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The term alchemy (from the Arabic Al kepi) is a term that is almost universally misunderstood in modern times. One of the first definitions one sees if searching online is that alchemy was the attempt to make lead into gold. Alchemy is also universally referred to as a primitive form of chemistry. Both of these notions are partially true, but do not begin to explain the try nature of one of the world's oldest sciences.

During the late 1700s the English Parliament passed a law that anyone making alchemical gold would suffer beheading in the Tower of London. They knew that metallic transmutations was possible.They also understood what would happen if large amounts of the precious metal showed up on the open market.

Although there is little doubt that the transmuting properties of the alchemist's 'menstruum' was capable of altering the structure of lead at the nuclear level, and transmuting it to gold, this was not a goal of alchemy, merely a benefit of working with the unusual properties of the quinta essential (QE), or five essentials. These 'essentials' were referring to what we now understand to be five of the possible di-atomic configurations of transitional metals.

From the book titled "The Practical Handbook of Plant Alchemy," by alchemist Manfred M. Junius (pg. 11), we read the following:

When the biologist Dr. L. C. Kervran was on an official mission in the Sahara in 1959, he observed that those technicians and workmen who were preserved from heatstroke and exhaustion, even at enormous temperatures and while working intensely, all took large amounts of sea salt, mostly in the form of tablets. (These tablets had been distributed to the British armed fortes in india during the colonial times.) Repeated investigations by Dr, Kervren were also confirmed by other researchers, proved that the perspiration of the workers contained a very Nigh percentage of potassium after taking the salt tablets. Table salt, however, is sodium chloride, not potassium. What had happened to the sodium?

It had changed into potassium within the organism and could later be detected in the perspiration in the already mentioned high amounts. This process uses up calories. (“Salt brings a certain freshness. It protects you from exhaustion in great heat.”) Hence the great cooling effect, an endothermic process.

Dr. Kervran formulated this process as follows:
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Alchemy is arguably the oldest science on earth, and yet, we are only now coming to terms with their mechanisms of action, and structure. For this reason we are attempting to coin terms that are both descriptive and that are not overly clumsy.

Originally we came to refer to them as OMMPAs (orbitally-mirrored metallic primordial atoms). This descriptive name is only one of a plethora of names used to describe these substances; these substances being unusual atomic forms that result from certain chemical operations. These (generally white) solids are found as mine tailings, and are found throughout nature mixed in with normal metals and minerals as we normally find them. Normal metals exhibit their well known properties, was mentioned, in a long chain format. A cotton farmer from Arizona, Dave Hudson — who first began tinkering with un-assayable white solids left over from mining operations in the early 1980s' — first tried to salvage precious metals from these white mine tailings, many years later, after years of testing, he discovered that these materials did not react like metals, and are almost impossible to assay, reacting only to intense prolonged heat, only then emitting the normal white line spectra normally associated with these elements.

It should be noted that we only have Hudson's word for his experiments, and yet an entire global community as slowly begun to experiment with what is believed to be various iterations of these metalloids. Many names have been employed to describe or classify them. However, other names are either scientifically meaningless, or mean nothing at all. Science is not about ambiguity. For this reason we have given them a name (or names) in order to focus in on their known and theorized structures and mechanisms.

We sometimes refer to these unusual atomic structures as metalloids, due to the fact that these di-atoms do not display the normal properties of metallic chains of atoms, nor properties of no-metals either. Normal metallic properties, with which we are familiar, are only manifest when metal atoms form chains of perhaps 9-11 atoms. In such long-chained configurations, the metal iron exhibits magnetic properties, gold absorbs and reemits a golden-hued light, and so on. In this non-metallic, di-atomic form, two closely-packed (with overlapped orbitals), face-centered metal atoms of copper, rhodium, silver, rhodium and gold, form structures that act more like nobel gases, than metals. These five are unique in that they possess enough mass (sufficient space for the proper orbitals), are face-centered cubics (in terms of their geometrical alignment when close-packed), and have a single electron free in their outer 'shell.'

NOTE: Although there is a geometrically different condition found in Iridium, it still qualifies. Please refer to the MOBIUS BAND page for this clarification.

