Temperance XIV The Alchemy of Life


14 - Alchemy

This card stresses the importance of entirely integrating all aspects of our being: waking/dreaming, receptive/aggressive, masculine/feminine. In so doing, we achieve a rhythmic balance rather than a static state. Cooperation and compromise are effective assets to bring on your journey.

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Alchemy, Saturn, Melancholy and Music

Saturn as Father Time The melancholy humour when it is stirred up, burns and stirs up a madness conducing to knowledge and divination, especially if it is helped by any celestial influx, particularly of Saturn … By melancholy, says Aristotle,…

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The Hierophant and Alchemy

"I behooveth him who would enter into this art and secret wisdom to repel the vice of arrogancy from him, and to become virtuous and honest and profound in reason, courteous unto men, merry and pleasant of countenance, patient and a concealer of…

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Eros and Thanatos

Some fragmentary thoughts... Eros ~ appreciation for eternal beauty, life energy, the bright warm force within, passion for living, desire for immortality, libido, will to live, psychic relatedness (from Jung) - that is, interconnection and…

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Ardhanarishwara and Alchemy

Ardhanarisvara and alchemy: union of male and female, of Shiva and Shakti excerpted from OM, baby! a pilgrimage to the eternal self, by Jack Haas                                           For one to arrive at the empty core from which all…

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The Shadow / Alchemy

''He who wants to get insight and enlightenment in all truth, think of God’s birth in himself, in the depth of his soul.'' ~ Meister Eckhart This is my own musing on this...so not authoritative. The lead is those shadow parts of our personality,…

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  • The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.

    - Carl Jung

  • Temenos..enclosed sacred space, a magical circle for confronting the psyche.

    Temenos ...hermetically sealed vessel. A sanctum wherein the opposites can transform.

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Jungian Psychology and Alchemy

(painting by Jung)  Quotes BY Jung....from ''Psychology and Alchemy'' "When the alchemist speaks of Mercurius, on the face of it he means quicksilver (mercury), but inwardly he means the world-creating spirit concealed or imprisoned in matter.…

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