Alchemy Astrology


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• Learn to make astrology charts for determining the best date to begin important projects.
• Explore the simple definitions of the Zodiac signs and planets.
• Reunite planetary influences with actual astronomical star data.
• Discover why ancient astrology is useful in laboratory environments.
• Understand scientifically supported theories regarding the physical effects the Planets have on our Earth.
• Uncover links between modern science and the Philosopher's Stone.

My how-to handbook is a synthesis of modern science with the mythology associated to astronomy, known as astrology. It involves the explanation and application of ancient perceptions to the effects and influences of the cosmos on our physical world. Recently there have been new theories in the field of cosmology/astronomy and microbiology that support the information I present.

On a practical level this handbook gives instructions on how to use and interpret the ancient tools of astrology. I then associate this information to the rediscovery of the ancient alchemical myth of the philosopher's stone; the stone was purported to transmute metals and incur a universal cure for human health problems. My handbook explains how this could be possible.

The Philosopher's Stone is thought to be a universal remedy that restores youthfulness, and good health. My theory, based on recent scientific studies of symbiotic microbes, is that the Philosopher's Stone is made up of, or is a byproduct of, extremophile archaea bacterium. My handbook ties into this because these tiny life forms are influenced by magnetic and electrical changes. It is evident that astronomical movements influence Earth's magnetosphere, and therefore affect the friendly probiotic microbiome that are involved in alchemical experiments. The way the ancient alchemists tracked such cosmic effects was by drawing an astrology chart. This is what the handbook is all about.

A 'How To' astrology handbook for practical alchemical laboratory work. A great astrology resource for beginners. Includes blank charts and tables. It is scientifically known that the moon affects many of earth's natural phenomenon such as: ocean tides, coral blooms, microbial activity, and animal migrations. Through the centuries, alchemists and astrologers have compiled similar observations based on the positioning of the sun, moon, and planets. They found that these cosmic clues could be applied to determine the best opportunity to begin work on laboratory experiments and developed systems to calculate these macrocosmic opportunities. Additionally this knowledge can be used to plan any important event. Most importantly, learn why alchemy astrology is the lost key, and realize how modern scientific discoveries support the theories behind the philosopher's stone.

Hand made astrology charts are created using a printed ephemeris. This planetary positioning information is too expansive to be included in this handbook, so you may want to purchase the American Ephemeris. An astrological website, or computer program, can also be used to find the position of the planets in the Zodiac.
Examples: The Swiss Ephemeris, &, Kairon's astrology software for macintosh.

The Star Paran charts that I'm allowed to reprint, by permission of Bernadette Brady from her book "Star and Planet Combinations", are only for the Northern Hemisphere. You may want to purchase a copy of her book, or her computer program, in order to chart the background stars - her website.

Timothy studied under the guidance of Frater Albertus. He taught an astrology workshop at the International Alchemy Conference in 2008. more about author

Foreword by Dennis William Hauck

I first met Timothy Wilkerson at the first International Alchemy Conference in 2007. As director of the conference, I had invited former students of Frater Albertus (Dr. Albert Reidel) to be our guests of honor. Dr. Reidel was a pioneer of American alchemy and founded the Paracelsus Research Society in Salt Lake City. That group evolved into Paracelsus College, where Reidel taught alchemy based on Paracelsian concepts, such as the Three Essentials (Body, Soul, and Spirit) and spagyric techniques of the separation and recombination of purified plant essences to create alchemical medicines. Reidel's Alchemist's Handbook: Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy is still the standard textbook for plant alchemists.

Timothy Wilkerson was one of a handful of alchemists who had the opportunity to study with Dr. Reidel and graduated the Prima class at Paracelsus College in 1984. But I soon discovered that Timothy was more than an alchemist. He was a true Renaissance man: noted musician, artist, author, astrologer, lecturer, teacher, medicinal herbalist, and entrepreneur. Tim's breadth of knowledge and experience was obvious from our first conversations, and I invited him to be a speaker at the 2008 International Alchemy Conference.

Tim's lecture on laboratory astrology was extremely well received. He showed how to do a basic astrology chart in relation to alchemical laboratory work. He explained how astrology not only gives us indications for the best time to start an experiment, but which lab processes will complete more successfully and efficiently, in a given time frame.

