Its of great value that some people tested my Spagyric tinctures and Enses and I hope for more testimonials in the future. So I update this from time to time. On this page I post their experiences with them. I’m very grateful that people want to test them and I would like to thank them for their kindness also for taking the time to write about it.



Mica Gries

I had been struggling for the last two months to come up with a satisfying premise for my first novel. Describing the whole story, while meeting the requirements of a proper premise, in a single sentence is a daunting task for many reasons. I was beginning to feel discouraged, and even despair, as sentence after sentence kept getting trashed, and nothing was coming up right.
One night during this time, I decided I needed to adjust my dosage of the Valerian tincture I had received from Peter. I also felt I needed to “tune in” to the energy of the Valerian, so I could perhaps get a reading of how much to increase, and also to connect with the energy and intelligence of the herb as well.
The image I got was an egg that was also the moon, breaking open, and a fine vapor pouring out. This vapour was symbolically the energy of the Valerian. I understood a few things at once: that I do not need help with relaxation or sleep. I am relaxed enough; perhaps too relaxed. I also understood that because of this the Valerian would help me with creativity instead. The vapor instead of putting me to sleep, would help fill me with dreams The number nine also came to me, in regards to how many drops I needed to take.
The next day, after having taken nine drops that night, the premise I had been struggling for just simply slipped into my thoughts as if it had always been there. I am certain the Valerian helped in a big way.

NIck Farrell

The art of the alchemist does not depend on the recipe or the sequence used, but the ability of the alchemist to create a product which brings about change beyond the chemical nature of the spirit.
This was bought home to me when I used tinctures created by the Dutch Alchemist Peter Van Suijlekom. I have made tinctures before with a limited degree of success, but it is not my path. Peter, who lives alchemy, takes these tinctures to another level completely.
Peter sent me several tinctures both for people and for myself that I knew and it gave me the chance to see these tinctures in action. In all cases, they were able to bring about changes, even in people who were extremely depressed about the illnesses they were suffering. In all cases taking of these tinctures were the beginning of them becoming well.
I personally used his fennel tincture. I have painful acid reflux which sometimes does not go away with normal treatment. It is not pleasant, it is the sort of wake up in the middle of the night vomiting sort of thing. I was reluctant to take the fennel at first because the idea of putting a strong alcohol in my stomach during one of those nights is not something I would instinctively do. I asked the spirit to heal the acid reflux and took the drops and it vanished completely. It has done so every time I have had a bad attack.
A student of my was suffering from depression and found that she started to get a handle on her problems when she took Peter’s Melissa tincture.
On the whole I think that there is definitely something in the tintures that Peter creates.

Nick Farrell
Magic Order of the Aurora Aurea.

Paul from Michigan.

A while back, Peter kindly mailed me a tincture of Fennel, which as many know is goverend by Mercury. Initially, I found the effects of the spagyric to be so sublte as to seem almost imperceptable, however, after a few weeks, that would change.

First, I must remark that the flavor of the fennel spagyric is wonderful. It has the most full and rounded flavor of fennel, just as good as eating fresh-picked seeds from a thriving plant. After a few weeks of taking the tincture, I began to notice that my thinking became much more clear and lucid, along with a sense of having “greater space” in my head. It also seem liked all Mercurial activities I’d engage in were enhanced, particularly writing, speaking, practicing magic. In fact, I will often take the fennel tincture in conjuction with ritual magic, sometimes taking it before to see how it affects my perceptions, or immediately after as a sort of magical apertif. I also tend to use more of it on Wednesdays to welcome in Mercury’s energy during his day.

On a medicinal level, I find the actions/energetics of the fennel have been beneficial. As a carminative, I’ve always enjoyed the flavor and effects of fennel, and this tincture all the more so. It seems to help assist my digestion of food, before or after, and helps to expel wind (as old herbalist referred to gas). Dosage wise, I’ve been taking between 7-13 drops 1-2x a day, and on Wed. 3x a day.

I look forward to getting know fennel and her governing spirit better in the months to come with the help of this excellent spagyric preperation.

Thank you, Peter!

