The Third International Alchemy Conference in LA on October 23 – 25 draws near and the excitement in me builds. My being part of the team putting this gathering together and presenting a workshop on the Emerald Tablet creates a space around me that is glowing and buzzing. It’s really going to happen!
And then my mind snaps into place: “Well, Duane, what actually is going to happen?” As I pay attention to this valid but annoying voice, I wonder if we will accomplish what we stared out to do and am reminded of a video of me trying to explain what we wanted to do.
I’d like to share it with you. Click this link and tell me what you think: International Alchemy Conference
If you’re looking for a forum or news about those heroic Autobots then you have to keep searching. But if what you’re looking for are people who want to see change in the world and create more rewarding lives for themselves, then you want to be part of the gathering that is happening in Los Angeles in October.
People from around the world are coming to share their knowledge, experiences and techniques for transformation at a three day conference. I’m fortunate to be involved in organizing this conference and in doing so have had the opportunity to talk to many of the presenters. Dr. Emoto of water consciousness fame and Mantak Chia and his insights into the Universal Tao will be there. But there are many others who will also make this time a memorable one: Theresa Ibis will share her perspective on the relationship between the ancient art of alchemy and modern quantum physics; Robert Bartlett and his workshop on practical alchemy; Hans Andrea from England will share the esoteric knowledge that is at the heart of Harry Potter’s story; and Don Estes’ presentation will focus on vibrational medicine.
Our website will give you much more info: www.alchemyconference.com but catch a sense of what will take place and the feeling about this gathering captured on this video: International Alchemy Conference
Living alchemically is becoming increasingly aware of the cycles in our lives, their timing and how to creatively use the energy within them. I’ve lost track of this principle during the past few months tumbling through cycles that unpredictably swept me up like a wave on an ocean beach. But…more about these experiences and the learning’s spit out of them later. A larger cycle is one of the focal points in my life at the present moment.
It’s a special event that has been forming for a year, one that’s required a lot of time and effort and is now taking on an energy of its own. In October, hundreds of people from around the world will gather in Los Angeles to create the 2009 International Alchemy Conference. The link on this blog – Third International Alchemy Conference – will take you to our site. But, what I wanted to share with you is the special energy that is building around this gathering.
We chose the theme: Change Through Alchemy: A World of Transformation to try to capture the essence of the conference – our world is already changing in ways it has not before and alchemy is a powerful way to manage this change in our lives. While alchemists will present workshops, many other presenters who are experts in other practices that use alchemical principles will also be sharing their knowledge.
Communicating with presenters about the conference has given me the opportunity to experience the interest and energy from their perspective. A couple of examples will give you a sense of what is happening. Arranging flights for Mantak Chia, a renowned master of the Tao, that will take him from work he is doing in Brussels just before the conference and then on to London afterwards, it struck me that he believes our gathering is part of the message about his Universal Tao that he’s sharing with the world. Speaking with William Henry, who sees himself as an investigative mythologist, about his presentation called forth his breakthrough work with symbols and I’m excited that his presentation will focus on his new insights about alchemical images. Realizing that Hans Andrea, in his presentation “The Alchemy of Harry Potter,” will be talking about esoteric Christianity and Rosicrucian teachings revealed to me some of the many fascinating connections between the Ancient Art and other forms of transformation that are available to us today.