Last year I had the privilege of being able to share with the community of Olympia, Washington, some essential basics of Alchemy; what it is, and how to approach it. It proved to be a wonderful experience! You will find that I have added additional text and materials to some of the videos produced for each class to facilitate a better transmission of the material at hand, when I felt it appropriate.
Thanks again to Dan of the Druid’s Knook in downtown Olympia for offering to provide space where we could begin our study of the Language, Science, and Art of Alchemy! As I mentioned in a previous post, I plan to offer many more such classes over the course of 2016, and am very excited to see where we go from here!
So, without further adieu, enjoy Essentials of Practical Alchemy, class 1 “Getting the Lay of the Land.” Each class builds upon the last in a paced, incremental fashion; the goal, to provide the student a first exposure to the esoteric, its beauty and complexity, and the fact that these principles are so completely interwoven into everything we do, that we are as oblivious to it as we are to the content of the air we move through and breathe.
I have no doubt that there is not an edifice built; a law or government created; a play, script, or book written; which does not incorporate these principles in one form or another. Whether this is a fully conscious process, a by-product of collective consciousness, or the means by which those who govern execute the course of their governance, I can not say. But it is an intrinsic part of who and what we were, and who and what we are today. Learning this material opens vast vistas of comprehension and understanding, and empowers the possessor of this knowledge in ways which are nothing short of extraordinary.
Enjoy the class(es)! Many more to follow in the coming days, weeks, and months!
— Aubrey Forest, “The Modern Alchemist”