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Ongoing Classes in Alchemy and the Hermetic Sciences

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INSTRUCTORS

Dennis William HauckDENNIS WILLIAM HAUCK is an author and lecturer working to facilitate personal and global transformation through the application of the ancient principles of alchemy. He has been interviewed on nearly three hundred radio and TV shows and is the author of  The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation, Sorcerer's Stone: A Beginner's Guide to Alchemy, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy.
 
Robert Allen BartlettROBERT BARTLETT began his alchemical study at the Paracelsus Research Society (which later became Paracelsus College) under the guidance of the famous American alchemist Dr. Albert Reidel (also known as Frater Albertus). Robert has published two books: Real Alchemy: A primer of Practical Alchemy and The Way of the Crucible.
 
PHOENIX AQUILLA is a practicing alchemist and has devoted his life to the Great Work of Alchemy. Beginning his spiritual journey as a young child, Phoenix has spent years exploring the spiritual practices of various cultures from around the world, including living in India and Europe.
 
 
John HernandezJOHN HERNANDEZ (Frater John) is the founder of the online alchemical project Lux Permanet and also a co-writer and producer of the Alchemical Rock Opera “Illumine.” John holds the Diploma in Alchemy and is a widely respected teacher of alchemy and personal transformation. He is also a Master Mason and a Frater in the Fraternity of the Hidden Light.

 

 
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Alchemy Study Program (ASP) | Advanced Courses

Hermetic Sciences | Esoteric Arts

 

Alchemy Study Program (ASP)  Enroll now.

A basic modular program for certification in alchemy that includes both spiritual and practical paths. 

Alchemy Home Study ProgramTo enroll in the Alchemy Study Program simply click the appropriate option below. You will be taken to a secure catalog of courses that allows you to order online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover) or PayPal. You may also print out your order form and send to us by mail. International Students are welcome.* Download Flyer

You can order modules in any order at any time, and work on multiple modules at one time if you wish. You do not have to pass an exam to progress to the next module, however, you must pass exams to receive Certificates and Diplomas in the program. After enrolling, you will be sent a welcome email to select your own personal instructor who will be your primary contact during your studies. Our Faculty consists of leaders and recognized practitioners from around the world.

The Alchemy Study Program was founded in 1996 and is the oldest continuing education program of its kind. We now have over 500 students in 17 countries, and our instructors are recognized leaders in their fields. We are serious in our efforts to provide clear and unbiased teachings based on the principles of traditional alchemy. We are constantly adding more advanced courses in specific topics for the continuing education of our students.

Each of the seven modules in this program contains experiments that demonstrate the ideas presented. Some of the experiments are alchemistic meditations, while others are experimental demonstrations that can be performed in your own kitchen. A Portfolio of Alchemical Drawings plus Guided Meditations are provided for the spiritual alchemy exercises. A basic Alchemy Reference Guide and other downloadable eBooks, charts, engravings, drawings, and other resources for printing or viewing offline. Discounted lab supplies, manuals, and other supplies can be ordered from the Student Bookstore.

The path in this program is part of the world's oldest spiritual tradition, a way of living in accord with the basic pattern of the universe that can result in magical transformations within your own life. These teachings date back beyond our contemporary civilization and are presented in their purest form, free from any organizational doctrine, religious dogma, or personal ego that may have corrupted them over the years. Similarly, on your part, you will have to give up habitual thinking patterns and predetermined assumptions that are part of the culture in which you grew up. You can get around that wall of social programming, if you learn to judge this material (and everything else in your life, for that matter) by how well it resonates with your own deepest intuition, that part of you that Egyptian alchemists called "Intelligence of the Heart." Unless you learn to combine logic and feeling in this way, to become fully alive and develop a "mercurial" consciousness, you will not be able to understand much in alchemy.

The first three modules in the home study program comprise what has been called the "Lesser Mysteries" of initiation, and you enter this discipline from the perspective of a Neophyte. These initiatory modules contain the basic doctrines and techniques to progress further in the Great Work. In order to make this preliminary material alchemically active in you, it is presented from two diametrically opposed viewpoints that the alchemists called Solar and Lunar consciousness. The next three modules cover practical alchemy and spagyrics and include simple demonstrations of alchemical principles that will help you grasp the spiritual symbolism of the laboratory.

The work in the program takes place on all three levels of reality (the physical, the mental, and the spiritual) and includes proprietary manuals, original texts, portfolios of original alchemical drawings for meditation, reference guidebooks, guided audio meditations, instructional videos, practical experiments, and complete instructions on how to prepare your own tinctures and elixirs. Learn how to capture the life force and demonstrate esoteric principles in the privacy of your own home!

