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Alfred Raeburne
01-03-2011, 04:44 AM
Here are some philosophical questions pertaining to Self Actualization as it relates to the 7 Stages for creating a Philosopher's Stone. In this case, the Philosopher's Stone is the Individuated and empowered Self.

Alchemical Questions Pertaining to the 7 Stages.
by Alfred Raeburne



How do you break down the Self through the calcination process? What "heats" the Self? How is it converted to ashes?



How do you take the ashes of the Self and submerge it in the waters of the subconscious?



How does one seperate the noble aspects of Self from the ignoble aspects?



How does one conjunct the noble aspects of the Self to create a New Self?



How does one grow and ferment this New Self? How can spiritual inspiration enhance the conjoined parts?



How does one distill this New Self? Why is this distillation process Necessary?



How can this New Self congeal and become Manifest in this world?

III
01-03-2011, 07:26 PM
Here are some philosophical questions pertaining to Self Actualization as it relates to the 7 Stages for creating a Philosopher's Stone. In this case, the Philosopher's Stone is the Individuated and empowered Self.

Alchemical Questions Pertaining to the 7 Stages.
by Alfred Raeburne



How do you break down the Self through the calcination process? What "heats" the Self? How is it converted to ashes?



How do you take the ashes of the Self and submerge it in the waters of the subconscious?



How does one seperate the noble aspects of Self from the ignoble aspects?



How does one conjunct the noble aspects of the Self to create a New Self?



How does one grow and ferment this New Self? How can spiritual inspiration enhance the conjoined parts?



How does one distill this New Self? Why is this distillation process Necessary?



How can this New Self congeal and become Manifest in this world?


Hi Alfred,

You make it far more difficult in all this merely by asking the questions the way you do. First of all the terminology you use was designed to obscure the real process so as not be guilty of heresy and tortured and murdered by the Church in the western medieval period. In a Tantric or partnered (can be sexual) alchemy each partner uses the other as a mirror. The whole process you describe happens in the process of mirrored self observation. It is a DESCRIPTION of what happens in the process, not a prescription of MAKING it happen. One allows it to happen. Then the process is repeated over and over, gradually building a purified self. I would suggest LIFE IN THE LABYRINTH by EJ Gold who describes how to work with LOVE as a shaman/alchemist. Receiving/opening-to periodic catalyzing doses of LOVE sets this alchemical process in motion and ends/starts each level. This is sort of repeated low doses of Shaktipat which takes a person as far as they can open up each time and then irritates the hell out of the persons blocks at each level which causes self examination and change of all these various things and is the process of purification and then after the taking apart ones self it is reassembled with modifications. Then the process is repeated. This speeds up evolution. In effect it ups the speed of evolution from "one spirtual life" per physical lifetime to potentially millions of spiritual lives in one physical lifetime. As it is done one step at a time, successive approximation style, one's course is corrected over and over as one learns. I don't know anybody or of anybody, who has done it in one step. While some speak of "instant" results with the most potent forms of Shaktipat, that is not a building of ones self Alchemically into a larger more evolved enlightened being but rather a stripping away of everything down to a basic kernel, a becoming of an enlightened nothing rather than a growing into an eternal enlightened macrobeing. This is a fundamental difference in approach and outcome.

Alfred Raeburne
01-06-2011, 05:38 PM
Greetings Terrae,

I must give you my heartfelt thanks for responding to my post. I will most definitely order the book you suggested.

Warm Regards,
Alfred Raeburne

True Initiate
01-07-2011, 12:37 AM
How do you break down the Self through the calcination process? What "heats" the Self? How is it converted to ashes?

By reflecting on your past mistakes and lost years in a maze of your own ignorance which activates the calcination process by the shame you feel and becomes visible on your redden cheeks particularly.



How do you take the ashes of the Self and submerge it in the waters of the subconscious?

The dissolution and opening of your ego and later new enrichment and fullfilment can be best accomplished with a suitable medium through reflection.This medium must be like reflective mirror but of a contrary nature, do to your own because only she can grasp and see what you are failing to see.
You cann't accomplish it alone without this counterpart.



How does one seperate the noble aspects of Self from the ignoble aspects?

Through realizaton of the ignoble aspects and the discpline and sacrifice.

Andro
01-07-2011, 06:38 AM
Alfred,

IME, the whole process is entirely autonomous, and built into the design.

The one thing we can actually actively 'DO', is delaying it by resisting it.

This is how the tension of time (tense) and space is generated. By resisting.

The journey home takes a turn in the right direction when you begin to realize the inevitability of the path and the freedom of choicelessness.

