Marlene Seven Bremner’s book Hermetic Philosophy and Creative Alchemy: The Emerald Tablet, The Corpus Hermeticum, and the Journey Through The Seven Spheres is the perfect book to read in 2023.
Drawing on ancient Egyptian and Greek cosmogonies and essential Hermetic texts, such as the Corpus Hermeticum, the Emerald Tablet (Tabula Smaragdina), and the Nag Hammadi codices, Marlene Seven Bremner offers a detailed understanding of Hermetic philosophy and the art of alchemy as a foundation for a psycho-spiritual creative practice. Offering examples from traditional alchemical art and her intricate esoteric paintings, Bremner examines the foundational principles of Hermeticism and alchemy and shows how these traditions are a direct means for accessing higher consciousness and true self-knowledge, or gnosis, as well as a way to extract the essence of one’s creative gifts.
Bremner takes the reader on a Hermetic journey through each of the seven traditional planets–Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon–exploring their mythological, philosophical, alchemical, Qabalistic, magical, astrological, and energetic natures and offering meditative discourses that reach past the rational mind to speak directly to the intuitive soul. She relates the seven planets to the esoteric anatomy of the human body, specifically the seven chakras, and shows how the planets can offer understanding and experience of archetypal energies and patterns in the body, in one’s life, and the creative process.
We talk about
- The principle of correspondence
- The Seven Chakras and the sevens planets
- The series of Alchemical stages
- Polarity therapy
- Polarity Therapy
Marlene Seven Bremner is a self-taught oil painter, writer, and teacher who has spent more than 20 years exploring esoteric and spiritual traditions, including Hermeticism, alchemy, surrealism, symbolism,
tarot, psychology, magic, astrology, shamanism, and mythology. She developed her career as an artist in the Pacific Northwest and now spends her time painting and writing in the New Mexico desert.