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Space, Time, Alchemy

January 19, 2013 , , , ,

Alchemy Symbols

Alchemy Symbols

Alchemy is the act of transformation.  Throughout history the alchemists have studied nature and mystery.  We participate in alchemy when we focus our spiritual talents on the elements of the earth.  Inventors and those who are especially creative tap into alchemy to turn imagination into reality.  It has been associated with medicine, but all science is the realm of the alchemist. Carl Jung brought alchemy and archetypes into psychiatry.  The collective consciousness communicates through symbols and dreams.  The alchemists, like wizards and magicians, use mythical power to transform or create.

Our time and space are literally created and projected by us.  We are active participants in our entire experience of reality.  My favorite alchemist in history is the Swiss Paracelsus, who practiced medicine and magic at the same time.  He was searching for the Christian version of pagan natural magic.  He promoted Jacob Boehme’s Doctrine of Signatures, a spiritual belief that plants are designed to communicate their healing properties to man.  His work was both controversial and respected during his lifetime.  What distinguishes the alchemist from a wizard or magician is a constant experiment.  The science of chemistry was developed from the  never ending experiments of the alchemists.

If you could focus your spiritual energy on nature to transform your life, what would you transform?  If you were to focus do you think you could change the quality of your experience?

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love this post. It’s definitely interesting and something worth reading a couple of times and hitting those links. Thanks for sharing Pam!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

January 19, 2013

If I could use alchemy to transform my life, I would do something about my self-discipline (or lack thereof). I think this is the key ingredient missing in my waning motivation and energy levels. My heart’s in the right place, but that doesn’t mean a darn thing without the will to relentlessly pursue my dreams. Interesting read. Thanks! 🙂

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Andi-Roo (@theworld4realz)

January 23, 2013

I think you may be onto something. Thank you for your point of view. Self disciple is developed through experimentation, but the scientific part is recording and observing. Once you take up the role of the alchemist in your own life, your view of the universe changes drastically.

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