This is where we start to surrender.

This is when time starts speeding up :)

Many times, one may talk a lot about what one is unable to access to inside oneself. I think you need not worry yourself with sophistic advice.

(Strictly my perspective, of course)

solomon levi
01-07-2011, 11:41 PM
Hi Alfred. I like that you have inquired into this so specifically.
I'll respond according to my personal experience as far as I am able, then I'll resort to vision and knowledge.

calcinatio - this is introspection, self-observation, tracking oneself - observing the thoughts, words, deeds...
what are your energy/attention expenditures... self-mapping...
basically learning the ways of the ego/mind - its nature and habits.
Attention/concentration heats the self - like a lens concentrating the rays of the sun. It is an inner fire - passion, desire to know, asking questions.
Ashes - "powdery remains of fire," O.E. ęsce "ash," from P.Gmc. *askon (cf. O.N. aska, O.H.G. asca, Ger. asche, Goth. azgo "ashes"), from PIE base *as- "to burn" (cf. Skt. asah "ashes, dust," Arm. azazem "I dry up," Gk. azein "to dry up, parch"). Symbol of grief or repentance; hence Ash Wednesday (c.1300), from custom introduced by Pope Gregory the Great of sprinkling ashes on the heads of penitents on the first day of Lent. Meaning "mortal remains of a person" is late 13c., in reference to the ancient custom of cremation.
Fire converts everything to ashes. Consistency of attention - pondering, meditation will convert the idea of the self to ashes.
Consider the ashlar - "a square stone for paving". The masonic sculpting of the rough stone/prima materia into the perfect balanced cube.
Castaneda teaches the same as "ordering the Island of the Tonal" as a "bridge" to the Nagual.

dissolution - the ashes will submerge themselves when properly calcined. They become alkali and hygroscopic.
alkali - late 14c., "soda ash," from M.L. alkali, from Arabic al-qili "the ashes" (of saltwort, a plant growing in alkaline soils), from qala "to roast in a pan."
When you have calcined the idea of the self, it is natural for the waters of the subconscious to encroach, like our magnet and steel.

separation - this too happens naturally. The heavy will settle, the light will rise. The noble is simply the proper realm of this new awareness/consciousness.
To separate through effort/ego is useless IMO, except to learn that it is useless. :) This kind of trituration should have happened before calcination - banging your head against a wall.

Conjunction - Yes, it's becoming redundant. You see, you can't ask "how does one...?" anymore because you lost the ego-self/doer in calcination/dissolution.
After that initial Labors of Hercules (calcination), alchemy is "woman's work and child's play", i.e. self-perpetuating, Nature.
We don't make the conjunction happen - marriage should be the natural result of love/attraction/union.

Distillation/circulation is the natural refining action of the new consciousness on the old, the subtle on the gross. You'll have your ups and downs, your falling back
and jumping forward... it is all forward really. What looks like backwards is really building up potential energy - like drawing back a bowstring to launch an arrow.

Congealation - this is the fixation of attention - the attention you used to volatilise the old self is now free to dwell in a new self/world. And the beat goes on...
volatile, fixed, solve, coagula, circulate, evolve, higher and higher frequencies...
"This world" probably wont be such a concern when you reach this phase. There are many other worlds to explore. But apparently some do hang around and try to
"do something" about this world - I'm not sure why. I see nothing wrong with this world as it is. If we didn't have this world as it is to serve its purpose, we'd need
to make another one just like it. :)
In other words, I'd be more interested in congealing the new self and not worry about which world it manifests in. :)
And again, "you" won't be congealing the new self. It just happens when it happens.

I hope this is a little helpful.

Aunt Clair
04-20-2011, 01:38 AM
Although the path is infinite and eternal there are 3 primary works these are ;

Lunar Stone ;Opus Minor, Little Work,Work of the Moon, Projection & Transmutation of Lower Self, Mystic Body, Lunar Angel, Manifestation of the Silver Sphinx and the manifestation and control of the element of Akasha the 5th Tattwa.

This begins with the cultivation of the Upper Female and Lunar Tan Tien and the Crown of the Goddess. The garden of nadis in the perineum of the red Earth Throne of God is cultivated to grow to the crown and to descend again in flow.

This marriage of the Earth and the Water allows for the separation from the red electrical state to become blue magnetic and lunar for a while in projection of the mystic body of consciousness which is a blue mini me projecting from the MoonStone or head.

The bipolar state of red earth right side and blue water left side is increased in vibration to become a tetrapolar state with an orange fire right arm and a green air left leg by the adding of the little light of the moon.

