Lapis

Alchemy and Philosophers' stone Friday 07 December 2012 at 09:59 am

What is Alchemy?

Lapis

Alchemy and Philosophers Stone

According to alchemists, the Philosophers' stone (lapis philosophorum) is a substance capable of turning any metal into gold.  Also called, the Elixir of the alchemists, it carries the promise of immortality.

Many have tried to find this sacred substance, searching amongst stones, liquids, air, or deep within their soul.  The stone that turns metals into gold, the energy that transforms any fire into ‘living fire’, any flow into ‘Divine flow’.

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Gift from Enlightened

Spiritual Messages from Enlightened Minds Friday 07 December 2012 at 09:54 am

Spiritual Quotes

Spiritual Messages from Enlightened Minds

'As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings; radiating kindness over the entire world.'

The Buddha, About Compassion, Sutta Nipata I, 8

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Tree of Life

What is the meaning of the tree of life? Thursday 11 October 2012 at 6:05 pm

Symbols and Signs

Meaning of Tree of Life

Ancient Beliefs

Mayan World Tree

Symbols and signs: Tree of Life - Mayan World Tree

The Mayan believed heaven to be a wonderful, magical place on Earth hidden by a mystical mountain.  They called this place Tamoanchan.  Heaven, Earth, and Underworld (Xibalba) were connected by the ‘world tree’.  The world tree grew at the locus of creation, all things flowing out from that spot into four directions.  These were: East associated with red, North represented by white, West that is black and South that is yellow.  The Mayan tree of life is a cross with its centre being the point of ‘absolute beginning’, the source of all creation and its branches passing through each of the three layers of existence - underworld, earth, and the sky.

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