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Alchemy Guild


(In Alphabetical Order)

ROBERT ALLEN BARTLETT is a practicing alchemist and author. He began his alchemical study at the Paracelsus Research Society (later Paracelsus College) under the guidance of Dr. Albert Reidel (Frater Albertus).  In 1979, he received his B.S. degree chemistry and immediately began work at Paralab as Chief Chemist. He was selected by Frater Albertus to become a Director of Research at Tristar, the future vision of Frater Albertus which would combine the Paracelsus College, Paralab, and a Healing Arts Center into one complex. Unfortunately with the death of Frater Albertus in 1984, both the college and Paralab closed its doors and the Tristar dream was never realized. Robert’s pursuit of alchemical research never diminished, as he continued his chemistry career as a research scientist for new ceramic materials, then later as the Chemistry Department Manager for a large materials testing laboratory. In this new environment, he was able to document and perfect alchemical experiments using the very latest in scientific instrumentation. Robert is currently living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters where he has been teaching classes and giving workshops on practical alchemy since 2002. He also produces a line of spagyric and homeopathic mineral salts under the Terre Vitae label, as well as the Eagleheart spagyric tincture line, taking over for Paul Randak. He has produced two books, Real Alchemy, a Primer of Practical Alchemy, and his latest, The Way of the Crucible. His website is www.Spagyricus.com.


DR. THOM CAVALLI (Ph.D.) is a psychological alchemist, writer, artist and teacher. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains a private practice in Santa Ana, California. Dr. Cavalli is author of Alchemical Psychology, Old Recipes for Living in a New World and is currently under contract with Quest Publications to write an alchemical treatment of the Osiris myth. In addition to the publication of this work in 2010, Thom will also appear in an independent documentary along with the Yogic Master Iyengar and Tibetan Buddhist expert Professor Wallace. This will be Thom’s third appearance at the International Alchemy Conference. Other scholarly seminars and workshops include presentations at the Philosophical Research Society, C. G. Jung Institute, Esalen, UCI Forum Club and the Bowers Museum. He has appeared on national television, interviewed by an independent filmmaker at the Alchemy conference in Prague, and recorded on radio at the University of California, Irvine. For more information about Dr. Cavalli’s work, visit his website at www.AlchemicalPsychology.com.

DANIEL COATEN is a practicing alchemist, qualified and experienced Western medical herbalist, clinical aromatherapist and lecturer who has a passion for herbal pharmacy/extraction research and botanical alchemy. He is the founder of Elixir Herbal Botanical Pharmacy and Extraction Supplies, which is based in the United Kingdom, where he produces a small selection of herbal skin-care products as well as supplying equipment and materials for distillation/botanical extraction. Daniel also produces and teaches workshops nationwide in the UK on the practical small- scale production of essential oils, distillate waters, and topical base products to both practitioners and individuals (see www.aromatherapy-studies.com for more information). He has been a guest speaker at the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists, the International Holistic Skin Care Association and most recently at the National Institute of Medical Herbalist to name a few. He is also a member of these professional bodies as well as the International Alchemy Guild (IAG). He is an author of the book entitled Making Your Own Essential Oils and Skin-Care Products published by the Low Impact Living Initiative (see www.lowimpact.org for more info). His published articles are in In Essence (journal for the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists) and the International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy. He is knowledgeable in growing/cultivating medicinal herbs and mushrooms (mycology), and is experienced in beekeeping, shamanic healing and practical alchemy laboratory techniques. Daniel’s ethos is 'self sufficiency' and he enjoys nothing more than being able to connect with and follow the process of botanical alchemy from seed to final product, witnessing the metamorphic magic that is plant medicine making. Daniel is the Director of Publications for the Guild. For further information, visit his website www.elixirherbal.com.

