in the late 16th century. The men claimed that angels revealed it to them. Dee's journals did not describe the language as "Enochian," instead preferring descriptors like "Angelical", the "Celestial Speech", the "Language of Angels", the "First Language of God-Christ," the "Holy Language," or "Adamical" because, according to Dee's Angels, it was used by Adam in Paradise to name all things. The term "Enochian" comes from Dee's assertion that the Biblical Patriarch Enoch had been the last human (before Dee and Kelley) to know the language.

A student of the Renaissance Neo-Platonism, Dee did not draw distinctions between his mathematical research and his investigations into Hermetic magic and divination, instead considering both ventures to constitute different facets of the same quest: the search for a transcendent understanding of the divine forms which underlie the visible world. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. One of the most learned men of his age, he had been invited to lecture on advanced algebra at the University of Paris while still in his early twenties. He spent much time and effort in the last thirty years or so of his life to attempting to commune with angels in order to learn the universal language of creation.

John Dee's glyphDee was an intensely pious Christian, but his Christianity was deeply influenced by the Hermetic and Platonic-Pythagorean doctrines that were pervasive in the Renaissance. He believed that number was the basis of all things and the key to knowledge, that God's creation was an act of numbering. From Hermeticism, he drew the belief that man had the potential for divine power, and he believed this divine power could be exercised through mathematics. His cabalistic angel magic (which was heavily numerological) and his work on practical mathematics (navigation, for example) were simply the exalted and mundane ends of the same spectrum. His ultimate goal was to help bring forth a unified world religion through the healing of the breach of the Catholic and Protestant churches (at war with each other at the time note: the Thirty Years War) and the recapture of the pure theology of the ancients.

According to scholars, in his lifetime Dee amassed the largest library in England and one of the largest in Europe. The word incunabulum means cocoon or cradle and refers to something either in infancy or in metamorphosis. It is also referred to as the printed books prior to 1501, and has been extended to mean any rare and hermetic collection of books. John Dee used the term incunabula to refer to his library, which contained the most comprehensive collection of information since the Library of Alexander burned.

Above, Dee's glyph, whose meaning he explained in Monas Hieroglyphica.

The Hieroglyphic embodies Dee's vision of the unity of the Cosmos and is a composite of various esoteric and astrological symbols. Dee wrote a commentary on it, which serves as a primer of its mysteries.

Ben Jonson includes a scrying session, during which the spirits render up the name of Dee, in his play The Alchemist (1610).

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment

The Rosicrucian EnlightmentThe term Rosicrucian (symbol: the Rose Cross) describes a secret society of mystics, allegedly formed in late mediaeval Germany, holding a doctrine "built on esoteric truths of the ancient past", which, "concealed from the average man, provide insight into nature, the physical universe and the spiritual realm. "

The temple of the Rose Cross
And the Three Parts of the Wisdom of the Whole Universe
Alchemy · Astrology · Theurgy

From The publication of the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis (1614)

Theurgy means 'divine-working'. The first recorded use of the term is found in the mid-second century neo-Platonist work, the Chaldean Oracles. The source of Western theurgy can be found in the philosophy of late Neoplatonists, especially Iamblichus. In late Neoplatonism, the spiritual Universe is regarded as a series of emanations from the One. From the One emanated the Divine Mind (Nous) and in turn from the Divine Mind emanated the World Soul (Psyche). Neoplatonists insisted that the One is absolutely transcendent and in the emanations nothing of the higher was lost or transmitted to the lower, which remained unchanged by the lower emanations.

The publication of the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis (1614)

Golden DawnThe manifestos caused immense excitement throughout Europe: they declared the existence of a secret brotherhood of alchemists and sages who were preparing to transform the arts, sciences, religion, and political and intellectual landscape of Europe while wars of politics and religion ravaged the continent. The works were re-issued several times and followed by numerous pamphlets, favorable and otherwise. Between 1614 and 1620, about 400 manuscripts and books were published which discussed the Rosicrucian documents.

