The goal of Gaian Alchemy is the completion of the Great Work, as explained in an earlier post: Regeneration; orientation to Gaian Alchemy. There is no completion date, of course, but we are in the completion timeframe and the conditions are damn near perfect. The ancient alchemists had to generate the state of chaos needed to make matter mutable, but those conditions are now generously provided, saving us valuable energy. The framework, tools and clues are in place and now it is just a matter of application and dedication to the pleasures of discovery.
Stages and Phases
The Gaian Alchemy Retreats will address two core themes, Regeneration and Time by following the three main stages to the alchemical process. We don’t know how many stages the original alchemists used in their experiments, it could have been four in some cases, seven in others, but I’m following the model described by John Lash in the Course in Gaian Alchemy that he taught in the 80s and working with three. These are:
Formation and Fixation
With regard to phasing: the two Gaian Alchemy Retreats this year will concentrate on Formation and Fixation within the context of Regeneration. I’m planning for next year’s retreats to address Formation and Fixation with regard to Time. After that, those strands will come together, as appropriate, for the Coniunctio followed by (trumpet fanfare, if you will) the Magnificatio, “The expansion of consciousness to encompass the realm of Mythical Beings and the expansion of the senses.” JLL. I’m anticipating that the work will grow organically, like mycelium, with fruits in different locations and I’d like to see new ways of working together emerge. I’ve had to create some sort of structure, so I can envisage how the Work might progress, but I’m not intending to teach Gaian Alchemy as a set course – it’s much more about setting people up to take the work forward in their own way and supporting the Work as best we can.
Formation and Fixation
The Formation and Fixation stage could be described as the process of recovering the memories of where your senses originated and how to use them correctly. We don’t use our senses correctly, for the most part, because the theatre of human experience has been constructed to put the human at the centre of any experience, but not in any interactive relationship with anything else! For example, you might look at a tree or the stars, but there is no ordinarily accepted recognition of the fact that the tree and the stars are also interacting with you via that look. The observer effect acknowledges that observing an object, situation or phenomenon necessarily changes it, but it does not consider the possibility that the observer is also effected by the interaction. This two-way effect is not imaginary, even though it might not be measurable by instruments. There are biochemical and electromagnetic exchanges that occur between all living things, including the earth and cosmos, that the alchemists knew by other names and portrayed in their illustrations. The modern human is no longer able to use his/her senses to this degree of subtlety, however, we can choose to recover our senses.
The process of Formation and Fixation enables you to experience how you are located within the atmospheric membrane of the earth and how your senses were designed for interaction with all other forms of life on the planet and the plenary sovereign intelligence of the planet itself. The format of learning in the retreats will be some formal group teaching and discussion, followed by experiential exercises and one-on-one coaching sessions, for individual goal setting and support. There will also be a group task/project involving direct sensory and imaginative interaction with the land. The structure is intended to support ‘playful learning’, in a relaxed way that accommodates individual drives, talents and expectations (including my own) as much as possible.
The topics to be covered will include:
the three dimensions of space (enclosing space, surface space and enclosed space)
human identity and the Fallen Goddess Scenario as the guiding narrative
the human effect, intention, reason and desire
the process of recognition
kundalini and the grounding mechanism
DNA, biophotons and the challenges of time and light
I’m anticipating that what you’ll learn here will enable you to begin the process of regeneration, because this has been my experience. The ‘remembering’ of how to use your senses correctly and interactively with nature, within a guiding narrative that explains both earth and human origins AND is open-ended, makes if possible to use your imagination/consciousness fully, without falling into the trap of the ‘fantastic imagination’. The fantastic or fantasy imagination could be described as that which does not align with the dreaming of the earth. My experience is: fix the senses and the imagination follows.
This is an orientation piece for Gaian Alchemy. I want to explain why I’m focusing on what seems to be such an arcane subject, as the world spirals into chaos, and why I think it’s relevant, even essential, for these times in which regeneration is happening concurrently with destruction.
