Alchemical Revival Symposium

21st Century Alchemy & the New Renaissance in Science

Fri-Sun, January 26-28, 2024

Hosted by The School of Soil, Soul and Spirit

This is a momentous time for the art and science of alchemy as sophisticated practical alchemy and the inner mechanisms for personal spiritual transformation have been rediscovered, redeemed and made available to a mass audience for the very first time.

This is a transition of epochal significance for human culture. It’s hard to overstate the significance of what is the fruition of the work of mystery schools since time immemorial, devotedly cultivating such knowledge until the earth was ready to receive it.

That time is now and a tangible way of shifting the dominant paradigm on this earth is now widely available and at precisely the time it is most needed


Dennis Klocek

Robert Allen Bartlett

Phoenix Aurelius

Sajah Popham

Brian Cotnoir

...and others for a weekend of celebration and exploration of the alchemical revival!


Day 1: Building bridges between alchemy & natural science

Day 2: Alchemy: healing body & soul

Day 3: Nature, alchemy & art

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RECORDINGS: Lifetime access to video recordings.


  • The relevance of the alchemical worldview today to comprehend and communicate a holistic vision of reality uniting both inner and outer worlds

  • The redemption of alchemical methods and the dialogue with contemporary science

  • The alchemy of the aetheric and applications of alchemical philosophy to aetheric technology

  • The alchemical worldview in the realm of healing: physiological, psychological and soul/spirit

  • The new paracelsianism: innovations and discoveries from neo-spagyrics to the doctrine of signatures

  • Rasa shastra: ayurvedic alchemy and medicine-making from ancient times to the present day

  • The artist as alchemist and the dissolution of the boundary between science and art

Event Features

  • 12 speakers

  • 15 live sessions

  • 11+ hours of video

  • 3 Q&A panel sessions

  • Livestream & chat

Who is the Alchemical Revival Symposium for?

Alchemists & scientists

  • Expert insight into beginner, intermediate and advanced alchemical procedures

  • Join the dialogue between alchemy and contemporary science

  • Holistic scientists will be empowered with a language to communicate a holistic vision of reality

Healers & growers

  • Harness alchemical insights to up-level your healing work and reach new heights of research and practice

  • The secrets of alchemical medicine-making from East and West explored

  • Alchemical methods of working with the earth and the cycle of the year for healing self, others and the land we steward

Soul-spirit alchemists & seekers

  • Mechanisms for alchemical transformation of the inner realm revealed: practical meditations and visualisations for personal growth

  • Art as a vehicle for personal transformation

  • The inner mysteries of personal spiritual growth and transcendence viewed through the alchemical lens

Friday, January 26, 2024 – 10AM - 2:45PM Pacific

Building bridges between alchemy & natural science


Dennis Klocek



Renowned for his contributions to anthroposophy, Goethean science, and alchemy, Dennis promises a keynote that weaves together spiritual science, transformative processes, and the esoteric facets of alchemy as applied to farming, medicine, education, and art.

The keynote will explore many aspects of alchemy, delving into its symbolic language and spiritual significance and how they can be applied in a holistic and qualitative approach to the exploration of natural phenomena, including the natural sciences and healing.


Robert Allen Bartlett

Teacher/Laboratory Alchemist

Alchemy in the 21st Century

The 20th century alchemist known as Frater Albertus was a great advocate of the use of scientific method and modern chemical analysis techniques in alchemical research. It was Frater Albertus that started Robert on this path over 40 years ago and it has become central to his own researches into alchemy. During this time Robert has witnessed firsthand the progress of chemical technology and the benefits it offers to the modern alchemist.

In this presentation Robert will examine the rise of chemical analysis methods through the centuries up to the present state and discuss some of the possibilities it offers to those researching alchemy in their own laboratories today. He will also present a practical example of these principles attempting to answer questions regarding the temper of herbs as indicated in the old herbals.

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Patricia Kaminski

Flower Essence Practitioner

Flower Essence Alchemy & the Doctrine of Signatures

Patricia Kaminski is the Executive Director of the Flower Essence Society, an international collegium of flower essence practitioners who research and heal with the subtle essences of plants.  She will discuss the origins of alchemy in Egypt given by Hermes Trismegistus through the Emerald Tablets.  A key principle of these tablets is,  “As Above So Below”,  describing  the resonant relationship between Macrocosm and Microcosm.  This concept is then developed further by Paracelsus in his Doctrine of Signatures.   Patricia will present examples of her original research using this principle of perception to understand specific aspects of anatomy and physiology and their resonance in botanical structures and elemental qualities within plants. She will show how this alchemical approach to plant wisdom results in a deeper understanding of healing qualities and outcomes in clinical cases provided by practitioners in the Flower Essence Society over the last four decades.


