Quintessence Institute

Founded in 1995, Quintessence Institute teaches the "Quintessence of Alchemy." A transformative process that helps to create inner-peace, balance, and personal enlightenment...


Hello and welcome to Quintessence Institute (QI).  I’m Raymond Q. Holmes, Founder/Director of Quintessence Institute.  I live in Northwest Washington DC, and feel very fortunate to be teaching Qmeditation and holistic self-development.  I affectionately call this holistic approach:    The Quintessence of Alchemy. 

Alchemy, as I apply it, describes a blend of modern and ancient esoteric teachings which form a powerful transformative process that creates good health, balance, and wisdom. Quintessence Institute also teaches Inner Child Recovery (ICR). ICR is designed to retrieve our wounded inner children, heal them, and integrate them into a newly balanced lifestyle that nourishes them, builds resilience, and emotional stability.    

We teach you Qmeditation, Contemplation, and neuroscience applications that help you navigate the ups and downs of daily life; in short, how to create balance and resilience. This truly is a remarkable program with incredible results!   

You’ll gain a wealth of rare esoteric knowledge, wisdom, and key spiritual insights that will help you balance your daily life and provide you with a profound metaphysical education.  I hope you’ll join us…

See our ‘Classes Page’for upcoming classes.