Much of Alchemy is misunderstood and shrouded in mystery within magical and fraternal orders, the goal of this documentary (2008) is to unravel some of the aspects which remain hidden behind conventional history.
Archive for the ‘Alchemy’
Terence McKenna relates some of the curious history of European alchemy, and the attempted creation of a religious utopia based on alchemical principles. Dressed as the famed Hermetic magician John Dee, McKenna strolls wistfully through the crumbling ruins and sweeping castle vistas of Eastern Europe discussing the lost secrets of alchemy. He gives us a tour of the last remaining alchemical laboratory in Heidelberg, and tells a fascinating story of political intrigue and bohemian experimentation in the 16th century.