Friday, May 18, 2018 - 9:30am to Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

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Itinerary & Details

*Full detailed course outlines at bottom of page below condensed timetable of events.

Timetable of Events

May 18th
Friday

6pm Meet at the Prague clock tower-Old Town square and walk with Roger to venue
7pm Event begins at Edward Kelly's Tower ‘Donkey and Cradle’  
Alchemy of Cannabis introduction with Aurelius Electrum (Paul from Canada)
Courtyard party held at Donkey and Cradle
Ambient Harp music by Alaerian (Alan J Moore) and other special guests
Meet fellow traveling companions, tour guides and teachers. Drink, eat and be merry

May 19-20th
Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am-5pm

Alchemical trainings with Aurelius Electrum
Venue: Held in the historical crypts of the Donkey and Cradle where Edward Kelly also worked
    
May 19th   Saturday evening 7pm
Celebrate the publication of Vincent’s book (and his life) and the CD music release of the Angelic Callings with Dr Terry Burns, Eliska Bridges, Alan J Moore, Iva Maresova, and other invited guests.

May 20st, 8pm Sunday Evening
River cruise and party on the Jazz Boat (on the beautiful Vltava)  

May 21st
Monday 9.30-12

History of Alchemy and introduction to the Enochian-Ophanic-Angelic language with
Dr. Teresa Burns and Alan J Moore

Afternoon walking tour with Eliska Bridges: Prague Castle, Lesser Town
Evening free time to enjoy the sparkling streets of Prague (and go shopping!)

May 22nd
Tuesday 9.30am.

Coach departs Prague for our Journey to Cesky Krimlov  
Tour of the Svetla nad Sazavou factory and witness the tradition of glass blowing that has made the Czech people so famous in the world.  
Arrive Cesky Krimlov to settle into hotel.
Free evening to wonder the streets of this beautiful medieval gem.

May 23rd
Wednesday, Cesky Krimlov

10-5pm Advanced Alchemy workshop with Paul
Held in the Old Bohemia room
7pm Medieval Costumed party and feast with invited guests
Venue: The 5 star Ruze Hotel

May 24th  
Thursday, Cesky Krimlov

9am Coach departs for Dragon Rose venue
10-1pm Advance practical alchemy with Paul
Lunch: Traditional Czech lunch provide at Dragon Rose
2pm Magical tour of surrounding areas
Arrive Cesky Krimlov for dinner

May 25th
Friday, Cesky Krimlov

10-4pm Alchemical and Enochian Ritual with Aurelius Electrum, Dr. Teresa Burns,
Alaerian, Eva Spolek and includes skype presentation/talk/discussion with Dan Winter
Afternoon free to tour Castle and free evening with celebration dinner

May 26th Saturday 11am.
Coach departs for Prague

We visit a sacred geometry and alchemical dwelling on the way
Arrive Prague hotel early evening

May 27th Sunday
Participants depart for home, or stay longer to enjoy the sites of Prague and the Czech Republic


Full Course Details Below

Day 1 - 7pm Friday, May 18th

Welcoming party and alchemy presentation.

Meeting point: Clock Tower, Old Town Square Prague, 6pm

Join us for an exploration into the philosophy, theory and practice of the alchemical traditions.
We begin with a presentation on Alchemy with our teacher Aurelius Electrum (Paul from Canada).  This is a good chance for you to get a sneak peek at this weekend’s workshop and network and socialize with our guides and teachers for the “Alchemy of Prague" event. We are all gathering at the famous Kelley Tower in the foothills of Prague Castle. This is where Edward Kelly and John Dee, the foremost alchemists of their time, were living in Prague and supported by King Rudolf II.  The tower has been turned into an Alchemical Museum, originally curated by our dear friend Vincent Bridges. Drinks and food are available at the famous alchemy bar ‘The House of the Donkey and Cradle’. Musical performances with Alaerian and other special guests.

Introduction to Alchemy • Medicinal CBD oil • Working with Hemp • Alchemy of Cannabis
• Spagyric Plant Medicines • Elixirs • The Magic of Water • Sacred Geometry • Theraphi Device Technologies • Introduction to advance Alchemy with Metals, Transmutation and Philosopher Stone


Day 2 and 3 - 9.30-5pm Saturday and Sunday May 19-20th
Venue: The Donkey and Cradle

The Alchemy of Cannabis

Learn how to make your own plant medicines * Practical Alchemy * The Art of Distillation
Join us for an exploration into the philosophy, theory and practice of the alchemical tradition.
Learn the history of Hermetic Mysticism and the techniques used by the forefathers of modern chemistry, herbology and medicine.  This two-day seminar (plus Friday evening introduction) will provide an in depth look at both inner and outer alchemy utilizing a wide spectrum of alchemical teachings including Vedic, Taoist and the Western Hermetic Traditions. Later in the week, Paul will be instructing us in the advance techniques with working with metals, gold, transmutation and the philosophers stone.

