Marlene Seven Bremner shares in her new book, The Hermetic Marriage of Art and Alchemy, how imagination is the foundation of creation.
Marlene Seven Bremner, an artist, discusses the potential of alchemy in unlocking genuine creativity and achieving self-awareness, also known as gnosis. Her insights provide guidance on how to utilize alchemical energies to enhance intuition, gain deeper insights, and express oneself more imaginatively. Furthermore, she explores the complex and symbolic realm of alchemical art.
In her book, Bremner explores the relationship between Surrealism and alchemy, while delving into the complex and symbolic art of alchemy. Both Surrealism and alchemy aim to unleash the imagination and blur the lines between reality and dreams, ultimately bridging the gap between the conscious and unconscious mind. Bremner further explains how the three principles (salt, sulfur, and mercury), the four elements, and the seven planets interconnect within the self to facilitate creative alchemy. She offers practical techniques from Hermetic and alchemical practices to help individuals unlock their creative expression, overcome energetic blocks, and tap into their full potential. Additionally, she discusses the timing of creative operations in regards to the zodiac and planets.
The author explains how the stages of alchemical transmutation relate to the creative process. Through this process, the initiate can understand the connection between consciousness and matter, which is the fundamental concept of alchemy. By creating, one can transform spiritual energies through matter and achieve greater self-awareness and enlightenment.
We talk about
- The power of the imagination
- True knowledge and the creative process
- Worrying gives energy to what you do not want
- The powerful Elemental meditation
- How to get to Gnosis
- The four stages of the “Great Work”
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. The author of Hermetic Philosophy and Creative Alchemy, she developed her career as an artist in the Pacific Northwest and now spends her time painting and writing in the New Mexico desert.