Articles by D.W. Hauck




Rose+Croix JournalThe Roots of a Science of Consciousness in Hermetic Alchemy (Click on Cover to open)

Rose+Croix Journal, Volume 11, Winter 2016. By Dennis William Hauck

Alchemy is not only the origin of systematic experimentation and chemistry but also the first attempt to create a cohesive science of consciousness. This article explores the development of this new science in the work of the leading alchemists and Hermetic philosophers of the Renaissance. The article focuses on the original work of Paracelsus, Isaac Newton, Gottfried Leibniz, John Locke, Geothe, and others.  




Click to DownloadThe Alchemy Exhibit in the Egyptian Museum at Rosicrucian Park (Click on Cover to open)

Download Audio RecordingRosicrucian Digest, Volume 94, No.1, 2016. By Dennis William Hauck

This detailed tour through the Alchemy Exhibit at the Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California, focuses on the universal operations of alchemy as they are practiced in the lab as well as in spiritual work. The exhibit includes a reproduction of a working alchemists laboratory from the 1500s, as well as a full-size reproduction of the Ripley Scroll, and a unique enclave featuring a guided alchemical meditation practiced by alchemists for centuries. Written by curator and designer Dennis William Hauck, who also narrates the tour.





Rose+Croix Journal 2014Searching for the Cosmic Quintessence: How the Alchemists Meditated in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Click on Cover to open)

Download Audio RecordingRose+Croix Journal, Volume 10, 2014. By Dennis William Hauck

The meditative techniques practiced by alchemists in the Middle Ages were different from what we think of as meditation today. Alchemical meditation was an active instead of a passive activity, and it focused on harnessing spiritual forces for positive transformation and specific manifestations. The alchemists sought to actually work with the transcendental powers during meditation to achieve union with the divine mind or somehow bring the transformative powers from Above directly into their practical work in the lab or their personal work in the inner laboratory of their souls. This paper reviews actual meditations practiced by alchemists. 




Rosicrucian DigestThe Philosopher's Stone: Physical or Philosophical? (Click on Cover to open)

Download Audio RecordingRosicrucian Digest, Volume 91 Number 1 2013. By Dennis William Hauck

This is the thirteenth in a series of thematic issues of the highly respsected Rosicrucian Digest exploring sources that have contributed to the Rosicrucian tradition. This issue is dedicated to Alchemy. The article reviews the history of the Philosopher's Stone as a key to both physical and spiritual perfection. The articles includes images of what the Stone looked like and a discussion of the symbolism of the ciphers representing it.  Read the Philosopher's Stone article. Download the complete issue of the Rosicrucian Digest. Download the free Kindle version. To download an audio recording of the article, click on the icon at left above.



Materia Prima: The Nature of the First Matter in the Esoteric and Scientific Traditions  (Click Cover to open)

Rose+Croix Journal, Volume 8, 2011. Presented at the Hidden In Plain Sight Conference, Rosicrucian Order, San Jose, California, by Dennis William Hauck  

The alchemists believed that no transformation—whether in the laboratory, in the body, or in the soul—could succeed without the presence of a mysterious ingredient known as the Materia Prima (First Matter). Nothing was more important to alchemist’s work than this energetic essence, which they believed could be extracted from any substance and actually rendered tangible and visible. This paper examines the nature and properties of the elusive First Matter. We will look at how the alchemists exposed it, accumulated it, and worked with it to accomplish the regeneration of the substance at hand. We will explore how the concept of the First Matter evolved in both the scientific and esoteric traditions to become a fundamental, although often unrecognized, tenet of both modern Hermeticism and modern physics.
