These di-atomic metalloids are not easily divided, their Möbius Bonds (two shared electrons in a single metal-like bond, one electron donated by each atom) are highly stable, and can only (apparently) be broken by conditions of high pressure and high, sustained temperatures. Individually these di-atoms act much like singular noble gas atoms, and do not combine to form other compounds. Additionally, they interfere with other chemical operations, under specific circumstances. It may be these DHARME metalloids that account for unusual conditions such as Va der Waals effects. Hence, we sometimes refer to them as either "metalloids" or "elementals," or simply as di-atoms. However, because di-atom must be hyphenated to differentiate it from the biological diatom (a simple plant), we have begun to refer to these QE using the other two terms: metalloids or elementals.

There is still little solid, scientific evidence about the structure and properties of what we have come to refer to as either elementals or metalloids. However, we do understand the basic 'mechanism of action' of these di-atoms within the body. Our sister company, Spagyric Arts, LLC conducted an on-going multi-year informal study with a group of individuals, to qualify the effects of some of the QE (in Amrita and Azoth elixirs) on human health. The results are discussed in the GREEN DRAGON (WHITE STONE) and RED DRAGON (RED STON) sections of this website.

Recently — since modeling the atomic nature of these di-atoms metalloids more carefully — we have started using the more appealing moniker, also an acronym — DHARME metalloids (or DHARME elementals) — to describe these five essentials. DHARME stands for "diatomic homonuclear, aetherically resonant, metallic elements." This is certainly is a mouthful, but it is also highly descriptive, based on what we do understand about these unusual di-atomic substances.

We include more on these terms and the theories that inspired them, in the Tetraskele Science section titled MÖBIUS BOND. Other names used to describe these unusual metal di-atoms include ORMES, M-STATE and ORMUS. We are, however, the first to model these QE using terms we believe properly qualify them. They cannot be monoatomic, and so the term ORMES (orbitally-rearranged monoatomic elements) is a misleading acronym. Both M-State (Mononatomic-State) metals and ORMUS (which literally has no meaning) should be discarded as misleading and pseudo-scientific. We offer these new acronyms as an alternative.


We find it quite common to think in terms of life extension in the 21st century. However, our version of life extension is generally linked to human overriding of the immune system, the removal of clusters of cancer cells with steel blades and lasers, and the destruction of infected cells (as well as perfectly healthy cells) using poisons that often inflict more damage than to do good. Alchemy was a method of driving the body’s immune system to do better what it naturally does anyway, under optimized, energetic conditions. Does it seem so far-fetched that the ancients believed that life extension was possible, even if their idea of how this was to be accomplished was different than our own?

As we unveil the ancient approach to healing, it will become apparent that the approach of the ancients was, in many ways, far more sophisticated than our own. Modern allopathic medicine does offer many insights into organic processes that are truly extraordinary, and techniques used in modern medicine would appear magical to the ancients. However, the archaic approach to healing was superior, and certainly wiser in many ways, as will be shown.

Our evidence suggests that alchemy, known as the Great Work, has been around for at least 22,000 years. Certainly this was not in the same form as we know it today, or from the renaissance or medieval periods, but the basics were certainly in place by this time. Although the practice of pulverizing rock, and processing it with heat, acids and bases, extends back well into the Pleistocene, the mineral processing of very hard, high iron silica-based ores — evidenced by cupules ground into extremely hard basalt and metamorphic quartzite, has been found at sites stretching back perhaps as far as 650,000 years — suggests an even more advanced technology existed in the distant epochs preceding the rise of Neanderthal.

In a discovery that one again should make modern scientists doubt their overtly simplistic theories, the discovery of a new human ancestor has complicated issues once again. A recent discovery of a finger bone of an earlier Hominid species — now dubbed Denisovan — at an a Neanderthal site in Southern Siberia, paints an entirely new picture of early human evolution. Darwinian evolutionists still insist on the "out of Africa" version of human history, claiming that early man began in Africa, and spread slowly across the planet. Instead of this scenario, it seem more likely that Africa produced many early hominids from a diverse population of interbreeding groups, and over time various groups gained consciousness. Once they became intelligent, the almost immediately set about to explore the world around them.

