Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Splendour Solis (16th century).
"A man emerges from a swamp. One arm is white, the other red,
and his body black, thus incorporating the main colour changes
in the alchemical process. His head is metamorphosed into a
glassy sphere." (Adam McLean, the alchemy website.)
Alchemical rubedo coagulates into the "Carbuncle of the Sun" as all
the kingdoms of nature culminate in the crowning of consciousness.
(The Mystery of the Grail)
The Grail is both a Cup and Stone,
feminine Wine and masculine Gold;
sulphur, red and yellow is fixed,
Spirit and Soul of consciousness.
The transcendent Sun shines all golden,
the Sol like Soul above this world;
immanent Spirit falls then rises,
green, black, white, red sacrifices.
Life, death, rebirth, and passion,
fill the Grail by distillation;
Gold untainted stays the same,
underlying awareness never changed.
Finding the Grail thus entails
the "separation" to be reconciled,
heart and mind, good and evil,
heaven and earth, male and female.
The collapse of two leaves me stunned;
confronted with One and only One;
a poisonous cloud of sulphur coalesces,
into Rosy-Gold of wedded Oneness.
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The Ripley Scroll

The Pyramid Decoded

Squaring the circle
Emblema XXI of Michael Maier’s 1618 Atalanta fugiens. ‘Here followeth the Figure containing all the secrets of the Treatise both great & small’.

"Square the circle," then triangulate the Soul. In the Atalanta Fugiens it says
to make the circle (chaos of the man and woman) into a square, which is the
four elements; and then to make the square into a triangle, the Tria Prima of
Salt, Mercury, and Sulphur; then to make the triangle into a Circle; the
completion of the Philosopher's Stone.  
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The Pyramid Decoded?
Last of the Seven Wonders left,
a giant three-dimensional hieroglyph;
symbol epitomising Egyptian mythology,
"square the circle," triangulate the Eye.
Circle of chaos, the id unrefined,
earthy instinctuality in the mind;
raised on the Benben hill, capstone,
from Nu, the waters of emotion.
To sublimate is to "step-up" stones,
the building blocks of knowledge honed;
slow-rising above instinctual elements,
wavy waters into a pointed monument.
Airy thinking bubbles-up from below,
how to conquer nature's death-blow?
Fiery intuition dreams-up an answer,
transcend the earth by crossing over.
Thus the Ankh was symbolized,
ego into an ideal Self transformed;
inflated by Pharaoh's pneumatic breath,
Ka, Ba, and Akh of Soul consciousness.
The triangulated Hermaphrodite,
four into three sublimated states,
focally converges into one Stone,
all-seeing Eye of a pyramidion.
Aido Hwedo, African rainbow serpent,
through the mind-prism concentrates;
reverse refraction of four essences,
immanent Spirit unto transcendence.
Into the Tria Prima of Alchemy,
Ka, our refined Salt, crystal clarity;
Ba, reflective Mercury, a winged man,
Akh, golden value of Sulphur's dawn.
Feels like the process is complete,
nothing left but death to contemplate;
a clear conscience, unburdened heart,
weighed against a feather light.
Uraeus, "she who rises-up" uncoiling,
Ouroboros now forms a Halo Circle;
sealing the Stone into a Star on high,
Wadjet and Ra, Serpent-Sun ashine.
Ankh is the anchor of the Soul,
grounding the mind in heaven's realm;
the "Field of Reeds" for the fire Bird,
Bennu, the Seer wading in a higher World.
So from chaotic Nu a pregnant mound,
forged into a Pyramid from the ground;
sacred geometry pointing to the Sun,
the glorification of the dead reborn.
My brain swims in watery fluid,
the unconscious reservoir of the id;
emotionally charged ideas bubble-up,
life's hierarchy of powerful thoughts.
Earth, water, air, and fire languages,
cornerstones of our individual pyramids,
consolidating the Eye of eternal Light,
via Salt, Mercury, and Sulphur bright.
The one and only Mind now realized,
transcendent trinity on the Cross divine;
circle of chaos squared into elements,
triangulating the Soul atop the Ankh.  
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A Pyramidion, or Benben Capstone.
Jesus (Gospel of Thomas):
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
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The God-Self Image.
"In this world you see everything except yourself, but there, you look at
yourself and you are what you see." Gospel of Philip, Nag Hammadi Library.

