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How to Register as a Candidate

To join the Royal Art Society as a Candidate is FREE. There are no obligations or terms. We believe in a safe, healthy process to build community. In order to allow us to continue our mission, please contribute a donation of your choice, if you feel so inclined. Each of the three grades, should the […]

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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 the Master of Ceremonies ignite a torch before […]

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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 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 human […]

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Candidate’s Introduction Part V: Origins of Western Alchemy: Magic and Science

  The Dark Ages of Christian Europe   This article is a short introduction to the relationship between magic, alchemy, science and religion. It takes just a very brief peek at the dark side of the Christian religion in regards freedom of thought and scientific advancement. The modern alchemist will note the holistic nature of […]

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Candidate’s Introduction Part IV: Origins of Western Alchemy: The Mysteries and Science

  The “Black Art” of Alexandria, Egypt   ‘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 […]

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