The Magicians Path – Awakening the Alchemist Within

The Magicians Path – Awakening the Alchemist Within:

1st: We need to know what alchemy is, its teachings and how it’s being used right before our eyes every day

(A well-known fact in the world of Alchemy, is we are all born with this latent and innate ability – it doesn’t need teaching, it simply needs awakening)

2nd:  Beliefs are critical to the work, without navigating our beliefs, we’ll hit our limiting ones before we are out of the gate

3rd: The Harnessing of our own Alchemical Will 

4th: Applying it today in our lives 

5th: Reviewing, adjusting, altering, 

6th: Manifesting the Transformations/transmutations 

From here we’ll be ready to move even deeper into the work, First Awakening the Alchemist Within!

 

The original Alchemists Wheel consisted of just these “gateways” 

Don’t be confused by the wide variety of possible alchemical transformations.

For an alchemist, no real distinction exists between the different kinds of transformations,

because the myriad of things in our world is all manifestations of just one

thing—the universal mind at the source of creation. By focusing on this single divine

spark in all things, the alchemist hopes to reveal the essence of a substance or situation

and guide its growth to a natural state of perfection.

 

These were the originals:

 

Spiritual Alchemy (Our number one focus – harvesting the gold from our life experiences) 

The most popular reason for studying alchemy today is to reconnect with spiritual

realities. In this approach to alchemy, the gold of the alchemist is not common metal

gold, but an inner spiritual gold. Using meditation to penetrate the symbolic imagery

of alchemy, the seeker attempts to transform the dark, heavy, karmic lead of the soul

into the bright, purified, and incorruptible gold of the spirit

 

(We will use deep trance to access our deepest levels) 

 

Psychological Alchemy (The Original Pharmaceuticals as alchemy) 

Alchemy not only gave birth to chemistry but also to modern psychology. The alchemists

were the first to treat psychological problems as chemical imbalances in the

body. They believed the powers of the metals were expressed in humans as our basic

instincts and emotions, and these could be transformed into the nobler aspects of reason

and enlightenment through alchemical processes. Carl Jung did ground-breaking

work in this area of alchemy

 

Artistic Alchemy (Art, learning from the Master – Harry will show us the applications of magical symbols,

using crystals and layering the art creation – art as a symbol of creation) 

Throughout history, alchemy has had a tremendous influence on the creative arts.

Early Egyptian alchemists were experts at capturing essences in oils and perfumes

and applying colours and metals to jewellery and sculptures. Today, many artists working

with metal, glass, enamels, perfumes, and other media consider themselves part of the

alchemical tradition and adhere to its principles. Alchemical art tends to use materials

in ways that make them appear to be something else, thus revealing their essence in

unexpected ways. We can also find similar transformative staging in alchemical literature,

music, and even software games.

Many filmmakers follow the principles of alchemy to add psychological depth and

archetypal power to their films. Workers from Paramount studios even set up an

“Alchemy in Film” panel in the late 1990s to assist writers in understanding alchemy.

Films like 2001 and 2010, Like Water for Chocolate, The Fifth Element, The Matrix,

Revelation, Full Metal Alchemist, and The Da Vinci Code are just a few examples where

the creators have made conscious use of alchemy in the plotline.

 

Social Alchemy (Social evolution) 

In the last century, the term “alchemy” became the slogan and rallying point for a

variety of movements driven by the human desire to change adverse conditions. These

endeavours included trying to change slavery into freedom, sin into grace, folly into

wisdom, poverty into wealth, fear into courage, war into peace, sterility into fertility,

bureaucracy into democracy, disease into health, and death into immortality. All these

social movements borrowed alchemical terms and principles to focus their efforts on

changing the status quo

 

Practical Alchemy (Elementals) 

Practical alchemy deals with the production of tinctures, tonics, oils, compounds,

and elixirs that capture healing energy. Such laboratory work also focuses on creating

mineral transformations and perfecting the metals commonly associated with changing

lead into gold. Practical alchemy reached its heyday in Europe in the Middle Ages,

but in the last 50 years, this kind of work has staged a noticeable resurgence. In fact,

according to the International Alchemy Guild (IAG), more licensed practical alchemists

exist today than at any time in history.

 

Therapeutic Alchemy (The Energy Systems) 

During the last century, we have seen the proliferation of a new breed of alchemical

practitioners, who focus on ancient healing modalities. Techniques such as alchemical

hypnotherapy, dream therapy, and shamanic journeying use imagery to direct

or stimulate healing energy. Oriental alchemical arts like yoga, aikido, Tai Chi,

Chi Kung, tantra, acupuncture, and reiki have seen a profound increase in Western

culture. Alchemical bodywork like chiropractic, Rolfing, Feldenkrais, bioenergetics,

and polarity therapy have their origin in the work of nineteenth-century alchemists

seeking to isolate the life force. Most modern holistic disciplines like homoeopathy,

herbology, naturopathy, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, and reflexology

trace their origins in ancient alchemical teachings, and even New Age astrologers,

numerologists, and Tarot readers owe their livelihoods to Egyptian and Babylonian

alchemists

 

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