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José Manuel Anes. French Alchemical Groups of the late 20th Century . Types of Alchemy: » Physical/Laboratorial (ex.: these groups here studied) » Spiritual or psycho-spiritual (ex.: Jung) » Inner/physiological (ex.: sexual, tantric or hermetic). Alchemy? What Alchemy? 

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José Manuel Anes

French Alchemical

Groups of the late

20th Century


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Types of Alchemy:

» Physical/Laboratorial (ex.: these groups here studied)

»Spiritual or psycho-spiritual (ex.: Jung)

» Inner/physiological (ex.: sexual, tantric or hermetic)

Alchemy? What Alchemy? 

Spritual (psychological, psico-spiritual)? No.  

Laboratorial Alchemy! Working with plants, minerals and metals following the ancient treatises of the ancient masters.  

Which groups?

» Fieldwork (in the 90’s) with: Les Philosophes de la Nature (LPN) and Filiation Solazaref (FS) 

» Study with (80’s and 90’s): Frères Ainés de la Rose-Croix (FARC) and Spagy-Nature (SN)

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Historical sketch of french alchemy in the 2nd half of the XXth Century

- 1957: 2nd edition of Fulcanelli’s Les Mystères des Cathédrales (1st. ed., 1926)

- 1960: 2nd edition of Fulcanelli’s Les Demeures Philosophales (1st ed., 1930)

- 1961: Dictionnaire de Philosophie Alchimique, Kamala-Jnana (Roger Caro)

- 1964: Alchimie, Eugène Canseliet (who wrote the prefaces to both Fulcanelli’s books); 3rd. Ed. of Le Mystère des Cathédrales

- 1968: Tout le Grand Oeuvre photographié, Roger Caro.

- 1970 - La Legenda des F.A.R.C., Roger Caro.

- 1971– Creation of the Frères Aînés de la Rose-Croix – F.A.R.C., por Roger Caro (1911-1992), en Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer.

- 1972 - L’Alchimie expliquée sur ses textes classiques, de E. Canseliet (new edition in 1980).

- 1977 – Founded in Grenoble, by Jean Laplace, the magazine “of alchemical studies”, La Tourbe des Philosophes, which in 1979 will be published by Bernard Renaud de la Faverie, also owner of the bookshop La Table d’Émeraude (25, rue de la Huchette, Quai Saint Michel).

- Founding of the Association Les Philosophes de la Nature (LPN), in Malesherbes, directed by Jean Dubuis which seld correspondence courses on Spagiry (48 fasc./4 years) and on Mineral Alchemy (84 fasc./ 8 anos), among others (Cabala also) and organized week-end seminars (theory and practice) on Spagiry and Alchemy in France and abroad (Portugal, E.U.A, etc.).

1980 - Les fondements de l’alchimie de Newton, Betty Dobbs.

1982- Laboratoire alchimique de Atorène. E. Canseliet dies in Savignies in April.

- On the nº. 17 of the magazine La Tourbe des Philosophes (1981/82), appeared na article/annoucement intitled Du matériel céramique pour la voie sèche et la voie humide, signed by Pierre d’Houches (artistic/alchemical name of a ceramist from Auvergne which soon will call himself Solazaref).

- Published, in December, the nº.1 of the magazine Le Petit Philosophe de la Nature, internal bulletin of the Association Les Philosophes de la Nature (first in Malesherbes and after in La Garenne Colombes), headed by Jean Dubuis, with about 1000 members. This magazine reached its nº. 127, in 1995.

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Historical sketch of french alchemy in the 2nd half of the XXth Century

 1983 - Other five articles by Piere d’Houches, on the same magazine (La tourbe des Philosophes. Booklet L’Obédience conventuelle alchimique à l’aube du Xxe. Siècle, de Solaref. Probable start of the “Filiation Solazaref”.

1984 - Introitus ad philosophorum lapidem de Solazaref. 1st. nmber (premier cahier: octobre 1984), of the magazine Tempête Chymique, face à l’Athanor, aujourd’hui: une série limitée de cahiers d’alchimie – Une réponse traditionelle concrète aux questions de ce temps, by the “Assemblée des Philosophes sous l’obédience de l’Art Bref , in fact, “Filiation Soilazaref” (published by the Librairie “La Légende Dorée”, Riom)

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Historical sketch of french alchemy in the 2nd half of the XXth Century

1985- Apocalypse: révélations alchimiques de Jean de Clairefontaine (of the FARC school)

-L’Assation Philosophique en Voie sèche de Solazaref, ed. “Aux Amoureux de science”, Theilède, Combronde. Nº. 2 (deuxième cahier: Carême 1985) of Tempête Chymique, “Assemblée des Philosophes”/ “Filiation Solazaref, Riom.

- La Vérité Interdite, éléments d’initiation à la connaissance alchimique traditionelle¸premier opuscule: Les Prolégomènes, Solazaref, Aux Amoureux de Science, Teilhède, Combronde.

1986 - Deuxième opuscule: Alchimie, science et religion suivi de conseils pour les navigants, de La vérité interdite, éléments d’initiation à la connaissance alchimique traditionelle, Solazaref, “Aux Amoureux de Science, Theilède, Combronde.

