TriStar Alchemy


July 26-28

Metallic Realm.

This is advanced alchemy work with metallic extracts. Previous lab experience with Prima and Secunda are required.

The Tertia class examines the works on minerals and metals, which some consider to be the pinnacle of alchemical works.  The class spans three days and covers the theories on metallic alchemy and also provides practical examination of both the wet and dry methods. We spend a whole day on the acetate path and a whole day on antimony.  We also contrast these methods with alchemical works of India (rasashastra).

Robert Bartlett is the only teacher in the world who teaches on these subjects in such a detailed, practical format.

Tertia Class Outline:

   Introduction to Practical Mineral Alchemy

    History and Materials

    The Athanor

    Methods for working with the mineral realm



    Why Antimony?

    Working with Antimony in the Laboratory

    Preparation of Kermes Mineral

    Preparation of the Glass of Antimony

    Regulus of Antimony

    Alloys and Amalgams

    Tinctures from Antimony

    Via Humida, Via Sicca

    The Acetate Path

    History and Theory of the Acetate Path

    Preparation of metal and mineral Acetates

    Dry Distillation

    Purification of Products

    Opus Saturni

    Indian Metallic Medicines

    A History of Rasa Shastra

    Methods and Materials

    Comparisons with Western Alchemical Works

    Making Furnaces and Crucibles

    Preparation of Metal Bhasmas

    Sublimation of Materials

Classes are limited to 20 students. $1200 per weekend. A deposit of $300 is required to hold your spot. Classes fill quickly. Camping is available for a small service fee. We can provide optional hotel, rental car and shuttle information after you register. Closest airports are Seattle or Everett.