This is a practical workshop. We are setting up an alchemy lab so you can witness the complete experience. We’ll look at various laboratory apparatus, their description, set-up and use, as well as laboratory safety.  Working with the plant kingdom through the art of distillation, we’ll create an alchemical menstruum as well as an essential oil for your personal use. Participants will also take home bottles of the Spagyric tincture and essences we will create in the class. The goal of this course is to provide you with a foundation for a physical, mental and spiritual understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of Nature, through the magical spectacles of the Western Esoteric Alchemical Traditions

Alchemy has been part of the human experience for so long we cannot recall its origins. But what is important is the fact that the Alchemists of old were at the cutting edge for front of science (and still are!). We will look at advancements in plant wisdom, growing and processing, and extraction methods.  

In 1997, a hemp rope dating back to 26,900 BC was found in the Czech Republic, making it the oldest known object to be associated with cannabis. Hemp has played an important role in humanity’s development for a long time and now she is showing herself in a whole new light. We have the largest amount of ‘receptors’ for hemp/CBD than any other plant species. This demonstrates our long evolution with this amazing plant. It is now used in modern life for a wide range of aliments and is providing unrivaled relief for a variety of symptoms and conditions, including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. Cannabis (Medical Marijuana / Hemp / CDB Oil) contains at least 85 types of cannabinoids, and over 480 natural components found within the Cannabis sativa plant, many of which have documented medical value.

Come find out what the "Buzz" is all about. You will discover:

  • All about Cannabis
  • History
  • Myths and misunderstandings
  • Medicinal properties
  • Cannabinoids
  • Terpenes
  • The Entourage
  • The Endocannabinoid system
  • Folk remedies
  • Modern overview
  • Delivery methods and dosages

We will make a hand cream, tincture and concentrate. Participants will master practical skills to extract the life healing properties from this remarkable plant.

Note: there are no Psycho-active properties of the medicines we are producing-we are only working with the medicinal CBD aspect of this plant. Cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychotropic.

Spagyrics “open” medicinal plants completely to release powerful healing properties. It is a method of separating and preserving the hidden qualities (signatures) of plants and minerals in elixirs, tinctures, and powders. The result is subtle yet powerful medicines free of the impurities normally associated with their gross material forms. By learning to make tinctures and elixirs and work only with essences, you will become healthier, mentally clearer, and spiritually stronger for the challenges of the Great Work ahead.

Course outline  

  • Intro to Cannabis Alchemy and the practical making of hand creams, tinctures and concentrate
  • Alchemy Philosophy, Theory and Practice
  • The role of Sacred Geometry in Alchemy
  • Types of Alchemy

  • Laboratory Safety

  • Lab Equipment

  • Distillation Setup

  • Three Alchemical Principles in the Three Realms

  • Alchemical History

  • Paracelsus

  • Rudolph II

  • John Dee and Edward Kelly

  • Tycho Brahe

  • Johannes Kepler

  • Isaac Newton
  • Herbal Tincturing
  • Essential Oil Distillation
  • Calcination
  • Planetary Correspondences
  • Alchemical Elixirs
  • Spagyric Herbal Essences and Tinctures
  • Preparation and Uses of Herbal Elixirs
  • Seven Planetary Elixirs
  • Preparing for the Mineral Work
  • Alchemical Relationships
  • Kabbalah
  • Bottling of Products
  • Advanced Course Summary: Ormus gold and other metals, incense making, medicinal essences and tinctures, elixirs and brewery  

Take Home: CBD hand cream, tincture and concentrate, plus the skill on how to make it yourself, with the powerful knowledge of the ancient Alchemical Spagyric approach


Day 2 - evening, 7pm Saturday May 19th

Book and CD release party held at the Donkey and Cradle

Join Dr. Terry Burns, Eliska Bridges, Alan J Moore, Iva Maresova, and special invited guests, to celebrate the publication of Vincent’s book (and his life) and the CD music release of the Angelic Callings.