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KEY FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

  • You do not have to possess any expertise in the Hermetic arts, meditation, or chemistry.

  • Each of the first six modules covers a separate aspect of alchemy as you work forward from basic to more advanced topics.

  • A certificate is issued after successful completion of the online exam for each module.

  • You can focus on spiritual (Modules 1-3) or practical (spagyric) alchemy (Modules 4-6) or become certified in both paths.

  • Downloadable materials include proprietary texts ilable elsewhere and include special charts, diagrams, old alchemy prints, etc.

  • Your progress in the program is guided by practicing alchemists who are recognized leaders in their fields.

  • Each module usually takes about 4-5 weeks to complete, although you have up to three months to finish an individual module.

Forums, chat rooms, and conferencing support your work. See our Student Networking page. Join the Alchemy Study Facebook Group for more fascinating discussions on topics covered in the program. 

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Alchemy Study Program Modules  Enroll now.

The program consists of seven modules. Since each module builds on the previous Module, we recommend taking the modules in order. However, you may enroll directly in any modules and complete them in any order you wish.

In Module One (Alchemistic Philosophy), you study alchemical philosophy and see how it evolved from its roots in ancient Egypt to the present time. This history is complimented by further readings on the philosophical basis of alchemy. The experiments in this module take place on the psychological and spiritual levels of your being. The goal is to develop an Alchemical Attitude, which takes place on multiple levels at once and ignites the Secret Fire within you. Module Two (Spiritual Alchemy and Perfection of the Soul) brings all the philosophic principles of Module One alive within you, so you can directly experience their validity by developing your meditative skills. Module Three (Using Alchemy in Everyday Life) focuses on the creation of your own personal Philosopher’s Stone, a constant guide and magical touchstone to transform all aspects of your life.

Your apprenticeship continues, as you attempt to “ground” your newfound wisdom in Module Four (The Metals and Their Correspondences). Here you will discover the archetypal nature of the metals and their hidden affect on every level of our lives. By integrating the opposing forces in your own metallic temperament (or personality), you will gain entry to the Greater Mysteries, in which you become a true Initiate into the deeper reality of which so few of us are aware. Module Five (Practical Laboratory Alchemy), on the other hand, will focus exclusively on the physical techniques and alchemical experiments. You will become familiar with the secret ciphers and alphabets of the alchemists, as well as understand the meaning of alchemical symbols. You can perform simple experiments that demonstrate all the basic truths revealed to you so far, although all experiments in the program are optional. Students do not have to perform the experiment presented but are expected to be familiar with them and understand the terms and symbols used. Experiments can be performed with common kitchen utensils but practical alchemy students may wish to order some Recommended Lab Supplies. In Module Six (Spagyrics: Signatures and Healing), you learn to identify and separate essences to prepare alchemically active substances. By learning how to work with only the three primary essences of the subject at hand, you will become healthier, mentally clearer, and spiritually stronger for the challenges of the Great Work ahead.

 If you wish to continue your training after successfully completing the first six modules, you may enroll in Module Seven (Alchemist Certification), in which you discover your personal vision in alchemy, and how you will apply it in the real world. You are certified to become a paid instructor, lecturer, therapist, or practicing alchemist making tinctures, oils, and elixirs for sale to the general public. Includes certificate and license to practice alchemy, as well as assistance in setting up your practice.

Module 1 (Alchemistic Philosophy)

Study alchemical philosophy and see how it evolved from its roots in ancient Egypt right up to its modern rebirth in the principles of quantum physics.
This hyper-history of alchemy is complimented by further readings on the philosophical basis of alchemy. The experiments in this module take place on the psychological and spiritual levels of your being and are extremely important to your success in this program. The goal is to develop the power of Alchemical Thinking, which takes place on multiple levels at once, and also ignite the Secret Fire of the alchemists within you. Without this Secret Fire of personal gnosis burning in you, you will have difficulty progressing in the final modules, since many of the later experiments and tests are directed towards this kind of direct knowledge.

The Alchemy Drawings Portfolio and Alchemy Reference Guide are provided with this module. $80.

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Module 2 (Spiritual Alchemy)

This module attempts to bring all these principles alive within you so you can directly experience their validity.
When practiced on the higher spiritual level, alchemy is a powerful force for the evolution of soul, which is the expression of the First Matter in us. By working in the inner laboratory of the mind, initiates learn alchemistic meditation and work with the Three Essentials to achieve transmutation. Your mystical training culminates, as you attempt to "ground" your newfound wisdom in the next module.