The Lost Child, Found!

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Id, Latin "it", the instincts and energies in the unconscious
mind that underlie all psychological impulses. (Collins)
The Lost Child, Found!
And here he is, home and found,
no-longer lost in subconscious ground;
emerging from a forest, dark and deep,
his animal Spirit kept him safe.
I left you on that sixties shore,
sailed away to a distant world;
where have you been my golden Child,
frozen in the past I left behind.
Without an ego-bridge to get across,
my id-Spirit stayed in a wilderness;
slowly I built a cross for Thee,
made of wood from Adam's tree.
You must have found it in the dark,
straight and narrow with no bark,
climbed above the canopy green,
saw the light of a higher dream.
This totem pole, earth to Heaven,
caduceus for energy sublimation,
is the cross for the Serpent wise,
ankh from which the Sun doth rise.
But wood, by earth, water, and air,
is but a temporary structure here;
and so with fire my Child and I,
called forth the Dragon of the sky.
Together we joined to make a wish,
eternal Soul honed from consciousness;
a Dragon's Pearl, id to Ideal,
my lost Child found, shining real.
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How to Co-Create Thy Soul?

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The Four Elements, 1622.
Isaac Newton"Quintessence is a thing that is spiritual, penetrating, tinging, and
incorruptible, which emerges anew from the four elements when bound to each other."

(Index Chemicus)
Id, Latin "it", the instincts and energies in the unconscious
mind that underlie all psychological impulses. (Collins)
How to Co-Create Thy Soul?
Distil the quintessence of the "Word,"
language of God no ear has heard;
coagulate rubedo into holy wine,
the taste of bliss inside the mind.
Salty id in water's well resides,
basic ingredient to sublimate sublime;
we already co-create ego-identity,
the "thinker" of our lower personality.
Id into libido, instinct-energy flows,
inflating ideas, thought-power grows;
ideation self-defines who we think is real,
the ego-bridge between id and Ideal.
So, with elemental languages four,
we figure-out who in hell we are;
fallen Spirit of the instinctual id,
climbs the Tree of good/evil knowledge.
Earthy instincts get "acted-out;"
watery emotions are feeling states;
airy logic of rational thinking;
fiery intuition, language of dreaming.
Thought-bubbles filled with airy pneuma,
arise from the wellspring reservoir;
we conjure-up our magical name,
from Word of God, the great "I Am."
So four into One must now fuse,
my eternal Soul, the Stone anew;
Cup of salvation for holy blood,
pressed from "grapes of wrath" aflood.
Secret fire ignites, comes into play,
the Phoenix burns to be born again;
libido into mortido must sacrifice,
into death's void my ego dies.
From the Womb of Mind, potentiality,
rebirths the Ideal Self now free;
the ego-bridge is crossed aflame,
destroying, forging a new memBrane.
First we co-create our personalities,
from salt, water, and air conceived;
then the undivided Individual blooms,
the "Flower of Fire," mortido honed.
Four halos, our elements intersect,
to create the Orb of eternal rest;
the Light of fiery fusion ashine,
thoughtless Bubble, "Word" designed.
Instead of thoughts, beliefs, and ideas,
a Self-reflective Sphere appears;
co-created by the power of ideation,
but without words: silent revelation.

