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R.E. Kretz

I'm dedicated to exploring the mysteries of natural philosophy, alchemy, the Knights Templar, and the Holy Grail. I believe that these ancient orders hold secrets that are still relevant today, and I'm committed to sharing them with the world through my books, research, papers, and blog. Utilizing experts in history, spirituality, and science, I bring a unique perspective to my work. I'm not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom and explore new ideas, and I believe that readers will find my books and articles both enlightening and entertaining.


Being a historical researcher of Masonic symbols and meanings, I have a lifetime of experience with alchemy and the mystical arts. I studied Transcendental Meditation in the 1970s, am a communications-electronics technician, Freemason, and shaman. I've explored various forms of meditation, the operative mechanics of how it works, and how to help others understand and practice it. I blend my knowledge of these diverse subjects in a way you can connect with, understand, and use, helping you achieve a higher level of spiritual consciousness. On his podcast, Poke Runyon says: “If you'd like to learn the secrets of Alchemy tune in and meet a master of the art.” Feathered Quill says: “Stay tuned for more gems to come from this master wisdom jeweler, R.E. Kretz."

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Literary Titan Gold Book

The Alchemical Search for the Unified Field

The Alchemical Search for the Unified Field has been professionally reviewed and acclaimed by the Feathered Quill, received an award in the “How-to” category at the San Francisco Book Festival, is a PenCraft Awards Summer 2023 Best Book Winner (Religion and Philosophy) for literary excellence, and has been reviewed and received a Literary Titan Gold Book Award (Religion and Philosophy) that says: “This book serves as an inspiring catalyst, encouraging readers to embark on an introspective journey towards uncovering the Kingdom of Heaven within, presented with utmost clarity and captivating prose.”

Blending alchemy and shamanism against a backdrop of freemasonry, I present meditation as a guide for self-discovery in today’s turbulent world. From a Christian perspective the book is about how we can improve our conversations with God through prayer. It also serves as a self-help how-to guide for those who are troubled or struggling with addiction to be better than they once were. Readers will benefit from the amount of “wow, I didn’t know that” knowledge presented in a way they can connect with, understand, and practice.

Published by Inner Traditions, this remarkable book is a treasure map for the scientific and personal pursuit of that which is hidden, the divine, through meditation. It’s as Magical as it is Alchemical! The Alchemical Search for the Unified Field is divided into three sections – Bell, Book, and Candle – that parallel the three degrees of Masonry. In the first section, Bell, we answer the call as an initiate with a historical introduction. In the second section, Book, we climb the mountain of knowledge, discussing the operative mechanics of the Philosophers’ Stone from the perspective of a 16th century alchemist, drawing on sacred geometry to arrive at a chakra Hermetic Yoga arrangement on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. I teach you how to create the Philosophers’ Stone within yourself using the Hermetic elements and the electrical network of our nervous system. In the third section, Candle, my accounts of cross-cultural training by a contemporary Native American Shaman form one of the most moving and enlightening parts of the book. Using nature-based lessons we’re illuminated and guided on a spiritual journey of self-discovery, searching for the flower of wisdom, purging our ego to become better than we once were, learning the secrets of life, death, and rebirth.

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“This remarkable book is as Magical as it is Alchemical. The author teaches us how to create the Philosophers Stone within ourselves using the Hermetic elements and the electric network of the human nervous system. He draws on ancient Greek Pythagorean math and geometry arriving at a full seven chakra Hermetic Yoga arrangement on the Qabalistic Tree of Life that is nearly identical to one we use. His cross-cultural training is in Native American Shamanism and his accounts of his apprenticeship under a modern shaman form one of the most moving and enlightening parts of the book."

Poke Runyon, host of The Hermetic Hour

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