The magician projects from the Starstone as the Inner Child /Lower Self and heals this to become a mirror image of the HS which is not yet met.But it begins here and comes back to here to continue in the next wheel of 7 more stages . In each of work the magician begins as the Fool once more.

It continues with initiation in the Akashic Records in the Astral Planes and the magnetic body overcoming the constraints of the Ring Pass Not to get to Higher Planes of Shamballah. And in subsequent Lunar Works they will learn to project lower too to the realm of Samael and the Halls of Amenti to learn to exorcise and heal their inner demons and those of others.

The magician learns to become lunar at will to project through the "window on the edge of the universe" to the realms in the other worlds of extraterrestrial sentient beings.

In subsequent lunar works the the magician's meets the Lunar Angel and unites with this in consciousness becoming their lunar angel aspect . By separating it from themselves it may do Divine spiritual works while the magician's performs menial physical tasks. By having control of the lunar angel the magician can evoke it at will and learn from it in meditative trance, mystic projection and in dreamstate lessons.

Solar Stone; Magnum Opus ,Great Work, Work of the Sun, Projection & Transmutation of Higher Self, Solar Angel, Manifestation of the Golden Sphinx and the manifestation and control of the element of golden sun which has been called Amoris and is the 6th element of the Hermetic Pallette.

This begins with the cultivation of the son of Earth and Water who is the Prince . His garden is fire and it is cultivated in the Heart . It is in the absence of the magnetic body , for a time , that the magician learns to project from fire spheres such as the orange or yellow chakras, the solar plexus or the core of the SunStone.

They learn to become all solar and the purpose for producing fire and a more noble manifestation of fire called the golden Sun.

Attuned to this higher energy they may project to the Golden Planes above Shamballah where there are museums of other worlds and temple lessons and attunements. And on subsequent solar works will learn to project lower too to the Lower Planes and Hels.

They meet and unite with the Higher Self and learn to project from the core of the SunStone at will to have knowledge and conversation with the Higher Self.

They meet , unite and control the Solar Angel uniting this aspect at will to the Lunar Angel and becoming the HS/GA

Philosopher Stone; Emerald Tablet ,Work of the Philosopher, The creation of the immortal light body or Greater Soul, Projection & Transmutation of HS/GA and Arch angel , Manifestation of the emerald Sphinx and the manifestation and control of the element of emerald wind which is the 7th element of the Hermetic Pallette.The 8th is ruby which manifests in the next work of the Ruby Obelisk This begins with the attunement of the emerald air energy which is the energy of ascensions. This occurs concurrently with the priming of the Gandahari nadi in a Kundalini event.

As the Angel body neither lunar nor solar but the daughter of both the magician is lifted n projection to Kether/ Samadhi/ Unio Mystica to have Henios. The magician dumps earth , cleanses with water , heats remaining air by drawing up more fire and is lifted in a higher projection past the silver and golden realms to another higher dimension of the Devic Plane of the Goddess and to attain any realm at will.

The emerald tablet infuses the energy body and changes the heart which becomes dual tetrapolar lozenges. The Guardian Demon is projected and transmuted to become an equal to the Guardian Angel.

The Guardian Angel, thus magnified, is united to the HS and begins the healing of the GD/LS. When this is concluded they are mirror images of each other and the magician moves on to manifest an Arch Angel.


Here are some philosophical questions pertaining to Self Actualization as it relates to the 7 Stages for creating a Philosopher's Stone. In this case, the Philosopher's Stone is the Individuated and empowered Self.

Alchemical Questions Pertaining to the 7 Stages.
by Alfred Raeburne
How do you break down the Self through the calcination process? What "heats" the Self? How is it converted to ashes?
Imho the self breaks down by healing and forgiving the inner demons and transmuting the negative ego.
It is converted to ashes and becomes as naught by heating the soul through the projection of aspects of the soul and healing them
for example the Lower Self is projected from the amber stone or Star Stone and can be raised in vibration so that it becomes a mirror equal to the Higher Self. And further works cause the Guardian Demon to be projected from the navel of the EarthStone this becomes a ruby jewel after the body of the GD is consumed by the flames. And the result will be that the GA will mirror the GD.

I Calcination : a compendium of culled articles; http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4270.0.html
The burning away of negative ego to ashes.
Which is the trials of this life and forgiving the self and the enemy. Buddha says to thank the enemy for they are your best teacher. We create dis-ease when we bully or are bullied by others. By forgiving them we remove ourselves from karmic bond and burn away our own negative karma .