The Wavicle

Splendour Solis (16th century).
"A man emerges from a swamp. One arm is white, the other red,
and his body black, thus incorporating the main colour changes
in the alchemical process. His head is metamorphosed into a
glassy sphere." (Adam McLean, the alchemy website.)
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The yin yang Wavicle, pointing and waving since ancient times;
dragon sleeps within unconscious waters (the id), waiting to be activated.
"I baptize you with water. But after me will come one who is more
powerful than I. He will baptize you with the holy spirit and with fire." 
(John the Baptist, Matt 3:11)
"I have come to bring fire on the earth." (Jesus, Luke 12:49)
Id, Latin "it", the instincts and energies in the unconscious
mind that underlie all psychological impulses. (Collins)
The Wavicle.
A miraculous appearance.
Instinctual enLightenment sublimation,
salty id to the Ideal Self elevation;
a process of immanence Seed to Stone,
to reach transcendence, my life atoned.
Four elemental languages understood:
instinct, emotion, logic, and symbolic;
then water turns into the "Word" of Wine,
from the "grapes of wrath" to be refined.
Only a mounting Wave of watery libido,
from the id reservoir unconscious below,
has enough energy to focally converge,
into a quantum Point from salt of earth.
At first life's substance creates ideas,
thought bubbles inflated between the ears;
filled with libidinal wind of the Word,
fallen Spirit into airy voices uttered.
Discursive ideation self-defines identity,
the "thinker" dawns, inflated ego entity;
the "believer," molding energy into forms,
co-creating life by conjuring up dreams.
But life is only half of the equation,
death's fire blackens in self-immolation;
and so now I must die to be rebirthed,
by way of mortido my bubbles burst!
Earth acts out its mode of instinctuality;
water is the language of emotionality;
air communicates with logical thinking;
fire roars with creative destruction.

Collapsing the ego is not for everyone,
few have the resilience to be reborn;
the "death instinct" is the secret flame,
mortido, air into fire deflating me.
Death's blow blows into a Vacuum,
Sunyata, great Void of the Mind~Womb,
conceiving a Child, Homunculus divine,
re-inflating a thoughtless Bubble sublime.
Parting the water's Wave with fiery sword;
from visceral earth, Excalibur drawn;
wielded into the air, one-Pointedness,
unconsumed in the fire of consciousness.
Water pressure has reached its optimal,
evaporating into airy-fire now infernal;
the Dragon of a thousand years unleashed,
lo and behold the Ichthus Beast!
Rational understanding, airy bubbles,
stirred from watery life emotional,
can only last a lifetime as memory,
before energy returns to the reservoir sea.
Id of the animal Spirit must reappear,
be tamed like the pets we hold so dear;
Christ is a human whisperer from myth,
God's Pet, Godzilla, with atomic breath!
A second forging by Jesus the baptizer,
intuitional language, "tongues of fire";
seals the Pearl of the Serpent wise,
Seed into a glassy Sphere that never dies.
Walking on water, a focal convergence,
the Wave converts into Sol emergent;
the Ideal Self from the Void of darkness,
Soul, Seola, "from the sea" interface.
And so the Wavicle Orb is formed,
subatomic "Stone that is not a stone" born;
a quantum Solid, Sol and Spirit fused,
Ra and Uraeus, wedding of Sun and Moon.
Instead of watery-air used to ideate,
another elemental essence can also create;
by the same method we already utilize,
but with zealous fire to wield on high.
Such is the power of mythical streaming,
mortido can transform us in a second;
"where do thoughts come from," is a koan,
the philosophization of our id to Stone.
At rest inside the mirrored Sphere aflame,
thoughtless Bubble of a higher memBrane;
the Helmet of Salvation, Ephesians 6:17;
gold Halo of Uraeus, the Serpent Queen.
InSpiration uncoils the Spirit fallen,
climbs its way back home into the Garden;
Salt of the earth is crystallized ashine,
Salamander to Dragon into Lion sublimed.
Mercurial fire forges the Word of Light,
eternal Sulphur from the Void of night;
life's thread of id ties us to the divine,
the grapevine to Heaven, water to Wine.
The one "Word" is the language of God,
harmony of the Uni-Verse or One-Song;
instinctively known like a tune to a bird,
the Silence, behind all words ever heard.
So back to the start, Ouroboros like,
to come full circle and know the Spark;
the phallic orgasm is a quantum glimpse,
flash-Point of instinctual enLightenment.
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Ra, the Sun, and Uraeus, the Serpent Spirit, Kundalini,
as the Self-reflecting enLightened mind of Horus. 
Uraeus, she who rises up, the Ouroboros and Halo.
Isaac Newton: "Quintessence is a thing that is spiritual, penetrating, tinging, and
incorruptible, which emerges anew from the four elements when bound to each other."

