Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Alchemical EnLightenment


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Splendor Solis (16th century)
from Adam McLean's Alchemy website.
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"Sublimation is part of the royal art where the true gold is made.
Sublimation is a great mystery." (Jung)

Alchemical EnLightenment.
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A myth reveals its story-line,
the marriage of opposites divine;
Queen of immanence unveils,
joins with her transcendent male.
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Lust into Love's full fusion,
satisfies the quest for Union;
passion's flame burns into bliss,
the Solarization of consciousness.
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Water into fire into Light,
is life's basic sacramental rite;
 four baptisms to undergo,
before the Light begins to glow.
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Green unconsciousness thrives
in the swamp, day and night;
muddy water of subconscious earth,
incubates the "Seed of Word".
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In this watery prism state,
the light refracts and separates;
each colour to be defined;
the iridescence of the mind.
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Green frog is kissed a Prince
by the spirit of immanence;
jumps with airy excitation,
transformed by love's intoxication.
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Then the colours must be fused,
joined back into One anew;
another baptism is required,
consciousness must be forge-fired.
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Libidinal life can be raised,
from dampness into a fiery blaze;
but who can bear this immolation,
in the flames of sublimation?
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Fire is the prelude to Light,
from murky waters the Lotus shines;
Salamander is crowned a King,
emerges from unconscious dreams.
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A mysterious and sacramental process
sublimates sublime the animal spirit;
hungry heat in the belly's furnace,
births forth the Corona of Awareness.
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Sublimation, from The Crowning of Nature, 1718.
My interpretation: the Sun of Light emerges from
the fire of ouroboric transformation, the serpent-fire 
of kundalini, sublimed into the Solarization of consciousness 
(alchemical Solification) in the vacuum of the sealed mind.  
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Happy to Burn. My Self portrait.
Meditation and self immolation
in baptismal fire.
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How to Co-Create a Soul?

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The Four Elements, 1622.
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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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"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."
Id, Latin "it", the instincts and energies in the unconscious
mind that underlie all psychological impulses. (Collins)
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How to Co-Create a Soul?
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Distil the quintessence of the "Word,"
water into Wine of holy blood;
refine our salt into eternal bread,
earth to Stone of shining gold.
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Salty id in water's well resides,
basic ingredient to sublimate sublime;
we already co-create ego identity,
the "thinker" of our lower personality.
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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.
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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.
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Earthy instincts get acted-out;
watery emotions are feeling states;
airy logic of rational thinking;
fiery intuition, language of dreaming.
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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."
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Each element befits a role performed:
the doer identifies with working hard,
a feeler nurses, the thinker teaches,
dreamers become artists or designers.
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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.
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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.
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From the Womb of Mind, potentiality,
rebirths the Ideal Self now free;
the ego-bridge is crossed aflame,
destroying, forging a new memBrane.
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First we co-create our personalities,
from salt, water, air and fire conceived;
then the undivided Individual awakens,
transcendent Seer beyond all roles.
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Four halos, our elements intersect,
to create the Orb of eternal rest;
the Light of fiery fusion ashine,
thoughtless Bubble, "Word" designed.
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Instead of thoughts, beliefs, and ideas,
a Self-reflective Sphere appears;
co-created by the power of ideation,
but without words: silent revelation.
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By learning to think up images,
the ego stirs the "wind" of ages;
that which was but once a seed,
now blooms the Flower of Imago Dei.
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And so my world turns upside down,
the god-Self Image puts on the crown;
my ego is consumed by its creation,
the god that devours me is my own.
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Death, our lord Thanatos, shines;
Christ said, "I am the resurrection."
"You are gods," he made it clear;
must sacrifice to a higher power.
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Divine Darkness in the thoughtless Bubble of a transcendent memBrane.

"Supernal Triad, Deity above all essence, most incomprehensible, most luminous and most exalted, where the pure, absolute and immutable mysteries of theology are veiled in the dazzling obscurity of the secret Silence, outshining all brilliance with the intensity of their Darkness, and surcharging our blinded intellects with the utterly impalpable and invisible fairness of glories surpassing all beauty.
Let this be my prayer; but do thou, dear Timothy, in the diligent exercise of mystical contemplation, leave behind the senses and the operations of the intellect, and all things sensible and intellectual, and all things in the world of being and non-being, that thou mayest arise by unknowing towards the union, as far as is attainable, with Him who transcends all being and all knowledge. For by the unceasing and absolute renunciation of thyself and of all things, thou mayest be borne on high, through pure and entire self-abnegation, into the superessential Radiance of the Divine Darkness."

(Mystical Theology, Pseudo Dionysius the Areopagite, 6th century.)