“Mr. Van Suijlekom alchemical work is outstanding. It took me some time to convince him to let me test his well crafted tinctures. I did not regret having done, as I have had very rich interior / spiritual experiences since beginning my one drop every night regime. Besides a calm and relaxed mood, this tinctures clean in a very harmonious way the psyche. Which is good, as we all have work to do and do not want to go through aggravating circumstances while fulfilling our daily responsibilities. I hope that Mr. Van Suijlekom will continue with his good work for many years to come ” – M. P. Cotto.

On Initiation.



In the Name of the Initiator, Amen.
In the beginning was Initiation. The flesh profiteth nothing; the mind profiteth nothing; that which is unknown to you and above these, while firmly based upon their equilibrium, giveth life.
In all systems of religion is to be found a system of Initiation, which may be defined as the process by which a man comes to learn that unknown Crown.
Though none can communicate either the knowledge or the power to achieve this, which we may call the Great Work, it is yet possible for initiates to guide others.
Every man must overcome his own obstacles, expose his own illusions. Yet others may assist him to do both, and they may enable him altogether to avoid many of the false paths, leading no whither, which tempt the weary feet of the uninitiated pilgrim. They can further insure that he is duly tried and tested, for there are many who think themselves to be Masters who have not even begun to tread the Way of Service that leads thereto.
Now the Great Work is one, and the Initiation is one, and the Reward is one, however diverse are the symbols wherein the Unutterable is clothed.
Hear then the history of the system which this lection gives you the opportunity of investigating.
Listen, we pray you, with attention: for once only does the Great Order knock at any one door.
Whosoever knows any member of that Order as such, can never know another, until he too has attained to mastery.
Here, therefore, we pause, that you may thoroughly search yourself, and consider if you are yet fitted to take an irrevocable step.
For the reading of that which follows is Recorded.

From the Holy books of Thelema Liber LXI vel Causae.

What follows is a  personal view about the subject. Initiation is a word that one sees/hears often in all kind of mystical and magical communities. However it is used to describe a process that can mean different things. Traditionally the word refers to a new start, a new process, its a process of ‘going’. As far as I see it there are different types of initiations.

  • Initiation in daily life. Dealing with daily obstacles.
  • Initiation into a group/ community as a new member or as a member that is progressing within this group.
  • Initiation into a certain current/ energies (magical/ mystical/ cosmic)
  • Initiation as a inner process that brings the individual into a new level of being and consciousness. Dealing with ones ‘inner world’ so to speak.

The last one the development of ones inner process and obtaining a new way of looking at life is the main goal of initiation. The types described before that can cause this inner process to develop but isn’t necessary the case. They all should be one and acting as one. Actually very often this is not the case at all. As long as the ego is in charge and when the individuals aren’t truly initiated this will not happen. This explains the many issues in all kind of groups and orders. When transformed, initiation has taken the right effect. Transformation is a key word so to speak. The raising of the vibration levels.

The crisis that a real initiation causes is often many people don’t understand. A feeling of dispair, confusion etc are natural effects that should be overcome by the candidate. Facing oneself and understand ones shadow is what should be done and what is very difficult for many people.  This real change of ones inner condition also cause a real change in the outer condition and can cause crisis on that level as well. When the person in question is coping with it as it should be he/she will be ‘reborn’  and then initiation really occurred. In the old days an initiate is also called a ‘second born’. The same proces the alchemist is applying to the work he/she does when making alchemical substances. Tinctures for example are going through the same process and inside the alchemist this is happening as well. Alchemical substances are working as an initiator as well when it triggers something in the person one should develop or pays attention to it. Or amplifying certain parts of ones character in a good or a bad way. That is why it is important to be very cautious by taking these substances especially when a certain level of maturity is required.

In many traditions the final initiation is happening at the moment of death. Then one should be applying everything one has learned in the present incarnation in order to evolve on the Path of Return. In that sense death is a real initiator that put ones life in the right perspective like any real initiation does during ones lifetime. It put our priorities straight and learn us how we all are interconnected and part of the same. It shows us the reducibility of matters as power, envy, hate, greed, violence etc etc. These matters only drags us down into a pit that is hard to overcome when not properly cared for. Instead one should use the nobel and high part of oneself to transform death into life. Eternal life where duality as such is dissolved in order to help humanity to progress as a whole.

Example of initiation in daily life from Steve Vai’s perspective. He’s very right: