A General Look At Alchemy’s Origin And Transmission To Christendom

Alchemy, according to esoteric writers, is said to be the invention of an ancient Egyptian sage called Hermes Trismegistus.

The “Father of Alchemy” lived in an unknown age of Egyptian history, though he is thought by some Rosicrucian schools to have lived during the time of Moses and the Exodus of the Israelites.

If true, being an Initiate of the mysteries of Isis and Osiris, Moses must have been tutored by Hermes himself, which later enabled him to carry out his mission and to realize his I AM Presence symbolised by the burning bush.

A General Look At Alchemy’s
Origin And Transmission To Christendom

Alchemy, according to esoteric writers, is said to be the invention of an ancient Egyptian sage called Hermes Trismegistus.

The “Father of Alchemy” lived in an unknown age of Egyptian history, though he is thought by some Rosicrucian schools to have lived during the time of Moses and the Exodus of the Israelites.

If true, being an Initiate of the mysteries of Isis and Osiris, Moses must have been tutored by Hermes himself, which later enabled him to carry out his mission and to realize his I AM Presence symbolised by the burning bush.

The various precepts and the Ten Commandments of the Lord of Hosts revealed to the Israelites by Moses are the first alchemical steps of purification and putrefaction.

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The Caducean phenomenon

The Apollonian Transmission

The Marxist leader Lenin famously said: “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” Since then, this line has been used by rightists to refer to the duplicity of modern political left or, more plainly, Jews in politics. Here they contend, elements of Jewry, whom are in every instance looking to push Aryans toward degeneracy, will disingenuously posit themselves on an apparent opposite end of the political spectrum as leaders. Here they attempt to blunt, neuter or mislead the opposition.

This is certainly a very real phenomena, however, it is deeply mistaken to consider it a uniquely “Marxist” or even an especially modern technique. Rather, it is part of an ancient phenomenon, deployed by Jews or Proto-Jews since time immemorial. Indeed, it’s best symbolic representation is in the ancient symbol of the Caduceus, which again, we find first in Sumer with the figure and symbol of Ningishzida. Here Interpretatio Romana…

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Mercury: The Philosopher, Priest, Prophet, Apostle, Wizard and Deceiver

The Apollonian Transmission

Mercury, as a type, is a symbol of philosophers, priests and wizards. That he is a priest we see in his role as guide to the underworld. In fact the entirety of Christianity and “Western philosophy” —as sophistry, in its common “spiritual” non-Nietzschean form— might also be termed “Mercurial.”

Many salient Christian writers [1] from late antiquity through the Renaissance, considered Hermes Trismegistus or Hermes “The Thrice Greatest,” a synonym of the Roman God Mercury, to have been a wise pagan prophet. Frequently they understood him as the Prophet Moses himself. Perhaps the first to identify Hermes Trismegistus with Hermes was the Egyptian Jew Artapanus of Alexandria, sometime in the third or second century B.C. His contention was likewise that Thoth-Hermes were the same person.[2]

Here, remarkably, these Christian writers believed that a Prisca Theologia, or a single true theology, had been passed to them through a line of…

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Metaphor: the Alchemy of Thought

Axis, Praxis

In the murky centuries before the dawn of the scientific age, alchemists used the phrase “As above, so below” to convey their belief that the neat order observed in the heavens could also be discerned amidst the chaos on earth. Thus the alchemists hoped to understand the one in terms of the other — the complex in terms of the simple. They viewed macrocosm and microcosm as reflections of each other. This remained an esoteric ideal rather than a formula for practical knowledge until Isaac Newton — himself a dabbler in alchemy — brought the stars and the earth closer together by showing that they could be understood using a unified language: mathematics.

“As above, so below.”

