This week we talk to Dave Menefee, alchemist and author, about alchemy, specifically plant alchemy. David explains what alchemy is, and how it differs from allopathic (western) medicines. We talk about why allopathic medicine is dragging it’s feet about the mind-body connection and how alternative medicines take more of the whole person into account. We also talk about the Philosopher’s Stone and Dave’s new book, “The Soul Thief.”

N.B.: Dave mentions in the interview a CD for sale by the Philosophers of Nature. Unfortunately, the CD and website are no longer available. If anyone has any information about this CD, please post in the comments. 

This episode was recorded in front of a live audience on February 13, 2015 in the st4r.org/Circle of Cerridwen suite at Pantheacon

David Menefee lives on a 41-acre ranch with his partner Rachel Anderson in rural northern California. David alternates between working from his home office on websites for non-profit organizations and writing short stories and novels. He is also a practitioner of a variety of arcane arts, including brewing and alchemy (which are very closely related), and he teaches a small class in theurgy for local students. David has published book one of the “Gypsy Dreamwalker” series, “The Soul Thief,” available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. Book two, “The God of Battles,” is slated to be published in March of 2015. Rachel and David co-authored “Poems de Terre,” a short collection of poetry that’s available on Amazon in hardback, paperback and Kindle editions. Volume two will be published in 2015.

  

Links and Books:

Dave’s email: tarot@highroad.org

Websites: sophicarts.org and dmenefee.com

Real Alchemy by Robert Bartlett: http://www.levity.com/alchemy

Light on the Path: A Study Guide for Qabala, Alchemy, & Astrology (IHS Study Guides) (Volume 1) by Mark Stavish and Alfred DeStefano III

Esoteric Archives

Dave’s Amazon Author’s Page: http://smile.amazon.com/David-Menefee/e/B00JDCR1B2

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