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (or, more commonly, the Golden Dawn) was a magical order of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, practicing a form of theurgy and spiritual development. It was possibly the single greatest influence on twentieth century Western Esoteric thinking. It was to deeply influence the Freemasons and the Theosophical Society,

About Iamblichus

Iamblichus was the chief representative of Syrian Neo-Platonism, though his influence spread over much of the ancient world. He was the son of a rich and illustrious family, and he is said to have been the descendant of several priest-kings of Emesa. Among the dying oracles of late antiquity, he was a brilliant pagan philosopher offering a religious and philosophical synthesis, the beauty of which echoes down to the present day. He has influenced all western esoteric traditions, including modern Freemasonry, Rosicrucian’s and Alchemist throughout the ages.

He initially studied under Anatolius of Laodicea, and later went on to study under Porphyry, a pupil of Plotinus, the founder of Neo-Platonism. Around 304, he returned to Syria to found his own school at Apameia (near Antioch), a city famous for its Neoplatonic philosophers. Here he designed a curriculum for studying Plato and Aristotle, and he wrote grand commentaries on the two that survive only in fragments. Still, for Iamblichus, Pythagoras was the supreme authority.
Iamblichus introduced the idea of the soul's embodiment in matter, believing matter to be as divine as the rest of the cosmos. This was the most fundamental point of departure between his own ideas and those of his Neoplatonic predecessors, who believed that matter was a deficient concept.

interconnected circlesIamblichus placed the transcendent incommunicable "One", the monad, whose first principle is intellect, nous. Immediately after the absolute One, lamblichus introduced a second super existent "One" to stand between it and 'the many' as the producer of intellect, or soul, psyche. This is the initial dyad. The whole of Iamblichus's complex theory is ruled by a mathematical formalism of triad, hebdomad, etc., while the first principle is identified with the monad, dyad and triad; symbolic meanings being also assigned to the other numbers. The theorems of mathematics, he says, apply absolutely to all things, from things divine to original matter. But though he subjects all things to number, he holds elsewhere that numbers are independent existences, and occupy a middle place between the limited and unlimited. Iamblichus described reality's first forms as they bloom from the One in Pythagorean terms -- as Numbers. From the One, there comes Two. The Two generates the Many. These Numbers aren't the familiar counters used in practical transactions and measurements, but divine presences. Their patterns resonate across succeeding levels, giving rise to the regularities of the sense-realm.

The Souls Journey

zodiac wheelThe embodied soul was to return to divinity by performing certain rites, or theurgy, literally, 'divine-working'. Some translate this as "magic", but the modern connotations of the term do not exactly match what Iamblichus had in mind, which is more along the lines of religious ritual. Still, these acts did involve some of what would today be perceived as attempts at 'magic'. Theurgy means 'divine activity.' Iamblichus contrasted theurgy with theology, or 'divine words' -- talking about the Erotic cosmos isn't the same as living it.

Iamblicus' ideas of theurgy, were written in famous book On the Egyptian Mysteries. Iamblichus' analysis was that the transcendent couldn’t be grasped with mental contemplation because the transcendent is supra rational. Theurgy is a series of rituals and operations aimed at recovering the transcendent essence by retracing the divine 'signatures' through the layers of being. This vast unity -- the entire cosmic cascade -- is our home. And, more mysteriously, it is our identity. Who am I? Iamblichus taught that there are two valid answers. From the angle of ordinary awareness, I am a being with a body and an inner life or soul, sharing a world of other bodies and souls. I am an individual, limited in knowledge and power. And I am mortal. This finite identity is who I am. But it isn't all that I am. From the standpoint of cosmic Eros, this individual life blends into the life of daimones, gods, archetypal Numbers, and the One. My immersion in the universe is so thorough that my "self" is in some sense the totality. Amblichus insisted that spiritual flowering could only be powered from beyond the boundaries of personal identity. We must open ourselves to influences from outside, as a lotus to light. And again a paradox: these "external" influences remind us that from the Erotic vantage they aren't "outside" us at all. Iamblichus, like the shamans of old, taught that the soul is housed not just by the physical body, but also by an invisible and immortal frame. This 'spirit-body' is made of the same stuff as the stars. The spirit-body can only be sensed through the imagination -- indeed, it is the imagination.

