“In all thine operations, let the Work be guided by nature, according to the slow progression of metals in the bowels of the Earth. And in thine efforts, be guided in all ways by the true and not the fantastic imagination.”

Theatrum Rosarium

I define the ‘Great Work’ of Alchemy as self-initiation, regeneration and transformation of the self and the material elemental world, to co-create a new reality that matches the dream of the Earth.

All the projects and ideas I write about here underpin my own “Great Work” that I´ve named Subtle Alchemy. It comes via the alchemist’s sister – a twisted chain of broken links from Isis, through the Mary’s, the other Cleopatra, Hypatia and many others…. For more incarnations than anyone can remember, she watched over the alchemist as he measured and pounded, distilled and mixed and carefully noted his recipes. She shared the joy of his discoveries and consoled him in his disappointments and sometimes she quietly cooked up a few golden morsels of her own. Record-keeping is not in her nature, so her contribution to the Great Work can never be disclosed through conventional means and therein lies the strength of the subtle method. The results are proven by each individual through the pleasures of discovery that feed the soul. Nothing is ever lost and neither is anything is as it was before.

Now that our Great Mother has awakened in Her Dream, all the fragments of the work of the ancient alchemists, the treatises, the images and the procedures are from a time when our Great Mother/Lover/Sister was asleep in Her dream and interaction with Her was fleeting and inconsistent. Only a few humans could summon the desire, energy, dedication and skill to interact with Her and their work had to be conducted over protracted time periods of many generations. Today, She will answer your questions almost as quickly as you can formulate them and this has its own challenges, however, Her lucid presence is the game changer that makes the Great Work a real-time adventure.

You are making a grave mistake if you think that alchemy is arcane and irrelevant. What has survived in the public record makes little sense to the modern mind and that is no accident. The work of the ancient alchemists, albeit a corrupt and deviant version of it, is very much alive and active in every aspect of ordinary life. The ‘rulers of the world’ never ceased developing their ‘art’; they just moved it out of underground laboratories and into the temples, markets, schools and homes. The destruction of nations, culture, families and history through endless war, religion and other forms of mind-control, cultural marxism, poisoning and finally biology, is the total fragmentation of humanity, so that it can be reconstructed in a ‘perfected’ version. You are involved in the Great Work, whether you believe it or not. This is ‘Solve et coagula’ performed on a global scale.

Solve et coagula means to dissolve and coagulate. The aim of the Great Work of Alchemy is to break things down to their base elements and put them back together in a perfected way. Back in the depths of pre-history, groups of seers in different parts of the world simultaneously caught a glimpse of the boundless generosity of the Company of Aeons; that they intentionally leave the worlds they generate incomplete, so as to allow human creatures the ultimate pleasure of completing their work. This includes completing yourself, as the universe is in you as much as you are in it. So, who is completing what here?

The anthropine creature is gifted with such immense imaginative power that it effortlessly creates the conditions necessary to prove whatever ideas it might hold about itself, relentlessly, endlessly. Simply put, you are who you prove yourself to be. Such freedom can be terrifying. The master alchemists operating behind the scenes have known this for hundreds if not thousands of years and have been continuously applying this knowledge to ensure that you use your creative power to prove yourself to be who THEY want you to be. ‘THEY’ are not the bearded decoy schmucks. The actual alchemists are those who claim dominion over the One Mind. They don’t call themselves alchemists, but ask yourself this question: how would you imagine that a master of inversion might present himself? In their idea of perfection, you prove yourself to be a docile ruminant, paying eternal homage to the hermaphrodite god-king. Their plan depends on your compliance and especially on the subjugation of female creative power. You can read more about this here: The Shadow of the Dalai Lama.

The secret alchemists, the corrupt deviant enemies of life and their cohorts, have almost completed the first stage of their global alchemical project. They have reduced most of the indigenous cultures of the world to ashes – including the once noble pagan cultures of Europe. There is no way that we would have torched our cultural heritage without having been tricked into it, but now we are exactly where we need to be and have the tools we need to put our version of the Great Work together.

The Hermaprodite in Alchemy

It all starts with sex, so what is it with the hermaphrodite in alchemy? The hermaphrodite is shown in many alchemical texts and also in statues from the Roman times. Hermaphroditus was the child of Hermes, aka Mercury, and Aprodite.

“For Mercury is the spirit, sulfur is the soul, and salt is the body.” Paracelsus

Roman Sleeping Hermaphrodite
Alchemical Hermaphrodite

To cut to the meat, these images are describing the union of consciousness and matter. They have nothing to do with biological gender, androgeny, nor any kind of mutant freakery. They are showing that the male and female principles, and the positive and negative polarities, come together to create form. Men and women have both polarities operating within them and biological gender is due to the presence of the Y chromosome. (There are some exceptions to this, as other genes are involved, but generally speaking, this is the norm.)

