Urban Alchemy: Basics 101.
Sunday, February 5, 2017. 6pm-8pm.
Through the writings and images of the alchemists this illustrated talk will outline the fundamental theories and practices of both inner and physical alchemy. The alchemical work with herbs, known as spagyrics, will be reviewed and used to explain the overall processes of alchemy. Also discussed are: the role of dream in alchemy, how to read an alchemical text, possibilities for working in an urban setting, etc. There will be time for questions and discussion.
Join Brian Cotnoir as we explore the basics of urban alchemy, as part of his A Thief's Guide to Alchemy series at Catland Books!
A Thief’s Guide to Alchemy is an occasional series of talks, seminars and workshops concerning the essentials of alchemical theory and practice. With a focus on Hellenistic, Byzantine, Arabic and early Latin alchemy, we examine the roots of alchemy through replicating the work and practice using basic laboratory techniques. This unique series provides a solid introduction to the theories and practices of alchemy, enabling the participants to begin alchemical research and experimentation on their own.