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Director of the Temple

My name is Benjamin Turale, I am the Director of the Temple of Mercury. I’m not an immortal, I don’t have any special powers that other people don’t already have lying within them. But I have walked the Hermetic labyrinth and done a lot of work to integrate and be at One with what I am. Whether I'm crafting herbal tinctures, extracting metals, practising ceremonial magic or running workshops for the temple, every day I live and breathe the Hermetic tradition.​ 

I also proudly serve on the Board of the International Alchemy Guild (a not-for-profit charity) as Director of Education and also work to organise events like the 2018 Alchemy Conference and the upcoming  2022 Alchemy Conference. I give energy to projects where people from different branches of the western mysteries can come together and share in its rich spiritual tradition.  

In addition to these commitments I work part time as a transpersonal psychotherapist, counselling supervisor and university lecturer. I have been involved in teaching in one way or another for over 15 years now. I also enjoy electronic music production and spending time with my wife.

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