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Alchemy
May 13 2018
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Initiations

Initiation is just one of these things either discussed in silent, mysterious tones or off-handedly in a way which indicates that absolutely, positively everybody is aware of what initiation is and if you do not understand, you must be…well, not one of th…

Rhonda Warner
2 min.
Alchemy
Mar 30 2018
21st Century Alchemy: Learning from the Japanese art of ‘why?’

In 1867, the future inventor, industrialist and founder of the Toyota empire, Toyoda Sakichi, was born in a poor village in central Honshu, the oldest of three brothers.

When he wasn’t working in his father’s carpentry business, young Sakichi spent his f…

Rhonda Warner
2 min.
Modern Alchemy
Jun 8 2018
Modern alchemy leaches gold from water

A small French start-up company is selling a technology with a hint of alchemy: turning water into gold.

It does so by extracting from industrial waste water the last traces of any rare—and increasingly valuable—metal.

“We leave only a microgramme per l…

Rhonda Warner
Alchemy
Jun 9 2018
The Surreal Art of Alchemical Diagrams

Derived from the Arabic root “kimia”, from the Coptic “khem” (referring to the fertile black soil of the Nile delta), the word “alchemy” alludes to the dark mystery of the primordial or First Matter (the Khem). The discovery of this elusive original matte…

Merle Copeland
2 min.
Alchemy
May 31 2018
The Alchemy and Artistry of Fayum Portrets

Her rapt, black eyes gaze out, as though she is waiting for one to ask her a question. Her necklace –a braid twirled and tucked in the crown of her head–hints in a noble position, as does her purple tunic, dangling earrings, and pile of necklaces dappled …

Merle Copeland
5 min.
Alchemy
Mar 5 2018
How Alchemy, the Forbidden Science, Changed World History

lchemy is generally seen as an archaic proto-science based on superstition that is of little interest to the modern chemist. In truth, chemistry owes much to alchemy, which covers philosophical traditions and chemical history spanning several millennia in…

Merle Copeland
2 min.
Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
Rediscovering the Alchemy of Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton, the English physicist and mathematician revered as the father of modern science, devoted a great deal of time to the study of alchemy. All told, he wrote more than 1 million words on chemistry’s medieval forerunner, which largely concerned i…

Sammy Mcdonald
2 min.
Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
The strange number 0.577 keeps showing up in everything

If you had to pick the most famous number in the world, you would probably go for pi, right? But why? Despite being crucial to our understanding of circles, it’s not a particularly easy number to work with, because it’s literally impossible to know its ex…

Javier Bush
3 min.
Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
The Alchemy of Possibility - The Science of Divination

The Alchemy Oracle, like the I Ching and the Tarot, offers the opportunity to consult an oracle, but what does that actually mean - consult an oracle? Carolyn Mary Kleefeld writes, “I think of The Alchemy of Possibility as a way of looking at the elements…

Sonja Harrison
4 min.
Hindu Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
Management of Phakka Roga in Ayurveda

Kashyap samhita is one of the important ancient documents of kaumarbhritya. Kaumarbhritya is one among the eight branch of ayurveda. Kaumarbhritya consist from birth of baby up to he becomes capable of independent existence. During this phase physical and…

Anita Kelley
3 min.
Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
Emotional Alchemy: 4 Ways of Harness Personal Power from Negative Emotions

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer Emotional alchemy is the ultimate psychological leveling mechanism.

It’s a way of turning the tables on feelings that have the potential to overwhelm us; to flip th…

Lela Valdez
34 min.
Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
Ancient Alchemist: Nicolas Flamel

Nicolas Flamel 1330 - Paris, March 22, 1418 - was a successful French scrivener and manuscript-seller who developed a posthumous reputation as an alchemist due to his reputed work on the Philosopher’s Stone.

According to the introduction to his work and …

Sandra Rodriquez
1 min.
Chinese Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
WHAT IS CALLED 'HEAVENLY CIRCLE' IN CHINESE ALCHEMY?

A pupil asked: There are some practitioners who feel by themselves like qi moves in a circle through the Ren and Du Meridians, and therefore declare that the themselves have opened these channels. This method of opening Ren and Du channels using thoughts …

Jonathan Bates
6 min.
Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
This Scientist Dedicated His Life to Unlocking the Secrets of Alchemy

An alchemical recipe, kept secret for 400 years, hangs on a wall in the history department at Johns Hopkins University. The message is hidden in a picture of a large and muscular dragon. On a hill behind the creature, three animals tussle in mortal battle…

Jonathan Bates
5 min.
Chinese Alchemy
Mar 29 2018
Chinese Alchemy : The Secret of Golden Flower

The ancient science of alchemy still influences the contemporary spiritual theories, and stays shaping the spiritual philosophies of our time.

The whirlpool of its magic at one point became madness for the alchemists who tried to decipher its secret lang…

Jonathan Bates

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