Categories for Reenchantment

Physical Alchemy – Neo-guild Structure for the 21st Century

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[*] Historical perspectives   One of the long term projects happening behind the scenes at Physical Alchemy involves changes to the architecture behind the method and rekindling of the idea of a Guild as a central hub for education. In medieval cities people gathered together in guilds based on their crafts. These guilds often had a primary physical location – a guild hall – which functioned as a central meeting area where the members of the guild could work their ...Read More

The Crafting of a Diagram [Cerberus Diagram]

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“[The seer Teiresias (Tiresias) performs necromancy :] Then he summons the spirits of the dead, and thee who rulest the spirits [Haides], and him [Kerberos (Cerberus)] who blocks the entrance to the Lethaean stream.”  Seneca, [Oedipus 559 ff] Although I teach physical re-patterning work, whence I have a precious moment of time to look into other people doing wonderful things around the world I do not really find myself looking at the somewhat related fields of movement, S&C, martial arts, ...Read More

Meetings With an Auspicious Man

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  Glimpses from an apprenticeship in Physical Alchemy   Frederik Beck *** This is an idiosyncratic tale concerning my strange apprenticeship with [DW] in Physical Alchemy.  By necessity the exposition is personal and experiential.  If the reader is searching for a study guide or the Physical Alchemy ‘101’ ye shall not find’eth it here. You may, however, get a few laughs and a glimpse or two of the auspicious art that is Physical Alchemy.     [*] Wandering As a ...Read More