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Alchemy Guild

Mentoring in Alchemy

The International Alchemy Guild certifies instructors and mentors in the Alchemy Study Program. Mentoring is designed for those students who are aspirants in the Great Work and want to do deeper work in wither practical or spiritual alchemy. 

Spiritual Alchemy Mentoring Program

The mentoring program in Spiritual Alchemy (Modules 1,2,3,&7) is for students who want personal consultations on course materials and guidance in psychological and spiritual transformation. Mentoring consists of a 120-day period per module with a one-hour per month face-to-face sessions with the instructor via Skype, Google Duo, etc. Students also have direct email access for any questions on the methods or materials. 

Features of the Spiritual Mentoring Program

  1. Students will go deeper into the readings and the experiments of the modules, with guided mentoring before embarking on the deeper meditation work.
  2. Students will be able to reach a better understanding of the historical and initiatory context of alchemical concepts.
  3. The extra work incorporates and balances physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual aspects of the student’s development.
  4. Included will be additional work in the Hermetic Sciences, including Qabalah and Tarot.

Student Requirements

  1.  Work must begin with Mod 1 and move from there when both student and instructor feel it is time to move forward.
  2. There is no requirement to commit to all of the modules in advance, since after Mod 1 you will know if this is the path for you.
  3. Students will be required to keep a personal journal during the mentoring, which they may share with the instructor at their discretion.
  4. Students may be required to procure or download a few books and limited other low-cost items.

About the Instructor 

John Hernandez (Frater John) began his path in the Western Mysteries early in his academic career and also studied the Eastern alchemical art of Chi Gung under the private mentorship of Sifu Joe Chu. He is a Master Mason and officer in the Traditional Observance Lodge Academia (#847 Oakland, California), and currently serves as a Ritual Elder for the worldwide men's initiatory organization, the Mankind Project. He has been initiated into several other Western Mystery schools and is a charter member of the International Alchemy Guild. He is a professional musician, composer, and producer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. John is not a psychologist and does not offer any kind of psychotherapy in the program, and his mentoring is strictly educational. 

Enrollment

Enrollment is limited to five students at a time, chosen by instructor John Hernandez. You must email him at luxphilosophorum@gmail.com for approval before signing up for this service from the Course Catalog. $150 per module.


Practical Alchemy Mentoring Program

The mentoring program in Practical Alchemy (Modules 4,5,6,&7) is for students who want personal consultations on course materials and guidance in laboratory work in mineral and plant alchemy. Mentoring consists of a 120-day period per module with a one-hour per month face-to-face sessions with the instructor via Skype, Google Duo, etc. Students also have direct email access for any questions on the methods or materials. 

Features of the Spiritual Mentoring Program.   

  1. Students will go deeper into the readings and the experiments of the modules, with guided mentoring before embarking on any experimental work.
  2. Students will be able to reach a better understanding of the historical and initiatory context of practical alchemy concepts.
  3. The extra work incorporates and balances physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the practical applications.
  4. Included will be additional work in herbalism and spagyrics.

Student Requirements

  1. Students progress further when both student and instructor feel it is time to move on.
  2. There is no requirement to commit to all of the modules in advance.
  3. Students will be required to keep a lab journal during the mentoring to document their experimental work.
  4. Students may be required to procure or download a few books and limited other low-cost items.

    About the Instructor

    Robert Allen Bartlett is a practicing alchemist and author. A natural born scientist, Robert's interest in geology and the sciences in general prompted him to construct his own home laboratory when only 9 years old. Roberts interest in the ancient use of natural materials lead him to the study of alchemical works at the age of 12, and it has become his lifelong passion. In 1974, he left San Jose State University to pursue an intensive course of alchemical study at the Paracelsus Research Society (later Paracelsus College) under the guidance of Dr. Albert Reidel (Frater Albertus). By 1976, at the prompting of Frater Albertus, Robert returned to college at Boise State University to complete his degree in chemistry with the view of working at the newly formed Paralab, a commercial offshoot of Paracelsus College. After receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1979, he began work at Paralab as Chief Chemist. Later, he was selected by Frater Albertus to become a Director of Research at Tristar, the future vision of Frater Albertus which would combine the college, lab, and a new Healing Arts Center into one complex. Unfortunately, with the death of Frater Albertus in 1984, the college and lab closed, and the Tristar dream was never realized. Robert continued his chemistry career as a research scientist for new ceramic materials, and later as the Chemistry Department Manager for a large materials-testing laboratory, where he was able to document and perfect alchemical experiments using the very latest in scientific instrumentation. Robert currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters. Since 2002, he has been teaching classes and giving workshops on practical alchemy. He also produces a line of spagyric and homeopathic mineral salts under the Terre Vitae label. His latest books are Real Alchemy and Way of the Crucible, both books available at Amazon, Redwheel Weiser, and other booksellers. His websites is www.Spagyricus.com.

    Enrollment

    Enrollment is limited to five students at a time, chosen by instructor Robert A. Bartlett. You must email him at spagyricus1@gmail.com for approval before signing up for this service from the Course CatalogMore Info. $150 per module.

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