About Arcanum

Our world is going through a powerful and wonderful transition, as the collective soul of humanity is awakening. To help us better understand this transformation, William Henry guides us on a cosmic soul quest, in Season 2, in order to discover the secrets and science of soul ascension. Through this journey, you will learn how to develop a plan which will enable you to live with more focus and purpose than ever before.

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Journey of the Soul

Each one of us is on a journey of self-transformation which could culminate in the ascension of the soul. In many ways, this path of transformation mirrors the Hero’s Journey, as described by Joseph Campbell.

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Season 1: Season 1

While great works of art have been admired and studied for centuries, only a few individuals know the secrets that they conceal. Clare and William Henry explore beyond the composition of these works to discover their hidden mysteries. What they find is the Arcanum: esoteric secrets about human potential and modern sciences.

Season 2: Awakened Soul: The Lost Science of Ascension

Our world is going through a powerful and wonderful transition, as the collective soul of humanity is awakening. To help us better understand this transformation, William Henry guides us on a cosmic soul quest in order to discover the secrets and science of soul ascension.

Episode List

Secrets of the transmutation of the human soul are hidden within the metaphorical imagery of the philosopher’s stone and rods of power. Clare and William Henry explore the mysteries behind the recurring imagery of the rod and stone to reveal the esoteric ...
58 minutes
Jan van Eyck, one of the most significant painters of the 15th century, revealed the secrets of transfiguration through his art. Clare and William Henry guide us through the life and works of Jan van Eyck to reveal the arcanum of ascension and the secrets ...
64 minutes
Within some of the most compelling works of art, we will find sacred mirror imagery that connects us with the holy light of ascension. Clare and William Henry examine these transfiguration icons as found within many different works of art throughout the ages.
57 minutes
By the 20th century, legends of transformation and ascension stretched across the globe. As two major world powers engaged in warfare during the 1930s, they also struggled for spiritual conquest. Thus the race to recover the mythical Chintamani stone and ...
51 minutes
Washington D.C. is considered to be the seat of power for the western world and the U.S. Capitol may hold the greatest secrets of ascension that mankind has ever known. As the dome was placed upon the capitol building, its place in history was sealed as ...
63 minutes
Discovering the higher self is an important part of ascension, which has been depicted in many artistic ways. For example, Sophia is the personification of wisdom and the Ladder of Jacob is a pathway to that wisdom.
67 minutes
For ages, water has symbolized the boundaries lying between spiritual and physical realms. In ancient Egypt, the Nile was literally the river of life and represented the way to the afterlife. Thus we find the first depictions of boats as vehicles for souls ...
65 minutes
The greatest of all the mystical teachings is the ascension of consciousness so that one can transcend the physical body and earthly realms. Clare and William Henry investigate the arcanum of the rainbow body of light as depicted in many works of art from ...
64 minutes
From the heart of the galaxy, passing through the inter-dimensional gateway of our sun and reflected by the moon, we are continuously irradiated with divine light. Clare and William Henry reveal the secrets of the holy light and how we can use it to ...
43 minutes
Images of wheels with wings feature prominently in early Christian artwork and they may be depicting vehicles for ascension. Clare and William Henry explain that these images of ascension thrones, depicted as wheels with wings and eyes, represent the ...
45 minutes
The allure of Mary Magdalene has inspired countless artists and mystics for centuries. As the supreme initiate of Jesus, she holds the key to unlocking the greatest occult mystery of resurrection. Clare and William Henry explore the lost secrets of Mary ...
41 minutes
The Shroud of Turin is the most mysterious relic in all of human history. More than just a relic, it is a holy icon written in the blood of Christ. Clare and William Henry examine the history and authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, suggesting that it is ...
50 minutes
In this overview of Season 2, William Henry examines the origin of the soul as depicted through arcane works of art, in order to reveal the soul’s path of initiation and ascension.
7 minutes
William Henry explains the cosmic origin of physical and spiritual life from the moment our souls were brought into being and throughout the entirety of our existence. We have always been a part of a greater consciousness and we can see this in the imagery ...
46 minutes
William Henry examines the historical remnants of the Middle East, texts and artworks, which indicate that the ancient Annunaki may not really have come to harvest all the gold from our planet. Rather they may have left behind the secrets of soul ...
32 minutes
The ancients knew a great deal about the nature of the soul and depicted the process of ascension through visual metaphors relevant to their particular cultures. We find striking parallels to these ancient concepts of transcendence within the very ...
28 minutes
William Henry explores soul lore from the Egyptian and Hindu traditions which unravel the five unseen layers of the human soul. But it is the Gnostic Gospel of Philip which reveals the secrets of transfiguration into the rainbow body of light.
29 minutes
As William Henry guides us through the Gnostic Gospel of Philip, we see that the anointing oil of ascension has also held a prominent place in ancient Egypt with the ascension rites of Akhenaten. This further leads us to examine to the sun as a star gate ...
27 minutes
While science seeks a way for us to stretch our space-faring legs through technology, the ancients have already found another way. Ancient ascension texts guide us to achieving a body of light which gives us the means to traverse an interconnected network ...
28 minutes
Many spiritual traditions tell us that the human soul can live many lifetimes in different bodies. Each time it returns to Earth, the soul weaves strands of DNA to form new typical body. But these ordinary human bodies can be amplified and enhanced with ...
39 minutes
Long ago, according to Greek myth, Prometheus stole the divine flame from the gods and presented it to humanity, igniting the journey of the soul’s ascension. Different cultures present similar tales depicting the origin of humanity’s consciousness and ...
34 minutes
In some Native American beliefs, we will find something called the Path of Souls. It is a tale which serves as geography for the soul’s journey through the afterlife. This depiction is also found in Egypt and within illuminations of St. Francis of Assisi.
38 minutes
Depictions of the soul and its transcendence into light have long been artfully displayed, serving as active metaphors to induce the ascension process for those willing to contemplate such works. This is especially true now, as we have access to more ...
34 minutes
We have heard that we are all star-stuff and when it comes to the soul, this may be more true than we realize. The ancients viewed the soul as a seed, cast from the heavens and planted within an earthly body to grow and transform into a light body.
34 minutes
Each one of us is on a journey of self-transformation which could culminate in the ascension of the soul. In many ways, this path of transformation mirrors the Hero’s Journey, as described by Joseph Campbell. William Henry delineates the twelve phases of ...
37 minutes

