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Adventures of an Alchemist

Encounters, Dreams, Synchonicities and Travels

Paul Cowlan has twenty-five years' involvement with 'the secret art', as alchemy is sometimes called. He speaks annually at Treadwell's on the its symbolism, history and philosophy. For Paul, however, alchemy is much more than an intellectual interest. Tonight you will be regaled with stories of what it's like for one man to have lived with these symbols and processes for most of his adult life. In his own words, 'alchemy has been central to my personal development from that moment of synchronicity in 1985 which brought my latent interest suddenly into the daylight world.' Shortly after this event his dream diaries began revealing that his nights were teeming with alchemical activities as well. And that was just the start....tonight, it all comes out in the telling. ‘Somnium narrare vigilantis est’, says Seneca: whoever relates his dreams must be awake.

Paul Cowlan returns to Treadwell's to give this talk at the request of those who have been to his annual lectures and who have asked for this, more personal evening of anecdotes and reflections. His engaging style and command of his material never fail to enchant.


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Date and Time:

5 February 2009 at 7:15 pm


2 hours



Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
020 7419 8507

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