ALCHEMY IS ALIVE AND WELL
by: Hans W. Nintzel
While it hasn't made the front pages yet, alchemy is
enjoying a revival. The truth is, it never went away. It merely has kept
a low profile. Yet, more attention is being given to alchemy than ever
before. We will look at some of the reasons for this, but first it
might be well to explain what we mean by the term "alchemy".
A one word definition is 'evolution' or `transmutation`. The implication
is, one thing is being changed into another thing. As an every day example,
consider the sun. It is truly an alchemist as it constantly is transmuting
helium into hydrogen. Wine that has gone sour, is wine that has been transmuted
into vinegar. Modern alchemists understanding that the best kind of vinegar
is made from red wine, deliberately try to turn wine sour.
However, wineries add sulfides to the wine to prevent souring. Fortunately
some wineries do not do this and there are also ways of eliminating the
sulfides from wine. And yes, this transmutation includes turning lead
So we are surrounded by everyday examples of alchemy. The making of a
pot of tea is an alchemical process as it extracts an essence, called
sulphur by alchemists to color the water which we then call tea. It might
be noted that the term sulphur is an alchemical 'code word' that, in this
instance, refers to the natural oils in the tea (or in any plant). There
are many more examples but our purpose is to chronicle past and current
events in this recondite domain.
Alchemy is a discipline that started way back in the annals of history
as best can be determined. Ancient Greeks, Indians, Chinese and Egyptians
were practitioners of alchemy. However, we do not intend to go that far
back. We will return to the days of the sixties and seventies so that
we may have some insight to Dr. Albert
Frater Albertus, as he preferred being called, supervised and operated
what is called a "mystery school", in the Wasatch montain range
in Utah. Located in the Salt Lake City area, this school taught a curriculum
of very interesting subjects. These included
Qabalah, the ancient Hebrew technique of spiritual growth which incorporates
the tenets of magic, astro-cyclical pulsation (astrology) and, Alchemy.
The school was run in the manner of a Gurdjieff "Fourth Way"
Dr. Israel Regardie, who was my friend and mentor suggested this school
to me. At the same time, the person who had taught me the rudiments of
Qabala, Dan T., also referred to this school indicating I would do well
to look into it. Simultaneously, Mary F. invited me to her home to meet
two people who had a unusual 'hobby', alchemy!
These two people. Kurt and Helene von K. were destined to become good
friends and teachers of mine. They talked about alchemy and how they cured
their son of mental dysfunction through the use of alchemical preparations.
They showed us a small vial of an oily substance and declared this was
"oil of iron".
As a graduate civil engineer with an MBA and 20 years in the 'hard' and
logical discipline of information systems, I could not readily accept
what they told me. My engineering background always insisted that I should
see, feel, taste and touch things to verify their reality. I had never
heard of oil of iron, nor the oil of any other metal, so it could not
possibly exist! That was my mind set at the time. Nonetheless, they managed
to capture my interest.
What got me excited was, they had studied under one Frater Albertus at
the very same school I had so recently heard so much about, the Paracelsus
Research Society! They explained how to apply for the school and tantalized
Mary and I with stories of alchemy.
It did not take long for me to get on the telephone with 'Doc' and with
Dan. They urged me to go. The clincher was, Bill, an Episcopalian priest
committed to attend and Mary decided to go as well.
We applied, were accepted and soon found ourselves in Salt Lake City,
at the P.R.S. awaiting the commencment of the Prima class. The night before,
the meeting room was abuzz with the new students. Sixteen in all, all
ready to start the first of seven two-week courses at P.R.S. to learn
the rudiments of alchemy.
Everyone was intensely interested in everyone else as to how they came
here, what they were "into" and so on. It turned out, the students
were "into" a variety of things. There was a couple from Canada
who had studied alchemy, they said, for many years under the guidance
of the god Mercury. There was an opera singer and her husband who was
a conductor of a symphony as well as being a concert pianist. He had been
a child prodigy and had studied under Kofdaly.