“The Greek philosopher Thales said, "all things are full of gods." The universe is stocked with objects that point to the mystery of the One. Our souls too harbor such reminders, in the form of images. Iamblichus' favorite word for these numinous cues was synthemata, a Greek term that literally means "tokens" or "signals." Synthemata are witnesses of the gods' presence. They act as mirrors in which the soul's sacred element can view its own divinity. Iamblichus prescribed the rites and meditations of pagan religion as means of guiding the soul's attention to the synthemata around and within it.”
- The Teachings of Iamblichus: Between Eros and Anteros
By Leonard George

night skyAs he got older, he noticed the ancient network of oracles was falling silent one by one, like wells that dry up when their aquifer is exhausted. In his old age, Iamblichus witnessed the unthinkable. Emperor Constantine turned away from the pagan path to embrace the god of a fringe cult called Christianity. The pallor of the pagan spirit troubled Iamblichus. But he thought it could be nursed back to health. Iamblichus dreamed of a pagan Reformation.

“His remedy for the pagan malaise was a return to the roots of antique wisdom: the most venerable spiritual practices, especially those of the eldest societies (Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria); the fountainheads of classical thought (Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle); and the major mystical movements and texts of later antiquity (the Mystery cults, the Hermetic writings, and a visionary book known as the Chaldean Oracles). Could these strands be woven into an integrated worldview profound enough to hearten the philosophers, majestic enough to awe and comfort simpler folk? This was the challenge Iamblichus set for himself…

Iamblichus eventually did play a role in a revival of pagan though. Eleven centuries after his death, a copy of his major surviving work came into the hands of Marsilio Ficino, the Neo-Platonist philosopher of the Italian Renaissance. Ficino translated it into Latin, giving it the title it is known by today -- De Mysteriis, or On the Mysteries. The Renaissance fascination with ancient spirituality was fueled in part by Ficino's enthusiasm for Iamblichus.”

The Teachings of Iamblichus: Between Eros and Anteros by Leonard George, www.LapisMagazine.org

About Alchemy

sun and moon, earth and skyThroughout the Ages, humanities experience with the ‘elements of nature’ have deeply fascinated us, and for some, hold the secrets of transformation and Universal meaning. Alchemy was chiefly concerned with transmutation of metals into gold and the finding of a universal remedy for diseases...a pouring together...of all the known science and mythology of each age.

There are many interpretations of this field of endeavor available today, each depicting slightly different stages, signs, and words describing them. It is a vast mythological system of symbols and metaphors, beings and stories, geometries and diagrams, elements and heavenly bodies, designed to represent aspects of the human psyche and spirit, as well as provide guidance towards the nature of the Universe.

The fundamental events or qualities/states of being or becoming in Western Alchemy are: blackening, whitening, yellowing and reddening. This corresponds to the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. This also corresponds to the four qualities: cold, hot, moist, and dry. Through the process of using mercury, sulphur, water, and fire, all in a ritualized fashion, the artifex - the student can achieve transmutation of the elements; through dissolution, coagulation, distillation, condensation, disintegration and bonding. Alchemy was the forerunner of chemistry.

That’s why some of the most beautiful glass artworks are made in the Czech Republic!

The working with gold in Egypt was assigned to a priestly class centered in the temple of the god Ptah at Memphis. Ptah was the patron of smelters and goldsmiths, his temple was "goldsmithy," and his priests were distinguished by such titles as "Great Wielder of the Hammer," and "He who knows the Secret of the Goldsmiths."

