Time: August 25, 2012 to August 27, 2012
Location: Rosicrucian Park
Street: 1342 Naglee Ave
City/Town: San Jose, CA
Website or Map: http://www.regonline.com/buil…
Event Type: work, shop
Organized By: Dennis William Hauck
Latest Activity: Aug 12, 2012
The Emerald Tablet is an ancient text that inspired over 3,000 years of alchemy and Hermetic philosophy. It reveals the universal pattern of transformation that is present in everything—from the birth of stars to the emergence of our individual personalities.
The Egyptians believed the Tablet was a gift from the gods, a succinct summary of the science of soul common to all religions and spiritual traditions. To avoid persecution from church and government authorities, followers of this tradition took refuge in secret societies and fraternal orders. They developed elaborate rituals and arcane symbols to preserve the teachings and pass them down to future generations.
But the purest rendering of the secret science was in the writings and coded ciphers of the alchemists. Their practical approach created a powerful spiritual technology that combined meditation and prayer with laboratory experiments. Their work revealed the deep connection between mind and matter that modern physicists are just beginning to explore.
Ostensibly concerned with changing lead into gold, the Great Work of alchemy is really about applying the secret teachings on all levels of body, mind, and soul. The metals are metaphors of the archetypal energies that must be transmuted to reach perfect expression in gold. In order to achieve this ultimate golden state, each of us must suffer through the same processes as the metals.
This three-day intensive workshop shows how to apply the principles of the Emerald Tablet in the everyday world and how to reconstruct the metallic temperament of our souls. The Great Work is our spiritual inheritance and represents the most genuine and direct path to lasting transformation.