Introduction to alchemy What exactly is alchemy? We have all been presented with the rather romanticised view of the venerable old alchemical philosopher huddling over his flasks of bubbling liquid immersed in his quest for the elusive philosophers' stone, a mere grain of which will change a mass of molten lead into the purest form of gold. This image of the alchemist was one which developed relatively early on in the history of alchemy, but it became a very popular view in the 20th century and to most people this is almost all they know about the subject. So how should we view alchemy? How is alchemy approached today? Some people today still actually try and perform alchemical experiments. Most people who take an interest in alchemy use it as a source of philosophical and esoteric ideas, to support the particular belief system to which they have attached themselves. Another group of people see alchemy as a part of depth psychology. This website tries to reflect these and other views on alchemy.
Alchemy & The Philospher Stone These Skyscrapers Will Clean Pollution From The Surrounding Water And Air Two towers almost a kilometer high have been announced for Wuhan, China. But they won't just be special because of their height - the towers will actually clean the polluted lake next to which they will sit. At 830m high the Burj Khalifa has been the world's tallest building since 2010. However, these days that record seldom lasts long. UK architects Chetwoods are proposing to go for the full 1000m. Tall buildings require a lot of power, particularly for lifts, but Adele Peters of business magazine Fast Company reports “Wind turbines, lightweight solar cladding, and hydrogen fuel cells running on the buildings’ waste will generate all of the power used by the towers, plus a little extra for the rest of the neighbourhood.” Moreover, the designers propose to tackle Wuhan's notorious pollution. “The water goes up through a series of filters,” explains architect Laurie Chetwood.
Black History Month Exhibition! Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers Generals, commanders, admirals, prime ministers, and rulers, East Africans greatly distinguished themselves in India. They wrote a story unparalleled in the rest of the world — that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority not only in a foreign country but also on another continent. Come discover their extraordinary story in a groundbreaking exhibition at the Schomburg Center — on view from February 1 to July 6 — and on March 21, join Dr. Faeeza Jasdanwalla, a descendant of the African dynasty of Janjira for a conversation on this unique history. Following free traders and artisans who migrated to and traded with India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in the fist centuries of the common era; from the 1300s onward, East Africans from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and adjacent areas entered the Indian subcontinent, mostly though the slave trade. Others came as soldiers and sailors. To curate this exhibition with my friend Dr. For more, please visit
qigong taiji classes This vigorous Qigong is based on the ancient Taoist inner alchemy. It utilizes our inner elements of wind/breath, fire/blood, water/endocrine fluids and light/mind to strengthen and regenerate our body in transforming sickness into health, deep cleansing of one’s toxicity and permeating the body with luminosity from the sun and moon. TUES. 8—9 pm Fee: $240/Series Please sign up to observe a class Immune Qigong: A system using gentle mudras (hand gestures) and silken movements to activate and balance one's endocrine and immune systems. WED. 11--12 pm Flowing within the dark recess of our body are subterranean energy channels that interweave our organs, neurological and biological systems. WED. 8—9 pm Originated from the Taoist sanctuary from the mountain monastery. Ongoing Classes: Rolling admission as space permits $ 100/Month (4 week month) $ 125/Month (5 week month) enrollment Registration:
Magnesium Introduction See Consumer for easy-to-read facts about Magnesium. Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids and laxatives). Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation [1-3]. An adult body contains approximately 25 g magnesium, with 50% to 60% present in the bones and most of the rest in soft tissues . Assessing magnesium status is difficult because most magnesium is inside cells or in bone . Recommended Intakes Table 1 lists the current RDAs for magnesium . *Adequate Intake (AI) Sources of Magnesium Food Magnesium is widely distributed in plant and animal foods and in beverages. *DV = Daily Value. The U.S. Dietary supplements Medicines Magnesium Deficiency
Yasuke: The African Samurai | The Daily Beagle Japan is not a place one would usually associate with immigrants from Africa or the Caribbean. Yet in the late 16th century Japan’s most powerful warlord, Oda Nobunaga, had a black page who was not only a cultural curiosity but also served as Nobunaga’s bodyguard and was granted the prestigious rank of Samurai. This was a time of incessant warfare as the Ashikaga Shogunate fell and Japan became a war-torn nation with each tribe vying for control of against rival warlords. During this time the key to supremacy lay in controlling the powerless Emperor in his court in Kyoto. Nobunaga is himself a very interesting character. Nobunaga was obsessed with all things Western besides their armour and armaments and is one of the first recorded Japanese men to have worn Western clothing, use tables and chairs, and drink wine from goblets. However, a year after Yasuke’s arrival in Nobunaga’s court, disaster struck. A small side note: Nobunaga’s line survived into the modern era. Like this:
