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Post by Spirit-Being on April 23rd 2009, 3:24 am

al-che-my [al-kuh-mee] ~ any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.

a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life

Ancient Alchemy Symbols and their oft times cryptic meanings began out of necessity as alchemists disguised their practices from the hugely powerful European church. At the height of its practice, alchemy was considered heretical craft by the church, punishable by death (or worse, torture). The church body at the time viewed alchemy as a way for the practitioner to ascend to salvation outside of the "traditional" church methodology.

Although ancient alchemy symbols were born out of this necessity, the foundation of alchemical practice is based on inner transformation and the achievement of that transformation. As a means for this transmutation, the alchemist utilized the changing properties of matter in addition to the philosophical meanings of the symbols themselves.

The very act of turning base metals to gold is a symbol of (wo)mans ascension and achievement of enlightenment. All things, no matter how banal, hold deeper spiritual symbolic meaning to the alchemist in all of us.

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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by Lapis on April 26th 2009, 6:24 pm

How very true Spirit-Being.

I've often called the ongoing ascension process THE Alchemical process as that's what we're doing. Denser, lower energies and consciousness in us, our symbolic 3D 'lead'...being transformed into 5D, less dense and more light filled 'gold'. A great topic and amazing that much of humanity is living it now!
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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by d-knots on April 28th 2009, 5:56 pm

yeah, the way I understand it when
various folks have spoken about
for example, a charm; it has more value
when someone has put their LOVE into it
and when worn or kept by the other or themselves
it had alchemy added making it magical for the beholder...LOL
have a loving day.....
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Post by glowray on June 16th 2009, 9:56 pm

I believe that so much of what we do is filled with value by intention. The same recipe made by someone who loves you and someone who doesn't, has an entirely different nourishing effect. Amazing...must be the love Wink
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Post by Spirit-Being on June 17th 2009, 5:54 pm

d-knots wrote:when someone has put their LOVE into it
and when worn or kept by the other or themselves
it had alchemy added making it magical for the beholder

How true this is d-knots when we put love into something it feels so amazing & beautiful. My girlfriends son once told her your food always tastes so good because you cook with love. :lovesigh:

glowray wrote:I believe that so much of what we do is filled with value by intention. The same recipe made by someone who loves you and someone who doesn't, has an entirely different nourishing effect. Amazing...must be the love

Well said glowray during my (reiki classes/reiki healing) we were taught that our intention is very important, and what we put our intention on will help with the healing. When i do reiki healing my intention is to open up and allow for the reiki energy to flow through me to provide the person/animal/plant... in need.

Love is what we all need, giving Love and receiving Love helps each of us shine much brighter, the most brightest of beacons Angel-2 we will become.

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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by WhiteShaman on September 9th 2009, 2:15 pm

Spirit-Being wrote:
d-knots wrote:when someone has put their LOVE into it
and when worn or kept by the other or themselves
it had alchemy added making it magical for the beholder

How true this is d-knots when we put love into something it feels so amazing & beautiful. My girlfriends son once told her your food always tastes so good because you cook with love. :lovesigh:

glowray wrote:I believe that so much of what we do is filled with value by intention. The same recipe made by someone who loves you and someone who doesn't, has an entirely different nourishing effect. Amazing...must be the love

Well said glowray during my (reiki classes/reiki healing) we were taught that our intention is very important, and what we put our intention on will help with the healing. When i do reiki healing my intention is to open up and allow for the reiki energy to flow through me to provide the person/animal/plant... in need.

Love is what we all need, giving Love and receiving Love helps each of us shine much brighter, the most brightest of beacons Angel-2 we will become.

Many Blessings

My children think I am old fashion but what they don’t understand (yet) is how much I appreciate the value in the old ways of doing things because of the energy and love that goes into them.
Food dishes cooked by a loving hand, one who while cooking is content and enjoying the process of preparing such as cutting vegetables and kneading bread cannot be beat in my mind.
A stone wall built by a master craftsmen from local rocks which have been chipped away to create a piece of art cannot be compared to a processed molded stone wall you buy at the hardware depot and slap together in one afternoon.
Giving thought and intent to a nice baby shower gift for someone is so much nicer than going on line and picking one of many “registered” desired gifts.
The list goes on but it is very obvious to me the value that goes into anything we do that has our good intentions and love.
I think this way we act as one with all that is, allowing the flow of life to energize our works turning them into gold.
Peace and Blessings, Praise
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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by mia on August 9th 2013, 2:46 pm

I have read all this thread and almost got the answer to 'What is Alchemy?'
But not quite ....
Would one of you please explain it in 'mia language' for me please?

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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by laura ann on August 9th 2013, 4:21 pm

some of it I just science and symbols Mia.
like  water is H2O.
or () is the symbol for the ether in tattwa

some of it is just theories put into practice  on something   that ended up working.

kinda like  you baked a cake by a random recipe but it turned out crappy..or just barely okay

so you  then  added your  own little tricks that work for you  that  became a happy accident that took the mundane to  extraordinary


is  methods and principles to achieve anything that  works .

at least  that is my  definition..

maybe one of our esteemed gents can  explain it much much better
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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by mia on August 9th 2013, 5:14 pm

So, it just means changing something .... anything .... for the better?

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Post by Guest on August 10th 2013, 12:08 am

mia wrote:So, it just means changing something .... anything .... for the better?
 Yes dear mia.That is true.But the transformation requires an input of energy.
It is like pumping a tire up.Energy and air are needed to inflate the tire and keep
it inflated.
Transformation is similar.To make a transformation permanent.I would use my intent
and love.Of course it is not so easy to do.
One thing about transforming it is step like.Complete each step at a time.
Concentrate on the doing and less on the result.
Love can be like this.
I hope this helps a bit.
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Re: Alchemy Definition

Post by mia on August 10th 2013, 2:39 am

That's like sending distant healing!
I think I understand now.
Alchemy doesn't sound so difficult and mysterious now Smile
Thank you Laura and Stephen Hug

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Post by Guest on August 10th 2013, 2:58 am

I think you have the idea.Yes it is the
same skill.Does not healing attempt a transformation from disease
to healing?
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Post by mia on August 10th 2013, 4:04 am

skfarblum wrote:I think you have the idea.Yes it is the
same skill.Does not healing attempt a transformation from disease
to healing?
Stephen
 Healing gives healing energy to the healee for the healees body to use as required.
The healer has to want to (intention) help heal the healee though for the energy to channel thru to the healee.
Hence alchemy Smile

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