The Course in Gaian Alchemy, was originally presented by John Lash as a 40 week course in 1982-83. It was the result of his investigations begun at the age of nine and more than 20 years of research and experimentation up until that time. After a 36 year hiatus, the time is now ripe for completing The Great Work. Here is a how he describes The Great Work:
“The Great Work is the task of CO-CREATION: service rendered to Nature by humanity, as a way of completing the very process of creation.
Obviously, it wil be impossible to pursue the task of assisting Nature, if we do not encounter Nature, the created world, in a profound way. To revise Alchemy in modern terms, we must contact Nature as an awesome power. The Great Work is a program and guide to such an encounter……..
The author shares his discovery that the alchemists were “atmospheric mystics” who experienced in a direct way how our mental and physical life is interfused with the processes of the terrestrial atmosphere. For example, they recognized the cycle of photosynthesis before it was technically identified. They knew as sensory fact the exchange of carbon dioxide bet- ween humans and plants. They considered the entire atmosphere as a vas hermeticum, a vessel where transmutations occur all the time. They sought to understand the role of the human form as a living “spore” embedded within the atmospheric medium.
This revision of alchemy does not require a forge and apparati, the cooking of chemicals, or working in a laboratory, but it does require the capacity to experience the entire atmosphere around us as a laboratory.
It also requires the training of imagination to see how we are involved in the dynamics of the atmosphere. Among the alchemists the power of imagination was called the artifex, the tool for achieving the Work.”
Excerpt from the prospectus to The Great Work, John Lash
Fast-forward to 2018 and, in addition to The Alchemy Course, we have the Sophianic Narrative, the Terma of Gaia Awakening and Planetary Tantra; not only do we know the identity of the ‘awesome power’, but we also have the methodology for interaction with Her. However, what really makes co-creation possible is the fact that we are now in Correction and is is becoming ever more clear that our Divine Mother wants to interact with us, Her magical children.
So who would be so bold as to desire to participate in co-creation with the Wisdom Goddess? What does that entail? Can your imagination conceive of what it would be like to attain the status of a god or goddess? Knowing, of course, that this is not the same as becoming a god; it does not involve an ascension process or even immortality. You can only ever be human, but what is the fullest expression of the Anthropos imaginable in a single human creature? And how do you get from where you are now to god-like? Having read The Alchemy Course three times, I can say with absolute confidence that this isn’t a mere possibility, it is inevitable that some one, who holds co-creation as their highest desire and does the necessary work, will achieve that goal. It could be you. Do you want to join me on this adventure?
“Hold to your highest desire and surrender its attainment, not precluding that the attainment will be rendered to you by the power of the Wisdom Goddess.” JLL
The Course in Gaian Alchemy will be available on Nemeta, the School of Sophianic Arts and Sciences. within the next few months. (You can sign up for updates on the Nemeta launch here.) For anyone wanting to initiate themselves in guided experimentation in a small group here in Gaia’s laboratory, I’m offering two retreats this summer.
The focus will be on the essential preliminaries and then to dive into the areas that are of greatest interest to participants. The full Gaian Alchemy syllabus cannot be covered in a week! Over the past few months I’ve focused on regeneration and releasing my senses from what is described in Gaian Alchemy as the ‘numbing effect of kundalini’. This is a radically different approach to kundalini than is to be found in new age perspectives on the subject. However, it’s worth noting that its correspondence to the Electric Universe Theory, which it predates by several decades, is remarkable. The aim of ‘Adventures in Gaian Alchemy’ is to introduce participants to the artifex and the proper use of the senses, so that they can continue with their own investigations effectively.
“For the olden alchemists, the process of grounding essense via kundalini was accomplished in the Fixation Stage of the Work. This was done through stilling images in the plasmatic Light. This is the initial training of the creative imagination to see into the planetary life-web. Fixation is the training of the attention to guide the imagination so that it serves the increasing of essense rather than its dissipation. Normally, the hypnotic power of Kundalini is evident in human tendencies to fantasy, daydreaming, groundless idealizations, sexpairing and emotional bonding based on transient attractions.
The alchemists called creative imagination by its Latin tag, imaginatio, and revered it as the artifex, the tool for actually performing the work.”
