Elixir of the All-Seeing Eye

The Elixir of the All-Seeing Eye of the Royal Art Society: Rite of the Immortal Empire, Inner Temple and Holy Throne     All of the steps of the Alchemist’s Curriculum can be used to meditate or celebrate with ritual. Although ritual and mysticism are the particular focuses of the seventh and final step, it […]

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Consecration of a Temple of the Royal Art

Consecration of a Temple of the Royal Art   Master of Ceremonies:   “Whereas any religious house, hospital, school or other fit structure may be consecrated to the Great Work of the Royal Art, so that Light may be extended therein, may this peaceful communion rite duly mark the illumination of this temple.”   Let […]

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Ancient Conceptions of Spirit and Deity

      The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer [1] is the best treatise written upon the subject of primitive magic to date. This blog article can offer only a brief summary of what may be explored in Frazer’s classic and monumental survey. This is a necessary introduction to primal spirituality for everyone interested in […]

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Candidate’s Introduction Part III: Chinese Alchemy

The first known alchemist was the Chinese Zou Yan (Tsou Yen), who lived at the same time that signs of alchemy arose in Babylon and Egypt, during the third and fourth centuries before the Western Christian Era.[1] In time, respected Chinese scholars, priests and even emperors, became deeply interested in alchemical pursuits. Visualization and breathing […]

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Candidate’s Introduction Part II: The “Black Art” of Alexandria, Egypt, and the Royal Art Society

‘Alchemy’ means literally the ‘black art,’ because the word ‘alchemy’ is ultimately derived from the Egyptian khem, ‘black.’ Egypt referred to itself anciently as Khem or the ‘black land,’ for the fertile black soil irrigated by the Nile River, which supported crops to sustain human life, in contrast with the lifeless red soil of the […]

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Candidate’s Introduction Part I: The Royal Art

    Until you have completed the Registration and Investiture of the Royal Art Society, you will be considered an applicant for Candidacy. I. JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP AS A CANDIDATE II. REGISTER AND COMPLETE THE INVESTITURE   The Royal Art, known technically as symbolic alchemy, is the eternal art of transformation. It is called royal […]

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