Alchemy Journal - "From the Fire" (Regular Column Fall 2000-2006)

Automated Home – “Safe House: How to Install a Home Security System for Under $100” (June 1991)

Automated Home – “The Thinking House: How to Automate Your House for Under $500” (May 1991)

Beyond Reality – “Interview with Charles Berlitz” (January 1976)

Beyond Reality – “Interview with Andrija Puharich” (August 1976)

Biotronics – “Feedback Encephalography“ (June 1975)

California Highway Patrolman Magazine – “Haunted Hotels of Highway 49” (November 1991)

CB Times Magazine – “Stalking Unidentified Objects with the CB” (March 1977)

Electronic House – “Your Robot Home: Building the 21st Century House” (July/August 1992)

Electronic House – “Home of the Month” (September/October 1993)

Electronic House – “Industrial Strength Home Automation” (January/February 1993)

Fate Magazine – “America’s Most Haunted” (October 1998)

Fate Magazine – “Ghostly Lovers: Love that Pierces the Veil of Time” (February 1996)

Fate Magazine – “Ghosts of the Sacramento Theatre Company” (January 1996)

Fate Magazine – “See What’s New: Book Reviews” (March 1998)

Fate Magazine – “Strange Things Were Happening” (December 1999)

Fate Magazine – “The Black Forest Haunting” (March 1998)

Goro Biweekly Magazine – “UFOs in Japan” (Japanese June 15, 1978)

Harper’s Magazine – “Where the Ghouls Are” (October 1994)

In the Company of Poets Magazine – “Summer Wind” (July/August 1991) Poem

In the Company of Poets Magazine – “Teen Rage” (September/October 1991) Poem

Journal of Occult Studies – “UFOs: Psychological or Physical Phenomena?” (August 1977)

La Approchè – “The Pascagoula Incident” (France Spring 1978)

La Rázon –  “Photographic Evidence of UFOs” (Argentina 10/12/1976)

Long Island Journal – Weekly “Logbook” Column (April 1977 - September 1977)

Midnight Tabloid  – “Four Page Special - UFOs: Fact or Fiction” (May 24, 1977)

More Media Magazine – “A Review of Mysteries of the Gods” (New York City March 1978)

New Age Retailer – “How People Around the World Map the Journey After Life” (June 1995)

New Age Retailer – “Beauty, Wonder, and the Mystical Mind” (September 1995)

New Age Retailer – “Review: Bloomsbury Review Booklover’s Guide” (December 1995)

New Age Retailer – “Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide to Meditation Practice” (March 1996)

New Age Retailer – “Chi Gung: Chinese Healing, Energy, and Natural Magick” (June 1996)

New Age Retailer – “The Healing Blanket: Stories and Poetry from Ojibew Elders” (August 1996)

New Age Retailer – “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui” (October 1996)

New Age Retailer – “Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in Tibetan Religion” (December 1996)

New Age Retailer – “Review: Feng Shui - The Book of Cures” (February 1997)

New Age Retailer – “The Essence of Feng Shui” (April 1997)

New Age Retailer – “Review: Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui for Gardens” (July 1997)

New Age Retailer – “The Instructions of the Tibetan Monk Gampopa” (September 1997)

New Age Retailer – “How Men Make Sense of Life-Changing Experience” (March 1998)

New Age Retailer – “A Journey Into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism” (July 1998)

New Age Retailer – “Mystical Sex: Love, Ecstasy and the Mystical Experience” (October 1998)

New Age Retailer – “Eternal Echoes: Exploring Our Yearning to Belong” (February 1999)

New Age Retailer – “Qi Gong: Eight Easy Movements for Vibrant Health” (May 1999)

New Age Retailer – “Radical Spirituality” (November 1999)

New Age Retailer – “A Guide to Creating Your Own Vision Quest” (January 2000)

New Age Retailer – “Shamanism As A Spiritual Practice for Daily Life (March 2000)

New Age Retailer – “The Soul of Shamanism” (June 2000)

New Age Retailer – “Life and Teachings of a Lakota Medicine Man” (September 2000)

New Age Retailer – “The Tree of Life Meditation System” (November 2000)

New Age Retailer – “Serpent Fire: A Modern View of Kundalini” (February 2001)

New Age Retailer – “Review: The Tai Chi Book” (June 2001)

New Age Retailer – “Spirit of Tibet: Portrait of a Culture in Exile (August 2001)

New Poet’s Generation – “Castle Flight” (Summer 1993) Poem

Omega Magazine – “Film Review: Mysteries of the Gods” (Phoenix April 1977)