From Lesson 7: The Human Essense, John Lash
Additionally, the location is as important as the timing – Her Dreaming comes through the land. The Great Work must be initiated away from what passes for civilisation, in a place drenched in Her savage beauty, where our vestigial senses can still respond to Her signals. Galicia is such a place, a little corner of forgotten paradise, waiting to offer its treasures to all who seek Wisdom here. I mentioned in an earlier post how Galicia was known to the ancient Greeks as Ophiussa, the Land of Serpents and how I discovered this because we are located on the Eastern Galicia Magnetic Anomaly. The telluric currents of the earth are strong here. We are also directly under the flight path of the White Stork – these enormous and graceful birds fly over several times a day and nest in a great cedar tree we can see from our terrace. The stork is in the Pelicaniformes order of birds and related to the pelican; both serpent and pelican have a special significance in the ancient alchemical texts.
“‘Pneumatic’ comes from the Greek pneuma, spiritual or celestial breath. ‘Chthonic’ comes from the Greek chton, earth; thus it means earthly, earthbound, terrestrial. The creature of pneuma is primarily the PELICAN, while that of chton is the dragon or SERPENT, naturally. These appear in manifold variations, bearing witness to delicate nuances of transmutation in the course of the Work.
Alchemical lore contains a vast picture-book of bizarre and wonderful images, most of which prove to have clear and accurate meanings when the experience and processes they describe can be recaptured. The Bird and Serpent motifs appear in countless variations in the old manuscripts. The UROBOROS, the serpent eating its own tail, is a widely known ‘symbol’ whose precise meaning in human physics has been lost in a welter of abstract and fantastic interpretations. It is the prototype of all Serpent motifs.
Its counterpart, the central figure of all Bird motifs is found in the precious and singular image of the PELICAN. This bird when feeding its young crooks its neck down and around and performs an odd, striking act: it regurgitates already digested food into the ravening mouths of its brood. In doing so, it appears to be feeding them from nourishment torn out of its own breast. The alchemists, being keen observers of nature, caught this action and immediately saw it as the image of certain processes which occur in ‘mystical physiology’.”
From The Course in Alchemy, Lesson 13, John Lash.
Now, I admit to being biased here (I’m in love with this land) but given the physical presence of both these potent symbols right here, there can be no better place on the planet to to discover how to complete the Work at this time.
Gaian Alchemy 2018: Retreat Details
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I’ve been prompted on “recognition” several times over the past few months; I had it on the back burner, as one of those things to look into when the time is right. Well, it’s that time right now. A sudden confluence of prompts, signals and synchronicities has led me to conclude that for the Rhomay to defeat the xenosh – you need to recognize recognition! The timing on this is critical, so I’m putting this out, knowing that I don’t have the full story yet. That will materialize, in due course, necessarily through your participation.
So, what is recognition and why is it so important?
This is my working definition: recognition is an aspect or infrasensory perception caused by the simultaneous occurrence of visual and magnetic stimuli that effects experience, gene expression and reality. It is also initiated via intention, as you can form the intention to ‘recognize’ some one or something.
These are the phases of recognition I’ve defined so far:
Electromagnetic pulse from the earth, simultaneously detected by the eyes and sphenoid bone (the sphenoid and connected ethmoid bones are the only bones in the human body to contain ferric iron or magnetite and the eyes and optic nerves rest on them);
Initiated recognition, where you set out to recognize some one or something, such as the intention to meet some one in a crowded bar;
John defines the pulse of recognition as a recoil into the brain, the occult function of vision;
The pulse/recoil is amplified by the sphenoid sinuses and picked up by the pituitary gland (they sit next to each other in a special cavity in the sphenoid bone called the sella turcica);
The pituitary gland responds to the recoil by instructing the other glands to release hormonal compounds specific to the pulse;
The hormones generate emotional and other responses that create different electrical charges in various parts of the body;
The electrical charges interact with histone and non-histone proteins, causing different genes to express;
The change in gene expression causes you to experience a difference in the world around you;
You recognize the change;
When you speak of what you recognize in that moment the sphenoid sinuses (anaerobic repiration in another aspect here) give a particular resonance to the voice, which has a special power when the electromagnetic pulse is expressed through song or words. (Additional info on this here: The Head Sinuses.)
The fractal antenna of your DNA broadcasts a new message to the fractal antennas of the DNA of every other living thing, and so reality changes, via photon release;
The photons inform the morphogenetic field, so that what is recognized is available to other members of the species;
With intentional application, this process informss the epigenesis of the Rhomay.