Esoteric historian and researcher Vincent Bridges, best known for his work on Nostradamus, Enochian, and the intersections of John Dee, Edward Kelley, and William Shakespeare, passed away unexpectedly in 2014. He left several unpublished manuscripts behind in the hands of his collaborators.  The first of these, An Alchemical Enigma: A Short History of the Rise and Fall of Sir Edward Kelley, will be released this spring.  Vincent wrote the book in 2011 while living at the Donkey in the Cradle, one of Kelley’s homes during the time he spent in Prague.
An Alchemical Enigma has been edited by Dr. Terry Burns, Professor of English from the University of Wisconsin, and Ms. Eliska Bridges, an independent licensed tour guide who accompanied and worked with Vincent on many projects.  In addition to editing this work, they have added several appendices, including an analysis of Kelley’s poem “To G.S., Gent.,” translations of Kelley’s best-known alchemical works (Theatre of Terrestrial Astronomy, The Humid Path, and The Stone of the Philosophers), a speculative timeline, and a history of the “Donkey in the Cradle.”  
Copies of An Alchemical Enigma will be available for sale, and its editors will give a special presentation highlighting excerpts from this work of Vincent’s as well as from two others he co-authored,  Mysteries of Great Cross at Hendaye and The Ophanic Revelation, and from his play, “The Donkey in the Cradle.”  

They’ll also treat you to excerpts from a CD featuring acclaimed Czech vocalist Iva Maresova.  In 2013, Vincent, Iva, Eliska, and others recorded the 19 Enochian calls at the magnificent Santini-designed Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora, in Zdar nad Savazou,  Moravia, Czech Republic.  This new and unique interpretation of this culminating aspect of the Enochian corpus is also scheduled for release and will be available for sale as well.

Performance of first two Enochian calls by acclaimed Czech vocalist Iva Maresova.
This recording of the the 19 Enochian Calls, were held at the Church of St. John of Nepomuk, a Unesco Heritage site. This edifice has both amazing acoustic properties and astounding energetics resulting from the powerful geophysical properties of the hill and surrounding area, which is then collected and amplified by Santini’s architectural rendering of the Church and its enveloping structure.

It was the culmination of a dream for Vincent Bridges, who was responsible for its production.  Unlike those before him, Bridges viewed the Enochian (or Ophanic or Angelic) work of Dee and Kelley not as an outgrowth of the western mystery tradition but as a literal intervention from outside.  He and his students viewed it as a transformative system best described in energetic states, where even the letters themselves functioning as waveguides.  They saw Enochian as a system of 4th dimensional and higher geometries that, when properly set up, worked almost automatically.  Just as the nucleus of human cells put out light or photon emissions that are automatically received by other cells, Bridges believed the “alchemy of light” generated by a correctly set-up Enochian Temple worked as a kind of bioenergetic machine provided to humans from the outside to help jump-start their own evolution.  These objects that are formed work automatically by their shape or function as they exist physically in higher dimensions; they sing “Evolve!” to those parts of us that already exist in higher realms.  That is radically different from any other understanding of what it is and how it works.

Also this evening, J. Alan Moore (“Alaerian”), who has presented several workshops on Enochian with Vincent, will perform on harp, and be available to answer questions about the 19 Angelic Calls.
How can we wrap up an evening like this?  With a play! As you may know, Vincent’s play “In the Donkey in the Cradle” was to be performed at the Donkey the very day Vincent tragically and unexpectedly died. We are currently in the midst of discussions with one of the principle actors and hope to have a short piece from this play performed this evening. More information will be available on this soon.  
Please join us for this very special evening.


Day 3 - Sunday evening, 8pm, May 20

Jazz boat River cruise

As indicated by its name, the Jazz Boat is a boat devoted to jazz in all its forms: traditional jazz, Latin, Cuban or Brazilian influences, ethno jazz or pure swing and blues. Enjoy a night cruise and dinner with your Alchemy friends, while admiring some of Prague’s most amazing sights, which display an almost surreal beauty at night time.


Day 4 - Monday Morning, 9.30 am-12. May 21

Dr. Teresa Burns and Alan J Moore

The Search for the Philosopher’s Stone”, Alchemy in Rudolfine Prague and an introduction to the Angelic callings of the Enochian language (or, how did learning to talk with angels become part of the Great Work?)

The body of work generally known today as Enochian is one of the most enigmatic and fascinating subjects in the western esoteric quest.  During the last years of the 16th century, this language and the system accompanying it was received and recorded by Englishman John Dee, considered by many the most educated man in England and his countryman, and the alchemist Edward Kelley.

What are alchemists talking about when they refer to “The Philosopher’s Stone”?  Teresa will answer this from several perspectives ranging from “the spiritual” and alchemy of metals, to the transmutation of time and a look at human bloodlines.   Alchemy, according to the Jungians, "Isis the Prophetess to Her Son Horus,” is a curious mix of Hebraic and Egyptian mysticism probably originating in first-century Alexandria, where Egypt mystery schools combine alchemical instruction with angelic intervention. After this, nothing similar appears in known writing for another 1,000 years!