There was a sweet old lady in her late 70s who was "into" crocheting;
a computer programmer; a chiropractor; a chap who told us he was the master
of the martial art of swords (and gave some fascinating demonstrations
of power); a high energy Ph'D candidate from Norway studying at M.I.T.;
an industrial engineer; a surrealistic artist; a chemist (who was to perform
some incredible alchemical experiments later on); a medical doctor; a
priest; a lady who had been the secretary to a state governor and a civil
engineer. A mixed crew indeed! Yet before long, sharing this special experience,
we came to be good friends and most of those friendships are as strong
as ever today. Everyone button-holed everyone else and got into serious
discussions of all sorts.
The martial arts expert, in answer to my question as to what this 'bought
him', said: "I can tell past lifetimes from the aura". Well!
I urged him to 'read' my past lifetime. He squinted at me, sort of over
and behind me and I could scarce conceal a smirk. Boy, was he 'coming
on'! After a few minutes he told me I had been a worker in the pyramids
of Egypt but was killed in an accident. I was stunned! This was the precise
substance of a recurring dream I had as a teen. That I was working, as
a stone mason in a pyramid when a block of stone struck me in the head
and I died! This little incident was to be the first of many "weird"
and often disquieting events during
The next morning, we assembled in the meeting room, per instructions from
'Soror Emmy' bright and early. We could hardly await the arrival of 'Frater
Albertus'. He arrived promptly and seated himself at the head of the table
saying, as he was to do for the beginning of every class I took, "Good
Morning Everyone" and then became
silent and allowed his eyes to rest for a few moments on each student.
We all felt he could read our minds and the class got a little restless.
Then he closed his eyes and seemed to drift off...or something. After
what seemed an eternity, his voice, strong and clear said: "GOD is
good". He then lapsed into silence and the class
closed its respective eyes and waited. After a short time, he spoke:
"God is GOOD" putting the inflection on the last word of the
same sentence. Again a silence followed by his speaking: "God IS
good". We meditated on the import of this for several minutes and
then he opened his eyes (as did the class), looked around at everyone
thoughtfully and then started to dilate on this sentence. Each morning
of every class he would start with this "Morning Meditation"
as he called it.
He was amazing in that he never used notes, he always had his talk perfectly
memorized. And he never gave the same one twice in the seven years I was
to take these classes! It was observed that he always wore a cardigan
sweater and that the sweater was in the "correct" color for
that day. That is, red on Tuesday, Orange on
Wednesday, Black on Saturday, etc. These are the corresponding "planetary
In many ways he was truly astonishing, he had been born on May 5, 1911,
1:40 am in Dresden, Germany. His hands were very large, belying the fact
that he was an artist with a delicate touch. He was very powerful as I
found out, yet very gentle and patient. Frater Albertus was to initiate
me into alchemy and be my teacher for the
next ten years, until his death.
Each day followed the same format, a morning meditation followed by a
session on Qabala where we studied the Tree of Life and other Qabalistic
philosophies. He also taught Astro-Cyclical Pulsations showing how all
of life follows (seemingly) predictable cycles, just like a sine wave.
And, of course, the mainstay of the studies was Alchemy.
Always a session on theory followed by practical lab work where we could
prove (or disprove) the theory given. We learned that all substances consist
of three essentials and that they could be separated, purified and put
back together again into a higher state. He helped guide us through the
morass of alchemical writngs so often written in obscure words and more
obscure meanings. The theory he gave us helped to understand these writings
and reveal them as extremely valuable aids to the student.
He himself exemplified his belief in creating written records. Each experiment
that was performed, was carefully written up in notes. These notes were,
of course, kept by the student, and one set was put on file in the P.R.S.