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Warren Kistenbroker


Alchemy and Electricity: Unveiling Synchronized Realms

Spagyricist and researcher Warren Kistenbroker will share a presentation of his original research regarding alchemy and its mirrors in resonant electricity, radioactivity and connections to the aether. Including an exploration of alchemical procedures and their application to the distillation and condensation of electricity. Discussion will follow of applications and philosophical ideas behind the aether and its force.



Dennis Klocek, Robert Allen Bartlett, Patricia Kaminski.

Saturday, January 27, 2024 – 10AM - 3:40PM Pacific

Alchemy: healing body & soul

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Phoenix Aurelius


Introducing Aurelian Medicine: Paracelsian Medicine Rebooted for the 21st Century

In this presentation, Phoenix exposes some core tenets of Aurelian Medicine - a new Medicinal Tradition firmly rooted in Paracelsianism that incorporates modern elements and advancements in the fields of spagyria, philosophy, psychology, iatrochemistry, technology, and more. In particular, Phoenix will be speaking about the Entia (Macrocausations) of Disease within Aurelian Medical Philosophy. Building upon the 5 Entia of Paracelsus, Phoenix has added an additional 2 Entia to this list based on his clinical research since 2018. Furthermore, he will be discussing the methods he uses for identification for each Entia as well as what he has discovered to address each of these imbalances with outstanding success in his clinical research. Attendees will walk away with an understanding the 7 Entia of Disease and the approaches used to further identify and eliminate the detected Imbalances at their Root.

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Andrew Mason

Vedic Alchemist/Researcher

Rasa Shastra: The Hidden Art of Medical Alchemy

While the science and practice of Rasa Shastra is most commonly associated with Ayurvedic medicine, it is a discipline in its own right. It is also a living tradition, with many pharmacies in India and Sri Lanka devoting some portion of their production facilities to the production of these alchemical remedies.  Some remedies can be very simple and quick to prepare, others are more involved and require many months to manufacture. Rasa Shastra is an ancient practice and while some of its techniques have been developed in recent times, many of its original practices remain intact and unchanged. 

In this short introduction to Rasa Shastra Andrew will discuss the general techniques behind the manufacture of Indian alchemical remedies, he will illustrate how and why items such as minerals, metals, gemstones and certain types of toxic plants are selected for medicine and will will aim to show how the system of Rasa Shastra is simplistic on one level, yet sophisticated in other ways. 

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Sajah Popham

Spagyricist, Medical Astrologer and Clinical Herbalist

Alchemical Herbalism and the Transformational Medicine of Plants

Spagyrics is unfortunately commonly thought of these days as simply adding ash back into a tincture or just classifying plants based on the planets. This presentation will explore the bigger picture of uniting alchemical philosophy within the context of clinical herbalism. Sajah will explore how to understand people and plants holistically by synergizing the alchemical understanding with traditional Western herbalism, deciphering the archetypal associations of plants (rather than just looking them up in a book), and what the healing process looks like when working with spagyric preparations. Sajah will also explore a map of what the actual practice of alchemical herbalism looks like, from field and forest, to lab and formulary, and ultimately to the clinic. The essence of this approach to herbalism is effectively uniting the science and spirit of people and plants to initiate a process of transformational healing.

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Matias Baker

Biodynamic Consultant/Researcher

Biodynamics & the Alchemical Cycle of the Year

Matias will explore the alchemy and pictorial language of the biodynamic remedies and the significance of how they are woven into the cosmic yearly cycle.  This will lead into a further exploration of how the pictures coming to us out of biodynamics can support our search for soul healing and the renewal process within the cultural sphere.


Phoenix Aurelius, Andrew Mason, Matias Baker.

Sunday, January 28, 2024 – 10AM - 3:40PM Pacific

Nature, alchemy & art

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Dr Stephan Harding

Deep Ecology Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer in Holistic Science

Gaia Alchemy: Science, Psyche and Soul

How can we reintegrate psyche and soul into the practice of science?

About 400 years ago during the scientific revolution science and soul were drastically separated, propelling humanity into centuries of a valuable yet one-sided style of empiricism and rationality which has fundamentally disconnected us from each other and from nature. In this perspective, there is no room for the soul (anima or psyche), or for the development of empathy, intuition and feeling in relation to nature. This tragic separation is at the root of the serious ecological, climatic and psychological crisis which we currently experience all over the planet.  Now, for the first time, we have access to detailed scientific knowledge of the dynamics of the Earth, while depth psychological understandings of alchemy have shed light on the functioning of the human psyche. In this talk we will spend some time exploring how combining these apparent opposites – science and psyche – can help us recover our intrinsic wholeness to heal ourselves and the earth. We’ll do this by integrating the science of Gaia (Earth System Science) with alchemical ideas and images from our pre-scientific past in relation to the evolution of our planet throughout geological time


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Brian Cotnoir


The Emerald Tablet and the Creative Act

Alchemy is the art and science of bringing something to its final perfection, that is, completion in the sense that a work of art is completed or perfected. 