Pythagoras stated that quadernity defines the spectrum of possibilities in the physical world. Aristotle posed the fifth element, the quintessence. The alchemists were seeking to bring this fifth element down to Earth, through the repeated transmutations of matter. The Gold that was sought however was not always the material gold. To observe the alchemical process is to observe the process of creation itself, and to thus learn the secrets of divine genesis. Alchemy was a process reveling a way of giving enlightenment to the soul.

THE ALCHEMICAL SECRET -
The Body of Light and A Star of Gold…..

With help from Vincent Bridges, Dan Winter and Roger Green

vitriolThroughout human history there have been legends and myth about visitors from other worlds. In ancient times such visitors were called angels, archangels. ET’s and gods. It is important for us to understand that this phenomenon is not new but has been part of human culture from the beginning. Other world visitors have its roots in interdimensional scientific laws of physics, as well as spiritual experiences. Angelic visitors are not fictional characters emerging from the human psyche; they are biological beings that emerge into our world from different matter densities that is an inherent part of a multi dimensional universe that we live in.

In H.P Blavatsky’s book The Voice of the Silence, the secret fire of the Alchemists is described as kundalini, the “serpentine” or annular working power in the body of those trained in these arts. “It is an electric fiery occult or fahatic power, the great pristine force which underlies all organic and inorganic matter”.

Let’s start with the clue about gold. “…I am a soul… I am a star of gold…” Osiris, the Pharaoh announces in the Pyramid Texts, Line 886-9

The soul “sa”, has a precise meaning. It is the wave nature, the flow of the breath, of the spirit, the khu. The Hebrew word Ruach, breath or spirit, preserves this meaning. In Genesis, we are told that God’s breath, “His Ruach” moved across the waters of chaos to begin the process of creation.

rock energyThe sages of An (Sun Gods of the Sumerians- the Gods who had coherent DNA field effects to go through the Sun) would have agreed, saying that RA (a Sun God) put forth his sakhu (the breath envelope of the soul) as he rose from the waters of Nun (the primeval waters from which life arose, out of which we must emerge to survive death).

Therefore, the king is declaring that he has entered the state of being called “soul,” a state where the flow of spirit is self-sustaining, self-referencing and self-aware. To be such a soul is to have the possibility of immortality. He reinforces this by declaring that he has become “a star of gold.

This also has a very precise meaning. One of the deepest held secrets of the Egyptian mysteries was how to rearrange the Nuit Star, (painted on Egyptian coffins - her outstretched arms are to embrace the deceased) which has five lines pointing out from a common center, into a interlocked pentagram, the same five lines crossing around the common center to create an infinite nest of Phi ratios.

To the Egyptian sages, this symbolized the Light of the Horus’s “current”, which is a biological charge flame (the famous Blue Flame experienced and measurable in Bliss and peak experiences), which is released from the pineal gland.

The Pythagoreans claimed that the pentagram was the perfect symbol of humanity, and that its extension into space, the Gnostic “light in extension” of the dodecahedron, was the ultimate symbol of spirit. The crystalline form of DNA actually forms a dodecahedron.

city in fogJust as the pentagram is a nest of phi ratio recursion, gold, by its atomic geometry, is the most fractally recursive element. The planet then is the vessel or container for the unfoldment of The Cosmic Serpent of DNA, “living in water and emitting photons, like an aquatic dragon spitting fire,” as Jeremy Narby (famous author of the Cosmic Serpent, DNA and the Origins of Knowledge- a shamanic guide) described it.

So the newly dead king’s statement can now be read as: “I am a self-sustaining, self-aware being, whose fractality, inside and out, is as infinite as the perfect shape of gold.”

Suddenly, we are on a different level of understanding. With a flash, we see that the Egyptians were not just superstitious priests worshipping the sky out of ignorance; they were spiritual scientists with deep insight into the nature of reality and the physics of immortality.

