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LECTURE ON THE EMERALD TABLET

THE EMERALD TABLET of Hermes Trismegistus... A Free Lecture (by Joseph Meador, M.Th., Ph.D.) - SUNDAY - JANUARY 26th - 2-4pm - at The Gardens of the Ancients - Sponsored by the Ambrosia Society - Austin, Texas USA.



The famed Emerald Tablet was studied by Sir Isaac Newton, Roger Bacon, Albertus Magnus, and many others. It's influence continues today.  Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text, the first…

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on January 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Philadelphia organization is now a leading collector of 15th-century alchemy manuscripts in North America

Purchase positions Philadelphia organization as a leading collector of 15th-century alchemy manuscripts in North America

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has acquired a rare collection of very early alchemy manuscripts, some dating from before the invention of printing.

Of the nine manuscripts in the collection, seven date to the 15th century, as early as the 1430s. Among them is Petrus Bonus’s Pretiosa margarita novella (The Precious New Pearl), ca. 1450–1480;…

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on January 2, 2014 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Ralph Metzner Lecture: "C.G. Jung, Albert Hofmann and The Philosphers' Stone"

March 7-8, 2014 Lecture & Workshop at the C.G. Jung Society in Seattle.

"C.G. Jung, Albert Hofmann and The Philosphers' Stone"

A Lecture on Friday the 7th at 7 PM.  Workshop, Saturday the 8th 10am to 4pm.

For Further Information:  http://www.greenearthfound.org

Shamanism, yoga and alchemy are historically the three great traditions of transformation - physical, psychological and spiritual - with shamanism,…

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on December 17, 2013 at 12:44pm — 2 Comments

Rosarium Philosophorum - The University of Glasgow MSS Collection

"This month we venture into the obscure but fascinating world of alchemy, examining an 18th-century English manuscript copy of the Rosarium Philosophorum, or Rosary of the Philosophers, a key alchemical treatise. Our copy is from the library of John Ferguson (1838-1916), Regius Professor of Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, who amassed an unrivalled collection of alchemical texts."…

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on December 17, 2013 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

"THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE" - "SOMA" OF THE RIG VEDA - AND THE AMANITA MUSCARIA MUSHROOM - A Free Lecture

"THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE" - "SOMA" OF THE RIG VEDA - AND THE AMANITA MUSCARIA MUSHROOM - A Free Lecture by Joseph Meador - this SUNDAY - Dec 15th, 2013 - 2-4pm - Sponsored by the Ambrosia Society - Austin, Texas USA (http://www.ambrosiasociety.org/) …

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on December 11, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments

The Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy - Univ of Amsterdam

website: http://amsterdamhermetica.nl

In 1999, an innovative chair and expertise center was created at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam, focused on the history of Western esotericism from the Renaissance to the present. The label “Western esotericism” refers here to a complex of historical currents such as, notably the Hermetic philosophy of the Renaissance, mystical,…

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on December 2, 2013 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

William James on Consciousness

"Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the flimiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.  We may go through life without suspecting their existence; but apply the requisite stimulus, and at a touch they are there in all their completeness."  ...from: "Varieties of Religious Experience"

--William James, Professor

--Harvard…

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on December 4, 2011 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

USING THE CHEVREUL PENDULUM

USING THE CHEVREUL PENDULUM:  I have used a Chevreul Pendulum in my Work for many years now, and occasionally find it a most helpful tool.  When I've lectured on the subject, I refer my students to: "Mind-Body Therapy: Methods of Ideodynamic Healing in Hypnosis," by Ernest L. Rossi, PhD, and David B. Cheek, MD.  This text provides the theoretical and biological / psychological underpinnings as to how such a simple device is actually a doorway to Within. …

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Added by Joseph Meador, PhD on December 3, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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