To me, the hermaphrodite represents a man or woman with both positive/reason/pingala and negative/feeling/ida channels operating in equilibrium to their fullest potential. The alchemical union of a man and a woman ‘potentialized’ to this extent, generates a scalar field, which unlocks not only their evolutionary potential, but that of all living creatures in the immediate vicinity (exact range unknown). The secret alchemists want to prevent this from happening and are diluting the function of the Y chromosome in the general population, through broad-based chemical castration (xenoestrogens), while retaining an unadulterated line for themselves. Paradoxically, their attack on the male has made it easier for anyone on this path to get better results more rapidly – spiritual development occurs much more rapidly in the Kali Yuga.

The corrupt version of the hermaprodite, is a creature that can impregnate itself to create a clone, so that the god-king can reproduce in its purity, without the need for additional female DNA. Gender dysmorphia is one of the outputs of the global alchemical project, arising from the attack on the gender binary and the secret alchemists` attempts to ‘fix’ the material body in a new form.

The Great Work of Alchemy is the transformation of the human into a god-like form, whatever that might be. But you can bet your life that such a creature cannot be ‘fixed’ through any means that involves subjugation of the female creative power. That would be against Nature. The most that the inbred global “elite” can ever achieve is a fake and sterile hermaphrodite with various somatic DNA mutations, that can never be passed onto any offspring. But there’ll certainly dress it up in fancy robes!

Ultimately, there is no escaping the fact that biological women have a unique value to the enemies of life: in their efforts to steal our power from us, or trick us into not recognizing it in ourselves or each other, they betray their intentions. The female principle, female biology and the role of women is central to Subtle Alchemy, but men have their role too, especially when it comes to protecting life.

Isolation, Insulation and Incubation

Most of the strangers who contact me lament their isolation and I’m keenly aware of that condition myself, having chosen splendid isolation, with only my husband, the dogs and cats, chickens and trees, wildlife and the sky for company. We don’t have a TV, we don’t watch movies, we don’t have smartphones, we don’t participate in any kind of popular culture and I like it like that. Looking back, this is a pattern in my family; my mother left Spain and moved to England to marry my father, not knowing anyone else there or the language. I completed the circle, moving back to Spain. This has nothing to do with fate or destiny, it is just a couple of cells in the greater body of humanity getting themselves in the correct position to do their work.

In Spanish, there is one word “aislado” that means both insulated and isolated. It can be used is reference to privacy and remoteness, keeping your house warm, or as a non-conductor of electricity. English can be a bit of a tricky language; its subtlety allows for great word-play, but it can also obscure meaning and aid deception. When you bring isolation and insulation together, it becomes easier to make sense of the condition, especially if you consider life from an electrical perspective.

According to Wikipedia:

“An electrical insulator is a material whose internal electric charges do not flow freely; very little electric current will flow through it under the influence of an electric field. This contrasts with other materials, semiconductors and conductors, which conduct electric current more easily. The property that distinguishes an insulator is its resistivity; insulators have higher resistivity than semiconductors or conductors.”

Some humans have more natural resistance than others – often stubborn types, willful, don’t always play well with others. They don’t conduct currents well, which gives them more immunity to fads, mainstream mind control and the emotional tension of the masses. Not complete immunity, mind; there is no such thing as a complete insulator in nature, at some point everything breaks down under stress. However, with more and more people and children isolated than ever before, it can be helpful to ask yourself whether you might find a good reason for this.

The evil corruption and destruction that the media peddles is not just ‘out there.’ It is present in a latent form in each one of us, waiting for the right conditions to propagate itself. But it is not our true nature, it is a disease, like a cancer of the psyche. This parasitic plague has been recognized by most cultures on the planet throughout history and is variously known as: the archons, or the archontic infection, narcissism, the mind parasite, vampires, the emotional plague, wetiko, the praeter-human entity LAM, psychopathy, collective psychosis and pic’mix extra-terrestrials. (Curiously, when I searched on Yandex for ‘praeter-human entity LAM’ it delivered images of the Dalai Lama.) It’s easy to see how this plays out on the world stage and also easy not to see it in your own life, in your own mind. Several virulent encounters with carriers over the years have caused me to question my own sanity and motivations. Eventually, by accepting the corruption within my own psyche, I got to discover something of how this virus operates.