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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Id, Latin "it", the instincts and energies in the unconscious
mind that underlie all psychological impulses. (Collins)
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From back of U.S.A. one dollar bill.
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Pyramid: from Greek pyramidos, "fire in the middle."
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The Pyramid Decoded?
Triangulating the Eye of Consciousness.
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Our thinking is a waking dream
in which we sleep until the Dawn;
"square the circle," triangulate the Eye,
climb the Pyramid to the Falcon's sky.
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Last of the Seven Wonders left,
a giant three-dimensional hieroglyph;
encapsulating Egyptian mythology,
rebirth of the Sun from ancient sea.
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Circle of chaos, the id unrefined,
earthy instinctuality in the mind,
raises a Benben Mound and Capstone,
from Nun, the waters of emotion.
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To sublimate is to step-up stones,
the building blocks of knowledge honed;
libidinal identity from four elements,
foundation of an ideational monument.
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Thoth, the god of magic and alchemy,
healing arts we now call psychology;
the Scribe of spells for spelling words,
emotionally-charged ideas conjured.
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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.
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Thus Ru and A.N.K.H were symbolized,
ego into an Ideal Self transformed;
inflated by Pharaoh's pneumatic breath,
Ka, Ba, and Akh of Soul consciousness.
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Amun is the Ground of Being or Mound;
Nun, waters of chaotic potential hidden;
Kek is darkness in the air awaiting light;
Heh, life's eternal flame or divine spark.
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Green Osiris enters the Nether region,
mortido, the metamorphosis of thinking;
mental matter is dematerialized void,
through the journey of the Underworld.

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Rising from the corners of the earth,
a trinity, tria prima, spirit Ruach;
focally converging into one Stone,
the all-seeing Eye of a Pyramidion.
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Crystal clarity of Ka, Salt refined,
Ba, Mercury reflects a bi-located Mind;
Sulphur coalesces Akh, silver into Gold,
wedding of the Moon and Sun behold!
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Lucidity of Salt awakens the elements,
from a waking dream into higher Manas;
fluidity of Mercury's Self-reflection
signifies Buddhi, wisdom from immanence.
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Sulphur solidifies the Ideal principle,
Atma, the Cosmic Christ at the pinnacle;
three into One allows for reflectivity,
so the One can see itSelf in Totality.
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Feels like the process is complete,
nothing left but death to contemplate;
a clear conscience, unburdened heart,
weighed against a feather light.
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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.
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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.
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So from chaotic Nun a pregnant Mound,
forged into a Pyramid from the ground;
sacred geometry pointing to the Sun;
four dialects of the Ogdoad spoken.
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Earth, water, air, and fire languages,
cornerstones of our individual lives,
consolidating the Soul of eternal Light,
via Salt, Mercury, and Sulphur bright.
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Alchemical metalloid god memBrane,
transcendent trinity on the Cross divine;
circle of chaos squared into elements,
triangulating the Eye atop the Ankh.
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The play of opposites is reconciled,
love and light shine undivided;
Pyramid of the mind's cathedral,
where Horus sails upon the wind.
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Mercurial fluidity sweats from earth,
flies to the Moon and covers the Pearl;
refined Salt with Silver for protection,
reflecting the Gold of Solarization.
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Now the One can see the One it is,
a trinity of Metals in consciousness;
tria prima of Manas, Buddhi, and Atma;
Mind, Wisdom, Self; Ka, Ba, and Akh.
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Four elements of the ancient Ogdoad,
wise Serpents swallow their male Toads;
who journey in the Netherworld below,
to be reborn as Ra, the Sun aglow.
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Green to Gold, Osiris into a Star,
through the belly of the Beast all afire;
blackened unto death and resurrection,
a god-Self image of the gilded Stone.
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Amun, Nun, Kek, and Heh.
The old kingdom Ogdoad (8) of the four elemental and
primordial frog-headed gods and their serpent consorts.
"Be ye as wise as serpents." Jesus.
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Tria Prima: the three metalloid compounds of the higher Self.
"Mercury is the Spirit, Sulfur is the Soul, Salt the Body." (Paracelsus).


All-seeing Eye of Horus / Christ.
"Be seekers of death. Death will teach you about being chosen."
(Jesus, the Secret Book of James, Nag Hammadi library.)
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A Pyramidion, or Benben Capstone.
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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 Icon or Imago Dei. Heh, the god of eternity.
Through death and resurrection the lower light of elemental matter
is crucified, and the higher metallic shine of the god-Self image
is reborn. "You are gods." (Jesus) 
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"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.
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Psychological Pyramid.
"The alchemical colour theory of RenĂ© Schwaller de Lubicz.  The interaction of the two poles creates the primordial triads of the alchemical tria prima—sulphur, mercury, salt—(orange, green, violet). The interaction of the triads forms the four elements—fire, air, water, earth—(red, yellow, blue, indigo). Diagram by A. Cheak."
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The 4 elemental languages or dialects of the Ogdoad are sublimated up
and compounded into 3 metalloids (tria prima): refined Salt, Mercury,
and Sulfur; which are further united in the marriage of Love and Gold
(Wine and Bread), where Mercury/Silver coagulates into red Quintessence 
(Blood Moon), and merges with the Sun/Gold in the heavenly wedding of 
Luna and Sol; who then finally consummate as the eternal Stone of Unity.  
Note: I have added the symbols for unity and polarity to complete this
psychological pyramid.
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To the left of the left arm of the Ankh note the symbol
for "wick-Ra-wick" which explains the unusual shape of
Heh's loop/ru/head, and shows how the wet/water (emotional
sublimation) and dry/fire (rational sublimation) energies are
separately drawn up the spine of the Ankh into the Wine and
Bread (Blood and Stone) of the rebirthing Womb / rising Sun.
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