The Anatomy of Self|
TL 2.4 - Hermetic Alchemy
Amphora with dragon, by Claus 1992
Alchemy is commonly known as a Mediaeval process of making an elixir to prolong life or making gold out of the base metals.
However those alchemic processes were originally used in a symbolic sense to describe and define "mastery of mental forces".
Alchemy was forbidden by Christianity.
This mental oriented use of alchemy is also called Hermetic Alchemy or Hermetic Philosophy, after the ancient philosopher Hermes Trismegistus (3000 BC) who is the discoverer of this occult *. wisdom.
The basis of Hermetic alchemy rests on the Seven Hermetic Principles. These Principles form part of a compilation of Basic Hermetic Doctrines called The Kybalion *.
After Mentalism . all are dual
This Principle embodies the truth that there is always a Correspondence between the Laws and the Phenomena of the various planes of Being and Life.
This Principle embodies the truth that everything is in motion, everything vibrates.( Facts which each new scientific discovery tends to verify.)
This Principle embodies the truth that everything is dual, everything has two poles, everything has its pair of opposites.
This Principle embodies the truth that in everything there is manifested a measure of motion, to and fro; a swing backward and forward a pendulum-like movement between the two poles which exist in accordance with the Principle of Polarity .
This Principle embodies the fact that there is a Cause for every Effect; an Effect for every Cause. It explains that " "Everything happens according to Law" that nothing ever 'merely happens".
This Principle embodies the truth that there is Gender manifested in everything : the Masculine and Feminine Principles ever at work.
Not only in the Physical Plane, but also in the Mental and the Spiritual Planes.
TL 2.5 - Astrology - (The DNA of the Soul).
studies and interprets the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, moon and the two nodes in terms of human characteristics and activities ( Dynamics ).
It there by provides the Soul with 'the moment of birth Signature' and how that interacts with the present constellation.
Astrology is amongst the oldest sciences.
Because a lack of computing power and the calling on Intuition it is kept out of modern science.
Below a brief descriptions of the planets, sun, moon, earth and the two nodes.
around the Earth
|Pluto||Once every 240 years||Pluto is the urge to sacrifice oneself to the demands of an evolving structure. When this dynamic is used positively, it eliminates the parasitic growths that would otherwise destroy its host, man.|
|Neptune||Once every 170 years||Neptune is the dynamics by which social obligations are fulfilled in response to spiritual duty. It also reflects appreciation for the highest and most sublime creative manifestations.|
|Uranus||Once every 84 years||Uranus is the individual need to be free from the bonds of responsibility. It expresses great spiritual concern that society enjoy freedom from the shackles of ignorance.|
|Chiron||Once every 50 years||s||Chiron Represents the aspect of consciousness that eventually developed in the Human condition. It is the search for growth and perfection, personal as well as for the species.|
|Saturn||Once every 29 years||Saturn is the development of personal worth. It is the judgment refined by experience. It is the wisdom that results from the thoughtful application of knowledge.|
|Jupiter||Once every 12 years||Jupiter is the higher mental faculty that seeks meaning in the affairs of life beyond labels. Every process that urges growth and expansion of consciousness is given a spiritual value, and a distinction between right and wrong is established.|
|Mars||Once every 2 years||Mars is the fuel that operates the ego. It represents the residual traces of man's animal nature. It is the force in nature that establishes the survival of the fittest.|
|Venus||Once every year||Venus shows adjustments made to encourage relationships. Venus is tenderness and affection, understanding and compromise, refinement and beauty.|
|Mercury||Once every year||Mercury represents the intellectual faculties, curiosity and wanting to know all there is to know. Mercury interprets and solves problems with deductive logic.|
|Sun||Once every year||The Sun represents the ego, individuality, will, striving for significance and the conscious side of the personality. It is the active life-force aggressively trying to use all potentials and develop all available resources.|
|Moon||12 times a year||The Moon is the unconscious side of personality, the set of habits and instincts. It is the constantly changing personality that responds and reacts to external stimuli.|
The North Node shows the experience that allows a person to access aspects of one's psychological awareness.
The Nodes of the Moon are not planetary bodies. They are points formed in space by the Moon's orbit around the Earth intersecting with the Earth's path around the Sun. There are two nodes, the North Nodal point located to the Earth's North, the South Node located exactly opposite to the Earth's South.
|South Node||The South Node depicts an aspect in our character that has been over-emphasised in one's past lives.|
|Earth||The Earth represents the fundamental presence of the individual.
With its own Dailey rotation it creates a 12 House System reflecting the Dailey changes from rest (formation) to activity (expression) .
Descriptions for th the Nodes are based on Astrology for the Soul. by: Jan Spiller *
TL 2.6 - Spirit, Mind, Soul and Body in The Philosophers' Stone
consist also of a Spirit, Mind, Soul and Body
overlaping with the Tree ofLife.
See also Mutus liber
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