DNA was sampled from a 30,000-year-old finger bone found in this cave in Southern Siberia. This finger came from a young girl who was neither an early modern human nor a Neanderthal, but belonged to a previously unknown group of human relatives who may have lived throughout much of Asia during the late Pleistocene epoch. Although the fossil evidence consists of just a bone fragment and one tooth, DNA extracted from the bone has yielded a draft genome sequence, enabling scientists to reach some startling conclusions about this extinct branch of the human family tree, called "Denisovans" after the cave where the fossils were found.

Findings reported in the December 23 issue of Nature, presented by an international team of scientists (including many of the same researchers who had recently published the Neanderthal genome), showed that this young girl was neither an early modern human nor a Neanderthal, but belonged to a previously unknown group of human relatives who may have lived throughout much of Asia during the late Pleistocene epoch. Dubbed the Denisovan, scientists claim that this newly discovered race of early hominids was descended from the same ancestral population as present-day humans, and appears genetically related (via mtDNA) to the Neanderthal.


“The study also found surprising evidence of Denisovan gene sequences in modern-day Melanesians, suggesting that there was interbreeding between Denisovans and the ancestors of Melanesians, just as Neanderthals appear to have interbred with the ancestors of all modern-day non-Africans.”

One researcher of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, commented that, “the story now gets a bit more complicated . . . Instead of the clean story we used to have of modern humans migrating out of Africa and replacing Neanderthals, we now see these very intertwined story lines with more players and more interactions than we knew of before."

The discoverers of this new Denisovan race were shocked to find 4-6% of this genome in modern-day Melanesians. Rather than make the direct connection that the Denisovan race developed boats, and perfected transoceanic travel, they claim that Homo sapiens much have cross-bred with Denisovans, and that at some point far later in history, these modern humans then took to the seas, spreading the genome eastwards. This more complex theory runs contrary to the efficient of the concept know as Occam's Razor. Occam's razor essentially argues that the simplest theory is usually the correct one. In this case, the simplest theory is that humankind — no matter what form he takes — upon gaining intelligence (a spontaneous process, not an evolutionary one), this intellect being coupled to advanced intuition, immediately sets about seeking answers. With his newly acquired intellect, these "humans" rapidly begin to develop technologies enabling their search for truth.

This theory only requires an assumption that runs counter to Darwinian thinking. Namely, early man was as smart, if not smarter, than any modern descendants of these progenitor races. We already can tell that they were far stronger, and theoretically faster. After all, modern man would not be able to take down large animals with primitive weapons, or even keep up with the skills and stamina displayed by his ancestors. However, what about smarts?

In another highly significant discovery, scientists identified another ancient race of hominids now referred to as Homo floresiensis. These tiny 3-foot humans (the basis for most of the myths of 'little people' from all over the earth), originally assumed to be mutated Homo sapiens, turned out to have smaller brains than those of modern humans, but remarkably complex forebrains (the part of the brain that determines intellect and problem solving abilities). Furthermore — and this is not understood by any other group but ours — these "Hobbit" people (as they have been called) were some of the earliest transoceanic travelers on earth. Their ancestors were know as the Kunlun in ancient Chinese chronicles. Recently more bones of thousands of these little maritime midgets were discovered in caves in the CAroline Islands. Apparently attempting to prevent their own destruction from tsunamis, they were trapped and drowned by the score in these caves. What were they doing in the Carolines?

AT one point in history these little people ruled the major transoceanic corridors that ran to and from the Western Pacific to Central America. These corridors were based on the Equatorial Currents, which sweep across both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. At approximately 6º North Latitude there exists a powerful 'Counter-Current' that runs west-to-east right across the Pacific Ocean. A ship that sails into this current gets a free ride (at approximately 4 knots) right across the sea, and is dropped off near the modern location of the Panama Canal Zone, in Ecuador. By riding associated currents (turing northwards or southwards offshore) as one nears Central America, landfall is possible from Mexico to central California in North America, and all the way down to Peru in South America. It is these corridors of travel that the Homo floresiensis guarded and maintained, from before the last Ice Age, right up into the Neolithic, if global legends are any indication. As mentioned elsewhere in our web site, their architectural accomplishments cannot be matched by any technology extant in our modern times.

