16th century Prague was the Alchemists paradise, mainly thanks to the curiosity and vanity of the Emperor Rudolf II. So, there is not much of a surprise that Prague attracted many Alchemists especially when other countries where perhaps not so welcoming. Although the Emperor supported their search for the Philosopher’s stone, The Catholic Church was not so accommodating. To keep everyone happy, Alchemists had to work in secret, they used special symbolic language, their laboratories were skilfully hidden.
Recently I had the opportunity to visit such a hidden gem, the old house of Rabbi Loewe, now museum Speculum Alchemiae.
After the floods in 2002 the workers discovered some hidden passages leading to this very house, revealing the long-lost Alchemy Laboratory in Hastalska 1, Josefov.
Creating the lab in the Jewish Quarter was a very strategic move as Judaism was more open to occultism. Names like John Dee, Edward Kelly, Tadeáš Hájek z Hájku and Tycho Brahe were associated with this building.
As the repair work continued more was discovered. Hidden in the cellars were ancient recipes in Latin and even a bottle with original content. The liquid was analysed, the recipes were translated and given to the Benedictine Monks. They are now producing a slightly modified version of those Elixirs which you can buy in the museum.
As I’ve mentioned before Alchemists were the Masters of disguise so don’t be surprised that when you enter the building it looks like the old pharmacy. The secret lurks elsewhere…
NLP for Everyone series Book 1 is out. The smell of fresh print, the soft paper which leaves your fingers tingling, the vibrant colours and the sound of turning pages...let the story enter Your home.
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In the world of technology, we know almost everything about computers, mobile phones and yet there is this one computer we don’t seem to know a lot about – our Brain. It doesn’t come with a manual and there aren’t really any courses teaching us how to operate it. When you happen to be a parent, a teacher or a guardian not only are you trying to figure out your own brain but you are also helping the young ones to understand theirs – not an easy task. I hope this book will be a good starting point.
For the little ones, there is an illustrated story inside, ideal for bedtime.
The older children will be able to learn more about NLP, do their own research.
Adults may use this book as a manual. There are plenty of exercises you can do with the young ones. It is a fun way to understand each other better.
It can be sometimes challenging to apply Feng Shui rules in your existing home, especially when you are working with small space, your fundings are limited. After doing some online research, I've decided to release my creativity and Do-It-Myself.
The tops with my designs just arrived. You can still smell the print. I keep you guessing what's on the other side... :-)