THE ALCHEMY OF
and the ancient township of KUTNA HORA
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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,
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".
The 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
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
The 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
The role of Kutna Hora.
Kutna 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
If 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
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
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
Vincent 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.
A 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
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
John 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 1Ž4 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.
Vincent 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-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 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 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 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
Erik 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
Visit Erik's Website: http://www.erikberglund.com/
Inner Alchemy Healing with Erik Berglund at our Prague
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 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 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.
Dee 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 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)
The 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
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
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
Iamblichus 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
The embodied soul was to return to divinity by performing certain
rites, or theurgy, literally, 'divine-working'. Some translate this
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
As 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
The Teachings of Iamblichus: Between Eros and Anteros by Leonard
Throughout 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
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
Throughout 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.
The 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).
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
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.
Just 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)
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
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 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
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.
The 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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