Alquimia para sibaritas. El martini es un trago contundente.
Con uno pesan las piernas, con dos pesan las piernas y la lengua, con tres se conoce la clave del universo, que será olvidada después de la cena o, acaso, durante el sueño. Con tres paro la cuenta, porque el cuarto martini no existe: luego del tercero está uno tan colocado que pueden poner aguarrás en la copa glamorosa y adornar con un mamoncillo, y no se notará la diferencia. Al respecto, la frase de la encantadora Dorothy Parker es ya casi emblemática: “Lo mío es un martini. Dos a lo más. Con tres estoy debajo de la mesa. Para los lectores poco atentos, aclaro en este punto que estoy hablando del dry martini, el coctel por antonomasia (muchos letreros de neón que anuncian la venta de cocteles utilizan su silueta: copa cónica, de pie alto, adornada por una aceituna), y no del aperitivo dulcete que toman los italianos bronceados de los comerciales, con hielo y un trocito de limón de cáscara amarilla, en vaso corto. Egyptian High Alchemy: The Center of Light. What is the Nature of Egyptian High Alchemy, And Why is it So Effective?
—Zacciah Blackburn www.thecenteroflight.net Egyptian High Alchemy is a path of personal transformation, and ultimately, one of personal illumination, or enlightenment. It is a practice fueled by simple awareness and energy gathering exercises, which allows one to become more fully awake, and eventually sustain awakened or illuminated states of consciousness, to achieve a fully illumined state. Secret / Jay Weidner reveals a secret behind alchemy. Little Alchemy. Alchemy Videos. Ancient Alchemy Symbols. Ancient Alchemy Symbols and their oft times cryptic meanings began out of necessity as alchemists disguised their practices from the hugely powerful European church.
At the height of its practice, alchemy was considered heretical craft by the church, punishable by death (or worse, torture). The church body at the time viewed alchemy as a way for the practitioner to ascend to salvation outside of the "traditional" church methodology. Although ancient alchemy symbols were born out of this necessity, the foundation of alchemical practice is based on inner transformation and the achievement of that transformation. As a means for this transmutation, the alchemist utilized the changing properties of matter in addition to the philosophical meanings of the symbols themselves.
The very act of turning base metals to gold is a symbol of (wo)mans ascension and achievement of enlightenment. Below are some ancient alchemy symbols and their meanings. Ancient Egyptian & Modern Christian Esoteric Alchemy. Alchemy - Sacred Secrets Revealed. Alchemy Index. Sacred-texts home Esoteric Buy CD-ROM Buy Books on Alchemy Although the alchemists' fundamental goal of elemental transmutation was flawed, on a deeper level the work of alchemy (cloaked in allegorical images) also represented the transformation of the soul.
Modern science has accomplished the transmutation of elements using means that the alchemists never dreamed of. And there is still a small group of occult researchers who persist in trying to continue the work. The documents of alchemy make fascinating reading for historians of science and the esoteric. The Hermetic Museum: Volume I Volume II tr. by Arthur Edward Waite A completely new scan of this key collection of Alchemical tracts. Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored by A. Collectanea Chemica ed. by A. Alchemical texts. Definition of Alchemy. Alchemy is an ancient practice shrouded in mystery and secrecy.
Its practitioners mainly sought to turn lead into gold, a quest that has captured the imaginations of people for thousands of years. However, the goals of alchemy went far beyond simply creating some golden nuggets. Alchemy was rooted in a complex spiritual worldview in which everything around us contains a sort of universal spirit, and metals were believed not only to be alive but also to grow inside the Earth. When a base, or common, metal such as lead was found, it was thought to simply be a spiritually and physically immature form of higher metals such as gold.
To the alchemists, metals were not the unique substances that populate the Periodic Table, but instead the same thing in different stages of development or refinement on their way to spiritual perfection. The Alchemy Web Site. Transmutation, Fire, Alchemy, The Sun. Alchemy (Ars Regia) The Periodic Table. Alchemy. Alchemy Videos.