Category Archives: Magickal Thought

Our Background in Talismanic Art

Early in Paul’s work in metalsmithing, he started creating talismans using Paracelsus’ system of planetary timing for casting the metal, along with Qabalistic and Hermetic imagery for drawing in the influences desired, as well as ancient beads, stones, and other objects also imbued with sacred intelligence by past artisans. All these elements, when brought together […]

Talismans and Paracelsian Hermetics

We created Al-Kemi, our Spagyric medicine company, some 30 years ago as an outgrowth of our personal interests in Alchemy and herbalism, but that interest in Alchemy was originally inspired by Paul’s studies of Hermetics, especially Paracelsus. A physician and mystic of the 16th century, Paracelsus created the philosophy of healing and lab practice we […]

About Amulets, Talismans & Charms

These three terms are used interchangeably, but each has its own specific purpose, energy, and use. A charm is worn to attract good luck, which we can understand when we think about “charm” in the sense of both a little jewelry object, and the quality of being pleasing or attractive. The word comes from the Latin for “song”, […]