Category Archives: Alchemy

What is an Alchemy? And by association, what is an Alchemist?

I had the opportunity last month to speak with a few people who had attended classes by another metaphysical/occult teacher in my area. I got a little excited when they started talking about Alchemy and being Alchemists (that’s what they said…”We are Alchemists, we study Alchemy and Magic”). As the conversation went on, it became

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Distillation method of Abramelin Oil – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the creating Abramelin Oil via a steam distillation! In part 1 (Part 1 of the Distillation method of Abramelin Oil can be found here), I gathered the proper herbs, placed them into a steam distillation apparatus, and distilled for about an hour. I was left with about 300-350 ml of

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Distillation method of Abramelin Oil – Part 1

Abramelin Oil has become very popular, indeed the entire Abramelin rite has become a fairly hot topic among ceremonial magicians as of late. The more recent “Dehn Translation” of the book from a German copy (as opposed to the “Mathers Translation” from a French copy, which has been around for a while) is considered by

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What is Spagery, Spagyrics or Herbal Alchemy?

A ‘Spagyric’ is an herbal medicine which is created or produced by alchemical procedures and processes. These procedures involve the fermentation, distillation and the extraction of the mineral components (termed ‘Salts’ in Alchemy, no matter what the original substance) from the ash of the plant. In traditional medieval alchemy, these processes were generally for the

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