I hold myself out to be a witch, a healer, a kalika, a teacher and a bog-standard alchemist in the way all true women are. I have the burning desire to know how humans interact, physiologically, psychologically and emotionally with the natural and Supernatural world and to use that knowledge wisely. My motivation with Gaian Alchemy is to learn how the mind/body system works interactively with our Planetary Animal Mother, so as to command Her Power to live in ultimate freedom. I want freedom to live and die without third party interference, to make my own mistakes and learn from them, which is about as clear as I can get on my motives right now. I aim to teach what I’m learning, by putting it into effect because I want to play with the Rhomay in this way, with tensegrity. I’m constantly challenged by my limited knowledge and the grandeur of the subject, but also compelled to learn and it keeps me sane.
The alchemy for the end-times of the Kali Yuga is not the same as it would have been at the beginning of the kalpa. These times are defined by escalating war, insanity, loss of humanity, mindless destruction and extinction. This is Ceridwen’s cauldren and A11 is a brewin’. Even as you weep for the suffering you see everywhere, don’t despair; humanity as a species wins this final battle of the Kali Yuga. For each of us as individuals, well, much depends on how you live and what you do. Kali protects Her warriors, so long as they hold to the kalika code and protect humanity. She destroys the archontic illusion and all who uphold it and She regenerates the faculties of the Rhomay, with absolute simultaneity, so that you can interact with the Supernatural as easily as making a phone call, right now! You don’t have to wait until the battle is won. The art of Gaian Alchemy is to track and participate in that regeneration/transmutation process, using your senses and imagination as they were designed to be used. And as this knowledge is developed and fed into the morphogenetic field of the Anthropos, it exponentially enhances the extraordinary abilities of all the warriors of the Rhomay. The battle lines are both deeply personal and transpersonal at the same time, so that when you fight for Freedom, Truth and Beauty in your own life, you add those qualities to the brew. There is a selection process underway.
In bringing Gaian Alchemy to life today, I am spiralling back, sniffing out the trail and picking over the clues were left by the chroniclers of the ancient alchemists – panning for gold, and also making gold. And what is the real gold? I can’t define it as one single thing right now. That might sound like a cop-out, but that has to be discovered by each alchemist on his/her own terms. For example: a few days ago, it came up in conversation how our PAM gives us two hues, the blue skin tone in the presence of the Organic Light and the amber-gold when She shows Her pleasure. These hues are visible in exactly the same way to everyone who has these experiences. Doesn’t that make you wonder about the nature of alchemical gold? Do you see that it is alive, responsive, something that you ache for?
“The Gold you acquire at the end of the work is also called the Philosophic Gold, or the Philosophic Matter. To paraphrase, it is what matters philosophically, in the long run, after all the DROSS is burned away. Remember that philosophy is nothing but the methodical inquiry into the meaning of life, the loving-to-know what life really means. The DROSS is our immersion in the human muddle, our total identification with it and everything it means, but the gold is a gleaming thread that leads elsewhere.
Alchemical Gold cannot be sold and as you may sense from the awkwardness of this passage, it is even extremely difficult to give away.
That anyone who assumes responsibility for the outcome of deeds initiated by the Gods will eventually be delivered from the human muddle – this is the subtle idea held by the alchemists to be the supreme idea. Nowhere do they attempt to explain how the assumption of this responsibility for the Divine Dilemma is not a super-burdening but an unburdening, yet everywhere they allude to it as the only thing worth thinking about, the one true Philosophic Matter. What comes of it is noted by Rilke in a letter where he writes to Rodin: “He was a worker, who desired nothing but to enter, completely and with all his powers into the humble and austere reality of his art. In this there was a certain renunciation of life. But precisely by such patience did he win life: for the world offered itself to his art.”
THROUGH THEIR INCURSIONS INTO THE HUMAN REALM, MYTHICAL BEINGS BECOME ENTANGLED IN HUMAN KARMA SO THAT THEIR OWN EVOLUTION COMES TO BE DEPENDENT UPON HUMAN ACTION – SUCH IS THE DIVINE DILEMMA.”
The Course in Gaian Alchemy, John Lash
In a nutshell, you engage in Gaian Alchemy by taking responsibility for your own life, in such as way as to pull yourself out of the murky muck of mundane affairs, so that you can (if you so desire) take responsibility for solving the problems created by the gods, our Divine Mother specifically! But you don’t do it alone, of course.
