He spoke at least
twelve languages so fluently
that everywhere he went he was accepted as a native.
These included French, German, English, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, Russian and Eastern languages.
The learned and the oriental scholars
have proved the knowledge of the Count St. Germain,
wrote a countess at Louis XV's court.
The former found him more apt in the languages
of Homer and Virgil than themselves;
with the latter he spoke Sanskrit, Chinese, Arabic in such a
as to show them that he had made some lengthy stay in Asia.
— Le Comte de St. Germain, by Isabel Cooper-Oakley.
The domain of individual destiny is controlled
by an interplay of many cosmic forces, mainly benign; 2
but in the present world society, due to mankind's
misunderstanding of both earthly and heavenly purposes, these
forces have been turned to other uses, frequently chaotic and
3 Alchemy was originally intended to be a means of
enriching individual destiny by mak-ing available the technique
of changing base metals into gold, 4 thereby producing
opu-lence in the affairs of the successful practitioner.
5 The dedication of the early alchemists to the cause of
ferreting out its secrets was complete, 6 and it was
sanctified by the coordination of their minds with the works of
7 These alchemists pursued their experiments under the
duress of persecution led by the entrenched reactionary forces
of their day, 8 and it is a tribute to their lives and
honor that they persisted in the search.
9Thus they brought forth and bequeathed to
humanity the bona fide results of their efforts as acknowledged
scientific achievement 10and annotated
philosophic knowledge to bless the culture and archives of the
11It ought to become increasingly clear to the
students of this course that 12I am determined
to bring to your minds and feelings a new sense of freedom.
13 The wholesome concepts presented herein must indicate
to your total being that the key to alchemy that must precede
the acquisition of all other keys is the mastery of yourself, to
a greater or lesser degree.
14 This key must be recognized for what it is, for
self-mastery is the key to all self-knowledge.
15 It must then be understood and used, at least in
16 And you must acknowledge without question that you
yourself are the alchemist who shall determine the design of
17 Furthermore, you must know yourself as the Real Self
and your creation as coming forth from that Self.
18 It may surprise some to learn that seething vortices
of humanly discordant thoughts and feelings daily impose a
hypnotic effect upon almost everyone on earth. 19 These
tend to nullify the great concentration of intelligent, creative
power that is the birthright of every man, woman, and child on
this planet, though it is consciously employed by far too few.
20 While increasing numbers among mankind seek after
freedom, the reactionary elements, either with or without
purpose, attempt to burden the race with new shackles each time
deliverance from one form or another of human bondage is
21 The alchemist, to be successful, must be consciously
aware of his God-given freedom to create.
22 Those restrictions and restraints imposed upon the
soul as forms of human bondage must be shunned.
23 Yet in every case these must be distinguished from
the necessary laws which structure society.
24 Beauty and righteousness must be emblazoned upon the
left and right hand to remind the would-be alchemist of his
responsibility to God and man to behold his works before
releasing them to see that they are indeed good, and good for
25 I am releasing in these studies in alchemy methods of
visualization which will give to the students who will apply
them as I did the ability to perform for God and man a service
of the first magnitude.
26 I trust that the myth ofhuman equality will be
dispelled and that in the dignity of equal opportunity the
evolutions of this planetary home will come to know and love the
expansive potential of the Christ in all.
27 Thus the forging-ahead of humanity will be marked by
a greater malleability of the soul and less ignorance of man's
universal purpose to develop his individual talents than has
heretofore existed on earth.
28 As the early alchemists attained a measure of success
in probing the secrets of the universe, 29 they became
acutely aware of the need to band together and to withhold from
the public eye certain discoveries which they made.
30 A number of religious orders and secret societies
grew out of this need, and the rem-nants thereof have survived
to the present day.
31 The need to repress as well as to express was
recognized, 32 just as enlightened men of today realize
that harmony in the social order and among the nations and the
eradication of the causes of war 33 and civil strife
would remove all reasons for withholding any knowledge that
would prove to be universally beneficial.
34 Let me declare, because I can speak in the light of
true knowledge, that the early alchemists were not nearly so
unsuccessful as history would have men believe.
35 Their discoveries were legion and they included
knowledge both secular and religious, scientific and
philosophic.136 Above all, they unlocked
many truths which at a later date were made general knowledge.
37 Let not the world discount all ofthe stories that
have been recounted ofthe suppression of invention 38 and
new ideas for economic and political reasons.
39 When it suited their purposes, men in high places
have ever so often instructed their hirelings to keep secret the
very knowledge which belongs to the ages and which is the
heritage of the people of all nations.
40 Regardless of such dishonorable dealings, the Masters
of Wisdom will never transfer this knowledge to mankind until
the alchemy of reason heals the internal breach of self-ishness
within enough of the race that the torch of knowledge may be
everlastingly held in the selfless hand of Justice.
41 I am preparing your minds in these first three
lessons to better assimilate the full release of wisdom's flame
that has been made a part of this course.
42 It is frequently the despair of men that they did not
have a certain choice bit of knowledge long before it came into
43 This feeling is certainly understandable, but no
lamentation that is without constructive leadings is ever
44 It is preferable that men perceive the now of the
present as God's hour rather than the folded parchments of past
45 The fading hieroglyphs of yesterday's errors can
neither confute the present truth nor act as a panacea to heal
their unfortunate sowings; 46 they serve only as media
of contrast to amplify the present sense of gratitude that
glories in such progress as now manifests to dispel the
ignorance of former times.
47 A determined dedication to use the energies of today
to open the doorway into the domain of the future is expected of
the student of alchemy.
48 Therefore, let him see to it that his present
expansion of the science of alchemy is sufficient to transform
the base qualities of the human nature into an altar on which
the flame of living Reality will fire the grandeur of the golden
age now emerging within the Christ mind.
49 Let his endeavors likewise be sufficient to balance
the travails of world injustice.
50 And let
him work to secure for posterity eras of increasingly abundant
progress, en-lightenment, happiness, and universal spirituality.
51 When used by the alchemist, symbols and symbology
properly understood are literally charged with meaning. 52 For example, mercury is the symbol of speed and
interprets to the consciousness the thought of wakeful,
reverentalertness, which swiftly endows the chemistry ofaction
with the intensity of application.
53 Salt equates with the idea of selfhood and reminds
mankind of the need to have the self retain the savour (Matthew
5:13) of its Divine Source in preference to the
crystallization ofidentity within the Sodom and Gomorrah of
materiality indicated in the historical figure of Lot's wife (Genesis
54 Fire, as Life, is the catalyst which can be increased
from the cosmic light within the cosmic rays in order to
intensify and purify the radiance of Life in the contemplated
55 Moreover, the conscious invocation of Life
makes all of the alchemist's manifestations doubly secure.
56 Earth symbolizes the natural crystalline
densities created out of Spirit's energies and sustained by the
beings of the elemental kingdom.
57 These tiny creators, in their mimicry of human
discord, have transferred to nature mankind's inharmonious
58 Thus the convergence of human error upon the
planetary body came forth as thorn, thistle, insect, and beast
59 And the Pandora's box of astral
forms was opened by laggard civilizations whose mis¬guided free
will and selfishness have perverted Life's energies even on
other systems of worlds.
60 It is this discord imposed upon the very atoms of
substance which the alchemist must remove from his laboratory
before he can create. It is this dross which the alchemist will
purified by fire.
61 I do not expect that every reader will immediately
understand all of the concepts that are included in this course.
62 While it is true that I advocate simplicity in the
phrasing of the basic laws of God, I am also aware that thought
forms worded in the higher order will be productive of greater
good as the world is able to accept them.
63 I therefore include herein elements designed to
challenge those of every level of aware¬ness to study to show
themselves approved unto the God flame within (2 Timothy
64 Thus individual alchemical advances will be achieved
by all who faithfully apply the teachings.
65 The most insidious type of bondage is that in which
the prisoner is not aware of his chains.
66 I am certain that the real science of alchemy can
serve to set free everyone on earth who will accept it.
67 Therefore, out of respect for its supreme purpose, I
consider it to be the sacred science.
68 Remember, blessed children of men, that the purpose
of true science should be to increase happiness and to free the
race from every outer condition that does not serve to exalt man
into the pristine greatness of his original cosmic purpose.
69 All postulations, whether of a social, economic,
religious, or scientific nature, should be infused with the
freedom which allows men to progress.
70 All who attempt to lead mankind progressively forward
in these fields should admit to the possibility of change
without in any way challenging those infallible pinions of the
human spirit referred to as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of
71 Certainly the opportunity for progress and the
freedom to innovate cannot affect the immutability of divine
truth or the integrity of the Logos, whose power uttered speech
from those untrammeled heights to which we jointly aspire.
72 I AM progressively yours in the holy science,
73 I AM
3.1 What Alchemy was originally intended to be?
3.2. Were persecuted the early alchemists?
3.3. Are benign the interplay offorces that control the
3.4. Were able the early Alchemists to acknowledge scientific
achievement to bless the culture and the world order?
3.5. Can Alchemy bring a new sense of freedom?
3.6. What keep Alchemy far from the masses?
3.7. What key must precede all other keys is the mastery of
3.8. Are the Earth dwellers under the effect of some
imposed hypnotic effects?
3.9. What the Alchemist must recognize and be aware of?
3.10. What is responsibility must remind the
1 Interested readers can
study the Eliphas Levi books like: “Transcendental Magic” and
“History of Magic”, as well Helena Blavatsky classical: “The
Secret Doctrine, The Synthesis of Science, Religion and