ALCHEMICAL EARTH CONSCIOUSNESS Alchemically, learning requires that there be a  process of soul breathing , that is the capacity to form accurate inner pictures that we can follow as they change inside of us.  The process of finding and then refining inner pictures is a form of breathing that can be cultivated into imagination. Exercise:…

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The focus of this article is to explore the changing relationships between human beings and the natural world. …transcendent beinghood was relegated to religion and knowledge of physical forces became the domain of science, opening a void in the soul between mysticism and empiricism. In earlier times human beings experienced the forces of nature as…

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There is no question that reductionist science excels at studying technical, non living systems. An electronic circuit requires a research method that can reduce the flow of forces down to precise on / off sequences. But life science has other modes than on / off. Living beings have nuanced dimensions that are more like personalities…

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By contrast the use of levity / gravity alchemical relationships can serve as the basis for a systematic, mandalic approach to sequencing natural phenomena.  This develops a reliable pictorial based research system available to anyone. Pictorial thinking can support the idea that the macro(species) and micro (hormones) levels of plant development are based on resonant…

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In science today the driving force is to solve mysteries by innovation. Innovation is the clever manipulation of what is already known. As an effective research method for solving technical problems innovation has created wonders. But life evades technical solutions. Uncontrolled pandemics and complex climate change issues result from technical innovation being applied to issues…

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The alchemists understood that when dealing with living systems it is better to let the mysteries gradually be revealed in their own way to the mind. In science today the driving force is to solve mysteries by innovation. Innovation is the clever manipulation of what is already known. As an effective research method for solving…

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Most human beings tend to value thinking as the most powerful human soul capacity because most problems are addressed through some level of thinking. Underneath awake thinking consciousness flows a constant river of will that evades awareness. Will is the force nature uses for changing things. In the human soul, will is the force of…

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In alchemy the levity/ gravity polarity is known as the sun and moon. The levity side of an alchemical mandala is linked to the force of the sun. The solar force is Avicenna’s principle of innate heat. It is also the principle behind Rudolf Steiner connecting the solar action of the “I” or True Self…

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Moist chemically complex phlegm transforms to blood through temperamental heat. This  heart action changes phlegm into living interactive tissue. “Cold” blood is available for limited applications. “Warm” heart blood is accepted by all parts of the body, at all levels. Science recognizes oxygenated arterial blood from the lungs but it is heart hormones that give…

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