Re: What to do?
By: Aeons_Wing / Novice Dec 11, 2014
Post # 5
^ that website is the most expansive resource that I go to right now.
What got me into Alchemy at all was Catherine MacCoun's On Becoming an Alchemist which explained Hermeticism very well but took more of a psychological and emotional approach to it.
"The Mirror of Alchemy" by Roger Bacon is a short, comprehensive text, although I guess like a lot of alchemical texts, there's a super super super secret ingredient that the writer of the alchemy book only says that they can't say. And that's what makes the Philosopher's Stone, along with all the boiling and pressure-cooking. It's supposed to congeal into a red stone or something.
By my opinion was real alchemy path secret in western countries.
Hidden due merciful Christians because alchemists did not want to be burned at the stake. :-(
The best I think is The secret of the golden flowwe, Chinese Taoist spiritual alchemy texts, tranlantion by Richard Willhelm.
It is similar like Hindu chakrayoga.
But there is chkra Ajna called "Heaven heart" and chakra Anahata "fleshly heart".
Interesting is compare it with an European alchemy text
Book of Lambspring.
Figure 3 - in the body, there is soul and spirit.
Spirit is in the place of chakra Ajna in Yoga and a "Heavenly heart" in The secret of the golden flower. And soul is in the place of chakra Anahata, or a "fleshly heart" in The secret of the golden flower.
I know that many people mostly in middle age have practiced "Alchemy". Like Edward Kelley, :-) John Dee and many others.
But, I mean spiritual alchemy. A path that was practiced i eastern countries mainly.
In western countries was Spiritual ways secret.