Paul Levy describes the pathology of the disease in great detail in his book, Dispelling Wetiko and in a series of three articles, The Greatest Epidemic Sickness Known to Humanity and Wetiko, Let’s Spread the Word

In Vampire Squid Economics, he offers this description of how the disease manifests.

“Wetiko disease is an expression of the convincing illusion of the separate self gone wild. Bewitched by the intrinsic projective tendencies of their own mind, full-blown wetikos are unconsciously doing the very thing they are reacting to and accusing other people of doing. Projecting the shadow onto others, they will accuse others of projecting the shadow onto them. To use an extreme, but prototypical example, it is like someone screaming that you’re killing them as they kill you. If their insanity is reflected back to them, they think it is the mirror that is insane.

Suffering from a form of psychic blindness that believes itself to be sightedness, full-blown wetikos project out their own unconscious blindness and imagine that others, instead of themselves, are the ones who are not seeing. Governed by the insane, self-perpetuating logic of fear and paranoia, those taken over by the disease fear that if they don’t attack and rule over others, they are in danger of being attacked and ruled over themselves. In their convoluted, upside-down, flawless illogic, wetikos re-act to their own projections in the world as if they objectively exist and are other than themselves, thinking that they themselves have nothing to do with creating that to which they are reacting…….

Wetikos suffer from what is called ‘pseudologia phantastica,’ a form of hysteria characterized by a talent for believing their own lies.

Ultimately deceiving themselves as they believe in the propaganda of their own lies, full-blown wetikos become strangers to themselves. Wetikos continually have to invest their life-force in lying to themselves, while at the same time fooling themselves into believing that they are not doing so, a version of what George Orwell referred to as ‘doublethink.’

Suffering from amnesia, they have forgotten what it is to remember, and to ‘seal’ the deal, they have forgotten that they have forgotten. The result is that they split their mind in two. Falling into denial, and yet denying they are in the state of denial, becomes a process that they are invested in at all costs, or it would blow their denial. Anything that threatens their perverse state of affairs has to be destroyed. Hiding from their lie, they are in essence hiding from themselves, which is pure madness……

All of their energy gets invested in fueling their own, and others, deception. Their will becomes dedicated to hiding from the truth of what they are doing, a truth which endlessly pursues them, as they continually avoid relationship with themselves. Wetikos become wedded to the full-time occupation of keeping one step ahead of themselves, a process which, once it gains a certain momentum, attains a seeming autonomy that is self-generating . As this inner process progresses, it gains a sovereignty over their psyche, as if a self-created Frankenstein monster has come to life in the flesh. The wetikos have then created their own sci-fi nightmare, with themselves in the starring role. Once created, a mind-virus like wetiko, just like the Frankenstein monster, gains a seeming life of its own, independent of its creator. It then holds its creator in its thrall, unable to escape from the out-of-control hell of their own making.”

Levy identifies the need to quarantine and isolate the virus within oneself, to study it:

“After evoking an entity like wetiko, in order to study it as objectively as possible, we have to hermetically seal it within an alchemical container. This ensures that its mercurial spirit doesn’t vaporize back into the invisibility of the unconscious, where it would act itself out through us.”

Levy also homes in on the dream-like nature of reality, but he seems to suffer from the usual Buddhist blindspot in that he doesn’t seem to know whose dream he is in!

My own investigations have shown me that this parasitic entity operates as a ‘field of consciousness,’ a kind of super-intelligence with neither materiality nor morality, situated in a kind of crack in the mirroring attention. It drives self-sabotaging behaviour and propagates by triggering threat responses whenever groups of people get together and focus their attention on something that ‘it’ finds either threatening or useful. Because this all happens in ‘the mind,’ the mind/body system responds as if itself is being threatened and a cascade of internal responses are initiated, that are then played out. Confrontational behaviour feeds the parasite and deflects attention away from it. This, of course, suits the enemy agenda, which has now become synonymous with the entity’s survival plan, as it prevents people from working together to resolve the problems of the world that will make ‘them’ redundant.

This entity can never be destroyed by going after those who have been possessed by it, like the hydra, it just multiplies. However, the monster guards the golden apples of immortality (not that you need those apples) and if you are serious about regeneration, you have to take on this challenge. As you eliminate the parasite within yourself, you broadcast the frequencies that make it easier for those you are connected with to do the same. I see evidence of this everyday. It’s not ‘love and light’ and there are still real threats to deal with, but with careful attention you can neutralize and contain the infection.

What I´m calling Subtle Alchemy isn’t really anything new. Anyone who has studied alchemy will find tidbits from various traditions floating to the surface of the stew I’m cooking up here and you judge it on whether it’s to your taste, or not – Suck-It-And-See Alchemy anyone? Any lineage there might once have been is most likely held deep in the crystalline memory of the sacred mountains of what is now China. In different circumstances I might be exploring Nei dan, Daoist Inner Alchemy, but there is no school anywhere near here and no philosophy from the past has the perfect recipe for the alchemical challenge of these unique times.