After the lecture, I realized what breakthrough work Timothy was doing. Alchemy has been associated with astrology since ancient Egypt, but Timothy modernized those ancient theories with practical applications based on his own meticulous research into the connection between the stars and alchemical experiments. His focus on sidereal influences took the work in laboratory astrology to a new level. Previous work by Dr. Reidel and Swiss alchemist Manfred Junius had focused on planetary effects on the outcome of alchemical operations, and alchemists had been timing their lab work using planetary hours charts that were hundreds of years old.

Timothy was very modest about the importance of his work, but I urged him to organize his research into a book. He resisted at first, as he considered all the work involved in such a project. But then his imagination took over, the stars inside him started shining, and I could see their glimmer in his eyes. The manifestation of that light lies before you.

Bio: 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 religious and New Age 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 in nearby 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 bestselling 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 3,500 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.

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, an instructor in alchemy and is president of the International Alchemy Guild.

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This book is an excellent resource for any aspiring alchemist who is looking to maximize their performance in the lab. I found Timothy A. Wilkerson's writing style to be very professional yet down to Earth and easy to understand for the beginner. In this book you will learn how to create your own Sidereal Zodiac Astrology Charts to assist you in the lab. The book is also full of ready-made diagrams and charts - everything you need is included. In the first few chapters Timothy also explains his own theory of how the Philosopher's Stone is created using extremophile aquatic microbes which gave me some definite food for thought. Highly recommended!
Erik Thomas

This book is truly awesome. I have used it routinely in my classes and everyone remarks that it's positively changed their perspective on the relationship of the two Hermetic sciences. I highly recommend it.
Steve Burkle

Two years ago, I had the good fortune to hear the astrologer, Tim, sing an original tune for his life partner. Talking briefly with them both, I was so taken by their open, kind hearts that I sought Timothy on social media. There I learned he wore his many talents lightly, and with delight I visited this website. Short on funds, I still purchased a chart, for a rather momentous event in my life. The reading was so uncannily on point, specific to my own journey, that I came back for the natal chart. Just now, in reading my chart again, I find even more meaning and deeper understanding than the first time I read through this very personal, in-depth reading. To quote Socrates, "The unexamined life is not worth living". For me, this is the only way I know to walk my path. Partnering with Timothy through his expertise has been immeasurably helpful. If you are a seeker, I highly recommend this as a useful tool of discernment and personal growth.

For those who don't know, Tim's book is AWESOME! I highly recommend it. Esoteric for sure, but if you like anything I've taught about herbal alchemy, Timothy is a real master at it and has some very insightful things to say!
Christopher Penczak

I bought your handbook at the Alchemy Conference a couple of months ago. It helped me to get a better understanding of Astrology from an alchemical perspective... I strongly recommend it to anyone... It is VERY good!. Tim: thanks for writing it and sharing your knowledge and wisdom.
Daniel Morales

I want to tell you I love your astrology book! I just sat down and I can't believe how simple converting to sidereal time is! I'm so intimidated by math, that's what kept me from learning astrology, so I'm very happy!
I love the book and I can't believe I can finally cast my own charts!
Rebelle Jacobs

Love the book!!! I highly recommend it to all practicing alchemists.
Tom Waters

I finished your Alchemy Astrology book today. I took my time, going through each step. Thank you so much for writing this; it contains so much information I would never have thought to consider. Thanks especially for the information on the specific stars! I am in the process of working out my next few experiments, and I have ordered my natal chart. :)
Tracy Cranick

Timothy A. Wilkerson's handbook ... My advice ... And I have been using it a while now ... Timothy can sort a chart for important active days to do your operations. I purchased both (handbook & labcount calander) ... The best move I ever made ... Timothy will also take time to help you with questions as well ...
Your herbal becomes alchemy ... You may at some point have an epiphany ...
That you and the work are not separate, I don't mean just reading the words either ... Knowing it ... I think working to the astrological powers helped this shift ... Have fun with all this ... The trip is amazing ....
Darren Thomas

Thank you, Timothy! I have been working with your handbook quite a bit since June and have gained a much deeper understanding. Thank you for sharing your expertise on this integral part of the Great Work with the world!
Kevin Cole

I can see the first rate mind and dedication to the subject in the site, and its a pleasure to support your work. cheers.
Frederick R. Dannaway


Alchemy Astrology, book cover

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