The three basics which Frater told us all things were made of, were called
by the alchemists, Sulphur, Salt and Mercury. These were analogs for Soul,
Body and Spirit. Or, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, or Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu,
or Solids, Liquids, Gasses. In fact, a large set of 'triplicities' fit
these terms. He described and showed us the differences in these three
as they varied in the different kingdoms of vegetables, minerals and animals.
He taught us how to extract these, from plants, how to purify them and
how to conjoin them again. His purpose was to show us the parallels between
the kingdoms and how, using this spagyric technique, one could make
Potent medicines. Medicines that were, in the main, different from those
prescribed by orthodox physicians, yet medicines that have been known
for millenia, preserved in "old wives tales", American Indian
lore and in other 'occult' respositories. As we shall see, these medicines
are being "revived" and are available to the public. It is my
belief that it is from alchemical medicines pernicious diseases will at
last be overcome. These medicines consisted initially of herbs and plants.
Then we progressed to working with such metals as Antimony and Iron. In
P.R.S., we used, as a text, Basil Valentine's incredible book, "Triumphal
Chariot of Antimony". Herein lie explicit, clear instructions on
how to transmute a rank, poisonous element into one that can be used medicinally.
This was to be sure, Antimony. From this matter, all manner of marvelous
medicines can be made.
While Basil Valentine set down many 'recipes' there are a few "blinds"
in his writings. To be absolutely sure in preparing such medicaments,
one should seek a teacher to guide the student through the little traps
set for the unwary. It is interesting to note that in the March 1987 issue
of "AMBIX" magazine, Dr. Lawrence Principe, now at Johns Hopkins
University, wrote an article in which he received a government grant to
replicate the work done by Valentine in "Triumphal Chariot".
His research proved to be invaluable as he showed a few 'traps' in the
work and developed techniques to obtain the "Tincture of Antimony"
by making this healing substance from the "glass"of
antimony. In a conversation with him, I indicated it was not so much a
miracle that he was indeed able to replicate the experiments, but that
he got the government to pay for it! Larry injects the scientific disciplines
into an arcane subject.
In a different operation, we separated the essences of common chicken
eggs and from the sulphur thereof, produced a medicine salutary in incidences
of artheriosclerosis. This substance, an oil, is also marvelous as a topical.
Jody, my wife, will not be without it now as a skin care product. The
metals, having long absorbed planetary influences, are far more powerful
than herbs in healing. Consider the energy in a half fingernail covered
with Uranium. It could blow away a city, such as Hiroshima . How wonderful
it would be if this energy were harnassed for healing rather than destruction!
Frater told us of the "Philosopher's Mercury" and of the "Stone
of the Philosophers", legendary alchemical items. He did not show
us, directly, how to create these things, but gave us hints, stories,
analogies and insights. His method was, true to the code of alchemy, NOT
to give anything away on a platter, but to make you work for it. To sweat
for it. So, it was to be years later on, that marvelous day that I succeeded
in making some potent alchemical, medicinal products as well as the sought-for
goal of the alchemists, mercury. Oh, not quicksilver, but the Philosophcal
Mercury. The Universal Dissolvent. When my friend and teacher Dan T.,
helped me achieve this goal, I literally fell on my knees to thank the
Father for his grace in discovering this secret to me! This is a product
that thousands have strived for and yet few have obtained.
Through all of this, Frater was ever mindful of and conveyed to us, the
goodness and love of our common father for all his children. Indeed, as
indicated by Valentine and others, the revelation of preparing these alchemical
gifts were a direct gift of God. I don't think anyone in this domain doubts
that! To augment this spiritual aspect, Frater read to us from such canonical
texts as the (King James) Bible. He "opened us up" to new ideas
as to how Qabalah and Alchemy were quite prevalent in this Holy book.
In fact, we were all amazed as he offered proof-after-proof to substantiate
his statement that the Bible is a Manual of Alchemy and contained vast
secrets for those who have eyes to see. In my classes and seminars, I
cite examples from such canonical texts as the Bible, to show how these
texts are written in a code. A symbolic code that must be penetrated in
order to glean the true (and hidden) meaning. As an example, there is
a section in John that shows how to prepare
the Philosophical Mercury! Genesis is a treasure house of mysteries not
discerned by the casual reader. As Paracelsus told us, the Qabala (a Spiritual
discipline that is part and parcel of alchemy) opens all sealed epistles.