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damaris.suarez, posted on August 29, 2016

I would like to start this from the beginning.

chadcsp, posted on August 3, 2016

This is a great show! I love the new season, except where is Clare?? She is great and adds so much, bring her back for the next season!!

Paige.K@GAIA, posted on August 3, 2016

Hi Chadcsp,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying Arcanum! Thank you for your suggestion. I have noted it for our team.

I hope you continue to enjoy Gaia!


luriew1, posted on July 24, 2016

Can anyone help me understand the difference between resurrection and ascension?

mindscapesnetworking, posted on July 28, 2016

in my opinion,
resurrection happens when one of the vessels is left for another. the main concept in resurrection,again in my opinion, is the dying and being born again. the person dies and they are resurrected to the same point in time and space / space and time. ascension deals with the vessel osculating and going higher in frequency, until one transcends. we resurrect, ascend and transcend many times over , even in one life.
this is all in my opinion :) hope this helps

selidaJ, posted on July 23, 2016

Now this is food for the Soul! Thank you for the feast of revitalizing much needed information to light the way home.
Again, let me say, "Thank You and Clare".

cdonchez, posted on July 21, 2016

Wow....I've really been enjoying this series by William Henry but this episode just blew me away. Thank you. It was amazing stuff.

linda.rocco337, posted on July 18, 2016

I just love William & Clare's ARCANUM series. William's obvious LOVE for art and the mysteries of life, that he has painstakingly researched and personally experienced, flow from him like liquid golden threads. These threads weave a tapestry of instruction for the viewer into the exploration of one's self, and our divine birthright as Soul to traverse all realities. I am deeply humbled by each episode, not just by the imagery, or Williams depth of knowledge, but from his absolute love and personal desire to know and experience the ultimate journey of Soul, while compelling us to do the very same along with him. To me, this is his personal mastery of his craft, to be so accomplished in mind, eloquent in word, and pure of heart, to compel each of us to reach for and accept our true divinity. I now have new insights into the use of sacred art to facilitate my personal ascendance. Williams work, along with knowledge of the Rainbow Body Ascension by David Wilcock, and the Blue Spheres presented by Corey Goode, are a spiritual trifecta for one's ascension. I am honored and grateful.

cool_hka, posted on July 14, 2016

Where is the new episode?

EDIT: Thank you for uploading it.

pumayana, posted on July 6, 2016

Good work William. Very interesting info especially as an artist I enjoy this series. I understand more about sacred art and what I do now. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
Pumayana artwork.

