Arcanum: Mysteries of the Philosopher’s Stone (March 2014)
Secrets of the transmutation of the human soul are hidden within the metaphorical imagery of the philosopher’s stone and rods of power. This symbolism can be traced back to ancient Greece and ancient Egypt where the gods who bore these tools held sway over transmutation and eternal life. These concepts carried on through the Hermetic texts which inspired the Gnostics and 15th century teachings of resurrection. Both of which were controversial for their times.
These secrets have permeated mystery school teachings across the ages. All the while, such symbolism found its way into countless paintings, sculpture and music. Clare and William Henry explore the mysteries behind the recurring imagery of the rod and stone to reveal the esoteric secrets of resurrection, immortality, and the ascension of the soul in this presentation originally webcast March 18, 2014.