At the end of the seven year cycle at P.R.S., I had absorbed a good deal
of alchemical knowledge. In fact, I got "hooked" on it. As a
former counsellor in a drug program, this is the only "addiction"
I can safely say is healthy!
Perhaps equally important to the teachings, were the many different groups
of people I had met. Our bonding at P.R.S. enabled us to remain in close
touch, even to this day. Subsequent to the classes, I met fellow alchemists
from every part of the globe.
We too maintain a 'network'. Now while we were still attending PRS classes,
Frater founded "PARALAB" a company chartered to prepare alchemical
or "spagyrical" (as they are more correctly called) preparations
for public sale. These were both medicinal and cosmetic items. (Unfortunately,
Paralab proved to be 'before its time').
He also wrote quite a few books. He taught the classes, mowed the lawns,
and was a man of boundless energy. However, he once told as, that all
this would end. That alchemical mystery schools each operated in their
own cycle and PRS also had to end. But before this came about, he "transmuted"
PRS into PARACELSUS COLLEGE. He dreamt, and set the ideas down on paper,
of TRISTAR, a spectacular alchemical research and healing center. Woven
into the architecture were the symbols of alchemy. A sort of modern Gothic
cathedral. Plans were drawn up, models made to scale, monies were begun
to be appropriated, then he died. It was July 1984 when a dream and a
reality left this plane.
Since he for some reason did not groom someone to be his replacement,
the light has gone out. The college sits idly and no classes are being
taught. Books he had in manuscript form may never see the light of day.
There is no one on the horizon to pick up the torch he lit. BUT, he inculcated
alchemy into many who will never forget him! And, more germane, who will
continue to carry out the work in their own unique ways. The people whose
lives he touched may number into the thousands. Many are actively engaged
in either "practical" alchemy or in allied research. Most of
those are in communication with one another, to share ideas and results.
My personal activity in networking started with my producing retyped and
translated copies of old alchemical texts. This has caused many a student
to knock at my door. It is a rare day when I don't write SOME fellow alchemist
SOMEwhere in the world!
There are more alchemists than are dreamt of, Poland, Switzerland, France,
Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, India, Belgium, Spain, Portugal,
Australia and other countries.
Before examining alchemy today, let us take a brief look at the principals
behind the phenomena of alchemy.
Firstly, as indicated, alchemists consider ALL things as composed of three
essential, sulphur, salt and mercury. These are actually, consciouness
(sulphur), a vivifying life force (mercury) and a vehicle in which the
latter two are housed (salt). They correspond to soul, body and spirit,
in that order. This is the same spirit and soul as found in religion.
However, in alchemy, we learn how to separate these three so that they
can be seen and held. This is part of the vast field of alchemical theory
but a theory that allows direct proof to be made. You can see, weigh,
and taste the three essentials from the various kingdoms. This enables
you to KNOW and experience their existence rather than having faith. Alchemy
trades off knowledge for belief!
In the Indian alchemy called Ayurveda, the same principles apply under
the term "Gunas" and include Sattva (consciousness), Rajas (spirit
or energy) and Tamas (body or mass). Techniques for separation of the
three principles are available as
well as teachings for the "Three Fold Process", Separation,
Purification and cohobation. As an example, in the plant world, one can
extract the alchemical sulphur; which is the essential oil. Then one can
extract, from the putriified plant, the spirit. This exhibits itself as
alcohol. Happily, "store bought" ethyl alcohol will do nicely.
Finally, the residue of the plant, the 'fecal matter' is burned or calcined
to a white ash or salt.
