In the mid-1930s, Israel Regardie had an insight into understanding alchemical writings. The result was The Philosopher’s Stone, where he analyzed three 17th-century alchemical works symbolically, psychologically, and via magickal energy.
Now, famed occultists Chic and Tabatha Cicero bring this book into the 21st century. The original is completely reproduced here. The Hebrew transliterations have been updated with modern styles and the text is fully annotated and explained. Added are these new features:
• New introduction • New illustrations • Biographical dictionary • Glossary • Resource list • Bibliography • Index
Plus, five new original articles
• “The Spiritual Alchemy of the Golden Dawn” by Chic Cicero • “Intro to Alchemy: A Golden Dawn Perspective” by Mark Stavish • “Basic Alchemy for the Golden Dawn” and “Golden Dawn Ritual Method and Alchemy” by Samuel Scarborough • “The Elixir of the Sun” by Steven Marshall • “Solve Et Coagula: The Wedding of Sol and Luna” by the Ciceros
Alchemy is considered one of the principle branches of the Western Esoteric Tradition. But while many students are familiar with astrology and the Qabalah, far fewer are acquainted with the basics of alchemy (which is often misrepresented and well-hidden). Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero discuss Israel Regardie's The Philosopher's Stone and the powerful message it brings to alchemical seekers.
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article