The Alchemy of Time: Understanding the Great Year & the Cycles of Existence Jay Weidner, New DawnWaking Times The age of iron has no other seal than that of Death. Its hieroglyph is the skeleton, bearing the attributes of Saturn: the empty hourglass, symbol of time run out… – Fulcanelli The inspiration for this article comes from my almost nineteen years of research into the Great Cross of Hendaye and the French alchemist Fulcanelli. The unknown, anonymous, alchemist Fulcanelli in his masterpiece The Mysteries of the Cathedrals first brought the cross at Hendaye, France to the world’s attention. While the details of this research can be found in other articles written by myself and in the two books I co-authored,1 it can be stated that the Great Cross at Hendaye appears to be describing not only the end of the great four ages of the Hindu Yuga system but also the four ages of alchemical chronological time keeping. According to the mythology of the Yuga system, there are four ages of life and time on our planet. The Precession of the Equinoxes The Quality of Time
traits of the disciplined mind Watcher (angel) Watching angel on the spire of St Michael's church, Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire, England In the Book of Daniel 4:13, 17, 23 there are three references to the class of "watcher, holy one" (watcher, Aramaic `iyr; holy one, Aramaic qaddiysh). The term is introduced by Nebuchadnezzar who says he saw "a watcher, a holy one come down (singular verb) from heaven." He describes how in his dream the watcher says that Nebuchadnezzar will eat grass and be mad and that this punishment is "by the decree of the Watchers, the demand by the word of the Holy Ones" - "the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men." Lutheran Protestant reformer Johann Wigand viewed the watcher in Nebuchadnezzar's dream as either God himself, or the Son of God. The use of the term "Watchers" is common in the Book of Enoch. The chiefs of tens, listed in the Book of Enoch, are as follows: The longer recension of 2 Enoch 18:3 identifies the prisoners of second heaven as the angels of Satanail.
Alchemy manuscript Other copies of the Rosarium Philosophorum in Special Collections: MS Ferguson 6: German, 17th century, colour illustrations, one among several items. MS Ferguson 29: French, 16th century, 20 drawings, black and white. MS Ferguson 74: French, 16th century, 21 line drawings in pen and ink. MS Ferguson 96: Latin, 16th century, illustrations pasted from Frankfurt edition and coloured in. MS Ferguson 149: German, 16th century, 21 illustrations, most drawn in flasks. First book to contain the Rosarium (as part of a larger printed work): De alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum Frankfurt: ex officina Cyriaci Iacobi. 1550: Sp Coll Ferguson Al-y.18 See also: Roger Bacon The Mirror of Alchemy, composed by the thrice-famous and learned fryer, Roger Bachon London: printed [by Thomas Creede] for Richard Oliue, 1597 Level 12 Sp Coll Ferguson Ag-e.26 De alchimia opuscula complura veterum philosophorum Francoforti: ex officina Cyriaci Iacobi, 1550 Level 12 Sp Coll Ferguson Al-y.18
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All About Stargates - Cosmic Starseeds By Michelle Walling, CHLC www.michellewalling.com Some people on planet Earth feel like they are truly “home”. For those who do not feel like this planet is their home, there is a deep longing to define where home is. “Home” could be the “New Earth”, a place in the celestial mansions, or a planet in another galaxy, universe, or cosmos. The groups of humans on planet Earth There are many people on the planet at this time from other worlds, galaxies, and universes to assist humanity and the planet with the transformation they are going through as a collective consciousness. There are souls that are here to wake up and remember their mission of raising their vibration in order to help the planet and to help heal others by having an impact on raising their vibration. Some souls were born on the planet to simply ride the merry go round, laugh, and play to raise the vibration of the planet. People who feel like Earth is their home are here for a specific purpose. What is a stargate?
Alchemy The Emerald Tablet, a key text of Western Alchemy, in a 17th-century edition Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose practitioners have, from antiquity, claimed it to be the precursor to profound powers. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied, but historically have typically included one or more of the following goals: the creation of the fabled philosopher's stone; the ability to transform base metals into the noble metals (gold or silver); and development of an elixir of life, which would confer youth and longevity. Overview Alchemy is the art of liberating parts of the Cosmos from temporal existence and achieving perfection which, for metals is gold, and for man, longevity, then immortality and, finally, redemption. Modern discussions of alchemy are generally split into an examination of its exoteric practical applications and its esoteric aspects. Relation to the science of chemistry Scientific apparatus in the alchemist's workshop, 1580 Q.