These are all purified and then brought back together (cohobated) and
through a certain process can be formed into a stone-like matter. A "Plant
Stone". So, we have killed the plant to enable it to give up its
soul and spirit. Then we have re-united them and thus resurrected them
in a new and glorified body. This product is the highest form of the plant
attainable. Philosophically speaking, note that the plant could not do
it for itself. It needed " a higher power" (in this case, man)
to accomplish this highest transmutation. The plant stone can not only
perform interesting physical phenomena, but is an extremely powerful medicine.
What it will cure depends on what plant or herb it was made from. The
laws of astrology apply here.
The plant stone is also a teaching device as its confection is an exact
analog of how to make a stone in the other kingdoms. The curative powers
of the plant stone are the focussed and the concentered healing powers
of the original herb. If the herb had been rosemary, the part of the body
it would heal would be the heart as rosemary is a sun plant and the sun
governs the heart.
Further, the sage plant, governed by Venus which also governs the kidneys,
would be useful in kidney problems. Mercury governs valerian and the thyroid
so a goiter condtion might be eased with a tincture from the valerian
plant or, more likely CURED with a valerian plant stone. While the sulphur
is the major healing agent, utilizing, spagyrically ALL the parts of the
plant, a more efficacious medicine will obtain. Going a step further,
we know that planets also have rulership over metals as well as plants
and specific parts of the body. The Sun for example rules gold and Venus
rules copper. The Sun also rules sunflowers, frankincense and rue as well
as the heart. It should be clear then, that a medicine can be made for
specific parts of the body from metals. And that since metals have "been
around" longer, absorbing beneficial rays, they will be more potent.
Recall the analog of Uranium! How to do it-make a tincture from a metal?
Why just like one does with the plants. "As above, so below".
I can personally attest to the efficacy of Aureum Potabile or tincture
of gold. The process is one of extracting the sulphur of gold, purifying
it and using this product as a medicine. As mentioned, if one could combine
the other two essentials, the effect would be absolutely astonishing.
However, getting the other two essentials in the mineral kingdom is not
so easily done!
Returning to the present, what is happening now? Sources tell me that
more alchemical information is being made available than ever before.
Anyone working in this field can tell you that. Alchemy is said to have
Sufi roots. Frater Albertus in his book "The Alchemist of the Rockie
Mountains" refers to this. He went so far as to say that in the HinduKush
mountains, in a little town called Nuristan, alchemists were busy converting
base metals into gold. Their purpose was to prepare for the financing
of the coming avatar. An atlas shows this town to be in Afghanistan. Did
you ever wonder why the Soviets were so bent on getting into Afghanistan?
There weren't all that many natural resources available. In fact, it is
only a very hardy person that can eke a living from that difficult and
hostile country. So what did they want? Could it be they heard that someone
was producing gold there? Maybe even mass producing it? Who can say with
certainty? The same sources mentioned, said that the Adepts who were there
moved to France well in advance of the Russians. Again, anyone in
this field will tell you that, yes indeed, France is a hot bed of alchemical
activity. More groups being formed, more books being written, etc. Lets
consider some specifics in various countries including France. Australia
is very "hot" when it comes to alchemy. As an example, Dr. Manfred
Junius has formed AUSTRALHERBA to formulate various spagyric products.
He combines the essences of herbs (all three essentials)
with honey and other natural substances. These products will nourish the
body like no other substances can. His herbal wines are the spirits of
plants extracted purified and
combined with other essences to create an invigorating and stimulatng
beverage. These qualities are imbued by the herbs used.
Would you believe: "A healthy wine"? These products are now
being distributed in the United States. Dr. Junius, a friend, has written
excellent books on alchemy, gives concerts playing the Sitar and he also
teaches alchemy and otherwise shares that which he has been given through
lectures and seminars. Dr. Junius will be in Dallas the last week of July
1990 to teach a one week course in Alchemy.