Guided alchemical meditations and other resources are provided on CDs included with this module.  $80.

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Module 3 (Everyday Alchemy)

This module focuses on the creation of your own personal Philosopher's Stone, a guide and magical touchstone to transform all aspects of your life.
Alchemy is the study of the forces of creation in the macrocosm of the universe. Once these principles are mastered, the individual (or microcosm) can utilize these same forces to transform and enhance his or her own life. You will discover that the health and wealth in your life are part of the "gold" of which the alchemists spoke. By this stage in the Work, you will begin to manifest the incorruptible state of consciousness and confidence that is the hallmark of the adept.  

Experiments in directing and controlling the life force of plants and in turning lead into gold are included with this module.
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Module 4 (The Metals & Their Correspondences)

Learn about he archetypal nature of the metals and their hidden affect they have on every level of our lives. By actually working with the metals, the alchemist gains an intuitive understanding of their profound signatures. In that way, the archetypal or universal correspondences are much more easily grasped. These correspondences exist simultaneously on the physical, psychological, and spiritual levels of reality. By integrating the opposing forces in your own metallic temperament (or personality), you will gain entry to the "Greater Mysteries," in which you become a true Initiate into the deeper truths of which so few of us are aware.  $80

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Module 5 (Practical Laboratory Alchemy)

This module
focuses exclusively on basic physical operations and experiments. You do not have to perform any actual experiments if you do not want to, but you must become familiar with the terminology of the laboratory to understand spiritual metaphors. You will also become familiar with the secret ciphers and alphabets of the alchemists, as well as understand the deeper meaning of alchemical symbols. You understand all the basic principles of the operations of alchemy and the Seven Steps of transformation. The overall goal behind combining spiritual and practical techniques is to use the tension created by these two opposite ways of looking at alchemy and fuse them into one holistic approach to the subject.  $80

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Module 6 (Spagyrics & Healing)

In this module,
you learn to separate and recombine essences to prepare alchemically active substances, as you continue to refine and develop your techniques and intuition on all levels. Spagyrics is a way of separating and preserving the life force and hidden qualities (signatures) of plants in spiritized elixirs, tinctures, and powders. The result are subtle yet powerful medicines free of the impurities  normally associated with their gross material forms. By learning to make tinctures and elixirs and work only with essences, you will become healthier, mentally clearer, and spiritually stronger for the challenges of the Great Work ahead.  The Guide to Alchemical Herbs and Foods and other resources are included with this module.  $80.

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Module 7 (Alchemist Certification)

If you wish to continue your training and have successfully completed the first six modules, you may enter Module 7, in which the secret of the First Matter and its practical transformation is the focus of instruction. As a practicing alchemist, you will be qualified to hold local alchemy seminars, classes, and personal consultations, as well as well as take on students of alchemy. You will also receive assistance setting up your own alchemical enterprise, such as making tinctures or jewelry, through the worldwide resources of the International Alchemy Guild. Diploma in Alchemy issued after completion of a dissertation on the alchemy subject of your choice. $80

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Advanced Courses in Alchemy  Enroll now.

Advanced courses in alchemy for those students who are interested in learning more about traditional alchemy, herbal alchemy and spagyrics, and practical methods for making spiritually charged tinctures and elixirs at home to supplement the spiritual work.

PRACTICAL ALCHEMY

This online introductory course in practical alchemy is taught by Alchemy Study instructor John Reid.

The Practical Alchemy course serves as a great foundation for students wishing to continue their studies in practical alchemy and laboratory work. It is also offered as a  beginner's course for anyone interested in alchemy in general.
$50






SECRET SCIENCE OF THE EMERALD TABLET

This is a real time streaming video course in the techniques of spiritual alchemy with practicing alchemist and author Dennis William Hauck.

The classes focus on the advanced teachings of the Emerald Tablet and their applications in alchemy and personal transformation. Downloadable manuals, eBooks, meditation drawings, images and quided meditations are included. Class sessions are archived for later viewing.

The live format enables students to ask questions and participate in discussions and meditations. Class size is limited to 20 participants. $125


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HERBAL ALCHEMY

This online survey course with practicing alchemist Robert Allen Bartlett covers the techniques of spagyrics including Eastern alchemy techniques of Ayurveda. Starting with an overview of alchemical principles, you will learn both the why and how of laboratory operations applied to the herbal realm. Learn to set up an alchemical laboratory of your own with hints and tips to keep within anyone's budget.