Stories of Giants (another version of modern Man — apparently a hybrid of Cro Magnon and Homo erectus) also occupying this island chain following the demise or disappearance of the Homo floresiensis, do not seem far fetched either. Studies tracing the Haploid Gene known as "X" — responsible for red hair and green eyes (traits that appear first among the giants) — tracked this gene from the Southern Caucasus Mountians and Iberia, through Asia and India, right on through Melanesia, where the trail dies. Then, it picks up again in Peru, and from the coast of Peru, follows the Equatorial Currents again to Easter Island and the Southern Pacific. The conclusions are obvious enough for even us dumb moderns to figure out. And yet, even up until the publishing of this website, most scientists still insist that ancient Man was too dumb to build boats. As we see it, 'dumb is, as dumb thinks.'

All of these early races had several things in common. All were: 1) Intelligent, 2) developed transoceanic travel early in their development, and 3) were motivated to seek for information and resources, and were therefore willing to travel around the globe to accomplish their ends.

As we trace these early races on their globe-sailing adventures, at ALL major locations where civilizations arose, we find technological advancements. We also find the practices of ancient alchemy, and this alchemical enterprise is always linked to astrology. This is the single pattern found on every continent, and it shows up among all early races. Following the great comet-impact related disaster of approximately 4,300 BCE (known to many as Noah's Flood, and associated with the destruction of the American colonies know to us from the Egyptian records as Atlantis), it seems that the knowledge of the existence of the American Continents — AKA the Underworld — became an esoteric secret. hidden in symbolism found in myths from every corner of the Old World, both the knowledge and location of the Americas, as well as the technologies for transoceanic travel (maps, navigational equipment) required to empower global travel, became a secret known only to occult practitioners.

If we believe the statements of these early esotericists, this knowledge was maintained as a secret, because the Americas were understood to be a land preserved for those who sought for higher consciousness, and who were worthy of stewardship over what became known universally in many tongues as "God's Land."

Along with this great secret, the knowledge of Alchemy and Astrology were also kept largely secret from the teaming masses of initiated. Prior to 4,300 BCE, and even as late as the late third millennium BCE, alchemical elixirs were produced in large quantities in Old India and parts of Asia and Asia Minor. This tradition of public alchemy also seems to have been prevalent among the early Celts, as well as among the Nordic peoples, all decedents of the Indo-European peoples. These would later become the so-called Aryan Races, and were the keepers of the flame of alchemical knowledge and practices.

What was once so widely known that the mention of the "elixirs of life" appears in every mythos of the ancient world, is not all but lost. Modern man imagines the ancient alchemists as superstitious primitives, and holds that alchemy was no more than a pseudo-science. In fact, alchemy is the oldest science on Earth, and was practiced by all advanced civilizations down through time. It is only modern man, in his ignorance and his own superstitions, that believes that such as prevalent aspect of the ancient stories is based in fiction. Rather, alchemy is a sophisticated science, and it delivers on its ancient promises for the increased longevity and vitality of human beings.

Our website is dedicated to bringing this wonderful science back from obscurity into the modern age. We quote here the Spagyric Arts' slogan. Tetraskele is dedicated to teaching modern man about this ancient science, and so we too offer the world: Modern Alchemy, from Ancient Sources."
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World's oldest "Cup and Groove" petroglyph. Dates between 360,00 and 640,000 years BP. Pradesh, central India

How is is possible that this science of alchemy became lost to the world?

As you, the reader of this seminal work will soon discover, we finally have some definite answers to this ageless mystery concerning the true scientific basis behind ancient alchemy, and the answer is that there is, in fact, truth behind the fables! Now, for the first time in perhaps thousands of years, not only can we once again comprehend the chemical nature of these elixirs of life, but can actually understand the source mineralogy used, the components responsible for the effects within the body, and even the actual mechanisms at work in these legendary substances. The myth has become science!

What history does record has come to be thought of as nothing more than myths, based in ignorance and superstition. However, what has been REdiscovered represents nothing less than an occult rosetta stone. We can now begin to decrypt the ancient esoteric symbols of antiquity, which provides entirely novel insights into the Art of Alchemy, and which sheds a new light on the very ontological veracity of his ancient world view.

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Recent scientific studies focused on the properties of water, have revealed a new paradigm in the sciences. It is now understood that pure H2O literally stores vibrational patterns. Not unlike radio signals — which through variances in amplitude and/or frequency can be encoded with intelligence — H2O can encode what the Nobel Prize-winning virologist Luc Montagnier calls "signals." Water's unique, superconducting, dynamic structure retains — dynamically — three-dimensional, geometrical information. However, water has the potential to retain information of far more complexity than radio signals. Additionally, this intelligence that is also energetic, means that properly hydro-encoded information can (and does) do work as well.