Jurgen Klein, together with his wife Ulrike, have formed 'Jurlique Ageless
Skin Care Products'. He was a student of Rudolph Steiner and taught at
the Waldorf School. Dr. Steiner was a brilliant man and his pioneering
work with herbs and plants are carried on today by the Waleda Co. who
offer various health and cosmetic preparations.
Dr. Conway of New Zealand, who was a student of Frater Albertus, (as was
Dr. Junius) founded a firm to compound creams and emolients from natural
ingredients using spagyric techniques. That is, alchemical processes.
On Connaught Circus. in New Delhi, we find the "Ayurvedic Pharmacy"
where alchemical products are sold over the counter and are compounded
to prescription. Out in the front of the pharmacy, we find workers with
huge iron mortars and pestles.
With it they grind metals laboriously by hand for months. Day after day
they grind a particular metal or gem into a powder so fine it is almost
a liquid. These are then treated and mixed with other ingredients to make
medicines. Diamond powder will yield a medicine for the brain, and gold
bashma (oxide) is salutary for the heart. And many Indian preparations
contain shilajeet which is obtained from a certain type of rock from the
Himalayas. This rock, under the influence of moonlight, oozes out a tar
like substance. It is this tar-like material that is used to provide medicinal
Alchemy is especially flourishing today in France. Jean Debuis leads a
group called "Les Philosophes de la Nature". The organization
boasts a membership of over 1500 people, all practicing alchemy. I mentioned
this organization to friends in Colorado and it was decided to organize
an American branch. The lessons from France are translated into English
and offered to English-speaking alchemical students as a correspondence
The lessons span a number of year and include Qabala as well as Spiritual
and Practical Alchemy. These lessons are being offered today. And Karin
Kabbalah in Jasper Georgia, offers a very complete set of lessons dealing
with the Qabala.
In the fall of 1986 I spent a week with an alchemical society called Filiation
SOLAZAREFF. They held a 'pilgrimage' in the woods of southern France.
The proved alchemy can be done "in the wild" without the trappings
of modern equipment and "store bought chemicals". Solazareff
is a powerful and charismatic man who is well versed in alchemy. He and
his followers consider themselves to be the 'guardians of alchemy' and
in particular in the service of "La Dame" (the Virgin).
In Germany, Barbara Theiss formulates herbal medicines and markets them.
And in Germany, long a bastion of alchemy, numerous Hermetic groups flourish.
In Belgium Dr.I. Beck spearheads alchemical studies in Antwerp and in
Bruxelles Marcel Jirousek is researching the properties of magnesium as
a cure for AIDS.
In Switzerland, a group that studied under Augusto Pancaldi are busy translating
his writings from Italian to German. (While my group, R.A.M.S. is busy
translating German into English!) Augusto was a gentle and knowledgeable
It was he who arranged for Frater Albertus and Eugene Canseliet (the latter
served under the master Fulcanelli, who legend reputes to be hundreds
of years old!) to meet and exchange views. It is regretable that all three
of these giants of alchemy have passed through transition. However, Urs
G. and Alois W. keep the work of
Siegfried H. in Canada reports that there is a Swiss PRS group that follows
the precepts laid down by Frater Albertus even to the extent that they
make spagyric preparations. Also in Canada, Ralph F. has started an alchemical
In Spain Julian P. and in Portugal Jose A., typify alchemists who, with
members of their groups, search the writings of the ancient alchemists
to extract clues to be more successful in their alchemical endeavors.
Germany, Switzerland and England have organizations publishing alchemical
journals. Arthur Fehres, in Australia, relates he is working on a new
technique to obtain oil of iron. He teaches alchemy in two-week seminars.
It will be recalled that oil of iron is helpful in problems concerning
the head. It has proved most effective in severe headaches and might prove
effective in amnesia and other such "head related" problems.
Better than anything you can get in the drugstore we might add!
Paul Baynes in England is making spagyric extractions of the herb Fo Ti
Tieng. The Chinese refer to this herb as one containing "the Elixir
of Life" and use it to promote longevity.