From the Tibetan Buddhist tradition comes many examples of the latter use of this implosive soul force. Padmasambhava, who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century CE, is said to have attained his diamond body in the Asura Cave in Nepal after three years of tantric meditations. Something happened in that cave; the whole hillside is still pervaded with an astral intensity strong enough to grow an image of Tara, the Tibetan Isis, out of solid rock. Padmasambhava himself demonstrated the power of this transformation by melting the rock of the cave wall and pressing his hand into it like Clark Gable in wet cement on Hollywood Boulevard.

esotericsThe Pharaoh then, as he began his journey to the star fields, should be seen as a kind of Boddhisatva, an enlightened being making a leap of evolution. The Pharaoh would, in theory, have completed a tantric-type compassion realization and then perhaps used a trace of “alchemical” gold to crystallize the process.

Done properly, this would result in an enlightened being capable of compassionately inhabiting a newly born star. If this flash is done consciously, with full mindfulness all the way down the level of the DNA, then the “Diamond Body of Light” becomes stable and perhaps even tangible and navigable

To be a star you have to make gravity (centering fractal attractive force) for yourself in your own heart. When the DNA implodes with the hearts sonic ponytail (braiding algorhythmn) embedding makes the gravity we use to slingshot ourselves from heart to plane to the sun to the stars.

John Dee learned most of the languages of Earth, and then said he needs to understand true Angel language. An Ophanim Angel knocked on his window, handed him of grey green magnetic stone sphere. This egg Ophanic communication device is still in the British museum today. They are useful for organizing the magnetism of glands and optical cortex hologram to enable shamanic star penetrance.

Careful examination of the surviving manuscripts indicates that there is a pattern and coherence to the entire Ophanic opus. The pattern points to sacred geometry as the key to the puzzle.

YantraThe Pyramid Texts, mankind's oldest religious writings, frozen, like an ant in amber; these inscriptions record the definitive expression of an ancient star religion, whose beliefs included the translation of the dead king into a star in the constellation of Orion.

Whether we consider these ancient sages as part of the lost prehistory of the human race or as visitors from another star system, the ruins and traces they left behind demonstrate their interest in gold mining and processing. Z. Sitchin, in his extensive revisioning of the Babylonian myths, has suggested that these alien visitors were mining gold to help repair a damaged atmosphere on their home planet. The fractal quality of gold would help increase the gravity of a planet and therefore help hold an atmosphere, but even ionized throughout the planet's surface, it hard to see how even tons of gold would help. Yet, the ancient civilization, as shown by Graham Hancock in Fingerprints of the Gods, was certainly deeply concerned with mining and processing gold.

If the use of alchemical gold, (alchemy, remember, comes from Al Khem, the black land of Egypt) as a technological way to attain immortality suggests that embedding recursion into the blood, into the DNA, is the key, then there must be non-technological ways to produce the same effect. Dan Winter suggests that the use of alchemical gold produces a Borg-like collective consciousness, but does not facilitate the development of a soul, becoming in the end a materialist dead-end. The Pharaoh did not become a soul by eating alchemical gold alone; he underwent another, internal, process to become a star of gold, a soul inhabiting a stellar matrix in the heart of Orion.

Dan Winter demonstrated that the heart's ECG rhythm embeds Phi ratios at the moment of compassion and expressing love. He has speculated that coherent heart rhythms could braid immunity into the cell at the level of its DNA structure, confirming that fractal immune identity is a possible solution to chronic illness. Perfect fractality, perfect coherence and self-awareness produces perfect immunity, or near immortality of the body.

The Pharaoh then, as he began his journey to the star fields, should be seen as a kind of Boddhisatva, an enlightened being making a leap of evolution. The Pharaoh would, in theory, have completed the tantric-type compassion realization and then perhaps used a trace of alchemical gold to crystallize the process. Done properly, this would result in a compassionate, enlightened being capable of compassionately inhabiting a newly born star.

As Nuit declared in the first section of the Book of the Law: "Every man and every woman is a star."

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