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Alchemy Guild

Church of the Emerald Tablet


According to its charter, the goal of the Alchemy Guild is to support individuals in personal and spiritual transformation, which is the Great Work of alchemy. We seek to preserve the traditional teachings of the alchemists and provide a legitimate source of initiation into the mysteries of alchemy. The spiritual and organizational basis for this work is the Alchemy Guild Church or Church of the Emerald Tablet. 

The spiritual alchemy that we practice is based on the operations of the divine One Mind and its unfoldment and perfection in matter as revealed in the Emerald Tablet.

In our spiritual tradition, the One Mind is associated with a dynamic force called the "AZoth," which is the singular divine presence in everything that is the beginning and end - the Alpha and Omega (or A to Z) - of the whole universe. It is also known as the Grand Panacea, the Universal Solvent, or the Mercury of the Wise. Our guiding motto is Ignis et Azoth tibi sufficiunt ("Fire and Azoth are sufficient").

Members of our congregation try to serve and facilitate the telesmatic process of the AZoth, which is the divine plan of perfection in Nature, in all aspects of our daily lives. Our goal is to further the Great Work of spiritual and bodily evolution by observing and disseminating the ancient alchemical teachings of the AZoth.

Our liturgy consists of ceremonies and regular worship using methods originally developed in the Hermetic tradition over the last 5,000 years. We recognize this tradition as the true perennial philosophy at the basis of most religions. Thus our saints and avatars include not only the Egyptians Thoth and Hermes but also the Buddha and Christ and many other religious leaders who have attained union with the One Mind.

Our sacraments consist of the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus and other ancient texts attributed to him, including the Revelation of Hermes. The Emerald Tablet contains a concise summary of our basic religious philosophy, and we revere it as a one-page Bible. In our rituals we make use use of planetary tinctures, elixirs, and alchemical anointing oils. Our Sabbath is Wednesday, the day of the AZoth. This day is associated in all calendars with the alchemical substance of Mercury, the agent of transformation.

The structure of the church is in the form of the ancient Tree of Life, which we consider part of the Hermetic tradition. The kabbalistic Tree consists of a hierarchy of ten sephiroth or vessels. Each officer of the church is represented by a corresponding sephiroth and appointed by the Kether or crown sephiroth High Priest. Two other priests representing the energies of Binah and Chokmah also participate in ceremonies. The congregation is also represented on the tree by the lowest or base sephiroth (Malkuth). The Church of the Emerald Tablet is the guiding council that ensures the Alchemy Guild adheres to its original charter and spiritual vision.

The Alchemy Guild church is a federally tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code. All contributions, bequests, gifts, transfers, or other donation devices are fully tax deductible under section 170 of the code. Please visit our website at either www.EmeraldTablet.org or www.AzothAlchemy.org.

 

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The Guild is a federally tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3).

 


 

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