The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 8)
In his amazing vision, his experience was such that he’d not climbed up into the Deity; instead, the Deity had climbed into him.
The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 7)
In many ways, Jung considered Paracelsus, the founder of depth psychology.
The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 6)
The prize of all alchemical work was the philosopher’s stone which outwardly turned base metal into gold and inwardly turned the baseness inherent in man (having fallen from the Garden of Eden) into the state divine grace.
The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 1)
Jung’s work with magic and astrology demonstrates not only is there a place for esoteric traditions in modern science but also if we are to become all that we as men and women can be an important link must be made between irrationalism and progressive rationalism.
The Daemon of Carl Jung
In Plato’s Republic(The Myth of Ur), souls cue up to choose their next life and are assigned a daemon – an overseer for that life. In classic astrology, daemon could be determined using one’s natal chart and as the result, it was incumbent upon the individual to establish contact with (or invoke) his or her…
Hidden Dangers of The Hero’s (mythological) Journey
This weekend, I was privileged to participate in an academic conference, The Talking Sky, hosted by the University of Wales and The Sophia Centre. The purpose of the conference was to explore the cultural aspects of diverse myths inspired by the heavens. Whilst many important points were made, one surfaced time and time again –…
Love’s Alchemy & the Alchemical Marriage
Enter Mercury to facilitate the active dialogue and transference which is at the base of all therapeutic work.
Love’s Alchemy & the Golden Age of Saturn
Because Saturn marks the boundary between personal and transpersonal (cosmic) powers, it is the alchemists most important planet being equated with both the beginning and end of the Great Work.
Love’s Alchemy – Stage I – The Purification process or Calcinatio
Calcinatio is a fiery, burning process governed by Aries/Mars during which the dross is burned off to purify rather like the process during which diamonds are formed.
Change as the Result of Time in the Secular Poetry of John Donne
While on the surface it may appear that he is a proponent of constancy, his speakers often lamenting how others are so inconstant and false, I would argue that on the whole Donne favours change.