What is Alchemy

Alchemy Symbols and Signs Tuesday 13 November 2012 at 11:21 am

Symbols and Signs

What is Alchemy?

Alchemy Symbols and Meanings

Secret Art of the Land of Khem

'Khem is an ancient name for the land of Egypt, and  is one of the two oldest sciences known to the world. The other one is Astrology.'

Manly P. Hall about Alchemy

According to an old Rabbi legend, an angel gave Adam the mysteries and secrets of Kabbalah and of Alchemy, promising that when the human race understand these inspired arts, the curse of the forbidden fruit would be removed and man will again enter into the Garden of Eden.

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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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Magic of Equinox

Equinox Rituals of different cultures Wednesday 26 September 2012 at 8:43 pm

Symbols and Signs

Magic and Meaning of Equinox

Spring Equinox

The seasons change while the Earth continues its journey through the space and time.  Rituals at the Spring Equinox honour balance between light and dark.

Some teachings of esoteric wisdom say that during this time the veil between the physical world and other worlds opens.  This is a good time for meditation, prayers, rituals and offerings. It occurs twice each year, around 21 March and 21 September.

Autumn Equinox

The autumn equinox is a time of death, the time to destroy the egos and our subconscious patterns such as anger, pride, greed, envy, lust...  We can offer our weaknesses as sacrifices before the gods transforming them into their higher, divine manifestation.

Chinese honour this time with a ritual of standing facing west, lighting white candles, or placing white flowers on the altar. 

equinox rituals use candlles

The Druids used to cut wands from the willow trees to use for divination at this time of year.  

For the ancient Celts the autumn equinox is symbolically marked as a time of sacrifice with a ritual of burning a figure from the stems of grain, representing the vegetation spirit.

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