Progress from simple Spagyric Elixirs, which begin the process of cleansing and balancing the physical and subtle bodies, to the summit of vegetable works, the “Herbal Stone”. By the end of this course you will have developed both the skill and confidence to continue your own alchemical investigations for many years to come.
$50



 

PRIUS 7 SERIES - REID

This is a real time streaming video class in beginning plant alchemy and spagyrics with John Reid.

You will be performing experiments along with the alchemist as he demonstrates the operations in live streaming audio and video. You will be able to compare results, ask questions, and make comments as the experiment proceeds. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies for this course.

This course has 13 sessions. Each series begins after the Spring Equinox in April.


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PRIMA CLASS - REID

This is a real time streaming video
class in the Prima level of plant alchemy with John Reid. You must complete the Prius level work to enroll in this course.

You will be performing experiments along with the alchemist as he demonstrates the operations in live streaming audio and video. You will be able to compare results, ask questions, and make comments as the experiment proceeds. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies for this course.

The series of sessions begins after the Autumn Equinox in September and meets every two weeks until the following September.


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SECUNDA CLASS - REID

This is a real time streaming video class in Secunda level of plant alchemy with John Reid. You must complete the Prima level work to enroll in this course.

You will be doing experiments along with the alchemist as he demonstrates the operations in live streaming audio and video. You will be able to compare results, ask questions, and make comments as the experiment proceeds. Students are responsible for purchasing supplies for this course.

The series of sessions begins after the Autumn Equinox in September and meets every two weeks until the following September.

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 PRIMA CLASS - BARTLETT

This is a 3-day on-site class in plant alchemy  and spagyrics with Robert Bartlett that takes place near Seattle, Washington. See Class Schedule.

This on-site class in Traditional Lab Alchemy and Spagyrics is taught by Robert Bartlett. Robert is a practicing alchemist, chemist, and former Chief Chemist of Paralab and Paracelsus College.

The Prima class focuses on plant alchemy and spagyrics. For complete informaiton, view the course
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 SECUNDA CLASS - BARTLETT

This is a 3-day on-site class in beginning mineral alchemy with Robert Bartlett that takes place near Seattle, Washington. You must complete the Prima level work to enroll in this course. See Class Schedule.

This on-site class in Traditional Lab Alchemy and Spagyrics is taught by Robert Bartlett. Robert is a practicing alchemist, chemist, and former Chief Chemist of Paralab and Paracelsus College.

The Secunda class focuses on mineral alchemy and laboratory work. For complete informaiton, view the course Syllabus.


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 TERTIA CLASS - BARTLETT

This is a 3-day on-site class in advanced mineral and animal alchemy with Robert Bartlett that takes place near Seattle, Washington. You must complete the Secunda level work to enroll in this course. See Class Schedule.

This on-site class in Traditional Lab Alchemy and Spagyrics is taught by Robert Bartlett. Robert is a practicing alchemist, chemist, and former Chief Chemist of Paralab and Paracelsus College.

The Tertia class focuses on advanced mineral work, the acetate work, antimony, and the animal work. The teachings of this set of courses end with the production of the Kermes and pouring antimony glass. For complete informaiton, view the course Syllabus.

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Courses in the Hermetic Sciences  Enroll now.

Courses in the Hermetic tradition, including the Corpus Hermeticum, Egyptology, the Tarot, Kabbalah, sacred geometry, and studies in Hermetic symbolism and cosmology.

TAROT CONSULTANT COURSE

The Tarot Consultant Certification course is a complete class on how to use the tarot cards for personal guidance or professional readings.
The course uses meditation, visualization, storylines and an ingenious grid system that greatly simplifies learning the cards. This takes out all the hard work and gets you reading in just a few hours. Available as online download or by mail correspondence course. 

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Courses in the Esoteric Arts  Enroll now.

Courses in the Esoteric Arts, including spirituality, sacred music, shamanism, paranormal studies, divination, and meditation.

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Certificate in Spiritual AlchemyCertificate of Completion will be awarded to students who complete any course offered through Alchemy Study.com and pass the exam. These certificates are issued immediately on passing an exam and are sent as email attachments. They can be printed on quality  paper and are suitable for framing.

Diploma in AlchemyDiploma in Alchemy will be awarded to students who successfully complete all seven modules in the Alchemy Study Program and write a 500-1500-word dissertation on an alchemy topic of their choice or on their personal vision of modern alchemy and how they expect to apply it in their lives.