Wed, May 09|
Libertyville Masonic Lodge 492
The Kabbalistic Alchemy of David Chaim Smith
"Kabbalah for understanding. Alchemy for practice. Gnosis for truth."
Time & Location
May 09, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Libertyville Masonic Lodge 492, 356 Brainerd Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048, USA
About The Event
In this presentation, Greg will discuss the theory, symbolism, and practical aspects of contemplative mysticism as expounded in David Chaim Smith's work. Additionally, he will cover some of the material included in Smith's book Bath of Bright Silence.
David Chaim Smith was born in 1964 in Queens, New York. His early career was as a visual artist throughout the 1980s. In 1990 he began an immersion into the root sources of Alchemy and the Hermetic and Hebrew traditions of the Kabbalah. In 1996 he abandoned visual art for a total dedication to spiritual practice, from which came a unique blend of practical mysticism and creative innovation. This blend coalesced while working with an obscure thirteenth-century text called The Fountain of Wisdom, which he mapped out diagrammatically in notebooks during his ten-year hiatus from visual art. The resulting symbol vocabulary served as the basis for his 2006 return to art, generating the content for several books.