purchaseUsing the three pillars Astrology, Alchemy, and Theurgy of the ancient Western esoteric tradition known as Hermeticism, we will examine how to make a true spagyric tincture. 

DATE: 4-hour workshop is on September 19th, 2020
TIME: 1:00 - 5:00 PM Pacific Time / 4:00 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time

The Alchemy and Astrology workshop is a small introduction to the philosophy and practice of herbal Alchemy and how Astrology is applied. This workshop will help you include these arts in your personal practice.

Alchemy is far more than the transmutation of base metals into gold. It is also a good way to know oneself, to obtain physical health, emotional balance, mental expansion, and spiritual transcendence. An herbal spagyric is a simple, yet potent way to begin one’s Hermetic journey that anyone can do at home. This workshop will show you how to use: natal and medical astrology for finding what one needs support, electional astrology and the doctrine of signatures for finding the right herb and when to process it with planetary hours, alchemy for making the spagyric tincture out of the three principals, and theurgy for invoking the spiritual energies necessary for giving it an effective magical spark.

Topics of discussion will include, but not be limited to:

  • Natal Astrology
  • Medical Astrology
  • Electional Astrology
  • Lunar Phases
  • Doctrine of Signatures
  • Planetary Hours
  • Alchemy
    • Calcination
    • Dissolution
    • Separation
    • Conjunction
    • Fermentation
    • Distillation
    • Coagulation
    • Theurgy

Presenter Roland Matthews

matthews rolandRoland Matthews has an A.S. in Biology, a B.A. of East-West Studies in Astrological Traditions from Kepler College, and a B.S. in Health Psychology from Bastyr University. He has also completed Prima, Secunda, and Tertia certifications from the Spagyricus Institute of Practical and Traditional Alchemy and has over 25 years of Hermetic study and practice.

Roland is affiliated with AFAN, ISAR, NCGR, OPA, WSAA, and the International Alchemy Guild. His website is www.macrocosmicwizard.com and he can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..