Alchemy Periodicals: Magazines, Journals, and Newsletters Devoted to All Types of Alchemy

Periodicals Relating to Alchemy

Alchemy Journal

The Alchemy Journal is a quarterly magazine devoted to the ancient art of transformation. Each issue contains articles, color paintings, graphic illustrations, original alchemy texts, laboratory notes and experiments, Hermetic sources and resources, interviews, breaking news, book and website reviews, current lectures and workshops, and more. To subscribe, visit, send a blank email to [email protected], or simply fill-in your email address in the box below. To print out current backissues, go to the Alchemy Journal page. Address: Alchemy Journal, P.O. Box 22201, Sacramento, CA 95822-0201 USA. Please submit your book reviews, personal experiences, research projects, laboratory methods and formulae, or anything else pertaining to physical, mental, or spiritual alchemy. To submit queries on proposed articles, email the editor or send to the address above.


Alquimia  is a Spanish language academic journal of alchemy and the history of chemistry. Published quarterly; backissues are available to November 1995. Table of contents of the various issues are available online. For more information, email [email protected] or visit their website:  


Ambix: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry

Ambix is a scholarly journal devoted to the history of alchemy and chemistry. Subscription: 20L ($32) per year (3 issues); libraries L38. Published by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC). Editor/Subscriptions: Dr. N.G. Coley, 24 Kayemoor Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM2 5HT, United Kingdom. Website:


Ariadne’s Web

Ariadne’s Web is an eclectic international magazine “where the threads of science, tradition, and spirituality converge in total health and wellbeing.” Considerable material from spiritual alchemy is included in material from Cathar, Rosicrucian, Sufi, Templar, Masonic, Martinist, and other traditions. Subscription: $22.00 per year (four issues); Canadian $27.00; International $37.00. Subscriptions: Ariadne’s Web, 4287-A Beltline Road (PMB 330), Addison, TX 75001; (800) 778-7548. Publisher: Rayeson Enterprises, P.O. Box 377, Plainfield, IN 46168. Phone: (317) 838-8521. Email: [email protected]



Ararita reprints many of the more obscure and hard-to-find original works on alchemy, including many Freemasonry and Rosicrucian items. For instance, the first issue contained the “Alchemical Treatise on the Grand Elixir” by Baro Urbrigerus (London 1690) plus other articles. Subscription: $20 per year (4 issues) in North America; $30 international. 28-50 pages. Publisher: Poemandres Press, 175 Fifth Ave. (Suite 2212), New York, NY 10010. Editor: Yosef ben Yehudah.



Aries is dedicated to providing scholarly information on the Western esoteric tradition. Each issue is based on a theme, such as the work of a single author or a particular spiritual tradition. Languages are French, English, and German. Published since 1984. Subscription: 150 FS per year in France; 170 FS international. Send subscriptions to: Aries, 21 Rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris, France. Editorial directors: Jacques Fabry, Roland Edighoffer, and Antoine Faivre. Editorial offices: Aries, 23 Avenue de Bretteville, F-92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.


Atlantis Rising: Ancient Mysteries and Future Science

Atlantis Rising is an eclectic blend of fascinating articles on alchemy, Egyptian mysteries, Atlantis, ancient ruins, unexplained anomalies, UFOs, and holistic health. Perhaps the term “New Age Adventures” fits it best. One thing you can count on is that the articles and artwork will be both entertaining and informative. Subscriptions: $24.95 per year (six issues). Credit card holders can subscribe online at the website or call 406-222-0875. For information about foreign subscriptions, please visit website at Publisher: Atlantis Rising, P.O. Box 441, Livingston, MT 59047. Publisher/Editor: J. Douglas Kenyon.


