going beyond

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The alchemical operations were real, only this reality was not physical but psychological.

Carl Gustav Yung

Real alchemy is the ability to transmute the "lead" of the false ego-self into the "gold" of the true divine self - that is, to replace ignorance with divine


(note: chakra symbol images were taken from http://reikirays.com)


All of creation can be understood in terms of four elements: fire , water , air and earth .

The creator is represented by a fifth synthethising element: spirit .

There is one divine element: spirit , from which the other elements emanate (emerge), and into which they are resolved (merge). Spirit can be understood as divinity or God.


These are a collection of fables adapted from AesopsFables.com and other sources.

A fable is a short, realistic tale, which seeks to teach us some moral or virtue, and thus improve our conduct. This advice is cloaked in the interactions of animals of the field, birds of the air, trees of the wood, and beasts of the forest, so that we do not notice the presence of the adviser.


The Hermetica are ancient Egyptian- Greek wisdom texts, of rather obscure origin, generally identified with Hermes Trismegistus or "thrice-greatest Hermes" which discuss and explain the nature of the divine, mind, the natural world, and the cosmos.

(see also: Hermeticism)

These are my own translations of the writings, written in modern plain


Huna is the wisdom and practice of the shamanic kahuna (experts), of Polynesia and Hawaii. Kahunas travelled the seas for eons, navigated by the stars, irrigated the fields with water, and lived by the oral tradition whereby secret teachings were passed from healer to healer. There are very few words in the training of a kahuna, and the instruction focusses on keen observation and awareness of one's self, one's feelings, one's beliefs, and one's patterns. A kahuna learns how to handle their self in their own universe, at all times, under all circumstances.


"When I use a word", Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean"
Lewis Carroll

song of the sun

words of inspiration from the divine inner self


The union of the Shiva (sun - fire - god) principle with the Shakti (moon - water - goddess) principle.


Yin and yang express the opposing qualities found in all of manifestation, and neither is found in isolation (there is always some yin in any yang thing, and vice versa).

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The 78 cards of The Tarot, and in particular The Major Arcana, can provide great insight into the human psyche and the quest for enlightenment and spiritual transformation. The Major Arcana can be used on its own for purposes of spiritual development, but the four suits of the Minor Arcana (Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles) can also provide valuable insight, as each suit (like the elements they represent) has higher meanings in addition to the usual mundane interpretations.


The twelve signs of the zodiac represent equal divisions of the Sun's path across the celestial sphere over the course of the year.

According to astrology, celestial phenomena reflect or govern human activity on the principle of "as above, so below", so that the twelve signs of the zodiac are held to represent twelve basic personality types or characteristic modes of expression.