The Emerald Tablet, famous for its declaration “as above, so below,” is a cornerstone text of alchemy and, as such, it embodies all aspects of alchemical work and so can be read as both a physical and non-material process. The challenge in the practice of alchemy is in the union of these two views. Working with a new translation from the oldest known version of the Emerald Tablet, Brian will examine this text in light of the actual inner and outer practices of alchemy and its implications and possibilities for any creative work.

The Emerald Tablet – Download a DIY pamphlet of Brian's translations from the Arabic and Latin.


Courtney Cosgriff

Herbalist, Beekeeper & Writer

Nature's Alchemists: An Exploration of our Ancient Relationship to Honeybees & The Wisdom Embodied Within The Hive

The bees have been revered by many ancient cultures and civilizations for thousands of years. Their wisdom has inspired artists, healers, mystics, poets, leaders, philosophers, and many more throughout time creating a rich web of myth, medicine, magic, and symbolism surrounding them. The spiritual traditions around bees and beekeeping are some of the greatest lost to the world and in exploring them we gain a deeper understanding not only of the bees but nature as a whole and our relationship to it. In this presentation from alchemist and beekeeper Courtney Griff, we will explore nature's great alchemists, the honeybees and the wisdom and teachings they carry imperative for our understanding in this time.

The Tending of the Bees is Courtney's new in-depth online course which introduces one to the world of natural and sacred beekeeping


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Stewart Lundy

Biodynamic Farmer & Researcher

The Sexual Alchemy of Biodynamics: Kundalini, Sublimation, and Compost

The sublimation of sexual energy, directed away from the outer world and to the 'head' is the process of a kundalini sublimation. This takes the alchemical 'sulfur' polarity and reunites it with the 'salt' polarity. It is the process of transmuting the basest materials into the highest, and of reuniting what, by nature, is separated.

Biodynamic farmer and educator Stewart Lundy will share his research concerning how in biodynamics the preparations take the same aspects of plants: the erotic libidinous impulse that wishes to go upward and outward (sulfur) and settle it down in suitable vessels so that it can be introduced to the 'head' (salt) of the plant and give birth to Sophia in the garden. 


Brian Cotnoir, Courtney Cosgriff, TBD

Symposium details & schedule

Each day will run as follows:

  • 10am Pacific - Intro
  • 10:15 am - Speaker 1 morning session (45 min)
  • 11:10-11:55 am - Speaker 2 morning session (45 mins)
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Break for lunch
  • 1:00-1:45 pm - Speaker 3 afternoon session (45 mins)
  • 1:55-2:40 pm - Speaker 4 afternoon session (45 mins)
  • 2:45-3:30 pm A live Q&A with either a group panel or with an individual speaker (45 mins)


Friday Jan 26 Sessions

  • 10-11:10 Intro and Dennis Klocek Keynote
  • 11:10-11:55 - Robert Allen Bartlett
  • 1:00-1:45 - Patricia Kaminski
  • 1:55-2:40 - Warren Kistenbroker
  • 2:45 pm Plenum/Panel

Saturday Jan 27 Sessions

  • 10-11:10 Intro and Phoenix Aurelius
  • 11:10-11:55 - Andrew Mason
  • 1:00-1:45 - Sajah Popham
  • 1:55-2:40 - Matias Baker
  • 2:45 pm Plenum/Panel

Sunday Jan 28 Sessions

  • 10-11:10 Intro and Stephan Harding
  • 11:10-11:55 - Brian Cotnoir
  • 1:00-1:45 - Courtney Cosgriff
  • 1:55-2:40 - Stewart Lundy
  • 2:45 pm Plenum/Panel

What they're saying...

Thank you so much for making this presentation available. All I can say is WOW. I’m so inspired and I must admit, a little intimidated by the volume of information. With much gratitude

It was such an amazing and deeply moving experience for me. First…the scholarly content and professional attention to detail and multiple points of view are enlightening, and to be trusted. Secondly, I love the way you weave metaphysical into the scientific. 

Holy moly, The question and answer session blew me away. Dennis is so far ahead of the game. He has the knack of putting Rudolf Steiner’s work and ideas in a language I can understand. I am forever grateful.

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  1. Peter Webb on January 26, 2024 at 11:56 pm

    Such a rich and inspiring group of explorers, cultivating the roots of the art. A real inspiration. Thanks so much

  2. Emi Yoshida on January 27, 2024 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you very much for such a wonderful opportunity.

    I have one question.

    When is the recording viewing period of the symposium available?

    • Ben Klocek on January 28, 2024 at 9:31 am

      Hi Emi,

      If you have purchased the recordings, then you have access to them forever.


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