Within the pages of this site (and related sites: and we explore a radically new (actually incredibly old!) series of theories of the nature to the cosmology, biology, consciousness and spirituality. We hold that only a single, correct understanding of the underlying structure and forces of this universe (its cosmology) can explain all we see and experience, both physically (indirect experience) and spiritually/intuitively (aetherically). The search for this single unifying cosmological theory was once the pursuit of Classical Physics. It has been called a TOE (Theory of Everything), or GUT (Grand Unified Theory).

We hold that modern science has completely lost its way. Awash in a sea of contradictions, mathematical metaphors and inductive logic, 21st century science is groping its way through a darkened maze, unable to find its way out. Instead, we propose that the truth is a labyrinth, which — unlike a maze — has only one way in and out. As we search for the meaning of life, we become as one with the ancient labyrinth dancer, and become one in our comprehension of the unity of all energy and matter in this aetheric cosmology. One whose third or Greater Eye has been opened, sees the universe for what it is, the projection of a single vast intelligence that Hermetists called The ALL. This is the goal of our work, to understand, and to teach, this one TRUE cosmology.

This cosmologically-based knowledge was once called the Arcanum. This Arcanum represented the coherent knowledge gleaned by literally hundreds of thousands of years of hominid spiritual evolution. The acquisition of this knowledge was considered sacred, and was protected from loss through the use of ideogrammatic symbols. In order to preserve them, these symbols were usually pecked and chipped into solid rock. These are known today as petroglyphs.

This archaic science of alchemy was closely allied to ancient astrology. As we comprehend the true nature of the universe — its origins from the aether, or what the Egyptians referred to (for symbolic reasons) as the primeval waters of Nun — these interdependent relationships become absolutely clear. It was for this reason that the arcane expression "as above, so below" became the mantra of the ancient practitioners of arcane science — or magic (from the word Magi).

The alchemical operations of nature (which man learned to accelerate only) are complex, and are due to the nature of water itself. As concentrations of matter increase in water, this alters the nature of the dynamic geometry of water. Acting upon water, the aetheric forces driven by planetary positions, alter the dynamic equilibrium of the solution allowing certain configurations and alignments of atoms to occur within these changing equilibrium states. Water is polar (unbalanced electrically) and naturally forms geometric clusters. These geometries store information in the form of dynamic Electron transfer, the ballet of atomic-molecular electrostatic repulsion just as the structure of molecules depends upon the geometry of the nucleus and atomic orbitals of each atom — the Menstruum, and aetheric influences of planetary alignments, called syzygies. These events altered the balance of aetheric forces making some alchemical operations possible, and blocking or attenuating others. It is not possible to see the Great Work of the lapis philosophorum through to its conclusion without timing certain operations in harmony with the planetary ballet. Hence, alchemy and astrology — in ancient times — were really two parts of the same esoteric discipline.

Since all alchemists were esotericists, and all esotericists took oaths not to reveal their knowledge to the uninitiated public, those wishing to publish information to their potential peers, relied upon cryptic written communications (the inspiration for the world gibberish), as well as allegorical drawings, etchings and painting called 'emblematic art', to insure the preservation their life's work. Prior to the renaissance the only way to transmit information was through handwritten texts or individually illustrated (illuminated) manuscripts. As the 15th century saw the invention of the Gutenberg Press, and the renaissance ushered in a new age of mass produced printed documents, emblematic art from alchemists such as Michael Maier, Johann Daniel Mylius, Nicolas Flamel, George Ripley and others, became the de facto standard for the transmission of the Arcanum. If one can learn to decipher it, this art reveals a vast ancient corpus of lost science, and reveals the true depth of cosmological knowledge once extant in the hoary past.

This website is dedicated to this decipherment and resurrection of the Great Arcanum in the Age of Aquarius. Now we wake the sleeping giant . . . from darkness into the light.


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Opus medico-chymicum: Basilica philosophical, was originally an alchemical engraving by J. D. Mylius (1618).
This tour de force example of emblematic art, encodes the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone, hidden in post-medieval symbolism.

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