The goal of Gaian Alchemy is the completion of the Great Work. The Great Work is, in one sense, all that is possible to imagine, thus it includes the biosphere and even the Milky Way Galaxy. The gods left our home galaxy incomplete intentionally, so that the subjects of their experiments could (eventually, potentially) enjoy the pleasure of completing their work. This is what you would call a long-term project, but the interaction between what is happening on this planet and in the cosmos is easily verifiable. For those of you who followed the GNE, and other stargazers, have you noticed what is happening with the Milky Way over the past few years? Doesn’t it seem to be falling apart and going in a completely different direction? Could you say that it is mirroring what is happening on this planet, and vice versa? As above, so below. The Anthropine species on this planet is a long way away from co-creating anything with the gods, but the Human Effect extends as far as we could possibly imagine and we can learn how to regenerate as well as we have learned how to destroy. That is a sobering thought, the next time you complain about the lack of opportunity!
The social domain across the whole world is disintegrating into chaos, but at the same time clarity, pristine cognition and solutions are erupting spontaneously amongst those who live outside of the system as much as they can. I don’t think it’s possible to live completely outside the system, not unless you adopt a really primitive lifestyle, but living in the countryside and not being employed in a slave job reduces the impact somewhat. I notice here that as I fret about the weather, “not enough rain, too much rain (really too much rain)”, nature just gets on with it. I’m looking for a break in the action to transplant seedlings, but the birds are nesting, the fruit trees are in blossom and the grass is already knee high. Nature regenerates itself every spring, but the Anthropos has been so systematically disconnected from that process that not only do we no longer remember how to regenerate ourselves, but we go one step further and dismiss it as impossible. How long has this amnesia and disconnection been in effect? Millenia, perhaps. The irony is that the escalating destruction and chaos actually create the conditions that make remembering and regeneration possible, but only for those who have the Sophianic Narrative to keep them sane and sober through the storm.
I have no doubt that we were designed with the innate ability to regenerate any part of the body, including limbs and organs. Adult stem cells are found in many parts of the human body, including the bone marrow, heart, liver, gut and brain and have different functions; some only have the ability to generate one type of cell, while others are multipurpose. Recent research is proving that the central dogma of DNA (that DNA writes to RNA to create all the proteins in the body) does not tell the full story and bioelectricity has much more of a role than previously thought. Studies have shown that electrical signals provide environmental cues for intercellular communication, to orchestrate cellular behaviour during morphogenesis and regeneration. It has been proven that bioelectricity can induce limb regeneration in non-regenerative species. However, all these studies fail to consider the source of these electrical signals!
Gaian Alchemy is now informed by the Sophianic Narrative and Planetary Tantra. Additionally, the Electric Universe proponents provide scientifically verifiable theories that back up what John Lash observed and intuited when he created the course back in 1983. If you look through the lens of Gaian Alchemy, you can clearly see that various outlying scientific communities are picking up on the operational similarities and the interactivity between the cosmos, the earth and the human creature. However, their ingrained myopia does not allow them so see (or remember) the elephant they are actually riding on! And therein lies the role for Gaian Alchemists in the social domain, to guide science which is still operating in the mode of the three blind men describing an elephant. Does that sound outrageously ambitious? Yet, it’s nowhere near as ambitious as playing like the gods!
Coming back down to earth and right up close and personal; your Goddess endowed luminous epinoia, the power of imagination, nous and intelligence are entrained by your perception, but your perceptive abilities have been disabled by generations of archontic interference. You cannot look at the sky or a tree or a rock and see it as a Gnostic seer or shaman would have seen it. Neither can I. But you and I now know that our perceptive abilities were hacked, and who did it. Furthermore, as habitual behavior unravels, deeper memories of what the Anthropos were once capable of spontaneously emerge. I don’t know how you can get traction and harness these emerging abilities unless you live in a supportive and healthy indigenous community, or you recognize yourself as Rhomay within the Sophianic Vision Story. You don’t have to do anything else, unless you want to. Gaian Alchemy is the method for training your senses and imagination to track and participate in regeneration interactively.