How do you take the ashes of the Self and submerge it in the waters of the subconscious?
The ashes of the self are the past lives and the "sins" of this life. The subconscious is the place from where this information is retrieved so that the soul understands why they are being punished or actually why and what they are learning and how to recall this.
II Dissolution index of culled articles ; http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4271.0.html
Is the removal of self from the constraints of negative emotions ; fear, guilt, depression, sadness , anxiety. We become lighter unfettered and by our 'sins' and guilt and unchained to negative emotions and situations. We live in the now.

How does one seperate the noble aspects of Self from the ignoble aspects?
The magician is lead in a series of works to transmute the negative ego which is ignoble and make it kinder, more compassionate more noble in vibration by raising it to a higher light and sound a greater brainwave to attain unio mystica and a greater vibration to attain the higher realms and ascension of the angel within.
III Separation: a compendium of culled articles; http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4272.0.html
This is the isolation sought in the quieting of the mind , the attainment of trance at will and the mystic projection of consciousness away from the illusion of the physical world and its trials, tribulations and sorrows. We separate from the body and become light as air borne by the wind higher and higher to the highest planes at will , without constraint.

How does one conjunct the noble aspects of the Self to create a New Self?
It is well known that the HS conjoins with the GA
but what is less well known is that before this the LS joins with the HS and the lunar angel joins with the solar angel and becomes the HS/GD and after this the HS/GA and after this the Arch Angel heals the Arch demon and the path continues. The path is infinite. Conjunction is the union of the sun and the moon to heal and to raise.
IV Conjunction: a compendium of culled articles ; http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4273.0.html
It is a temporary coming back to earth , a grounding. By sacrificing its higher vibration the higher aspect of soul heals the lower aspect and so the whole body ascends as one . The conjunction is about the coming back together.

How does one grow and ferment this New Self? How can spiritual inspiration enhance the conjoined parts?
There are many new aspects of self but the essential one to grow is the immortal light body or Greater Soul this ferments by the transmutation of the GD after which all magicians, even the male magicians, become pregnant with a soul vessel into which they will incarnate in subsequent lives.
V Fermentation : a compendium of culled articles;http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4274.0.html
It is the phoenix. It is the time of harvesting the treasured visions and inspirations of kundalini events .It is a time of rapid change as viewed in the rapid colouration like the leaves of autumn, the energy body changes colour quickly like the tail of the peacock. Now winter sets in the old dies away but the seeds have been sown so that the new will be reborn from the old . It is a time of harvest then further gestation


How does one distill this New Self? Why is this distillation process Necessary?
The soul may do naught and remain a ghost which will decay when it is bored and no longer visited or visiting
the soul may do evil and descend and be confined to the Hels and the lower planes of the wicked homes on earth too
but the soul may ascend and become a greater soul to serve humanity and Godhead and in this service become a lantern for the ascension of all.
VI Distillation : a compendium of culled articles;http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4275.0.html
This is the winter a time for hibernation to snuggle up and have cozy dreams about the future about the spring and regeneration. It is the time of great growth while the mind sleepily dreams.

How can this New Self congeal and become Manifest in this world? The blue soul separates from the red soul for a time and the emancipated projection moves upward in ascension flying above the astral limits of the red aspect of soul to learn with the angels and mahatma.This higher self returns to visit the magician to lead them further in ascension and will wear the face of that magician but work independently of them . While the magician will walk in the world the HS will fly in the world to serve humanity and Godhead. Then we meet and become the Guardian Angel .

VII Coagulation : a compendium of culled articles; http://forums.riverofenlightenment.com/index.php/topic,4278.0.html
The magician can feel, see , hear, fly and call. Although they are confident in abilities they know the path has just begun.

The magician is able to manifest and control a diverse pallette of Hermetic elemental energies.

They have developed higher states of consciousness are able to trance at will.

They work on integration and recall of dreamstate lessons and attunements.

They recall their past lives and they understand karmic connections and consequences from previous lives , they understand their goals for this life.

They will continue to heal self and others. They continue to heal negative ego and to heal their past lives and field of souls. They can exorcise demons and evoke angels.

They begin to author and plan future incarnations and become an architect of their live/s .

The magician continues to work , to have daily meditation and dreamstate lessons and mystic projection to attain a higher vibration.

The path continues as the magician manifests an archangel and then tiers of angels from the branches of their Tree of Life all clones of the magician able to serve humanity and Godhead. They recall and integrate the lessons they learn from Mahatma and from their highest angel/s.

When they graduate from this planetary Tree of Life they become World Walkers living concurrently as sentient beings on diverse planets . Eventually becoming capable of sustaining the light of the avatar and being one with the Mahatma.