(Index Chemicus)
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Cultivating Homunculus in a retort (From Goethe’s Faust, 19th-century engraving).
"Let the semen of a man putrefy by itself in a sealed cucurbite.
Mercury is the spirit, sulphur is the soul, salt the body." (Paracelsus)

The Homunculus or divine Filius, created in the alchemical
hermetically-sealed mind or vacuum bubble, the test-tube of
direct experience with the four elements. The process usually
starts with semen, the prima materia or primal matter of instinctual
or libidinal energy, the id of the fiery animal-spirit, the magic dragon
who forges the Child of Heaven, Salt (sal) through Mercury into Sulphur.
"If one does not stand in the darkness, he will not be able to see the light. If one does not understand how fire came into existence, he will burn in it, because he does not know the root of it. If one does not first understand water, he knows nothing. For what use is there for him to be baptized in it? If one does not understand how blowing wind came into existence, he will blow away with it. If one does not understand how body, which he bears, came into existence, he will perish with it."
Saviour of the World, da Vinci.
Jesus, the fire Baptizer, holds a glassy Sphere; his crossed-fingers are the
missing Cross from the Globus cruciger; one points directly to Heaven, the
other to Christ himself. His light reflects in the Sphere, signifying that this
is the mind of the risen one, the crystal clarity of Being. "Unless you become 
like little children you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven." Christ.
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(picture from The Book of Lambspring)
From the Encyclopedia of Magic and Alchemy:
"In Alchemy the salamander is a symbol of the PRIMA MATERIA. In the alchemical
process it plays the role of helping the substance under transformation to give up its
secret fire, which will help the PHILOSOPHER'S STONE claim its final power, as this
alchemical verse describes: 
The Salamander is caught and pierced
So that it dies and yields up its life with its blood.
But this, too, happens for the good;
For from its blood it wins immortal life,
And then death has no more power over it." 

Mercury Rising


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Thoth, the god of Thought, Magic, Writing, Alchemy,
and the Moon. Greek-Hermes, Roman-Mercury.

Mercury Rising.
I now write, possessed by Thoth, the Scribe,
god of Alchemy, Magic, and the Moon on high;
he swallows me whole into his Presence,
Eucharistic devourment up into Heaven!
But first I undergo a human metamorphosis,
which looks like an episode of psychosis;
everything disintegrates into nothingness,
thoughts dissolving, becoming a dark mess!
After nigredo my white wings appear;
a silvery reflection throughout the fine air;
I see myself everywhere in a mirrored mind,
subjective Substance of I-Am-ness found!
Mercury flies me into a yellow Cloud,
sulphurous poison to my ego proud;
but it coalesces, conSolidates into Gold,
remembrance and value of my Sol like Soul!
Abducted by a winged Alien, invading by force,
I surrender, lifted onto an Ankh-like Cross;
Ra blows through me his fiery solarization,
pneumatic inflation of a Ru memBrane!
The four elements go up in holy smoke,
focally converging into Sulphur invoked;
the trinity of our Salt, Silver and Gold,
clarity, reflectivity, innocence never old!
Baptism of fire, Eucharist of absorption,
up to a wedding feast at a gathered pantheon;
I look out from inside Hermes, divine,
a rite of Matrimony unites all things sublime.
Mercury quadratus, our god of the Moon,
conceiving the Ideal of Solification;
with wavy fluidity writes down his point,
glyph of the quantum Word, all transcendent.
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