I would guess that Gaian Alchemy might appeal to those with an interest in natural healing and want to learn more about the source of our innate healing ability and how far it extends. As the kalpa draws to its bloody end and the need for healing and regeneration becomes increasingly desperate, more possibilities of engagement open up for those who want to participate in Correction in this way. There is no fundamental difference between regenerating a limb or a forest, it’s simply a matter of scale, imagination and cosmic timing.
On a personal note, I’ve been through my own healing process and helped many other people through theirs. There is much more work to do in this area as so much damage has been done, but the focus of Gaian Alchemy is not on teaching people how to heal themselves or anyone else, although that will be a by-product. A certain level of health is assumed, as the physical foundation for regeneration, but human regeneration is only part of the regeneration of life that is happening concurrently with extinction. That said, I don’t think that our Divine Mother intended us to die in decrepitude, begging to be released from suffering, and 80 years or so is nowhere near long enough to learn and do all the things I want in this life. When I had a near death experience in 2005, I got a taste of freedom and an insight into the possibility of a different way of living. Something that the ancient alchemists knew, began to flutter in the margins of my memory. John Lash has combed through all the surviving material and included anything worth keeping in the Course on Gaian Alchemy. There is still some material to be discarded, now that we know that both Jesus Christ and Einstein were xenosh psyops, but the Course material is the cognitive foundation for regeneration. I’m not saying: put this into practice and you’ll live happily and healthily for as long as you want and die a natural death when you’re ready but, with everything I’ve learned and experienced so far, I’m strangely confident that this is an achievable goal, for some. It could take years of dedicated practice and it will also happen instantaneously and having something to aim for, a goal with never-ending dopamine hits – it feeds me through the times when I’m plagued by doubts.
Ko Hung, a 4th century Chinese Alchemist describes this path as the divine process.
“It has been said, “It is not difficult to enjoy Fullness of Life; the difficulty lies in learning the divine process. It is not difficult to learn the divine process; the difficulty lies in carrying it out. It is not difficult to carry it out; the difficulty lies in persisting to the end.” the master carpenter can give a man his compass and square, but he cannot guarantee dexterity. An intelligent teacher can give a man a written prescription, but he cannot warrant that he will compound it. Cultivation of the divine process is like the sowing of grain; success in it may be compared with the harvest. The field may be fertile and the water conditions perfect, yet if the right weather is not at hand or the hoe is not applied, the grain you have sown will merely form little mounds, but you will reap nothing. No matter how large your farm, there will be no crop.
The ordinary man not only does not realize that profit begets profit; he does not even realize that loss begets loss. To be sure, loss is more easily and readily recognized; profit is hard to recognize and reveals itself more slowly. If, however, facility is not realized, how can one recognize difficulties? Losses may be compared with the flame of the lamp melting in the grease; nobody notices what is transpiring until suddenly the light dies. Profit is to be compared with the sowing and cultivating of plants. Before anyone realizes it, the shoots begin to appear. Therefore, when regulating the body and nurturing its life, give care to the little things. Even a slight profit is not to be considered unimportant and left uncultivated, nor is a slight loss to be considered harmless and left unblocked. Greatness is always the accumulation of little things; a million results from an accumulation of units. If you can appreciate it when it is only a promise and perfect it when it becomes evident, you are close to knowing the divine process.”
Alchemy, Medicine and Religion in the China of AD 320: The Nei Pien of Ko Hung
On Death and Immortality
Regeneration does not mean immortality. The completion of the Great Work is not about achieving immortality. The Anthropos is not on an ascension path. That term is not useful, as it is designed to lead you up your own personal back alley to oblivion. It is, in fact, an elimination path – of which there are many.
Humans are mortal animals and the gods are beings of an entirely different nature. There are many mythological accounts of ‘intermingling’ between the gods and humans, including instances in which the gods have bestowed immortality on humans – such is their gift. However, this does not imply that humans can achieve immortality through their own actions, nor that there is any kind of evolutionary path for humans. Would you really want immortality? Certainly not without some very specific conditions attached.
The Great Work is not an instruction manual for immortality; that’s why I’m using the word regeneration instead. The re-discovery, the remembering of the ability to regenerate, the physical body and the planetary environment, perhaps even the cosmos at large is sufficient and complete. Completion is in itself a gift. What if you could regenerate for as long as you had appetency for life? Would you then welcome death as the final act of completion, “the ultimate moment of life”?
