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Alchemy Guild

President's Message 2019

January 1, 2019


Dear Fellow Members:

As we begin our 23rd year, the International Alchemy Guild continues to fulfill its charter obligations to provide networking and support services for modern alchemists and assist them in their practical and spiritual transformations. From its inception, I have tried to keep the Guild from developing ambitions other than these simple goals. We strive to be an organization without ego; the group’s will and life force itself originates from our membership. No one at the Guild gets paid; we are all volunteers. The Guild would not exist without the selfless service of our volunteers and esteemed Board of Directors:

PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR – Daniel Coaten

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/publications

Thanks to Daniel’s hard work, the Alchemy Journal has been completely redesigned with beautiful artwork and cutting-edge articles. He also implemented a professional website devoted to the Journal at www.AlchemyJournal.org and oversees all facets of publishing for the Guild. Members are encouraged to submit articles and artwork. Visit the “For Authors” section of the website.

BULLETIN EDITOR – Tracy Cranick

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/bulletin

Tracy has expanded the Guild’s central communication tool to include more news and relevant articles. She has also opened the Bulletin to more shared experiences and feedback from members.

ARCHIVES DIRECTOR – Jim Baldwin

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/archives

Under Jim’s leadership, the world’s largest online library of alchemical manuscripts and resources has grown even more. He has also added new search features and organized the files into 30 separate categories.

ACQUISITIONS EDITOR – Gabriel Maroney

https://vimeo.com/87823034

Gabriel helps select and edit new submissions for the Alchemy Journal. He is a graduate of Bastyr University and specializes in medical alchemy and spagyrics in the tradition of Paracelsus.

CHAPTERS DIRECTOR – Vincent Martin

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/chapters

Thanks to Vincent’s directorship, we added three new chapters (Poland, Chicago, and North Carolina). We now have 17 chapters in nine countries. He is the President of the growing Ohio Alchemy Guild - http://www.alchemyguildohio.org

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR – Jason Collette

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/membership

Jason has consolidated and refined our membership services and has limited membership to 500 members to provide better service. There is also a new app just for members. Download the Wild Apricot for Members App from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wildapricot.appformembers  or https://itunes.apple.com/app/wild-apricot/id1220348450 and login with your Guild user name and password.

SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR – Steve Kalec

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/forums

Under Steve’s steady hand, the quality and relevance of our forum contacts and message has greatly improved. The Guild now has over 40,000 members in our Facebook groups.

GUILD SECRETARY – Paulette Dager-Harris

http://www.alchemyconference.net

Paulette has been one of the Guild’s guiding lights for over a decade and is known for her sage advice to members in the forums. She is an essential ingredient at our national conferences.

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION – Benjamin Turale

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/lectures

Benjamin’s modern perspectives on teaching alchemy are just what is needed at this crucial time in the Guild’s evolution. His website is http://www.benjaminturale.com.

STUDY PROGRAM DIRECTOR – Alex Hayden

http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/ASP

Under Alex’ control, the independent Alchemy Study Program expanded its offerings and resources. Their website (http://www.alcheystudy.com ) has been completely revamped and is now scalable to fit all smart devices. Course manuals have been updated and professionally published. Mentors have been added in Spiritual Alchemy (John Hernandez) and Practical Alchemy (Robert Bartlett) for students desiring personal guidance. See http://alchemyguild.memberlodge.org/mentoring

ALCHEMY MUSEUM PROJECT

http://www.rosicrucianpark.org/alchemy-museum

After five years of preparation, the Alchemy Museum in San Jose, California, is scheduled to open in 2020. Guild members who donated artifacts and time to this project are to be congratulated. The first phase of remodeling is complete and the next phase of interior construction is beginning. The museum will be a beacon for students of alchemy and will also serve the general public. Multimedia experiences and immersive environments will inspire guests to meaningfully engage with the operations of alchemy as presented in the Guild’s teachings. Other areas will take a more contemplative tone, providing space for meditation and for guests to reflect on the connections between alchemy and their personal and spiritual beliefs and practices. A complete 12-station laboratory, auditorium, library, herbatorium, and alchemical garden are all part of the structure. A preview exhibit is now on display in the Egyptian Museum. Guild members receive free admission.

As President of the Guild, I am still working hard to expand the Guild’s influence and present the ancient teachings from which alchemy originated to the modern world. I continue to write books about the applications of alchemy. I also started a regular “Alchemergy” podcast available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and other popular apps. The podcast is hosted at http://alchemergy.podbean.com in addition to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/alchemergist.

I look forward to the coming year and the exciting challenges and deep transformations we have ahead and share as brothers and sisters of the Alchemy Guild.

Sincerely,

Dennis William Hauck

http://www.DWHauck.com


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