The Great Work, the Crucifixion and the Marriage at Cana

The alchemy practised by Plato has recently become a subject of great interest since the Royal Wedding, when they rolled back the carpet in front of the high altar at Westminster Abbey to reveal the Cosmati pavement bearing the ancient Greek natural philosopher’s splendid alchemical vision of the creation of the universe.

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The Alchemy of Plato, Atlantis and the Emerald Tablet

It always amazes me how often those who claim that Atlantis was once a real place have never referred to the source literature – or are even completely ignorant of its existence.  The original story of Atlantis is found in two Socratic dialogues called Timaeus and Critias, and both were written about 360 BCE by…

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