Alchemy

Making The Bed

Posted on Apr 8, 2014

It’s morning and I am making the bed. It’s my last morning in this bed, so first there’s the stripping, then the making of the bed. In a while, I’ll launder the old linens, they’ll dry, ready to be folded and put away.   Rituals like these bring me a certain peace on mornings like this. Mornings when I am aware that my entire known universe will be different by this time tomorrow. My actions are in the now but I am also present to a want not to feel fear, not to feel sadness. I am sad to leave but I do not know why.   It is after all, my choice to leave. The call was made, striking my body like lightning from head to toe and through to the ground. The...

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Alchemy: The Great Work

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

It begins with Saturn. Saturn holds the energy of the metal lead. In the alchemical processes, whether inner or outer, metal is a metaphor. When something is in our way or holding us back and making us stuck – that’s lead. That’s a saturnine quality. As alchemists, our work is to transform this metaphorical lead into gold. First we have to recognize our relationship to Saturn. Astrology is a great tool to help with that. Keep in mind that before there was psychology, according to Carl Jung, mankind used the stars to project their personalities out in front of them. Modern men and women can still function this way, as it is an effective tool for how we...

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A post about alchemical healing

Posted on Jan 24, 2012

From the inner to the outer world: What does it take to transform?

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