- Seminars of Spagyry and Alçchemy, in Molières, head-quarters of the Association Spagy-Nature, directed by Patrick Rivière, which continues until today. (A

Les Philosophes de la Nature, suspends its activities in France (but continues -in the UAS), due to a conflict between Jean Dubuis and Marc-Gérald Cibard.

1988 - Les Bûchers du Xxe. Siècle, Solazaref, “Aux Amoureux de Science”, Theilède.

- Alchimie et Spagyrie, du grand Oeuvre à la Médicine de Paracelse, Patrick Rivière, and La Médicine de Paracelse, of the same author.

1989

- Du nettoyage des Écuries d’Augias, Tome II ou Le Combat des Adeptes, Solazaref, “Éditions aux Amoureux de Science”, Teilhède.

1990 – Starts the publication of Somme Hermétique (1990-1991) by Solazaref, “Aux Amoureux de Science”: Tome III, De l’esprit universel Vol.I: Vitriolum, Vol.II: Alkaest.

Alchimie, Science et Mystique, Patrick Rivière, preface by Serge Hutin, 1991– Somme Hermétique Tome IV, De natura metallorum, Vol. 1: Petites opérations minérales et voies alchimiques(première partie), and the vol 1: Le feux du ciel de Somme HermétiqueTome VI: Ars brevis, both by Solazaref.

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1992- Deuxième partie de Petites opérations minérales & Voies alchimiques (Somme Hermétique Tome IV – De Natura Metallorum), and Somme Hermétique Tome V – De Natura Vegetalorum, Volume 1 – Petites opérations végétales , première partie et deuxième partie, by Solazaref.

- In February, 2.e Forum de la Tradition Occidentale - Alchimie, organized by Jacques d’Arés and the magazine Atlantis, in the Mairie de Vincennes, which hosted na exhibition of “operative alchemy” by LesCompagnons du Feu (Jean Laplace, Bernard Renaud de la Faverie, etc.).

- Conference by Solazaref, Sacred Metallurgy: Materials for the Third Millenium, wich took place in the “Auditoriuum Dag Hammarskjold, in the United Nations, New Iork, on the 13th May, 1993 – the entire tilte was: Metallurgie sacrée: Apport de la vision Alchimique Centre-Européenne (Celte) en vue d’une possible élaboration des matériaux du Troisième Millénaire. This conferemce was published in june of the same year, in the Éditions Aux Amoureux de Science, Teilhède.

- Conference by Jean Dubuis and spagyric-alchemical seminar of the Association Les Philosophes de la Nature, in August 1993, both in Sintra (Portugal).

1994- Nºs. 1 and 2 of Escapade Alchimique – bulletin de liaison de la Filiation Solazaref.

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, published in France.

- Exhibitions of Alchemy in Florence (Italy) and in Mafra (Portugal), organized by the Filiation Solazaref. A Filiation Solazaref.

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- Anouncement in the Autumn Equinox, 1994, of the end of “exterior” activities of the “Filiation Solazaref” e do próprio Solazaref. Nesse texto é feito um balanço das actividades: “publicação de uma parte da Somme Hermétique”, “viagens, exposições em toda a Europa e principalmente em Paris, Bruxelas, Ravena, Carcassonne, Mafra, Florença, Tomar,…, assim como em Praga e na Transilvânia”, “restauração parcial do Castelo de Serviat, demeure des philosophes de notre congrègation”, etc. .

1995 – Letter of the “Filiation Solazaref”, denouncing a dissidence around the Éditions “Aux Amoureux de Science” and also the Éditions Janvier.

- Bible, Science et Alchimie, by Roger Caro, with a preface by his son Daniel Caro, Éditions du Sphinx, Ganges.

1998 - Starts the Internet page Contrepoints, about Alchemy, by Archimed Diffusion and Johan Dreue.

1999/2000 - 1st. Number (October, 1999) of the magazine, L’Alchimie, Arcadis Éditions, Amiens, directed by Pierre-Alexandre Nicolas and Karine Nicolas-Alcalay. The numbers 2 (January-March, 2000) and 3 (April-June, 2000). Article by and about alchemists like Jean d’Ambre, J.-P. Percheron and the portuguese Rubellus Petrinus, Patrick Rivière, Fabrice Bardeau andJean Deleuvre

1999 - Finis Gloriae Mundi, atributed to Fulcanelli, with a preface by Jacques d’Arés, published in Londion by Liber Mirabilis.

1999/2000 - Le Grand Oeuvre alchimique de Eyrenée Filalète et Basile Valentin, Rubellus Petrinus (french trad. of the portuguese ed. of 1997, Hugin ed.), Arcadis éd. , Amiens.

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Roy Wallice ‘ Typology in “Elementary Forms Of The Religious Life”

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» Laboratorial alchemy and typologies of NMR/AS

» Antient wisdom (Gordon J. Melton, in “The Cult Experience”)

» Esoteric and neo-pagan (David Barret in “The New Believers”)

» Western Esotericism and the Traditions of the New Age (Christopher Partridge, in “Encyclopedia of New Religions”)

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The end

French Alchemical Groups of the late 20th Century - Dr.José Manuel Anes


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