Finally, my friend, Pierre Munier has developed a method to solidify quicksilver
and he shapes it into religious and magical shapes. He learned his alchemy
from teachers in India. He also makes and sells purified oils of metals.
In America, alchemy is also alive and well. Willis W. is following the
general lines of study as Paul Baynes but compounds his products from
cactus, aloe vera and creosote. He is quite involved in bio-agro products,
perhaps not so alchemical but of great importance to preserve this planet
Robbie Eure and Art F. have combined talents to produce a remarkable salve
combining aloe vera and gold. This salve I have used (and help distribute)
is amazing in the relief of pain from a variety of causes.
Betty McK, in San Diego, discovered that by heating ethyl alcohol in a
small flask, the alcohol will gradually turn color and finally congeal
and become a dark brown mass just like chocolate syrup. Moreover, in time,
the mass will start to pulse or beat....like a heart! If I had not seen
this phenomena myself, I would not have believed it. What it is we do
not yet know. All we know is that the combined action of a sandbath, morning
light from an Eastern window and a green light shining on it makes it
behave in a peculiar fashion!
Greg Collins relates that due to a history of family colonic cancer, he
had a check up. To his great dismay, polyps were discovered in his colon
by his physician. He decided to try some alchemical preparations and took
a colloidal extract combining gold, silver and copper. In addition, he
took three drops of gold tincture once a week. Five weeks later, his physician,
after exploratory examination, announced "The polyps went away".
A check-up in May this year re-confirmed the efficacy of the gold tincture.
Mary Lynne of Ohio read a passage in Biblical Exodus that gave her a clue
to making perfumes. It gave her insight on how to extract, from a handful
of dried flower petals, copious quantities of essential oils. From this
oil she made delic ate and exquisite perfumes. Her pupil Pete B. still
produces perfumes from the generated oils.
George F. is overseeing the printing of a book by Mary Lynne describing
her techniques. George, a beautiful man and friend conducts private research
into alchemy and has been a fifty year member of an esoteric RC order,
Dan T.used his knowledge of alchemy to make herbal flavorings. These are
used to create delicious beverages often found for sale in health food
stores. Dr. Jack Hinze and his son Shane have an organization (Apotheca
Naturale) that produces a variety of spagyric tinctures. Dr. Dan Clark,
of Melbourne Florida has formed Bioactive Nutrients and offers spagyric
and homeopathic tinctures and remedies.
Harold Wilson has developed an incredible biodegradeable solvent that
will radically dissolve gold! The marvel of his invention is that it contains
no corrosives (!), no toxics (!!) and one of the main constituents is
water!!! This could be a great boon for anyone in the gold-mining business.
Ore containing a variety of elements are introduced into this fluid and
it radicfally dissolves ONLY the gold. A second fluid
precipitates the gold back out and recovery is at the 99.6% level.
Bill van D. has developed nutrients that will feed gold and make it multiply.
Peter M. grows gold crystals. Other people are engaged in making exotic
palliatives and cures, doing private research, and so on.
Surely this business with gold sounds, well, far fetched. But that is
probably due to a lack of exposure to and awareness of, these recondite
disciplines. Yet we read that Dr. Paul Cottle, of the University of Florida,
utilizing a linear accelerator, hurls lithium
ions at gold and converts it to lead. Shades of wrong-way Corrigan!
Dr. Cottle, of course, was trying to prove something about the functioning
of atomic nuclei. He also gave weight to the idea that transmutation is
But Bainbridge, Sherr and Starr proved that in the 1940s as have recent
experimenters in Australia (alchemists) who have transmuted quicksilver
into silver and have created artificial gems indistinguishable from the
And as exemplified by Larry Principe's research, the governments of various
countries have shown to be QUITE interested in alchemy. A paper studying
the possibility of producing work from the heat given off by transmutations
conceded that the work of Kushi, Kervran and others were correct. That
is, transmutations DO take place. This
paper was written by the U.S. Army!