Cauda Pavonis: Studies in Hermeticism

Cauda Pavonis (the Peacock’s Tail) refers to the stage of Fermentation in alchemy. In its fifteenth year, this respected journal publishes insightful and scholarly articles on all aspects of alchemy, including the influence of Hermeticism on philosophy, art, literature, religion, and science. Subscription: $10 per year (2 issues) for individuals; $12 per year for libraries and international. Publisher: Cauda Pavonis, Dept. of English, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-5020 USA. Editor: Stanton Linden ([email protected]).  Review Editors: Thomas Willard ([email protected]), Dept. of English, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; Dr. Marie Roberts, Dept. of Humanities, Univ. of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 2JP, Avon, United Kingdom. Website:


Circle Network News

This nature spirituality magazine in the pagan tradition features articles that deeply expand on alchemical archetypes. For instance, a recent issue on “Water” carried articles ranging from the ancient Greek doctrine of the elements to water meditations and rituals. Subscription: $19 per year (4 issues); $25 Canada and Mexico; $34 Europe; $38 to other international. Publisher: Circle Sanctuary, P.O. Box 219, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572. 608-924-5961. Email: [email protected]. Website: Editor: Dr. Dennis Carpenter.


Common Boundary: Exploring Psychology, Spirituality, and Creativity

Common Boundary is dedicated to revealing the sources of meaning in human experience by focusing on the relationship among matters of the heart, mind, and soul. Subscription: $24.95 per year (6 issues); $35.00 for Canada and international. Publisher: Common Boundary, 5272 River Road (Ste. 650), Bethesda, MD 20816. Phone: 301-652-9495. Fax: 301-652-0579. Website: Email: [email protected].


Connections / Noetic Sciences Review

These two magazines are published by the Institute of Noetic Sciences and are included as part of the membership fee, which is $35 per year ($45 foreign). Publisher: IONS, 475 Gate Five Road (Suite 300), Sausalito, CA 94966. Phone: 415-331-5650. Website: Editor for Connections: Gail Bernice Holland. Editor for Noetic Sciences Review: Barbara McNeill.


ELFIS: ELF Infested Spaces

ELFIS is an online journal of possible paradigms that investigates paranormal and mystical experiences as part of a mind-matter interaction along the electromagnetic spectrum. The Researcher Dialogue section contains theoretical and practical observations by some of the leading authorities in the field. Editor: Bryan Beyer [email protected]. Website:


Haunted Places Report

This free weekly newsletter is dedicated to the investigation of mystical and paranormal experiences. Regular sections include “Personal Alchemy,” “Current Paranormal Activity,” and “True Life Experiences.” There are also listings of relevant lectures, workshops, and television and radio programs, as well as profiles of organizations and individuals who study such experiences. Founded by Dennis William Hauck. Sign up for your free email subscription by sending a blank email message to [email protected]. For more information, visit


Inner Alchemy: Exploring the Art & Science of Self-Transformation

This newsletter explores ideas and practices of personal transformation, including those of Taoist alchemy, Gurdjieff, Chi Kung, conscious breathing, and meditation. Subscriptions: $15 per year (four issues) in USA; $20 international (8 pages). Publisher: Mountain Wind, P.O. Box 31376, San Francisco, CA 94131. Email: [email protected]. Phone: 415-282-4896. Fax: 415-641-7716. Website: Editor: Dennis Lewis.


International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

This respected journal is a forum for presenting transpersonal ideas from around the world. Transpersonal psychology recognizes the role of archetypal forces and higher consciousness in creating the world in which we live. Subscriptions: $24.00 per year (2 issues). Publisher: Panigada Press, P.O. Box 22877, Honolulu, HI 96823-2877. Fax: 808-538-3918. Email: [email protected].  


Journal of Spiritual Astrology

A new astrological quarterly from Britain departs from the New Age horoscope culture to focus on the deeper spiritual aspects of the ancient discipline. According to editor Alexander Markin: “The subject matter itself demands and deserves no less.” The first issue was May 1999. Subscriptions: $20 per year (4 issues). U.S.A. subscriptions: Joseph Polansky, P.O. Box 7368, North Port, FL 34287.  


Lapis: The Inner Meaning of Contemporary Life

This bound, glossy magazine presents an eclectic blend of myth and mysticism deeply rooted in an enlightened sense of social responsibility. Subscriptions: $15 per year (3 issues); Canada $20; International $35. Published by the New York Open Center (212-219-2527). Lapis, New York Open Center, 83 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012.


