ARCHIDOXES MAGICAE

“…but we speak only of those things which are difficult, and not to be grasped by the senses, but, indeed, which are almost contrary to the evidence of the senses.” -The Works Of Paracelsus Paracelsus immersed himself in nature. While many consider him to be one of the Founding Fathers of natural science they oftentimes […]

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY

Probably the easiest way to dive into our understanding of spiritual alchemy is to look at some of the terms we’ve all at least heard of. From there, it’s a simple matter of deciphering what this medieval work means to you. VITRIOL In it’s original latin the term VITRIOL stood for ‘Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificado […]

HOW TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

LIFE KEEPS BEING LIFE “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth!” -Mike Tyson We all feel Iron Mikes sentiment here. The training ground is a must for the go getter. So we plan meticulously. We make all of the necessary arrangements, dotting all the I’s and crossing all the T’s. We […]

TRIPTYCH GRAIL: The Veil & The Holy of Holies

Anna May’s depiction of Queen Sheba is so prolific because of how many layers she encoded into this one corner of the painting. We have the clear imagery of the Divine Feminine- as explained in the post on Solomon, Hiram, & Sheba– directing the inward and outward path of the mystic evident in the blue […]

THE TRIPTYCH GRAIL: Abraham, Isaac & Jacob

AS ABOVE SO BELOW I would’ve loved to enhance this photo and show a good view of Abram, Isaac and Jacob depicted underneath Melchizedek. However, the original painting was destroyed by bombs dropping in WW2. Finding Anna May-Rychter’s own words on the subject proved to be increasingly difficult. Early anthroposophists weren’t exactly public figures in […]

SHADOW VS. EGO

Anyone who has studied the psychology of Carl Jung is familiar with the concepts of the shadow and self. Those of us who have embarked on the path of working with our shadows have become painstakingly aware of just how much of our actions are automatically performed without a second thought. Many of us who […]

SPIRITUS ET ANIMA MUNDI

The Alchemists of Olde constantly spoke of the spirit and soul of the world. Their perception of the four elements was directly tied to how understood said world spirit. They saw each “separate” element as aspects of the same whole. Think of modern physics and how they define adhesion/cohesion, attraction/repulsion in relation to energy. This […]