Beyond this, there is actually a tremendous amount of alchemical activities
taking place. As previously indicated, hundreds of reasearchers are in
the laboratories trying to wrest the secrets of healing and of life itself,
from Nature. Many closely follow the
teachings of the ancient alchemists, reading texts written long ago. They
try to decipher the archaic and code-like words often written in foreign
To aid them, my group, R.A.M.S. is involved in translating old alchemical
texts and transmuting these ancient manuscripts from dusty items taking
up space, into a form readable and thus useable. It is hoped that some
researcher will discover a new approach or even a key to unlock secrets
heretofore hidden away. To some extent,
this has already been the case.
These are usually not large organized groups but clusters of individuals
now turned on to the possibilities promised by alchemy. And, to some extent
folk concerned about the environment and pollution seeking better ways.
Russell Schilling in Atlanta, Ron DiSalvo in Marina del Rey, Dhyana M.
in Marietta, Robert M. in Marshfield WI, Anthony House and Laura J. both
in Seattle, Mack Ross in Australia and a veritable legion of individuals
are tuned into the same philosophy and trying to use alchemy to help their
brothers and sisters.
We would be remiss not to mention other literary efforts in the Hermetic
field. These include Publications such as "The Hermetic Journal"
published in England by the tireless Adam McLean; the eclectic magazine
GNOSIS; Dr. Hoffman's "Four Worlds Journal", the French journals
"Tempete Chymique" and "La Tablet Emeraude"; a
newsletter emanating from Israel "Kabballah"; the Swiss alchemical
German language Journal "Essentia"; the venerable "AMBIX"
from England; from the U.S. we find "Cauda Pavona" and "Hermetica"
both published in academic environments and, of course, the venerable
FATE. Mr. Ritman in Amsterdam has opened to the public an incredible library
of alchemical documents. This is the "Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica".
Tom Brown's "Borderland Sciences" group often have articles
on Hermetic subjects. The American branch of the Les Philosophs de la
Nature will soon produce a newsletter to add to a growing number of alchemical
journals. They are based in Boulder CO.
We can see then, that there is quite a bit going on, with or without our
knowledge. There are many more groups and invididuals than imagined working
quietly, even secretly, doing research, conducting experiments, testing
and finally, it is hoped, coming up with those products that are most
potent in healing. Perhaps, some of these researchers will be instrumental
in bridging the wide gap between the alchemist and the scientist.
It might be asked, and who are these people? Since I travel all over the
U.S. and beyond, giving lectures, classes and seminars, I can answer that
question with accuracy.
The answer is: the neighbor down the street, your Sunday school teacher,
the milkman and a host of others that one would not suspect as being involved
in arcane studies. They are without doubt out there. And they aren't mysterious
or sinister folk either. They are sincere, probably very spiritual, people
dedicated to the common good.
One day, like Sir Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton, they will "come
out of the closet". Hopefully, at that time, the fruits of their
discoveries in alchemy, unlike Boyle and Newton, will be recognized and
utilized to heal mankind of all his illnesses, both spiritual and physical.
As the good Lord told us in Genesis, all these things, plants, herbs,
minerals, etc. are here for our use and benefit, to nourish and sustain
and heal us. Thus it was He who instituted this Holy Art and Science.
He left for US the challenge and joy of discovering the deepest secrets
of matter. Truly, as Frater Albertus was wont to say: "God IS good".
NOTE: Sections of the following information are INCORRECT and are included
in this document for historical reasons.
Hans Nintzel is a teacher of alchemy living in the Dallas area and gives
seminars involving Alchemy and Qabala by arrangement. He makes available,through
his group R.A.M.S., reprints of old alchemical works.
For further information on this or on upcoming classes, etc., contact
him as follows: Hans W. Nintzel, 733 Melrose Drive, Richardson,Texas 75080.
Please send a S.A.S.E. Some of the data in this article is gleaned from
material to be in a book he is writing.
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