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annabelle_lee
03-03-2012, 01:01 PM
What is your occupation? I know that alchemists come in all shapes, sizes, colors, background and such. I am curious about our vocations. Are you a scientist, teacher, unemployed, corporate type?

I personally am a soldier, soon to be college student and in a few years a toxicologist!

Susu
03-03-2012, 07:46 PM
Currently I am a student trying to finish up my B.A. in Biology and possibly minor in chemistry (Not a bad alchemist mix) and I work in a retail tile store. Not my place of choice but it gets the bills paid until I can find something closer to my field of study.

D.Trout
03-04-2012, 01:29 AM
Currently, I am a documentary filmmaker, (which isn't exactly an "occupation" unless you're getting paid. I am.) I've also spent 15 years as a freelance media writer/producer/camera operator/editor/graphic designer, etc. etc. etc. and spent 7 years heading up a 2 year multimedia program at a state university.

Following the doc, (which has about 5 more month of production, and then we begin the arduous task of editing, followed by shopping it around to film festivals for a distributor, and then God knows what else for promotion,) I'll may well go back to teaching, or writing a number of both fiction and non-fiction books I have notebooks full of research for.

MarkostheGnostic
03-04-2012, 05:11 AM
http://www.esotericonline.net/profile/MarkostheGnostic

This is me. If the bio looks like I'm experienced, it's because I'm old!

I have been a crisis intervention specialist, and substance abuse counselor in middle schools, in the nation's 4th largest school system for 26 years. Before that, I worked as a substance abuse counselor and as a clinical mental health counselor in various clinics. My specialty as a human development expert, has been with adolescents - that especially stressful stage of life that I like to call ''developmental insanity." But, like you guys, I had other jobs when I was young, like janitor, truck driver, working in my dad's hardware store, and factory worker, from summers during high school until leaving my parents' state for graduate school.

zoas23
03-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Currently, I am a documentary filmmaker, (which isn't exactly an "occupation" unless you're getting paid. I am.) I've also spent 15 years as a freelance media writer/producer/camera operator/editor/graphic designer, etc. etc. etc. and spent 7 years heading up a 2 year multimedia program at a state university.

Following the doc, (which has about 5 more month of production, and then we begin the arduous task of editing, followed by shopping it around to film festivals for a distributor, and then God knows what else for promotion,) I'll may well go back to teaching, or writing a number of both fiction and non-fiction books I have notebooks full of research for.

That's cool.
I also work in movies in different areas.
I have filmed my own fiction shorts, worked in several movies (both fiction and documentaries).
My next step is also a documentary and then some comissioned shorts.

I like it...

Though I avoid TV series/shows and commercials as if they were hell itself (I worked in those areas in the past and I met a lot of people who has a steady diet of cocaine and has never touched a book in their lives... incredibly different than the people that it is possible to find in other areas of the whole movie making industry).

I also run an art gallery focused on hermeticism, but it actually costs me money instead of giving me money... but I like it that way.

Awani
03-04-2012, 07:31 PM
Interesting to see what everyone is up to. But occupation is a loose term. If we are talking about what I make money from well that is one thing, or what I occupy my time doing without, as of yet, getting paid well that is another.

As far as paid work goes I own and manage a company (the business is raising money for charities). I see myself as the worlds first true anarchist-CEO ha ha. My unpaid occupation is artist, and I dabble in all fields of art.

Markos:
8 Years of Jungian Analysis by 3 Zurich-trained analysts

Christ... what can you say about this experience???


I also run an art gallery focused on hermeticism, but it actually costs me money instead of giving me money... but I like it that way.

He he, I know the feeling...

:cool:

D.Trout
03-05-2012, 08:08 PM
Though I avoid TV series/shows and commercials as if they were hell itself (I worked in those areas in the past and I met a lot of people who has a steady diet of cocaine and has never touched a book in their lives... incredibly different than the people that it is possible to find in other areas of the whole movie making industry).


Oh, GODS yes! Commercials are hell, and TV series are...well..Yeah. I DO commercial work, but mostly non-broadcast informational/educational video, (mostly short documentaries,) typically for NGO's and Not-for-profit organizations anymore, and the commercials I do are for small businesses, trying to give them an affordable way of getting their story heard.

So, yeah...I'm not getting paid as much as I COULD be, but I sleep well at night. ;)

MarkostheGnostic
03-07-2012, 01:51 AM
Markos:
8 Years of Jungian Analysis by 3 Zurich-trained analysts
Christ... what can you say about this experience???

Perhaps the most interesting thing to say about my straight, and gay male analysts, and straight female analyst, taken together, is they all got a certain amount of experience in instruction or as a control analyst, by Marie Louise von Franz. My second analyst (gay male), taught me 'Sand Play,' which he learned from Dora Kalff. But perhaps even more significant is that he was analyzed by Jolanda Jacobi. Jolanda, in turn, had been analyzed by Freud, Adler AND Jung!

Darin Hamel
03-08-2012, 08:03 PM
I'm a full-time Taijiquan, Qi Gong and Taoist alchemy teacher.

Seth-Ra
03-10-2012, 12:28 AM
Well, i was homeschooled, so a student for a while. lol (tis when i got into alchemy and had PLENTY of time to study and learn. :cool: )

First actual job was as an electrician's apprentice. Im now a "Future Soldier" - will be a soldier come May, and will be working on tanks as a mechanic. Will probably do some philosophy and religion classes, no idea what my "occupation" will be down the road, depends on how life Transmutes. But i will always be what i am - an Alchemist. ^.^



~Seth-Ra

Lapis Solaris
03-21-2012, 07:57 AM
I worked as a Service Deli Assistant in a supermarket back when I lived with my parents and have recently moved to Auckland City and taken a job as a waitress in a restaurant. I plan to start out busking in pursuit of music, for the purpose of helping people through songs and speaking Truth into people wherever they might be. Understanding for myself and helping others to understand is my ambition, also in my pursuit of Alchemy. :)
This is also why I'm stalled for the moment in Alchemy as my situation doesn't really allow for me to practice or study it at the moment. I have the hope that this will change soon!