Dangelohr, posted on June 23, 2016

Does anyone know the name of the song that plays in the background?

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on June 24, 2016

Thank you for writing! The background music was licensed for this series, and as far as we know, it is not available elsewhere.

All the best,

christina53, posted on June 20, 2016

Thank you for this series. I was watching this episode and wanted to share the beautiful images of the galaxy with my daughter of 12 years old. She was fascinated and wanted to watch the whole episode together. She found something that resonated with her, and she is very interested in the books for children that you mention you created. I promised to write to you to hear if it is possible to get hold of them and where? I should perhaps mention that her first language is not English...she still got your message and can't wait to watch episode 2.

Thank you. I will do my part to keep nurturing her soul.

With love,

sun1spiritnlight, posted on June 13, 2016

wow..... am so grateful for all the knowledge and research shared .......with the william henry info ......wow.....you all transform me, us into a different reality that makes sense...........love u'all

sun1spiritnlight, posted on June 13, 2016

started following.......wonderful....fits soooo much infor and fits it all together in a illuminating context.... thanks!!!

kfumft, posted on June 10, 2016

I am loving this series! Please keep it going. This along with Wisdom Teachings and Cosmic Disclosure are why I subscribe!

hvandermeer, posted on March 1, 2016

Hey nice to see you all have a show now.
Do you still do your traveling ventures?

If you I'd like to go. After i graduate!!
that would be awesome!!

Thank you

swirwin6, posted on December 27, 2015

Very good series! Looking forward to new additions!

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on June 6, 2016

Season 2 of Arcanum is beginning now. We appreciate your support of the series!


jhershierra, posted on August 27, 2015

William and Clare, Thank you for all the new insights into the shroud. I especially liked the idea of it being an Icon and not a relic. Also Clare I loved the art work of Nanette Crist and I went to her webpage and ordered a print of her " Jesus the Christ" art work.
Many Blessings,

jhershierra, posted on August 22, 2015

William and Clare I love the information you have gathered and the insights you have applied to your research. I have been familiar with the Rainbow Body for many years. We have been given the key and the path to our freedom. I might add that the Earth is a Multidimensional Being of Light. She exist in many dimensions and our first significant initiation into the rainbow body is the resurrection of our Consciousness into higher realms of Earth's Kingdoms of light. We must be able to perceive the Higher Light and its realms before activating the body which is the last part to cross over. Many Blessings~ Jhershierra

mystick53, posted on May 20, 2015

The only reason that I bought my Amazon Fire TV and subscribed to Gaiam TV was to watch Arcanum. I have watched all of the episodes, and I am eagerly waiting for more! I love Clare and William, and I have learned so much from this series. They cover information that I haven't found anywhere else. Please, please continue this series!

inger5, posted on May 8, 2015

Thank you William , Thank you Clare , Thank you!! wow this was wonderful !!

zbobsummit, posted on September 11, 2014

This is the truth that will set mankind free. How can we give our people the truth when they believe in lie's. It will take the wisdom of the eternal to reverse what the darkness has created within man. I seek help. I Am under attack as all other light bearers. I seek to assimilate with others who seek that final transition into the Light Beings God made us to be. If any would be interested call your brother Steve at 513.628.6315 so that we can discuss a plan to help with this process. I have been under attacked for so long I know this is the work I AM has called me to do. Love and Light to you all. Brother Steve.

rildapeel1157, posted on September 8, 2014

Each program is so full of revelation....I am so amazed and thrilled with each very precious episode.
Like nothing I have experienced before. Thanks you each from the bottom of my heart for your heart truly is in each one.
Sending love and blessings your way! *U*

Red Lotus, posted on August 4, 2014

Dear Clare and William,
The body of work you're given us is a Spiritual Blessing of Truth that otherwise we'd never have known. I've looked forward to each and every episode knowing I would be privileged to view something precious and rare... knowledge that only a few have been lucky enough to know. I'm very saddened Gaiamtv is canceling all the programs I've enjoyed without replacing them with equally interesting shows. Nothing is replacing them. Nothing will replace YOU nor Arcanum for me. Thank you for giving of yourselves and leaving no stone unturned in your quest to make Arcanum the best program on ancient wisdom and spiritual knowledge. I certainly hope Gaiamtv changes it's mind on this! Blessings and Love to you both.

david7, posted on July 25, 2014

So sorry to see this series end. Will it return?

