Saturday, July 4, 2009

Inner transformations

I feel that it is necessary for me to follow some simple procedures to redo myself. This is usually nothing new as I do this every few years, but I feel the methodology is quite different. Being a follower and devotee to the winged-footed one Himself, I want to do it via the alchemical process of the Emerald tablet.

The first three are the steps I will look into as I go, but right now I am focusing on the first two.

This is the first level; it is fire. It is the fire that burns away, the prepares for purification, to ready the canvas and make it anew for any processes that awaits it. It is where I destroy the Ego, the false assumptions; that which I have made myself to believe. Questioning everything, once more, to bring forth a keen eye. Time to destroy. Time to shackle the comfortable confines of the body and mind; burn away the excesses brought about to it, the overindulgence that I let myself savor in lieu of what was truly essential.

It is a painful, fiery discipline. The combustion the unnecessary. A holocaust for bodily and spiritual renewal.

Emerald Tablet Correspondence:
Its father is the Sun


While Calcination process is fiery, gold and the sun, Dissolution is the silver, the cold, the watery. It is the realm of the goddess, and under her waters I will submerge to cleanse away the destroyed remains, the ashes of the gross and the rough to be diluted and rendering them apart from the properties that bind each to the other.

Emerald Tablet Correspondence:
Its mother is the Moon


It is the isolation of the components of Dissolution by filtration and then discarding any ungenuine or unworthy material. The rediscovery of our essence and the reclaiming of dream that was rejected by the rational part of our minds. It is, for the most part, a conscious process in which we review formerly hidden material and decide what to discard and what to reintegrate into our refined personality. Much of this shadowy material is things we are ashamed of or were taught to hide away by our parents, churches, and schooling. Separation is letting go of the self-inflicted restraints to our true nature, so we can shine through.

Emerald Tablet Correspondence:
The Wind carries it in its belly.

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"Then out of the imprisoned Light a mysterious and Holy Word came forth and took its stand upon the smoking waters. This Word -- the Voice of the Light -- rose out of the darkness as a great pillar, and the fire and the air followed after it, but the earth and the water remained unmoved below. Thus the waters of Light were divided from the waters of darkness, and from the waters of Light were formed the worlds above and from the waters of darkness were formed the worlds below. The earth and the water next mingled, becoming inseparable, and the Spiritual Word which is called
Reason moved upon their surface, causing endless turmoil. -- The Vision of Hermes.



Hermes, draw near, and to my pray'r incline, angel of Jove, and Maia's son divine; Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, with heart almighty, and a prudent mind. Celestial messenger, of various skill, whose pow'rful arts could watchful Argus kill: With winged feet, 'tis thine thro' air to course, O friend of man, and prophet of discourse: Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine, in arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine: With pow'r endu'd all language to explain, of

care the loos'ner, and the source of gain. Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, Kerukeion, blessed, profitable God; Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, and in necessities to mortals kind: Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, give graceful speech, and me memory's increase.

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