The Gaian Alchemy course as John Lash taught it, concluded with reference to an ‘incursion’ and by calling our attention to the Archer-Snaketamer-Scorpion-Scales tableau, for the clues it offers in dealing with this incursion. At that time, John had not yet written Not in His Image, or reconstructed the Sophianic Narrative, so he was working with clues leading to the definition of the problem, rather than clues to the solutions, as we are now.
At that time he wrote:
“In this tableau of the Southern Constellations, the Snaketamer is an image of the human as master of the Luciferic Impulse, and the Archer is an image of the Human as master of the Ahrimanic Impulse. Thus the constellations mirror us, show us ourselves in various evolutionary situations and postures, at the same time as they show how Mythical Beings have effected Incursions into our realm. The scales themselves are the image of Karma. It must be be noted that the Scales, or Balance, is the only one of the thirteen Ecliptic Constellations which is mechanical. As an image of Karma, the scales has two pans, two counterbalancing scales. The one knocked awry by the Scorpion is the Divine Scale; the one displaced though remaining upright, not spilling its contents, is the Human Scale. (So our “planetary physics in the human scale” has a specific mythic image behind it, you see.) The Scorpion itself is the image of Death, of the Ahrimanic-Satanic power that can lay waste to the Human Essense. In fine detail, the Scenario shows how the Ahrimanic Incursion into human affairs produces an upset or potential loss in the realm of the Gods (Divine Scale), which remains to be corrected by action taken in the human realm (Human Scale, which remains level, though displaced).
In it’s totality, the Scenario shows how the outcome of this situation (which we’re calling the Divine Dilemma) hinges on the human mastery of the Luciferic (Snaketamer) to restrain the Satanic (Scorpion) until the Human, evolved to a higher stage of self-empowerment and self-centering (Archer, oriented to the Galactic Center or Divine Source), can finally and ultimately overcome the dangers posed by the Satanic by transforming it through Love.”
The Course in Gaian Alchemy, John Lash
We now know that the ‘Ahrimanic Satanic power’ referenced in this excerpt is the archontic infection, presented in various guises as religion, democracy and communism, that drives the xenosh to kill or enslave humanity. The Luciferic Impulse is, more or less, a reference to narcissism and the false ego, to be overcome as you claim your identity as Rhomay. The transformative power of Love, is the Love that comes from the Aeonic Mother for the Anthropos, that can only be reciprocated when grounded in self love. It most definitely does not mean ‘love your enemy’.
Fast forward to 2008 (thereabouts) and we have some more clues regarding this cosmic tableau:
“The Thirteenth Constellation
Drawing the thirteenth constellation was the crowning moment of my long artistic experiment with the zodiac. This is Ophiuchus, the Charmer of Serpents, or Snaketamer, the figure that had to be excluded in order to introduce the new paradigm of psyche-cosmos mirroring, using the 12-sector format without stars. Its exclusion signals one of the more devastating turns in the history of our species, a very bad turn, indeed. By a striking coincidence, the starless Ptolemaic zodiac was proposed in 150 AD, the same year that Justin Martyr came out openly and attacked the Gnostics of the Mystery Schools. But this is no coincidence, because the suppression of the Mysteries has everything to do with the loss of the Snaketamer and all he represents: namely, the millennial tradition of indigenous shamanism in Europa, the Levant, and Egypt.”
“In Quest for the Zodiac, I suggested that the serpent imagery in the constellations might be connected with ancient knowledge of genetics and the DNA code. This is consistent with Jeremy Narby’s thesis in The Cosmic Serpent: namely, that the ancients, like some indigenous peoples today, had direct experiential access to the molecular structure of matter. I have proposed the term stellar-genetic continuum for the the linking of cosmic and earthbound biophysics that glimmers in ancient traditions, especially Egyptian sacred astronomy. Today interest in this link has given rise to a fledgling science called exobiology, the study of how life on earth is connected with life beyond earth.”
These two images provide graphic evidence of the significance of this connection:
The first image is of DNA magnified in with a scanning electron microscope. Image a is the DNA strand as it appears naturally. Image b is the image straightened out and the very bottom image shows how this is manipulated to be presented by CGI.