Paranormal Magazine – “Black Forest Investigation” (June 1999)

Poems that Thump in the Dark – “A Prairie Encounter” (Summer 1992)

Poet Magazine – “Summer Wind” (Summer 1991)

Prairie Magazine – “Grass Lake, Illinois” (Summer 1998)

Price Club Journal – “Empowering Patients to Good Health” (February 1993)

Price Club Journal – “Tom Hawthorn’s Antique Audio” (April 1993)

Psi Review – “San Francisco’s Haskell House” (Fall 1992)

Psi Review – “The Mansions: San Francisco’s Haunted Hotel” (Summer 1992)

Psychic Reader – “The Emerald Tablet: Seven Steps of Transformation” (April 1999)

Raperos Literary Magazine – “Science Fiction: The Fornatrix” (January 1994) Fiction

Ruh ve Madde – “Essay: Science’s Growing Pains” (Turkish Literary Magazine July 1976)

Sacramento Magazine – “Sacramento’s Most Haunted” (October 1992)

Shavings Literary Magazine – “Interviews with Local Authors” (October 1976)

Sign of the Times – “The Manager” (Winter 1992) Fiction

Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine – “Facts of Life: Halloween” (October 1999)

Star Connection – “A Child’s Mercury” (January 1993)

Spectrum – “Quantum Carnival: Understanding the Role of Mind in Quantum Physics” (February 1991)

Suttertown News – “Haunted Sacramento” (6/13/1991)

Suttertown News – “Push to Boost Library Funding” (5/30/1991)

Suttertown News – “The Case for Pornography!” (6/20/1991)

Taler’s Tales – “Brass Lantern Reviews” (Summer 1995)

The City: San Francisco’s Magazine – “San Francisco’s Most Haunted” (October 1992)

The English News – “Interview with Prime Minister Eric Gairy of Grenada” (Mexico City 4/18/1977)

Today’s Supervisor – “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” (January 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “Beyond the Trust Gap” (February 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “Technology 2001” (March 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “Affirmative Action at Work” (April 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “How to Make Your Boss Work for You” (May 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Wealthy Barber” (June 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Secret Empire” (July 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “What Color Is Your Parachute?” (August 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Budget-Maximizing Bureaucrat” (September 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “Leadership and the New Science” (October 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “Mavericks! How to Lead Your Staff” (November 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Age of Diminished Expectations” (December 1992)

Today’s Supervisor – “Demographic Change and the American Future” (January 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge” (February 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Guerilla Selling in Government” (March 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Corporate Systems Information Management” (April 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Professional Decision Maker” (May 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “New Traditions in Business” (June 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Savvy Business Travel” (July 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Rightsizing Remedy” (August 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Survive Information Overload!” (September 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Connections: New Ways of Working” (November 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Politics of Expert Advice” (December 1993)

Today’s Supervisor – “Beyond the Trust Gap Between Managers and Employers” (January 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Corporate Information Systems Management” (February 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Power of Learning” (March 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Successful CEQA Compliance” (April 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “A Guide to California Planning” (May 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Managing Diversity” (June 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Extraviewing: Innovative Ways to Hire the Best” (July 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Empowering Technology” (August 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Developing Policies That Work” (September 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Managing for the Future” (October 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology” (November 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Common Sense Supervision“ (December 1994)

Today’s Supervisor – “Reengineering Alternative: Making Your Current Culture Work” (January 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Mastering the Public Opinion Challenge” (February 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Unlocking the Secrets of Super Performance” (March 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Working Women for the 21st Century” (April 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “A Little Bit at a Time” (May1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Management Must Arise from the Ashes of Feudal Serfdom!” (June 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “How to Manipulate Your Co-Workers with Memos” (July 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “A Few Good Women: Breaking the Barriers to Top Management” (August 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “They Shoot Managers Don’t They?” (September 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Seven Steps You Can Take to Reduce Workplace Violence” (October 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Corporate Culture – Dysfunctional? Find an Alternative!” (November 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “Breaking with Tradition: Women and Work” (December 1995)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Professional Thinker: America's New Management Priority” (January 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Leading Change, Overcoming Chaos” (February 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Orchestrating Effective Communication” (March 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Public Needs and Private Dollars” (April 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “On-the-Level: Performance Communication That Works” (May 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Promise of Diversity” (June 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Reinventing Through Reengineering” (July 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Gandhi: A Higher Standard of Leadership” (August 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Common Sense Leadership” (September 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Zen of Groups” (October 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Transformation of Management” (November 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “Winning Tools and Tactics for Successful Team Workouts” (December 1996)

