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Thu, Aug 15



The History & Use of Magical Fluid Condensers with Dr James Dotson

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The History & Use of Magical Fluid Condensers with Dr James Dotson
The History & Use of Magical Fluid Condensers with Dr James Dotson

Time & Location

Aug 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Salem, 18 Washington Square W, Salem, MA 01970, USA

About the event

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The early 1970’s psychedelic era released a boom of witchcraft books. Two celebrity witches, Sybil Leek and Alex Saunders “The King of the Witches” published instructions for creating fluid condensers, described as one of the potent tools of the witch. This material was appropriated from the recently published books of Franz Bardon, a Czech ceremonial magician and spagyric doctor. Bardon’s work was in turn rooted in esoteric groups of the late 19th century occult and alchemical revival.

This class will explore practical methods of making magical fluid condensers and how they are employed in modern magic and witchcraft (elemental magic, scrying, perfumes, enlivening images, remote influence). It will also review how they were used by earlier occult practitioners including The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, the UR group, Valentin Bresle, Maria de Naglowska and Franz Bardon.

About the Presenter:

J.W. Dotson MD (he/him) (@iatromantis) is an independent scholar fascinated by scent sorcery, cultural and anthropological olfaction studies, ethnobotany, medical astrology and archaic medicine, astrolatry, astrological magic and remediation. He has presented several esoteric fragrance lectures as part of the The Scent and Society series at the Institute for Art and Olfaction in Los Angeles. He is currently an instructor at The Celestial Arts Education Library (

Admission Details:

In-person ticket holders - the class recording link will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days of the conclusion of the event. Class doors are closed after the first 5-minutes of the start of the class.

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