Alchemy

Discover Spiritual Alchemy…

The Way of the Royal Art…

Alchemy is the Great Work of Transmutation also known as the ‘Royal Art’.

Nowadays, the ignorant divide it into ‘spiritual alchemy’ and ‘practical alchemy.’ But in fact, authentic Alchemy cannot be so divided into ‘spirit’ and matter’ because all esoteric traditions, including the Qabalah, teach that matter is ‘frozen spirit’.

All things are interdependent, because they emanate from the Primordial Unity.

Alchemy is a spiritual discipline that culminates in physical results – as a means of verifying interior attainments. As Paracelsus taught, without knowledge of the Qabalah, no one could understand or practice the Alchemical Art.

In the Qabalah, the first instance of alchemical attainment is when Enoch, after his illumination, was translated into the Upper Worlds (he ‘walked with God and was not’). As he passed, ever higher, the Divine Fire permeated him through and through. This incandescence resulted in his total transfiguration. Enoch became Metatron, the highest of the archangels – an immortal human with archangelic powers. As such, Enoch/Metatron can, and does, appear in any place or time to assist us.

Hermes-Trismegistos also attained this level; his title ‘thrice great’ refers to his ability to appear at will in the spiritual, astral or physical worlds.

Other cases mentioned in The Bible are: Elijah who ascended in a chariot of fire – ‘chariot’ meaning a ‘vehicle’, a ‘body’ – and Jesus of Nazareth, who after showing his alchemical ‘Body of Glory’ on Mount Tabor, rose from the dead, to prove the omnipotence of Spirit over all its manifestations.

In the Eastern traditions, Alchemy (also known there as ‘Yoga’ = ‘Union’) is progression to spiritual maturation, resulting in freedom from the ‘Wheel of Rebirth’, and the attainment of the deathless ‘Rainbow Body’.

‘The Tower of Alchemy’ is the first book to plainly explain the Alchemical process. But more importantly, it gives the meditative practices that enable one to make an authentic commencement in the Great Work.

David gives several introductory workshops and lectures during the year. He also conducts series of supervised classes. However, the deeper practice and intensive workshops of Alchemy always take place in a retreat setting. This is because participants can temporarily put their lives ‘on hold’, focus exclusively on the Work, learn and practice with others, and so make authentic progress.

For those new to this work, David leads Alchemical retreats in the UK and the USA. While for intermediate and advanced practitioners, David conducts the annual The Mystic Fire during May, in Great Britain. The Mystic Fire will focus on the creation fo the ‘Alchemical Elixir of the Limitless Light’.

The most guarded secret of Alchemy is the development of the Spiritual Body within the physical body. This confers good health, longevity, wisdom, power, spiritual and material wealth, and – most important of all – Enlightenment. The practitioner who attains this ‘Golden Body’, becomes on of the small, but ever-growing company of immortals Sages who ceaselessly engage in works of Compassion.