My teachers are Mata Ray Mountain, who sits majestically on the horizon, holding the tone for this entire region, the other human and non-human creatures and Nature spirits who live here, the subtle beings I meet in my dreams and the Wisdom Goddess Herself. If you find yourself isolated, you can always don the homely garments of the hermit sage. Timing is everything – non-negotiable when it comes to fulfilling one’s destiny AND powering up Gaia’s engines.

Playtime in the Alchemical Bath

You can’t dive into the alchemical archives and miss the alchemical bath or the hermetic vessel – this is where the action is and everyone has their own opinion about what’s going on. From the Subtle Alchemy perspective, I see them as depicting different views of the same process.

Hermetic Vessel

The hermetic vessel is the solar system, or the earth, or the greater body of humanity, or the individual human body and within the body it is the mitochondrial DNA. As above so below, as within so without. It can also be a bonded pair; the alchemical bath often shows a man and a woman bathing together, with various sun moon, dove and other symbols around, but there are also drawings of a woman bathing alone. These images can be interpreted as showing how humans interact with the atmosphere and life itself through our various secretions. They can also be taken as an inner view of what’s going on in the hermetic vessel that is the human body. No one can know for sure what the original creators intended with these drawings, but as stimuli to the true imagination, they are timeless. It is what you make of it really.

Alchemical Bath

Subtle alchemy focuses on the innermost processes of the mind-body system and wholistic projection into the world at large. What transpires in you, also occurs in the cosmos. The ‘alchemical gold’ of this approach is the god-like human. This is not an ascension process into another dimension or to a route to becoming an actual god or goddess – whatever that might be. All the dimensions are already in you, to be unlocked. You, as an “Independent Alchemist”, already have all the necessary tools and materials. I’m focusing on regeneration, because that´s my desire, so I´m guided in that direction. The guidance comes from the evolutionary drive of the resonant frequencies of mitochondrial DNA. The frequencies of the Y chromosome ‘drown out’ the music of the mitochondrial DNA, meaning that at this level of alchemical operation, men need to co-operate with women to reveal to discover what is happening within themselves.

The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is surprisingly resistant to mutation from damage, but mutates rapidly in response to environmental factors. Its immediate environment is the human body and non-locally it is in the Orion Nebula. It holds the source codes for the co-creation of a human creature from elemental matter, as well as the codes for the activation of stem cells necessary for regeneration. These codes cannot be activated until the environmental conditions are right. The non-local conditions are universal and approaching a critical point, but for each individual the local conditions are determined by the state of each human body, with its unique blend of nuclear genetic expression, biochemicals, minerals, pH, voltage and microbes. It’s a process that moves along with a hop, skip and a jump, with new codes released at exactly the right time for each individual. It is a process that cannot be replicated in a lab. This alchemical gold cannot be extracted through force or deception.

There is a kind of failsafe built into the whole process, in a way that signals the signature of the Aeonic Mother. Subtle Alchemy is dream-like and playful – I nearly called it Peek-a-boo Alchemy. Ultimately, transformation is an act of grace. You can’t make it happen, but you can clear the way, prepare the terrain and enjoy the game. Pleasure is your immunity. Whenever you indulge in ego-driven action, even if it is something ever so important (!) the monster will rear one of its ugly heads and smack you down. The more you strive, the more problems show up – the computer freezes, the car won’t start, you get into an argument, or you suddenly find yourself under pressure to do anything but what you really want to do.

In Subtle Alchemy self-sabotage means you’ve won the round, as the enemy has revealed itself – after all, you would never harm yourself. Once you know the parasite exists, when it shows itself all you have to do is stop what you’re doing and go and do something that makes you happy. It doesn’t matter what you do, sing, dance, eat cake, go for a walk, so long as it makes you produce happy hormones. Then you return and complete the task, easily and with a light-heart. The cocktail of endorphins, serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine, to name just a few hormones/neurotransmitters, creates an environment in your hermetic vessel that is toxic to the entity. You drown it in a bath of bliss.

Take notes. Set a new goal. Repeat.

“Some have declared that it lies within our choice to gaze continually upon a world of equal or even greater wonder and beauty. It is said by these that the experiments of the alchemists are, in fact, related not to the transmutation of metals, but to the transmutation of the entire universe. This method, or art, or science, or whatever we choose to call it, is simply concerned to restore the delights of the primal paradise; to enable men, if they will, to inhabit a world of joy and splendor. It is perhaps possible that there is such an experiment, and that there are some who have made it.”