Metaphor is the alchemy of thought: not “as above, so below”, but “as known, so unknown”. According to linguists George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, “The essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing one kind…

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The Qabalistic Cross and the Middle Pillar

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Middle Pillar Ritual

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How to do the Kabbalistic cross ritual (with visuals)

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The Qabalistic Cross

qabalisticcross1This is a very basic ritual, one of the very first that students learn. It utilizes the archetypal symbol of the cross, which has possessed a significance in magic that long pre-dates the Christian era. One very early use of the equal armed cross was as a kind of basic map, representing the circular horizon visible from a person’s point of view divided into four quarters and four cardinal directions: North, South, East & West. It thus came to symbolize the condition of being oriented, of knowing exactly where you are. [1]

The ritual of the Qabalistic Cross is a basic psychic exercise of the modern Hermetic tradition. Its purpose is to re-enforce a sense of the “Here and Now”, the conscious self awake in the present moment. This active meditation will focus and integrate one’s whole being–body, mind, emotions, and imagination — toward the ideal of…

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Dan Brown Helps Ritman Library Digitize Its Occult Manuscripts

Author Dan Brown made a generous donation to the Ritman Library to help bring their collection of Hermeticist manuscripts online. Now, 1,600 pre-1900 texts on alchemy, religions, and mysticism are online.


The Ritman Library has been aiming to digitize its collection since beginning its Hermetically Open project in 2012. A play on the library’s status as a hub of printed materials in the field of Hermeticism, it was the start of an effort to bring these precious materials to a wider audience. Luckily for the library, they had a fan in Brown, who had visited the Ritman on several occasions while writing The Lost Symbol and Inferno. In June 2016, Brown announced that he would be donating €300,000 ($368,000) to the library in an effort to help them digitize their core collection of 4,600 pre-1900 texts on alchemy, religion, and magic.

And now, the first results of the donation are online, with the Ritman Library announcing that 1,617 occult manuscripts are ready to be explored. While the library admits that the interface is still new and will be improved for searchability and manuscript downloads, it’s still an exciting step for those interested in Hermeticism.

‘Curiosa physica’ by Johann Otto von Hellwig. 1714. (Image: Ritman Library)
Photo: Ritman Library The Ritman Library has been sharing their progress as they scan and digitize their vast collection of occult manuscripts.
Photo: Ritman Library

Author Dan Brown made a generous donation to the Ritman Library to help bring their collection of Hermeticist manuscripts online. Now, 1,600 pre-1900 texts on alchemy, religions, and mysticism are online.

Source: Dan Brown Helps Ritman Library Digitize Its Occult Manuscripts


Illuminated Manuscript, the Aberdeen Bestiary, Digitized in High Resolution

Created around 1200—and once owned by Henry VIII—The Aberdeen Bestiary is one of many of its genre, which was especially popular during the Middle Ages. Given how closely man worked in conjunction with animals, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that such a text would exist. Bestiaries, which originated in the Ancient World, are manuscripts that contain flora and fauna, typically giving a moral tale next to each entry.

Often used as a teaching tool, bestiaries reflected the Christian belief that everything in the world is touched by God and has its own special meaning. So what makes The Aberdeen Bestiary so particular? For one, its lavish illuminations in gold are extraordinary, as most bestiaries were not illuminated. It begins with the creation story from the book of Genesis and then moves into descriptions of animals such as a lion, panther, and elephant. Not the typical animals an average medieval citizen living in Europe would encounter, but describing local species was not the aim of this manuscript, which was used for moral teaching.


Portrait of the night owl.

The Aberdeen Bestiary, an illuminated manuscript from the Middle Ages, has been digitized with high-resolution images online.

Created around 1200—and once owned by Henry VIII—The Aberdeen Bestiary is one of many of its genre, which was especially popular during the Middle Ages. Given how closely man worked in conjunction with animals, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that such a text would exist. Bestiaries, which originated in the Ancient World, are manuscripts that contain flora and fauna, typically giving a moral tale next to each entry.

Eagles fishing and plunging into the rejuvenating spring.
The leopard
The dragon strangles an elephant.
Dog dropping his meat after seeing his reflection and dogs licking their wounds with their healing tongues.

Source: Illuminated Manuscript, the Aberdeen Bestiary, Digitized in High Resolution