Gaiamtv lost (cancelled??) several excellent series, almost all at the same time -- with no replacements in sight. Just when there were so many great weekly shows to look forward to....

goofycorona, posted on July 21, 2014

Please don't cancel this show! I really feel this show is important to humanity and I had the feeling, (perhaps assumption may be the more appropriate word), that this is what Gaiamtv is all about!


chadcsp, posted on June 11, 2014

This show is great! William and Clare have really opened my eyes to to a whole new world and make the complex understandable! I am really looking forward a second season!!!

IgnatiusVige, posted on June 10, 2014

Twelve delicious episodes have left me wanting more more more of this fantastic, well-presented series! Kudos to Gaiam for offering such outstanding content, nowhere else is this sort of original programming available. It has certainly made my subscription to your service "money well spent." Thank you, and PLEASE keep more Arcanum coming!!!

collistersusan, posted on June 6, 2014

I wait for these every week....now I see "final episode"

Will you be back?

GLADYST, posted on June 6, 2014

Thank you Clare and William for your outstanding preparation for each show. I had many revelations. Your Joy in sharing is appreciated.

distenl, posted on June 5, 2014

My husband and I are enjoying Arcanum. It's the Art History we wished we got in college! :-) Please have a season 2. Thanks. Diana

Puptart, posted on May 15, 2014

I'm a big fan of William Henry, but I'm not enjoying Arcanum. The music is distracting and melodramatic. Claire speaks so slowly that's I'm cheering for her to get a bit more comfortable with the process. Something's not working for me and I want it to work.

wilhelm, posted on March 27, 2014

Fascinating, educational, and beautiful. Thanks so much for providing such nourishment for the soul!

Gaiam_TV, posted on March 26, 2014

The new episode of Arcanum 'Transfiguration Icons and the Holy Light' is now available. Thank you for your patience!

karinamel789, posted on March 26, 2014

What happened with yesterday's episode???? I can't wait to watch it.

simski1945, posted on March 26, 2014

This bizarre information about J van Eyck and his estimation by other artists was not only incorrect, it was also embarrassingly presented. This guy could start by reading source documents like the correspondence of the artists involved first opening his mouth.

goofycorona, posted on March 26, 2014

Please don't say this great new show is not going to continue! Waited patiently all day yesterday and now still at 8:16 EDT still not showing up. Issues on your end or mine?

Lamb-of-Light36, posted on March 26, 2014

I'm not able to view it either. I can't wait for the next episode!

Gaiam_TV, posted on March 26, 2014

More episodes of Arcanum are on their way! The delay in publishing the next episode is due to technical difficulties we are experiencing with our publishing system. We are working to solve the problem and we hope to publish it very soon.

karinamel789, posted on March 26, 2014

so glad to read this.

GanjaQueen82, posted on March 26, 2014

Phew, glad to hear! I was hoping it didn't 'end' before it even got started!

Lamb-of-Light36, posted on March 26, 2014

We truly appreciate it.

Lamb-of-Light36, posted on March 25, 2014

I LOVE THIS SHOW! Arcanum is enlightening and empowering! Clare and William deliver this powerful information in a scintillating and comprehensive manner! Keep them coming!

sherrianwitt, posted on March 23, 2014

Have always enjoyed William Henry...
This was a kind of ho = hum program however.
His wife seemed very paralyzed in front of the
camera with no real personality...She almost
reminded me of the Adams Family...Since this
wasn't a University course, it could have been
made a bit more friendly...I will try one more
of their programs giving them the opportunity
to redeem themselves after stage fright wore
off..I just didn't get the point..Maybe it is just me.

jennsouth.bc, posted on August 20, 2014

guess everyone has a different perspective...
i personally like Claire's presentation. She seems relaxed and not melodramatic nor overly gushy without reason, and presents the info clearly and understandably. Her accent is beautiful (at least to my American ears) and one gets the feeling she really cares about the subject matter.

goofycorona, posted on March 26, 2014

I view this as enlightening information. To continue with "distraction programming" or ""entertainment" is not the goal here. In my view the Service To Others that is taking place with ALL GaiamTV is not only GLORIOUS it is much welcomed at least in my view. Perhaps this is the first time Claire has been in front of cameras etc... I personally say BRAVO GAIAMTV! Please Claire don't take anything negative to heart. Your segment was sublime and I think VERY appropriately named! Much Love to ALL!

GanjaQueen82, posted on March 26, 2014

Well said, and so true!

jon.root1991, posted on October 14, 2016

I never leave comments but i wanted to say this is an awesome show. Thank you

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