This image is of the Birkeland currents from The Electric Universe: Filaments in Space
Ironically, given it’s esoteric pedigree, Gaian Alchemy’s relevance today hangs on what it is able to offer in the way of recognizable solutions to the major problems humanity faces. At this unique time in the history of our species, the Aeon Sophia is creating the ideal conditions in which the fullest expression of the courage, genius, beauty and ruthless compassion of the RHOMAY will emerge, through the actions of each individual and not the herd. Those who choose to interact with Her directly, guide Her actions. The xenosh will be eliminated, there is no doubt about that, but you have to decide where and how you want to play. Some of the practitioners of Gaian Alchemy, will also be warriors, others will be artists, healers, musicians, gardeners, anyone to whom this appeals; the collective function of individual actions in this field is to stabalize the interaction between our Divine Mother and Her Magical Children and to bind it into phylogenetic memory, to make it easier for others to pick up and so that the Mysteries can never be lost again.
The return of the Snaketamer signals one direction for Gaian Alchemy going forward. Electromagnetic pollution and the even more sinister DEWs are one of the biggest challenges facing life on earth today, the earth is clearly going through Her own electromagnetic events and regeneration is electrical in nature. The weakening of the earth’s magenetic field is not a random event. It is calibrated and calculated to bring more energy into the system, that we need to work out how to use. Currently, Jupiter is completing a loop around the top of the Scales, as if to draw our attention to the human involvement in the Divine Dilemma and also because Thelete, via Jupiter is bringing more energy into the system. Jupiter (with the guidance of pleasure and the pleasure of guidance) overseas Gaian Alchemy. The completion of the Great Work, requires magnification or amplification. The weakening magnetic field exposes the earth to more cosmic rays, which generates more thunderstorms and more energy. Catastrophic weather events are a consequence and we have to learn how to deal with them.
Obviously, lightning generates photons and is there any significant difference, apart from location and intensity, between atmospheric photons and biophotons? Biophotons are emitted by all living things and are beginning to be investigated as the communication system for all cells across the organism. All molecules of a particular type dance to a particular rhythm, generated by photons in the DNA. Fritz-Albert Popp asked where these biophotons came from, but did not consider them as as a medium of communication with the planetary mind. Photons are the music of the stars and our Earth Mother is also a Star Goddess.
What if the instrument of communication is the pineal gland? The calcite crystals in the pineal gland have been discovered to have piezoelectric properties and I think they are being activated by atmospheric pressure. This could explain the particular kind of tinnitus people are experiencing? Actually, tinnitus is probably a misleading term, as it’s not at all like the kind of tinnitus that people describe as problematic ringing in the ears, I wouldn’t even recognize this effect as tinnitus. It’s more like a ‘stoppering’ in one ear only, for me it’s usually the left, in which external sounds get blocked out accompanied by a constant tone, not too high pitched, more like an old-fashioned fax machine. It only lasts 30-60 seconds. The big question is: how do we use this channel?
It brings to mind the image of this psychoacoustic pipe from somewhere in South or Central America: is this pipe simulating a natural effect that we are just beginning to remember?
The other big issue is the human interaction with time. I found the section on Time the most difficult in the Course, but I can also see how pertinent it is to this particular moment in time! It’s not time itself that will be destroyed at the end of this aeonic day, but the specific illusion of time shaped by Christianity and the over-arching control of clock-time – they have to go. But what will replace it? And how can humans co-create with Gaia, without the ability to manipulate time? More big questions for Gaian Alchemists. Time does not create gold.
The master principle for the Great Work, stated in the Theatrum Rosarium, a compilation of alchemical lore from the 17th century:
In all thine operations, let the Work be guided by nature, according to the slow progression of metals in the bowels of the Earth. And in thine efforts, be guided in all ways by the true and not the fantastic imagination.
“You are mistaken, blind one — false deity who cannot see. There is an immortal luminous child, the Anthropos, who came into existence before you and who will appear among your spectral forms (plasmata). This luminous child will trample you in scorn just as a potter’s clay is pounded (into a lump). And you will sink away to your proper zone, along with those who belong to your legion.
For at the consummation of your work, the entire defect [of Archontic illusion] exposed in the light of truth will be abolished, and [that illusion] will be as if it never had been.”