Category Archives: Alchemy

ON LEARNING HOW TO LEARN, THE ART OF EMPTYING THE CUP

  “Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way … Continue reading

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EARTH HISTORY, MOTHER AS AN ARCHETYPE, AND SPIRITUAL REALIZATION.

Great Mystery spoke to our heart and told us that Earth Would be the Mother of countless life forms. Cherokee Nation oral tradition The age of Earth is approximately one-third of the age of the universe. An immense amount of … Continue reading

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TITUS BURCKHARDT, INSIGHT IN TO ALCHEMY

Alchemy it’s not the pseudoscience of transforming Base metals in to gold as many naïve Individuals who May believe to be just Hocus Pocus tales, or at best the Beginning of chemistry, but Alchemy it’s the art to Elevate our … Continue reading

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IGJUGARJUK, ON SUFFERING AND TRANSFORMATION, ALCHEMY, THE EMERALD TABLE, AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNION

” True wisdom, is only to be found far away from people, out in the great solitude. “ Igjugarjuk Knud Rasmussen quoting on Inuit shaman Igjugarjuk “When I was to be a shaman, I chose suffering through the two things … Continue reading

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EROS SUBLIMATED, THE MUNDUS IMAGINALIS OF DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY, AND IBN ARABI’S TARJUMAN AL-ASHWAQ

“Beauty is the reflection of reality in the mirror of illusion” “And there is no more powerful creature in the universe than woman – for each angel that God has created from the breaths (anfas) of women is the most … Continue reading

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THE MYSTICAL TALES OF THE 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS, SYMBOLS OF THE HEART OF SECRETS.

  “We lay veils upon their hearts lest they understand it…” Qur’an (17:46)     Many years ago in my youth when I meet my Spiritual Teacher, I heard someone ask him what were his favorite movies, to my surprise … Continue reading

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VIA POSITIVA, VIA NEGATIVA

We can only speak of the Transcendent by way of the negative (which means “not to say”) –denying in it everything that pertains to our phenomenal experience– or also by way of the positive, that is affirming about it what we experience … Continue reading

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DREAMS, VISIONS, SYMBOLS OF THE THEOPHANYC IMAGE WITHIN

“Dreams are a Bridge between the pristine Truth of the Inner Realm that brings Light to the illusory outer Realm” B.A. Modern man has lost the ability of being in touch with his dreams, and therefore the chaos of his … Continue reading

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AQUILA, OPHIUCHUS, QUETZALCOATL, ALCHEMY OF TRANSFORMATION

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu We generally think we know what we want, and some of us may think they know who they are, but if you consider the … Continue reading

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ASTROLOGY SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY

PSYCHOLOGICAL INSIGHT ABOUT PLANETARY TRANSITS IN MODERN ASTROLOGY                                                      SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY Close to forty years ago when I first start to study Astrology, I was in shock, and disenchanted at finding out my Natal chart was plagued by squares, and … Continue reading

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