Becoming a Creative Alchemist

Alchemy provides us with the tools needed to create with intention and clear away the obstacles that prevent us from creating what we desire.

  • Connect to your True Self and become a conduit for creative flow.

  • Discover your unique gifts and create with aligned intention.

  • Reignite your artistic passions and connect to what truly motivates you.

  • Overcome your resistance to doing the work that is important to you.

  • Experience a deep sense of spiritual fulfillment.

Navigating Your Creative Path

The Obstacles:

Like many artists, you probably experience periods of inner-crisis where you feel creatively blocked, out of alignment, and unable to move forward in your artistic process. During these times, you may sense that something profound from deep within longs to be expressed, but you feel unsure of how to let it flow.

When you approach your work, there may be times where your mind starts racing with self-sabotaging thoughts and feelingsjudgment, fear, apathy, or unworthiness. 

Perhaps you’re all too aware of this inner turmoilwhile at other times, it brews just below your conscious awareness—leaving you with the urge to give up or stall your progress without even really knowing why. 

Unfinished projects and pieces continue to pile up, and even the projects you do manage to complete come with intense inner-battles that prevent you from releasing your workfear of being seen, fear of failure, fear of judgment, or fear of letting go

When you do finally release your workyou may second-guess yourself or compare it with the accomplishments of your peers and those you admire—leaving you feeling uncertain about whether or not you're on the right path.

The Roadmap:

With its roots in ancient Kemet (Egypt), the methods of Alchemy have been taught and practiced all over the world for thousands of years. From the Eastern practices of Rasayana in India and Neidan in China—to the Hermetic esoteric traditions of the Western world.

Working in secrecy to escape persecution, Alchemists throughout history have been using this arcane wisdom to transform themselves and the world around them.

While observing the processes of nature and the cosmos, the ancient Alchemists learned how to transmute the fundamental building blocks of realityboth material and spiritualfrom one state into another.

By learning the Alchemical principles and practices of the ancient adepts, you can begin to transmute your perceived blocks, limitations, and crises into your greatest creative strengths.

In this course, you'll learn how to surrender to your True Self and act as a conduit for creative flowso that you can realize your creative vision and express what is authentic to you.


What you'll learn

Course curriculum

Lesson 1

The Three Great Planes

In the Hermetic tradition, Alchemical transformation must take place on the Spiritual Plane, the Mental Plane, and the Physical Plane for it to be complete.

Creative “blocks” are often the result of misdirected creative energy. Your past experiences and habitual tendencies may be pulling you in many different directions, making it difficult to streamline your creativity and manifest your creative vision.

You are always creating on some level. However, you may be unconsciously manifesting what you don’t want rather than consciously manifesting what you feel called to create.

In this first lesson, we will explore the relationship between each of the Three Great Planes and how you can begin bringing them into alignment so that you can create with intention.

Lesson 2

The 5 Principles of Creative Alchemy

  • The First Matter: The “Prima Materia” is the primordial chaos that precedes creative transformation. It is the ‘mud’ from which the lotus flower blooms. The first matter contains all possible outcomes, both dark and light.
  • The Two Contraries: The active and passive principles within alchemy are often represented by Sol (sun) and Luna (moon). Discover the constructive and destructive properties of these energies within you. These two universal aspects can either work together in FLOW or against each other in RESISTANCE.

  • The Three Essentials: The "Tria Prima" (Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt) symbolize the creative archetypes of Father, Mother, and Child. In Creative Alchemy, I refer to these as the Cause, the Conduit, and the Vessel. Learn about this creative trinity with a special emphasis on Mercury—the Conduit. 

  • The Four Elements: Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. Each element represents aspects of your inner world: Will, Thought, Emotion, and Action. We will delve into the symbolism, metaphor, and correspondences of these elements and how their relationship determines what you manifest in both life and art. 

  • The Quintessence: This is the deeper essence underlying that which wants to be expressed within our art. This is the main ingredient of the Great Elixir within you. When you are able to channel your True Self and complete The Great Work, the Quintessence emerges from the other elements. The Quintessence is deeply transformative, not just for you as the artist—but to those who connect with your art.
  • Lesson 3

    The Lunar Path

    The Lunar Path is a non-linear approach to Alchemy that works with the creative power of the subconscious mind.

    In Hermetic Alchemy, Luna represents the Mother of our creative process. She is the hidden doorway between the world of ideas and the world of form— it is within her womb that all creative works take shape and emerge.

    In this lesson, you will discover how to use symbols, archetypes, images, dreams, visualization, meditation, trance states, and creative rituals to communicate with the upper planes of your being so that you can manifest what you truly desire.

    What's included

    • Printable Lessons

      Each lesson includes a 15-20 page printable study guide to help you understand the materials.

    • Workbooks

      Each lesson includes a downloadable workbook and printable resources so that you can apply what you've learned.

    • Guided Hypnosis

      Lesson 3 includes guided hypnosis recordings and exercises that you can use to quickly access creative flow states.


    Chela Rhea Harper

    Certified Professional Hypnotist & Creativity Coach

    As a composer and professional musician, I have experienced both the joy and hardship facing those who choose a creative path. 

    At every level of success, creators encounter unforeseen adversity and struggle with blocks, self-doubt, and uncertainty. The key is learning to navigate these dark waters without losing ourselves in the process.

    It often takes an emotional upheaval or life-changing event to trigger a departure away from the ordinary world and toward one’s deeply felt purpose.

    In 2016, after a series of significant personal losses—I reached a point of no return—my dark night of the soul.

      In confronting the depths of my own ruin, I began to see the totality of my experience and the gold that had been gifted to me. 

    By recognizing the creative potential hidden within the perceived chaos of my circumstances, I was led toward a path of alchemical healing and spiritually immersive creativity.

    Over the past few years, I have dedicated myself to helping other creators to transmute their struggles into strengths and unlock their creative potential through inner-work, meditation, and alchemy.


    • When I will receive access to each lesson?

      When you sign up, you'll instantly receive access to Lesson 1 which includes a 20-page PDF, 7-page workbook, and a few other printable resources.

      *Once the next lesson has been released, you'll receive an email prompting you to sign in and begin Lesson 2.

    • How are the lessons in this course different from the ones on your blog?

      In this course, you'll receive a PDF version of the written lesson on my blog, additional printable resources, audio recordings, and downloads that I'm not able to include when posting to my site.

      By signing up, you'll also receive email updates when I upload new content to the course.

    • I wouldn't really consider myself an "artist", can I still take this course?

      Absolutely! The material can be applied to the artistic process and anything you deeply desire to create/manifest in your life.

    • Why are you giving away the course for free?

      I began this project a few years ago to help other artists work through their blocks and creative struggles. It has taken me countless hours of research and personal practice to develop this work, and I truly want it to reach the people who need it—without the limitation of cost.

      I do offer paid one-on-one services for those who feel called to take the work further, but this course is built as a stand-alone resource.

    • How long will I have access to the course?

      As long as you keep your student account, you'll be able to sign in and access the course through your dashboard at no cost. You are also welcome to download the materials directly to your computer so that you can access them later.

    • Can I ask questions about the material?

      Yes, of course! You are welcome to email me any time to ask questions or share your personal experiences.

    • How can I get additional support?

      If you are interested in receiving one-on-one support from me, you can book a single session or enroll in my mentorship program, "Magnum Opus". During 1:1 Alchemy sessions, I combine coaching with meditation/hypnosis and creative exercises.

      Learn more here.

    Transform your creative process

    with the wisdom of Hermetic Alchemy