Dr. Burns will give a presentation on the “History of Alchemy in Prague” and introduce us to the intertwined lives of some of the alchemists and proto-scientists associated with Renaissance Prague, including Tadeáš Hájek, John Dee, Edward Kelley, Tycho Brahe , Oswald Croll, Michał Sędziwój, and Michael Maier.  From Hermetic astrology, to bloodline politics, from proto-chemistry to apocalyptic philosophy, Dr. Burns will take you on a roller coaster ride so you are totally up to speed with the last 3000 years of alchemical enquiry!

Topics

  • Alchemy as it intersects with art, architecture and theater
  • Alchemy and the apocalypse: Prague as New Jerusalem
  • A Renaissance enigma: Alchemy? Magic? Espionage?
  • Reported successful transformations:  George Ripley, Edward Kelley, Alexander Seton
  • Michael Maier’s alchemical emblems and music
  • Harp Music by Alaerian

This will lead us into the afternoon walking tour of Prague Castle with Eliska Bridges.


Day 4 - Monday Afternoon, 2-6 pm. May 21

Walking tour of Old Prague with Eliska Bridges
A New Jerusalem in Bohemia - the Capitol of the Noble Arts

The beginnings of Prague´s history emerge from the shadows of paganism and many hazy legends. The city prophesied by Libuse, grew into being a new spiritual center of the world. It became a magnet for mystics, spiritualists, alchemists, scientists, philosophers, freemasons and artists. The relative religious tolerance was a very important ingredient of this mixture, since it created the base for cross-cultural and cross-interdisciplinary sharing. Prague was and still remains a melting pot of ideas and approaches.
What beliefs connected Prague to New Jerusalem? Did they have any validity?  Who were the seekers who came to Prague, and what were they attracted by?
We will look into the old legends, visit the power spots, discover the places where great thinkers lived, and enjoy the Prague game of decoding the esoteric meanings on many of the public facades. You will find yourself standing at Prague Castle with Eliska, listening to the esoteric connections and stories behind these buildings.  We will also visit places that are usually off the track of tourist groups. Seeing both the monuments famous in alchemy circles as well as other places less known is the only true way to get an image of the Capitol of the Noble Arts!


Day 5-6-7-8

Tours of Old Bohemia with Eva Lenova
Guided day trips in mysterious Český Krumlov and its surrounds

For a brief spell in Bohemia, a hermetic, alchemical and kabbalistic enlightenment influenced the seeds of modern science and attempted to give birth to a new era. In her classic book, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment, the great historian Frances Yates brought alive to the modern world an extraordinary period in early 17th Century Europe, long lost to memory. Only now, almost four hundred years after the publication of the Rosicrucian manifesto and the Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, are we awakening to the full significance of that moment and its relevance to our own epoch.
Join us on this imaginative and spiritual rediscovery of that magical time in the very region where “it all took place”. We travel from Prague in our coach through the lands of castles, rivers, dragons and ancient heroes to the lands of old Bohemia. Eva Lenova will lead us on many adventures around the lands of Cesky Krimlov, including labyrinths, sacred springs and castles.


Day 6 -7-8 - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. 9.30-5pm. May 23,24,25
Venue: Ruze Hotel, Dragon Rose and Cesky Krimlov

Advanced Alchemy

The working of Metals, Gold, Ormus, Transmutations and the Philosophers Stone
Paul will take us through some of the advance stages of Alchemy and how to work with the metals, Lead, Mercury, Gold and the transmutations of the elements, including the Philosophers stone.

What is important to remember, is the fact that the Alchemists of old were at the cutting edge of science, and we consider- we still are! We believe the true ethical power of science is between the manifested and un-manifested, the physical and the spiritual. Modern reductionist theory has its limits, and perhaps it is time that science takes in the finer features of the infinite universe we live in.

With our understanding of the Fractal Field, golden mean ratio, insights from Dan Winter, and advancements in plasma technologies such as the Theraphi Device, you will be initiated into a new world of ideas, processes and understanding of a deeper life purpose.