Today’s Supervisor – “How to Create Group Synergy” (January 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Faster Learning Organization” (February 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “How to Involve an Entire Organization in Far-Reaching Change” (March 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Virtual Enterprising, Dynamic Teaming, and Knowledge Networking” (April 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Send This Jerk the Bedbug Letter” (May 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Complexity and Creativity in Organizations” (June 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Who We Could Be at Work” (July 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Awakening Joy, Meaning, and Commitment in the Workplace” (August 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Leading and Following in the Post-Modern Organization” (September 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Managers As Facilitators” (October 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “301 Ways to Have Fun at Work” (November 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “Imaginization: New Mindsets for Organizing and Managing” (December 1997)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Intelligence Advantage: Organizing for Complexity” (January 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Managing By Values” (February 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Democracy and Enterprise Are Transforming Organizations” (March 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Paradoxical Thinking: How to Profit from Your Contradictions” (April 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Your Signature Path: Gaining New Perspectives on Life and Work” (May 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership” (June 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “The Tyranny of the Bottom Line” (July 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Computer Time Bomb: The Millennium Date Change” (August 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Redesigning Government in a Weightless World” (September 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels” (October 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Staff Groups: Daring to Distribute Power and Capacity” (November 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Envision the Future and Unleash the Energy to Get There” (December 1998)

Today’s Supervisor – “Developing Competency to Manage Diversity” (January 1999)

Today’s Supervisor – “Unlocking the Subtle Forces that Change Organizations” (February 1999)

Today’s Supervisor – “Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute” (March 1999)

Today’s Supervisor – “Alchemy for Managers: Turning Experience Into Achievement” (April 1999)

Tracker’s Newsletter – “Dennis Hauck’s Reviews” (6 issues 1996-1998)

UFO Nachrichten – “Archetypal UFOs” (Germany June 1977)

Unexplained Universe – “A National Directory to Haunted Places” (Winter 1995)

Whole Life Times – “The Alchemy of Love” (March 1999)

Whole Life Times – “The Lost Memoirs of Edgar Cayce” (May 1999)

Whole Life Times – “The Conscious Universe” (July 1999)

Whole Life Times – “Rights of the Dying” (September 1999)

Whole Life Times – “Follow Your True Colors to the Work You Love” (November 1999)

Whole Life Times – “Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh” (January 2000)

Whole Life Times – “Gurdjieff in Egypt” (February 2000)

Whole Life Times – “Green Psychology” (March 2000)

Whole Life Times – “Across the Universe with John Lennon” (May 2000)

Whole Life Times – “A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationships” (July 2000)

Whole Life Times – “Messages of the Masters: Tapping Into the Power of Love” (September 2000)

Whole Life Times – “The Isaiah Effect” (November 2000)

Whole Life Times – “Operation Earth Light” (December 2000)

Whole Life Times – “Struggle of the Magicians” (March 2001)

Whole Life Times – “Gateway to the Hidden Treasures of Your Mind” (May 2001)

Whole Life Times – “Operation Earth Light” (August 2001)

Whole Life Times – “The Seven Sacred Paths of Human Transformation” (November 2001)

Whole Life Times – “The Marriage of Sense and Soul” (February 2002)

World of Poetry – “Teen Rage” (1990) Poem

World of the Strange – “International Haunted Places” (March 1999)

World of the Strange – “Black Forest Haunting” (September 1998)

World of the Strange ­– “Hauntings Abound in Georgia” (October 1998)

Writer’s Digest – “Know Your Markets: Out of this World Writing” (January 1977)


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