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Alchemy of transformation:

  1. Calcination: destruction of ego and attachments to material possessions. A natural humbling process. Base chakra. In society is expressed in revolutionaries, conquerors and other warriors who try to overthrow the status quo. Aries

2.Dissolution - cancer. Further breaking down if the psychological structures of the psyche by total immersion in the unconscious, non-rationale, feminine or rejected parts of our minds. It's is for the most part an unconscious process in which our conscious mind has let go of control, and allow the surfacing of buried material. It is the opening of the flood gates in generating new energies from the waters held back. Continuation of the kundalini experience, the opening up of energy channels in the body tobrechsrge and elevate every single cell. Genital or sacral chakra. 

  1. Separation. Scorpio. Process of rediscovery of our essence and reclaiming of dream and visionary gold previously rejected by the masculine, rationale part of our minds. Process in which we review formally hidden material and decide what to discard and what to reintegrate into our refined personality. Things we were ashamed of or taught to hide away by our parents, churches and schooling. Letting go of the self-restrcited constraints to reveal our true nature so we can shine through. Following and controlling the breath, forces the spirit and soul to give birth to new energy and physical renewal. Naval chakra/ solar plexus. 

  2. Conjunction. Venus. Empowerment of our true selves, the union of both masculine and feminine sides of our personalities into a new belief system or intuitive state of consciousness. Can clearly perceive what needs to be done to achieve lasting enlightenment which is the union over the self and often synchronicites start to occur and confirm that the alchemists is on the right track. Using the bodies sexual energies to complete transformation. Heart chakra. 

  3. Fermentation. Capricorn. Egyptians believed the liver was the seat of the soul.  Inspiration of spiritual power from above that reanimates, energises and enlightens the alchemist. It's arrival is announced by a brilliant display of colours and meaningful visions called the peacocks tail. Fermentation can be achieved through various activities that includes intense prayer, desire for mystical union, breakdown of the personality, translational therapy, psychedelic drugs and deep meditation. The living inspiration from something totally beyond us. Rousing of living energy,  chi or kundalini in body to heal and vivify. Expressed as the vibratory tones and spoke truths thay emerge from the throat or mercury chakra. 

  4. Distillation. Virgo. The agitation and sublimation of psychic forces necessary to ensure that no impurities from the inflated ego or deeply emerged id  are incorporated into the next and final stage. Free from sentimentality and emotions, cut of from personal identity. Purification of the unborn self, all that we truly are and can be. The raising of the lifeforce repeatedly from the lower regions of the cauldron of the body to the brain - what oriental alchemists called the circulation of the light, where it eventually becomes a wondrous solidifying light of power. Third eye chakra - pituitary and pineal gland. The realisation of the power if higher love as the lifeforce from the entire planet gradually seeks to become one force in nature based on a share vision of truth. 

  5. Coagulation. Taurus. Powder of the sun. First sensed as a new confidence that is beyond all things. Or may be experienced as a second body of golden coalesced light, a permenant vehicle of consciousness thay embodies the highest aspirations and evolution of the mind. Incarnates and releases the ultimate materia of the soul, the astral body which the alchemists also referred to as the philosophers stone. Using this stone the alchemists believed they could exist on all levels of reality. Release of the elxlixir in the blood that rejuvenates the body into a perfect vessel of health. A brain ambrosia is said to be released through the interaction of Light from the phallic shaped pineal gland and matter from the vulva of the pituitary. This heavenly food both nourished and energise the cells without any waste products being produced. Creates the second body. A body of Light thay emerged through the crown chakra. The return to the garden of Eden this time on a higher level in tune to the divine mind. 

The ego is the Dragon

The great work is about recovering the lost lunar sense of participatory awareness, the lost sense of relationship with all creation including the cosmos

Prima materia - the elements of himself which will undergo transformation 

Union between head and heart

Nigredo - first phase - depression  a state of blind suffering and ignorance before awareness dawns

The elements of the psyche have to be separated out from each other- soul from body, ego from instinct. 

***depression is often a call from the unconscious 

You can't live on the surface you have to go down, and in order to go down you're being called by this depression. It's the only way the unconscious mind can signal it's desire for communication 

Fire in this stage is main agent of transformation  

Let go of old beliefs and change patterns of behaviour

Second stage - about compassion for oneself and the world

Have to have compassion for oneself

If you noticr you are in a bad mood or angry with ither people ask yourself Where am i hating myself where am I critising myself - projection

Alchemy is a feminine tradition, the mystery of the soul, the symbols yield their secret to those who contemplate thrm

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