The one-time guiding light and leader of the Rosicrucian Society, Max Heindel, revealed the underlying mysteries of the universe in his book, the Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception. This book comes off the shelf at my house at least once every couple of weeks as I delve into some unknown realm of the world I think I know. It discusses more unperceivable realities than one could possibly imagine, one of those being the different vehicles the human soul has taken since time began. We occupied fiery ethereal bodies when the world was heavy with lava and smoke. And at the time of Atlantis, Heindel claims, our etheric bodies resided a foot or two above our physical forms, and we perceived reality in a different mode than that of the physical. If you have interest in the secret teachings of the Rosicrucians, you can attend an alchemy workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14. The workshop will discuss alchemy as an ancient precursor to modern chemistry and how it connects with spiritual purification. This seminar will take place at The Masonic Lodges, 601 W. Peckham Lane. Donations are welcome, and the course includes morning refreshments and lunch. Call 575-0959 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.