– Richard Rolle de Hampole, 1380

Gaia’s Spark Plugs

The delight of alchemy is that, as soon as you commit to ‘alchemical transformation’ you get rewarded with insights and discoveries that will rock your world. You don’t have to have any degrees, or be part of an academic institution, or have special laboratory equipment, just an intention and the commitment to follow through. As your perception changes your senses become more deeply attuned to the natural world – you see, hear, smell and feel differently and nature responds to the interaction by transforming you! The fractal adjustment fires up part of the neural network of the planet and resonates though the entire system. You discover ancient wisdom as if for the first time, freshly minted.

The ‘divine spark’ has been known by different names in many cultures, since antiquity. It has been described as a spark of divine intelligence, the human soul and primordial qi. It certainly feels like a form of higher intelligence, but it’s hard to tell whether it’s inside or outside the body – most likely, it’s both. I’ve examined this process for a few years and it seems to work like a spark plug firing up an engine.

The archontic world, the fake reality that sits like used bubble-wrap over the natural world is disintegrating. The shift in perspective that enables you to see the covering, as well as part of the natural form that the secret alchemists mimicked and tried to hide. For example, in the 1999 film, The Matrix, there is a memorable scene in which Neo ‘wakes up’ and sees the fields of human pods that feed the machine world. The shock-horror of that image stuck with me for years.

The Matrix human pods

Fast-forward twenty years and it’s obvious that the scene mirrors how our mental projections and perceptions create a veil over reality AND that our imagination and desires power the dreaming of the Aeon Sophia. The parasites depend on our mental and emotional activities for their para-life support. In shifting our imagination and desire to align with those of the Earth we engage the omnipresent higher power of the planet to co-create the kind of world we want to live in AND we starve out the parasites.

Although I’ve clearly stated the aims of Subtle Alchemy, paradoxically, they can’t be achieved by focusing on them directly. There is always the big issue of cosmic timing and this in itself makes Anthropos 11 unknowable until the moment it comes into focus. In fact, the human creature is always in a state of flux because we are embedded in a fractal field of cyclical change, that also operates through us and in relationship with us. (Amy and Arnold Mindell had a good insight into the human aspect of this relationship with their work on process psychology and the dream body.) However, setting a clear creative goal, whether it be building a magnificent cathedral or growing a magical garden, creates a channel through which the regenerative juices flow. A practical goal that helps you learn survival skills is especially good for these times. You just have to pay attention to what shows up and take appropriate action in order to be guided. All is Mind and you get to determine what matters.

The divine spark in each of us is sufficient to get through the four score and ten, all things being equal. If you want more than that, you have to live an extraordinary life, because that’s what it takes to open up the channels needed to live directly from Gaia’s life force. Luckily, we are living in extraordinary times.

The Disease is the Cure

One of the principles of permaculture is: the problem is also the solution. For example, in a garden the plants you don’t want, commonly called weeds, are usually there because Nature put them there to correct an imbalance in the soil. Simply and eloquently, through their silent physical presence a plant can tell you what the problem is and how to correct it.

The archontic infection is a disease of consciousness hanging from a neon sign flashing:


My biggest change of mind happened, not when I had an NDE, nor when I woke up to all the problems of the world and who is causing them and not even when I discovered the Sophianic Narrative; it was when, with the assurance of all that experience, I began to follow my heart without compromise. Perception flows from core inspiration to shape reality. If you change the way you look at things the things you look at change and you change too! Subtle alchemy is intentional physics.

The Art of Magical Realism

One fine morning last week, I was standing on the deck looking out over the hills and I felt an immense wave of gratitude, both to my Divine Mother and to my biological mother, who died earlier this year. Suddenly, the image of a cock pheasant came to my mind. When we went back to my mother’s house in Wales for her funeral we saw a beautiful cock pheasant in her garden and we remarked on how it must have given her pleasure to see him strutting around on the lawn – she had been house-bound since my father died. I wondered if there were pheasants in Galicia asked Dean if he’d ever seen one pheasant here, which he hadn’t. I looked it up and there are thought to be maybe a few hundred pairs in northern Spain that have escaped from hunters. That evening, Dean saw a cock pheasant standing proud, just inside the gate to the cabin.

If you want money more than anything,

You’ll be bought and sold.

If you have greed for food,

You’ll be a loaf of bread.

This is a subtle truth:

Whatever you love, you are.


The posts listed below do not comprise anything close to a ‘how to manual’. for Subtle Alchemy, or anything else. The best I can offer is inspiration and a record of what has worked for us.