DR. BRUCE FISHER (Ph.D.) worked as a professional chemist and college professor for 40 years, having received a B.S degree in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1952 and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from M.I.T in 1957. His professional accomplishments include the development of a new artificial kidney dialysis membrane, as well as several new synthetic polymers and specialty elastomer compounds, for which he received numerous patents. He also worked at the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense in the area of ballistic missile defense and reentry phenomenology. He retired in 1995 to devote his energies to teaching, lecturing, and writing on philosophic and metaphysical topics, and is the author of over 20 books covering such diverse topics as spiritual alchemy, kabbalah, occult anatomy, St.-Germain, Pythagorean numerology, the Gurdjieff teachings and music as the expression of the soul. Several of his books are in Joost Ritman’s Biblioteca Hermetica in Amsterdam. He has been a student of the ancient wisdom teachings for over 30 years, and has the unique ability to integrate Eastern mysticism and Western occultism with modern scientific views. He was for five years a regular lecturer at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, founded by Manly P. Hall, as well as involvement in several Rosicrucian organizations. He resides in Prescott, Arizona with his wife, Suzanne, who is also a teacher and student of music and metaphysics. http://myweb.cableone.net/subru  


DOUGLAS GLOVER is a practicing alchemist, attorney, real estate investor and certified hypnotherapist. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of Southern Illinois and is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and the Federal 10th District.  His interest in alchemy has included spiritual alchemy as well as the teachings of Sr. George Ripley.  His professional accomplishments include appearing before the Colorado Supreme Court, and acting as President of the Larimer County Young Lawyers where he was voted Young Lawyer of the Year.  His emphasis is on sophisticated real estate transactions and homeowners’ associations. He has written on the subject of liquidated damages opposing actual damages. He is a certified in Alchemical Hypnotherapy and Somatic Healing through the Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis and has studied directly with founder David Quigley.  He was CEO and founder of Slime Sandwich, the first company to create a 3D Facebook game playable without a download and which was funded by a number of Silicon Valley Investment firms. He has studied Hermeticism and ancient wisdom teachings for many years including topics such as alchemy, spiritual alchemy, kabbalah, teachings of Carl Jung, Gurdjieff and the like.  Recently, he began training through the Alchemy Study Program offered through the International Alchemy Guild, featuring the teachings of Dennis William Hauck.

DENNIS WILLIAM HAUCK is a practicing alchemist, author, consultant, and lecturer working to facilitate personal, institutional, and global  transformation through the application of the ancient principles of alchemy. He writes and lectures on the universal principles of physical, psychological, and spiritual transformation to a wide variety of audiences that range from scientists and business leaders to religious and New Age groups. Hauck's initiation into alchemy took place while he was in graduate school in mathematics at the University of Vienna, and he has since translated a number of important Latin and German alchemy manuscripts dating back to the fourteenth century. A gifted speaker on Hermetic and esoteric subjects, Hauck has been interviewed on nearly three hundred radio and TV programs including such popular national shows as "NPR's Morning Edition," "Sally Jessy Raphael," "Geraldo," "Art Bell's Dreamland," "CNN Reports," and "Extra." Dennis has initiated over 300 students into the ancient art. His latest books are The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation and Sorcerer's Stone: A Beginner's Guide to Alchemy. His latest work The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy came out in 2008. He is currently working on a full translation of Gottlieb Latz' epic work Alchimia and First Matter, a revealing study of the mysterious "essential ingredient" in all alchemical work. Website: www.DWHauck.com  

STEVE KALEC, a mystic, an AMORC grand councillor, a Traditional Martinist, a practicing alchemist, a Master Mason, and a lecturer. Steve`s Jungian studies led him to understand the alchemical process as being a universal one throughout all aspects of being. This realization has led him to the study and practice of operative laboratory alchemy. He has studied practical alchemy with the Philosopher’s of Natuas followed Manfred Junius through his many European alchemy courses. Steve believes that all aspects of alchemy complement each other in the study and practice of the Great Work. Steve is the Director of Social Media for the Guild.

