I mean sure, don’t sell yourself short, but we all have internal talk. Ego…Personality…Thought! We seek recognition and status because we are constantly surrounded by a bunch of busi–ness in our everyday life.
Today I want to introduce you to an ancient practice called Alchemy. And no, this is NOT about turning Lead in Gold; that’s a misnomer and false precept passed down for 1,200 years so people who attempt to magically convert base metals into valuable and rare metals, like gold and silver, will fail miserably and not discover the true nature of Alchemy.
What is that “true nature” of Alchemy? It’s about our internal talk and the ego fully and completely. It’s not about magic or witches anymore.
Alchemy is generally understood to have been that art whose end was the transmutation of the so-called base metals into gold by means of an ill-defined something called the Philosopher’s Stone; but even from a purely physical standpoint, this is a somewhat superficial view. Alchemy was both a philosophy and an experimental science, and the transmutation of the metals was its end only in that this would give the final proof of the alchemistic hypotheses; in other words, Alchemy, considered from the physical standpoint, was the attempt to demonstrate experimentally on the material plane the validity of a certain philosophical view of the Cosmos.
It’s about the electricity of the ego. In other words, the ego drives people to seek recognition and “things” to fulfill their Self-talk. We seek external energy sources to hold us up. It helps us feel safe and less vulnerable.
If you are like me, I’m constantly buying into the consumerism of having “things” that I earn and/or want in my life. Sometimes those “things” are fulfilling and other times they were a total time waste of time. This idea is what lead me to Alchemy and it’s practices.
Alchemy is both a philosophy and a practice with an aim of achieving ultimate wisdom as well as immortality, involving the improvement of the alchemist as well as the making of several substances described as possessing unusual properties. The practical aspect of alchemy generated the basics of modern inorganic chemistry, namely concerning procedures, equipment and the identification and use of many current substances. The fundamental ideas of alchemy are said to have arisen in the ancient Persian Empire. Alchemy has been practiced in Mesopotamia (comprising much of today’s Iraq), Egypt, Persia (today’s Iran), India, China, Japan, Korea and in Classical Greece and Rome, in the Muslim civilizations, and then in Europe up to the 20th century, in a complex network of schools and philosophical systems spanning at least 2500 years. Alchemy, generally, derives from the Old French alkemie; from the Arabic al-kimia: “the art of transformation.” Some scholars believe the Arabs borrowed the word chimia from Greek for transmutation.
Alchemy is an occult practice of transforming our ego, our internal talk, and the energy we experience in our life.
This page has VIDEOS all about Alchemy and the ego. I hope some of you check it out and let me know what you think of Alchemy…
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I’m so enamored by certain subjects, like Alchemy. It’s been termed a soft-revolution that may trigger a change in consciousness. An alignment for peace for humanity.
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