An alchemical evening in a salon milieu
The Salong Arcarna is inspired by the French Rosicrucian salons from the end of the 1800’s, which gathered artists, philosophers, writers, and esotericists. In the same vein, Salong Arcarna wishes to offer the possibility to meeting across frontiers in the name of alchemy, where all of those interested are welcome to take part, regardless of background or previous knowledge. Each event centers on a specific theme or topic, and includes lectures, inner work, alchemical elixirs, and quite often picture slideshows, music and general arts.
Since all events take place in Stockholm, Sweden, only a short summary of the present and previous work is included here. (Please see the Swedish site for a more full presentation.)
The Salong Arcana has from now on the general theme of the Alchemy of Life, and will address topics such as the alchemy of nature, healing, arts, and spirit. The one exception is the Egyptian Mystery Play (Dec 2) which includes Egyptian Deities, theurgical operations, alchemical soul operations, and live music composed by St Germain.
Here we explored the stratas of consciousness, theoretical and practical work and demonstrations of the Great Work, and held our first Egyptian Mystery Play.
The autumn centered around the primordial mystery that relates to the creation of the Stone of the Wise and the New Alchemical Man.
During the spring, we worked with the Three Alchemical Marriages by making the unions of the spirit, soul and body conscious, and the three levels of the philosophical stone. This was done through lectures, music, images, meditations, and elixirs. Afterwards, those who wished to remain continued with creative arts, tinctures and music in Club Arcana.
In 2008, we worked with opening each of the Seven Seals, as they correspond with the seven classic planets (one at each Salon). This was done through lectures, music, images, meditations, and elixirs. Afterwards, those who wished to remain continued in the Pub of Club Arcana.
Under the alchemical axiom solve & coagula, dissolve and unite, lectures, presentations and discussions were held once a month, following the seven alchemical operations.