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The Secret Frankenstein – Was Mary Shelley an Alchemist?

The Secret Frankenstein – Was Mary Shelley an Alchemist?

‘It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was the outward substance of things or the inner spirit of nature and the mysterious soul of man that occupied me, still my inquiries were directed to the metaphysical …’ Mary Shelley – Frankenstein THE night sky is dismal, […]

The Knights Templar – Separating Fact from Fiction

The Knights Templar – Separating Fact from Fiction

The Knights Templar are those medieval warrior monks, that infamous ‘militia of Christ’ of popular imagination. And yet, they were the subject of speculative fantasy long before the more recent spate of books connecting them to secret knowledge about Jesus, or the Freemasons, or the alleged Lost Treasure of Jerusalem. On this latter, the Knights […]

What Is The Philosopher’s Stone? An Alchemical Fable

What Is The Philosopher’s Stone? An Alchemical Fable

Does anyone know what the Philosopher’s Stone is? Not even the alchemists would reveal its secret. Morienus once wrote: ‘This thing is extracted from you; you are its mineral … if you recognise this the love and approbation of the stone will grow within you.’ Notice how Morienus doesn’t actually tell us what the stone […]

The Rosicrucians and the Priory of Sion – Who Were They?

The Rosicrucians and the Priory of Sion – Who Were They?

Just who were the original Rosicrucians? And what about the Priory of Sion? Apart from being so-called Secret Societies (which can mean just about anything) just who were they? And what ‘secrets’ (if any) were they withholding from the world? Isn’t it time to uncover the truth? In this article I will be laying bare […]

What is Alchemy, Part Three – The Hermetic Code

What is Alchemy, Part Three – The Hermetic Code

‘The works of the Mythographers and inspired poets are permeated with the … language of Ancient Mystic Theosophy. Homer, Hesiod, Orpheus, Virgil, Ovid, teach us mystic myths. Empedocles, Pythagoras, Democritos, Heraclitos, Plato, Xenophon, Aristotle, Proclus, Plotinus, and many more, teach a veiled Theosophy.’¹ In part two of this series we looked at the Alchemical axiom […]

The Quest for the Holy Grail

The Quest for the Holy Grail

‘You say you yearn for the Holy Grail. You foolish man, I am grieved to hear that. For no man can ever win the Grail unless he is known in heaven.’ Wolfram von Eschenbach,Parzival The broad outline of the noble Quest for the Holy Grail can be described thus: a young, untutored knight must undertake […]

WHAT IS ALCHEMY? (PART TWO): AS ABOVE SO BELOW

What is Alchemy - part two

The founding father of Alchemy is the Egyptian god Thoth, who gave birth to writing, music, arithmetic and sculpture and who uttered words commanded by Ra, the Sun God, in order that the world should be created. His lost though marvellous work, The Book of Thoth, contains all the secrets of magic and alchemy, the […]

WHAT IS ALCHEMY? (Part One)

Ancient writers call it a thing of small price, because it is lightly esteemed by the merchants, and no one that finds it cares to pick it up, any more than if it were an ounce of dirt. Few will believe that it is a pearl of great price, for it is known to none […]

 
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