Practical alchemy: a syncretic blend of African-American hoodoo and spagyric alchemy.

This unique system was developed by the author and his brothers in the Ordo Octopi Nigri Pulveri, and this the training manual of that order. Topics include:

  • the language of the birds
  • using the Picatrix
  • hand-made alchemical tools including the Staff of Imhotep
  • an explanation of the spagyric art
  • ritual practices
  • Philalethes' Font of Alchemical Truth

Bradford is trained in the hermetic tradition, and is one of the few people alive who could meaningfully interweave alchemy with African Caribbean and African American traditions.


France: Hadean Press, 2012. Paperback, 146 pages. New.


Book of Coelius - Christopher Bradford