ART KUNKIN was the editor of Essentia, the quarterly alchemical journal of the Paracelsus Research Society in the 1980s. After completing the seven year alchemy course in Salt Lake City with Frater Albertus, Art became president of a mining company and then, after the passing of Manly P. Hall, became president of The Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles. He is a former Professor of Journalism at the Northridge campus of California State University. Art founded the Los Angeles Free Press in 1964 and has edited it since then. He has edited many other publications including Whole Life Times, The Realist and Ancient Wisdom For Modern Living. Art has studied meditation with Tibetan Buddhists and Tibetan alchemists, Islamic Sufis, Hindu Yogis, Jewish Kabbalists, Gurdjieff groups, Hawaiian Kahunas and Christian Mystics for more than 40 years. For five years in the late 70s he was co-partner with Andrew DaPassano of "The Way of The Magus" meditation school in Los Angeles, which at its peak taught a Tibetan alchemical meditation to 300 students every week. Art has visited the laboratories of alchemists in many European cities. He presently is on the advisory board of The Institute of Mentalphysics, a 400 acre meditation retreat in Joshua Tree, California. Art is the author of the eBook, Alchemy: The Secret Of Life Extension, the contents of which are detailed on his website: www.alchemyrevealed.com. The website also includes a Gnosis magazine interview with Art titled "Practical Alchemy and Physical Immortality" as well as an excerpt from the Time-Life book "Secrets of The Alchemists" about Art's laboratory work. Art can be reached at artkunkin@gmail.com and 760-333-5416.

VINCENT NORMAN MARTIN is a practicing alchemist and Hermetist and member of the International Alchemy Guild (IAG) where he holds the position of President. He began his studies in Hermeticism and Alchemy in 2012. After completing the Guild’s Alchemy Home Study program and the Secret Science of the Emerald Tablet video course with Dennis William Hauck as instructor in both instances, Vincent went on to form the Ohio Chapter for the IAG called Alchemy Guild Ohio. Vincent continues to prepare products for personal use from the Plant and Animal Kingdoms and is currently engaged in the Mineral Work.

Duane Saari is an alchemist and member of the International Alchemy Guild. He is the past editor of the Alchemy Journal, an online publication dedicated to revealing the contributions of alchemy to all dimensions of our lives. Duane has been a seeker of the meaning of life from a very young age. This journey took him through several careers including teaching, consulting and management to sacred and energy grid sites in the United States, Europe, Egypt, as well as tribal villages in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. His initiation into alchemy however began with a life changing experience in 1977 while a member of a TORI community. Since that time, Duane, has completed an alchemical apprenticeship with a practicing alchemist, researched the history of alchemy and conducted workshops on the application of alchemy principles to our everyday world. Duane is the Master of Ceremonies for the 2008 Alchemy Conference. 

BENJAMIN TURALE is a practising alchemist, teacher and psychotherapist who blends together his interests in Hermetics, magic and therapy. He found his way to Western Occult traditions from a young age, but rediscovered alchemy after deep process work in his training as a Transpersonal psychotherapist. He completed the Alchemy Study Program under Dennis William Hauck with a dissertation entitled “Meditation, Immanence and the Hieroglyphic Monad." Benjamin has spent time in Glastonbury, UK where he undertook further magical training and successfully ran the Guild's 2018 Alchemy Conference and the 2022 Alchemy Conference. Benjamin has also completed advanced laboratory alchemy training with Robert Bartlett. His work focuses on metallic alchemy and running his school of Hermetics, the Temple of Mercury. Benjamin also serves as a teacher on the Alchemy Study Program and for the Guild as the current Director of Education. He also writes, produces and performs ambient electronic music under his moniker, Primum Ens. His website is www.thetempleofmercury.com

 Jean P. Compere I am Servant of the Divine Light, a student of Philosophy, Mysticism,Kabbalah, Alchemy through many Traditions of Light. I had and still have the honor of serving those traditions wearing the garment of impersonality most of the time. I believe that Service is God's will.

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