The Emerald Tablets – An Alchemist’s Guidebook


Even a little bit of research into the mysterious text we call the “Emerald Tablets” will quickly leave you baffled. While the translations reveal ancient secrets once known only by Hermetic Magicians, Alchemists and other Initiates, the origins of this work are not so clear at all. Conflicting information, confusing speculation and heated opinion surround the…

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Saturnalia, Our Fallen Sun-God

SATURNALIA, THE BIRTHDAY OF THE UNCONQUERABLE SUN: Saturnalia was once an ancient Roman festival held annually as a devotion to our ancient Sun-God, Saturn. Saturnalia celebrations were held in late December, leading into the winter solstice, called the renewal of lights. It originated as a farmers festival to mark the end of Autumns planting season…

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Ophiucus and “The Hermit”: The Secret of Yvd and the 13th Zodiac Sign

    The Hermit and OPH-IUCUS Ophiuchus /ɒfiˈjuːkəs/ is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος “serpent-bearer”, and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer…

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Music of the Spheres and Our Inner Resonance

Music of the Spheres: Music of the Spheres expresses mathematical harmonics between different planetary bodies and their orbital patterns in our solar system. Each celestial body produces an orbital resonance, therefore projecting mathematical patterns into the atmosphere. These waves of energy express themselves into observable shapes, patterns, and tones, revealing musical and numerical ratios. Harmony…

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The Generation and Feeding of the Stone

The true vessel of Hermes is the Auric vessel that contains the psyche. Through meditative and metaphysical practice, our concentration localizes life energy within the higher centers in the head where the increased vitality quickens. This quickening alters our consciousness gradually, and slowly we become more and more aware of a finer reality, of a…

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D’Espagnet: the Alchemist who inspired Newton

Jean d’Espagnet (1564 – c. 1637) was a French Renaissance polymath. He was a lawyer and politician, a mathematician and alchemist, an antiquarian poet, and friend of French literati. His 1623 works, Summary of Physics Restored and Arcanum were at once recognized to be among the clearest descriptions ever written of the hermetic cosmology and the alchemical work.…

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Emerald Tablet FREE GIVEAWAY winner Tina Allen!

Emerald Tablet replica

CONGRATULATIONS to Tina Allen, winner of this month’s FREE GIVEAWAY. Tina will receive the Emerald Tablet replica as part of Adept Initiate’s FREE GIVEAWAY. Congratulations to Tina Allen, the winner of this month's FREE GIVEAWAY presented by Adept Initiates. Tina will… Posted by Adept Initiates on Friday, August 5, 2016

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The Journey


The Journey For me alchemy is more than just a finished product. It is beyond just making a tincture, a stone, an elixir. For me it is always the journey that I get to embark upon with every experiment. We did inherit from the master alchemists some very interesting and classic experiments, which all would…

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The Light of Diana

light of diana

The Light of Diana In the practice, at times when successful, it is beheld, with my inner vision, the appearance of a myriad of most beautiful iridescent colors just prior to the emergence of an engulfing white luminosity. This of course is an inner event. The alchemical “peacock’s tail” is always accompanied with an elevated…

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Did Frida Kahlo’s Romance with Mysticism Influence her Art?

Frida and Olmecs

 Did Frida Kahlo’s Romance with Mysticism Influence her Art? It is said that Diego Rivera (Frida’s husband) was a prominent member of the Rosicrucian Quetzalcoatl lodge located in Mexico. His painting “La Serpiente Emplumada” or “The Feathered Serpent”, still hangs in the Quetzalcoatl lodge till this day. He is quoted as saying that he only…

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