I am delighted to announce that Aurum Holistic will once again be reuniting the dream team of Eaux Chaotiques, collaborating once again with Lina Bou from RoniaTerra & The culinary Collective to provide another alchemical & culinary experience in the heart of the French Alps at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc.
We will once again be taking over these amazing chalets and their gardens and transforming them once more into a fully functioning alchemical laboratory, gourmet kitchen & restaurant.
Last years two courses proved a resounding success with participants coming from all over the world; Argentina, USA, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Spain, UK and of course from every corner of France. Friendships were forged, lives were profoundly changed, research projects initiated, collaborations & exchanges undertaken.
Not wanting to repeat last years courses (at least not just yet) we have decided this year for our first proposition to move forward into more advanced techniques and touch upon different and even ultra modern extraction methods for our beloved plants & mushrooms. We’re going to touch upon the alchemical works with water and even visit the animal realm.
For our second course we will take a deeper dive into the metallic realm and for those that feel ready into the fascinating and dangerous world of the mythical alchemical metals that are Antimony & Gold.
The Plant Realm II; Deep dive & beyond
Advanced extraction techniques & processes for the plant & lower animal kingdoms
A continuation of Spagyric theory and practice in the preparation of Herbs, Plants & Mushrooms using more advanced techniques other than simple maceration such as Soxhlet, Ultrasound and special Menstrums.
An introduction to water and animal works such as the oil of egg.
Plant Stones and Circulatum
Course dates: 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th April
Arrival date for the advanced plant course is the evening of the 6th April for a welcome aperitif & dinner to discuss the three days ((7th, 8th & 9th) of tuition and get to know each other.
To facilitate the celebration dinner to end the course on the evening of the 9th the final departure date is the morning of the 10th just after breakfast.
The Alchemy of Antimony & Gold
A course in metallic Alchemy & Iatrochemistry
This is a course in pure metallic Alchemy
Covering the history and uses of Antimony in Alchemy; learning to prepare & refine it for our purposes.
Learn multiple processes for its transformation, its many uses as a medicine and its uses in further alchemical processes.
We will also cover the production techniques for making and refining metallic oils especially that of Gold.
Course dates: 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th April
Arrival date for The Alchemy of Antimony & Gold course is the evening of the 10th April for a welcome aperitif & dinner to discuss the three days ((11th, 12th & 13th) of tuition and get to know each other.
To facilitate the celebration dinner to end the course on the evening of the 13th the final departure date is the morning of the 14th just after breakfast.
These are full immersion, residential & fully catered courses including three very full days of tuition, demonstration and hands on practice under the guidance of Roger Lambert Operative Alchemist.
The culinary delights and gourmet experience will be provided by Lina & her team using locally sourced bio products wherever and whenever possible.
All food allergies must be communicated to Lina at least a week before your arrival date.
Apart from the arrival evening aperitif, alcohol is not provided.
(last year everyone wishing to drink organised a slush fund to jointly purchase wine and beer which worked out perfectly)
Aurum Holistic & Eaux Chaotiques reserve the right to cancel any of the above courses fault of participation. All paid fees will be refunded minus a 15€ administration fee.