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The Alchemical Search for the Unified Field

Pythagorean, Hermetic, and Shamanic Journeys into Invisible and Ethereal Realms

Published by Inner Traditions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

An in-depth guide to attaining the enlightenment of the Philosopher’s Stone

• Explores the alchemical mechanics of the Philosophers’ Stone

• Illustrates the sacred geometry behind the creation of the Philosophers’ Stone

• Explains how the Philosophers’ Stone relates to the Third Eye and how to balance its energies to attain enlightenment

Inspired by alchemists of the past, R. E. Kretz explores the mechanics of the Philosophers’ Stone, the Pythagorean transmigration of the soul, and the alchemical path for attaining enlightenment.

The author details an illustrative geometric approach for the creation of the Philosophers’ Stone using an “oblong square” (created by three overlapping circles with the center circle squared), the same shape described in Freemasonry as the form of a Masonic Lodge. He compares this diagram to depictions of the Stone in Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Hindu cultures as well as floorplans for European cathedrals, showing how the sacred geometry of the oblong square elucidates man as mind, body, and spirit encapsulating a soul.

Describing the relationship between the alchemical oblong square and the electrical circuit of the brain, the author details the operative process of the Philosophers’ Stone, likening it to the servomechanism of the third eye located between the twin pillars of the cerebral hemispheres. He explores how to navigate the twin pillars of the brain to find equilibrium—the third pillar. When the energies of our third eye are in equilibrium, we resonate as a harmonic waveform generator, and he shows how this can be achieved through meditation and the synchronizing vibration of vocal mantras.

Drawing on the work of Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Hermeticism, sacred geometry, and Native American shamanism, this book presents an allegorical quest for the Philosophers’ Stone and a path for attaining enlightenment.

About The Author

R. E. Kretz has worked in the telecommunications and IT industries. In the 1970s he studied transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and later spent three years with a Native American shaman. He was raised to the degree of a Master Mason and has served as Master of a Lodge in addition to holding many leadership roles within the Knights Templar. He lives in Church Hill, Tennessee.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Inner Traditions (July 11, 2023)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644117835

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“As an initiate of both Sufism and Freemasonry, this book answered many questions that the modern lodge did not give me. The purpose of life and the alchemical transformation of man are the questions that are answered here. I’m truly grateful for R. E. Kretz and this great work.”

– Salman Sheikh, Freemason, Masonic lecturer, and author of The Spiritual Reflections of the Sufi Free

"Enlightenment, meditation, and the powers of the human body and mind have never been so clearly described, illustrated, and made accessible to everyone, until now with the publication of The Alchemical Search for the Unified Field."

– Feathered Quill Book Reviews

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