Magical Blend

Magical Blend is an innovative magazine that accepts the premise that the world is undergoing a fundamental transformation, an alchemical birth of spirit. Their focus is “to chart the course this transformation is taking and assist the individual in coping with and contributing to the birthing process.” Subscriptions: $19.95 per year (6 issues); $29.95 Canada and international. Credit card holders can order by calling 888-29-MAGIC. Publisher: Magical Blend, P.O. Box 600, Chico, CA 95927. Email: [email protected]. Editor: Jerry Snider; publisher: Michael Peter Langevin. Website:  


Mandala: Esoteric Knowledge for the New Age

Mandala is published monthly in India as a multi-disciplined approach to spiritual enlightenment. You’ll find Hermetic teachings, occult philosophy, magical rituals, Christian mysticism, yoga, Tantra, and many other paths. What they share is an open approach to transformation with the emphasis on practical wisdom and actually working through the stages. A unique mix of wonderful articles is to be found in each issue. Subscriptions: $30.00 (12 issues) Air Mail. Pay via postal money order to Maitreya Foundation, D1/41 Vijaynagar Apartments, Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 059, India. Phone: 830-1957. Editor: Rusi J. Daruwala.  Email: [email protected].


Online Noetic Network

ONN is an online magazine devoted to the understanding that consciousness has primary importance in the universe and exploring the possibilities of the human mind and its potential for transformation. Edited by Joel Metzger, ONN provides original interviews with authors and researchers, pertinent articles, conference announcements, and book reviews. Subscription: $25 per year emailed. Publisher: ONN, 74 S. Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA 18901. Website: Editor: Joel Metzger ([email protected]). Autoresponders: introduction to ONN [email protected]; more information [email protected]; library catalog [email protected]; questions [email protected]. Sample articles are available by sending email to: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]. ONN also distributes a free email mailing list of relevant news and events of noetic interest. To subscribe, send email to [email protected] with this message in the body: subscribe onn-news.


Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning

Parabola is a refreshing blend of scholarly and general audience articles all built around a common theme in each issue. Several backissues have been devoted to alchemy. It is published by the Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition. Subscriptions: $24 per year (4 issues) in the USA; $30 international. Journal bound, 128-144 pages. Phone: 800-560-6984. Publisher: Parabola, 656 Broadway, New York, NY 10012. Publisher: Joe Kulin. Editor: David Appelbaum. Website:


Pathways For Spiritual Living

Pathways is a nonsectarian magazine of psychological and spiritual transformation that often features alchemical methods. Subscription: $19.95 (4 issues); $31.95 outside USA. Magazine bound, 44 pages. Publisher: Center for Contemplative Christianity, 7177 Brockton (Ste. 335), Riverside, CA 92506. Phone: 909-369-5044. Editor: Bruce Langford. Review Editor: Irene Liebenberg.


The Quest

The Quest is a magazine about philosophy, science, religion, and the arts published by the Theosophical Society and often features articles about spiritual transformation. Subscription: $29.97 (12 issues) in USA and Canada; $40.97 in other countries. Magazine bound, 60 pages. Publisher: Theosophical Society, P.O. Box 270, Wheaton, IL 60189. Editor: John Alego. 


Revision: A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation

Revision emphasizes the transformative or alchemical dimensions of current thought and reflects a wide body of views in an attempt to bridge Western and Eastern, intellectual and spiritual perspectives. Subscription: $32 per year ( issues); $45 international. Oversize journal bound. Publisher: Heldref Publications, Website: Editorial offices: Revision, 1319 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Managing editor: Adele Hayes Mujal.


Science of Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Science of Mind is devoted to helping people find their authentic self and heal emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds. That’s about as good a definition of alchemy as you’ll find. Includes articles on a variety of topics and book reviews. Subscription: $19.95 per year (12 issues). Publisher: Science of Mind, P.O. Box 75127, Los Angeles, CA 90075-9985.


Shifting Times

The Shifting Times is a “newsmagazine for opening minds.” The Executive Editor is Jill Lawrence, host of “Jill & Friends” on the Wisdom Radio Network. Each issue has a theme, for instance the December 1999 issue features “The New Millennium.” Subscriptions: $25.00 per year (12 issues).  The Shifting Times, 345 Ertle NE, Massillon, OH 44646. 


Spirituality & Health: The Soul/Body Connection

This magazine offers a variety of authors writing on topics that span the spectrum from soul, heart, mind, body to family and community to planet and universe. Subscription: $18.00 per year (4 issues). Publisher: Spirituality & Health, 74 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006. Phone: 212-602-0705. Email: [email protected]. Website:


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