The Emerald Tablet is an ancient text that inspired over 3,000 years of alchemy and Hermetic philosophy. It reveals the universal pattern of transformation that is present in everything—from the birth of stars to the emergence of our individual personalities.
The Egyptians believed the Tablet was a gift from the gods, a succinct summary of the science of soul common to all religions and spiritual traditions. To avoid persecution from church and government authorities, followers of this tradition took refuge in secret societies and fraternal orders. They developed elaborate rituals and arcane symbols to preserve the teachings and pass them down to future generations.
But the purest rendering of the secret science was in the writings and coded ciphers of the alchemists. Their practical approach created a powerful spiritual technology that combined meditation and prayer with laboratory experiments. Their work revealed the deep connection between mind and matter that modern physicists are just beginning to explore.
Ostensibly concerned with changing lead into gold, the Great Work of alchemy is really about applying the secret teachings on all levels of body, mind, and soul. The metals are metaphors of the archetypal energies that must be transmuted to reach perfect expression in gold. In order to achieve this ultimate golden state, each of us must suffer through the same processes as the metals.
This three-day intensive workshop shows how to apply the principles of the Emerald Tablet in the everyday world and how to reconstruct the metallic temperament of our souls. The Great Work is our spiritual inheritance and represents the most genuine and direct path to lasting transformation.
About Dennis William Hauck
Dennis William Hauck is an author, consultant, and lecturer working to facilitate personal and planetary transformation through the application of the ancient principles of alchemy. He writes and lectures on the universal principles of physical, psychological, and spiritual perfection to a wide variety of audiences that range from scientists and business leaders to spiritual and metaphysical groups. Hauck's interest in alchemy began while he was still in graduate school at the University of Vienna, and was initiated into the craft by a practicing alchemist from Prague.
Hauck has since translated a number of important alchemy manuscripts dating back to the fourteenth century and has published dozen books on the subject. His The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Alchemy (Penguin Alpha 2008) is considered the best introduction to alchemy available today, and his The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation (Penguin 1999) presents Hauck's original research about the mysterious artifact that inspired over 3,000 years of alchemy. His Sorcerer’s Stone: A Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy (Penguin Citadel 2004) is an entertaining introduction to practical and spiritual alchemy. He is currently working on a sequel to The Emerald Tablet entitled Secret Science of the Emerald Tablet: The Spiritual Chemistry of Personal Transformation.
Hauck’s books have been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Harper’s, and hundreds of other periodicals. He has been interviewed on over 300 radio and TV programs, including "NPR's Morning Edition," "Sally Jessy Raphael," "Geraldo," “The O’Reilly Factor,” "Extra," and "CNN Reports."
Hauck holds lectures and workshops throughout the world on the various aspects of practical, mental, and spiritual alchemy. He is founder of the International Alchemy Conference (AlchemyConference.com), an instructor in alchemy (AlchemyStudy.com), and is president of the International Alchemy Guild (AlchemyGuild.org). His websites are AlchemyLab.com and DWHauck.com. He is a professional member of the ASSC (Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness), the AMS (American Mathematical Society), CRS (Center for Research in Science), ATP (Association for Transpersonal Psychology), and ISSSEEM (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine). He is profiled in the International Authors and Writers Who’s Who, Who’s Who in California, and The Dictionary of International Biography.