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01-01-2009, 06:42 PM
This is a Phoenix-thread (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=7) from the old site (http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/forum.htm).

The Elegy of the Lotus
sixty-seven sacraments in non-sequential order


Element I
Pythagoras is dead

Out there in the serpentine infinity everything is chaos,
yet solid.

God is nothing,
unless faced in a mirror.

Don’t look above or below,
but within.

Blindness is the Original Sin.

Know thyself is where you begin.

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

Element II
Hermes Trismegistus is dead

The First Book of Hermes, called Genes

{1:1} In the beginning there was chaos. {1:2} And the Unfathomable Force moved through the chaos in the shape of a dragon. {1:3} Its tail whipped up embers that created a fire. {1:4} And the fire revealed the darkness, eternally burning. {1:5} And all that was around became Below. {1:6} And all that was within became Above. {1:7} And the darkness became a temple. {1:8} And aeons passed and the temple became a prison. {1:9} But no cell was ever locked. {1:10} And therefore anyone can escape yet no one will. {1:11} Because Will was put into the hands of men. {1:12} And the False God ruled mankind. {1:13} And they forgot that without fire there could be no darkness. {1:14} And therefore the darkness is bound to the fire. {1:15} And the fire is bound to the darkness. {1:16} But if you reside in the dark you see the fire from afar. {1:17} And if you reside in the fire you see the darkness all around. {1:18} And still the Force moves through both realms. {1:20} And it moves upwards. {1:21} And it moves downwards. {1:22} And in the inner sanctum of the temple lies the throne on which it rests. {1:23} And you call it God, but it calls itself nothing and everything. {1:24} It is imagination. {1:25} And with it you are a part of Everything. {1:26} And Everything is a part of you. {1:27} Without it you are an automaton, and nothing that is great will ever touch you!

Element III
Maria the Jewess is dead

Society is nothing,
you are everything.

There is no God,
everything is God.

Look in the mirror and what do you see?


C = asleep
B = aware
A = paradise in disguise

(to be continued.)
I like that, can you continue it???
I've got more written, but I want to post them in sequence so patience...

Good things come to those that can wait!
Yes, more please...

We'll wait...
Interesting stuff!

Clayrn Darrow
02-09-2009, 11:39 PM
Ah! a sterling post! Will you continue it?

02-10-2009, 01:20 AM
It is almost finished, just haven't posted more of it... better to get it all out in one great outburst!

Here is a sample of a future element:

Element XLI
Austin Osmond Spare is dead

Tomorrow is dependent on today,
and yesterday never took place.

That which was felt is false,
and that which could be felt is unknown.

What is felt now is real.

How does it feel?


12-06-2009, 03:50 PM
Some more...

Element XII

Apollonius of Tyana is dead

Puberty chased away the ugly toad,
yet it is not eternally lost.

As long as the mind thinks,
and the heart pumps,
there is a chance that things coiled will uncoil.

Connect your mind with the rays of the sun.

Element XXII

Chrétien de Troyes is dead

The Second Book of Hermes, called Genes

{2:1}What is thy name? {2:2} It is a word, not who I am! {2:3} But how can I then pray to thee? {2:4} All you need to know is where I am, and that you do! {2:5} Yes, and I shall call the place Epiphysis Cerebri; for there have I seen the power of God… {2:6} No, you have seen the power of yourself! {2:7} Amon!

Element XIII

Merlin is dead

The only death that should occur around trees
are people hanging themselves!


09-18-2010, 10:16 PM
It is finished:


If you ask nicely I can send you a copy free of charge, as it is a limited edition of only 67 copies I choose who deserves one. When I am out of these I will produce non-limited copies.


09-18-2010, 11:16 PM
Thanks for putting it together. It looks highly inspiring...

I would definitely like a copy, free or not :)

09-19-2010, 02:08 AM
Then you got to PM your address... the copy I speak of is in a physical form.

Digital is too easy for a bibliophile like myself;)