  • Introduction to the Mineral Kingdom.
  • Alchemists from the period of Rudolph II
  • Tales and Legends of Český Krumlov
  • Alchemical Definitions
  • A deeper look at the Three Philosophical Principles
  • Alchemical Products
  • Collecting Dew
  • Deliquescents
  • The Acetate Path
  • Theory and History of the Acetate Path
  • Preparation of Acetates
  • Working with Metals
  • The Athanor
  • Antimony
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Gold
  • Transmutation of the Elements
  • The Philosophers Stone
  • Alchemical Mediations and Rituals

Alchemists discovered a number of novel substances, which were later classified as particular chemical compounds or mixtures of compounds. In our advanced alchemy training with Paul, we will take a deeper look into the alchemy of metals in the heart of Český Krumlov.
The second half of the 16th century is usually called "the golden age of alchemy". Emperor Rudolf II. von Habsburg and Wilhelm von Rosenberg, became the most important Maecenas of the hermetic sciences. Around the House of Rosenberg arose a second center of hermetic and alchemic activity. Renowned historical characters worked their magic in Wilhelm's South Bohemian dominion - in Třeboň, Prachatice, and especially in Český Krumlov, which has been called "the South Bohemian Mecca of alchemists"


Day 6 - Wednesday evening 7pm, May 23rd
Venue: Old Bohemian Room, Ruze Hotel, Cesky Krimlov

A costume alchemical party and feast

Want to dress up as a specific historical character e.g. Marie Antoinette and Elizabeth I, and for men, Napoleon, Robin Hood and Shakespeare? Or shall you stick to our Bohemian theme of the 1300-1600’s with the palace courts of Charles IV and Rudolf II e.g. John Dee, Edward Kelley and his wife the “Dark Lady”, or William of Rosenburg.  Perhaps your favorite historical Alchemical personality like Paraculus, Rand Bokle, Nicholas Flamel, George Ripley, Thomas Norton, Comte de Chazal, Oswald Croll, Michael Sendivogius, Michael Maier, Anselm Boëthius de Boodt, Cornelius Drebbel, Tadeáš Hájek, Julius Firmicus Maternus or an Egyptian from first-century Alexandria! May I introduce you to Isaac Newton and his friend, the Lady of Ruze.

Or are you an alchemical scientist from the year 2089? This is a festive evening, highlighted by music, food and wine, and traditional dance from the Czech Republic. We have arranged for costume hire as part of your package and the Ruze Hotel is providing a special room where you change from your 21st century costumes and try out different time periods and characters; Baroque, 17th century Renaissance, Middle Ages, or a touch of the Mystic.  Come Wizards and Witches, come all !


Day 8 - 10-2pm, Friday 25th
Venue: Ceske Krimlov

Alchemy Rituals
Alchemy, and The Enochian-Ophanic-Angelic language and rituals.
with Aurelius Electrum, Dr. Teresa Burns, Alaerian, Eva Lenova and Dan Winter (via skype)

In this one day ritual, we will cover the John Dee and Edward Kelley’s “conversations with angels,” and the magical system they engendered.   We’ll take you through some of techniques variously called Enochian, Angelic or Ophanic. Aurelius Electrum will guide you through the essential rituals that Alchemists have used for centuries. Dr. Teresa Burns and Alaerian will guide you through an Enochian ritual. At the beginning of the day, we will connect with Dan Winter via skype to discuss the science and physics involved.

You will learn how Dee’s angels were said to be connected to transmutation, and then take a ride though some of the mysteries, claims and practices connected to Robert Hooke’s Enochian (the alphabet represented an elaborate cryptographic system) to the Golden Dawn’s claim of a cipher manuscript. We will explore Dan Winter’s and Vincent Bridges explorations of Enochian relationship to sacred geometry and Vincent Bridges’ discussion of “Angels in the DNA.”   We’ll then step back and look at the correspondences between the Angelic watchtowers and one of the oldest and simplest talismanic symbols: the pentagram.  Alaerian will lead the group through a simple pentagram ritual and how this connects to Enochian work.

We will then incorporate Enochian elements into a more extended invoking pentagram culminating in the Greater Pentagram, or Watchtower, ritual.  Within this sacred space, Alaerian will demonstrate the rending of the veil and the first two Enochian ‘calls’, as a way of providing participants with a direct experience of the sounds and feel of the Enochian. We will then take time to talk about what members of the group have experienced.  We’ll finish by discussing some of the events connected to John Dee and Edward Kelley’s continental tour, their mysterious heptagonal ritual, and about Kelley’s sudden rise and fall as a Golden Knight of the Holy Roman Empire. We will end with a musical performance and healing angelic harp music with Alaerian.
 


For even more details and information please see the "Study Guide" tab above.

The Alchemy of Prague 2018

Faculty

Aurelius Electrum
Roger Green
Eliška Bridges
Dr. Teresa Burns (USA)
Iva Maresova
J. Alan Moore
Dan Winter
Eva Lenova

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