BHA71: The Seven Stages of Existential Alchemy (feat. Martin Ferretti of ‘The Alchemical Mind’)

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This week on the show, my good friend, colleague, and fellow alchemist Martin Ferretti comes back on to get real deep into the stages of alchemy throughout all processes of life. Despite his show The Alchemical Mind being on hiatus for some time, Martin has been a diligent alchemist in many capacities for years now, and he’s one of my favorite people to talk to when it comes to this subject.

You can listen to the episode right here or wherever you stream your podcast action!

Calcination, Dissolution, Separation, Conjunction, Fermentation, Distillation, and Coagulation — these are the seven stages of alchemy, whether it be mental, physical, or spiritual. In seven stages we even find the levels of heaven and hell, the seven chakras, concepts like the seven stages of grief, and so much more.

What does it mean to go through these processes on a psychological, existential level? To further elaborate this food for thought we bring up topics like Carl Jung, shadow work, the Kabbalah, Aristotle’s distaste for the written word, Philip K Dick, Liu Cixin’s The Three Body Problem, dark timelines and my recent conversation with Eric Millar, deciphering psychedelic revelations, and so much more.

We hope you dig it!

This week’s featured music! Don’t forget to support your favorite artists and all that black hoodie metal and hardcore!

Rigor Mortis – Darkroom

Original Spirit – Negative Blast

Rats – Salt

Psychic Trash – Negative Blast

Starcrusher – Doc Hammer


Written by: Anthony Tyler

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