Other, deeper and even more significant aspects to consider involve how recognition and gene expression affect the Planetary Animal Mother as She clears Her mind at the end of Her Aeonic day and activates Her transpeciation protocols. Another is how existence, or reality for want of a better word, corresponds to the perceptive abilities of the Anthropos. Recognition is an active jolt out of the everyday trance, that shifts the gears on what you experience AND how life expresses itself.
mid-15c., “knowledge of an event or incident; understanding,” from Middle French recognition (15c.) and directly from Latin recognitionem (nominative recognitio) “a reviewing, investigation, examination,” noun of action from past participle stem of recognoscere “to acknowledge, know again; examine” (see recognize).
Sense of “formal avowal of knowledge and approval” is from 1590s; especially acknowledgement of the independence of a country by a state formerly exercising sovereignty (1824). Meaning “a knowing again” is from 1798.
early 15c., “resume possession of land,” back-formation from recognizance, or else from Old French reconoiss-, stem of reconoistre “to know again, identify, recognize,” from Latin recognoscere”acknowledge, recall to mind, know again; examine; certify,” from re- “again” (see re-) + cognoscere”to get to know, recognize” (see cognizance). Meaning “know again, recall or recover the knowledge of, perceive an identity with something formerly known or felt” first recorded 1530s. Related: Recognized; recognizing.”
When you consider the homonyms and phonemes in the words ‘recognition’ and ‘recognize’ your attention is drawn to the ‘cog’ as in ‘a cog in the wheel’, a small part or function in a larger organization. Then ‘gnition’ brings to mind ‘ignition’, as in firing up and ‘nize’, is in the eyes. In other words, the power of recognition is in igniting small changes in reality through the eyes – the spark of recognition.
Recognition occurs whether or not the object of recognition is true. The act of recognition makes a pre-existing story, memory or belief real. It may take some time to show up, some acts of recognition are more subtle than others, but it is a physical process that occurs as naturally as your heartbeat. It is also a fact that the enemies of life are aware of this and use it to their advantage, whereas the Rhomay, for the most part, does not.
What is infrasensory perception?
In The Gaia-Sapiens Exchange, John Lash defines infrasensory perception [ISP] as part of the 6th level of exchange, in which human perceptual experience (the physics of beauty) feeds into the rapture circuits of Gaia-Sophia.
“The 6th exchange involves a rapturous meltdown and conversion of normal perceptual modalities. Access to Gaia’s rapture-circuits occurs when the normal powers of perception mutate in an illuminated moment. This is infrasensory perception in the full range of psychedelic vision, represented in the Great Work by the cauda pavonis, the Peacock’s Tail. In infrasensory perception we see what happens within the senses, rather than passively receiving the impressions they mediate.
Here, as in the case of the reproductive-cognitive exchange, 5, the arrow flows from Sapiens to Gaia. Why? Because the recognition of her rapture-circuits depends on human interest and actually charges the Gaian circuits with new content. In indigenous traditions of native America, any practice that accomplishes this enrapturing of nature is called Beautyway. When these circuits are accessed for healing, the practice is called Blessingway. The most intimate act of knowing Gaia is to encode a set of designated genes in her rapture-circuits.”
The Gaia-Sapiens Exchange was written in 2000, well before the start of Correction and it is only as Correction proceeds that you can begin to see the shape of it. One thing that is becoming rapidly clear is that human senses are being sharpened and extended, so that what was only accessible pre-Correction in non-ordinary consciousness, through the proper use of psychoactive plants, can now be perceived in ordinary consciousness through intent and concentration. That includes insight into the working of the senses, as well as the content delivered by them.
The Sphenoid Bone
The sphenoid bone is an intricate, butterfly shaped arrangement of seven bones in the middle of your skull, towards the front. It is one of the bones supporting the eyeball and the optic nerve. It also houses the two sphenoid sinuses and the pituitary gland in a unique depression named the sella turcica, meaning ‘Turkish saddle’. The sphenoid bone connects to the ethmoid bone, which separates the nasal cavity from the brain and has the largest concentration of magnetite in the human body.
Medical science does not offer a great deal on why the sphenoid contains ferric iron, or why the ethmoid contains magnetite. There is some speculation that it might include orientation to the earth’s magnetic field lines for finding directions. That might be true to some extent, but as medical science does not for the most part recognize the electrical properties of the body, it’s always going to be lacking. Do you think the Aeonic Mother designed you this way by accident?
There are many references to the so-called mystical properties of the sphenoid and there might be some truth to be found there, but there is also a lot of deception and often repeated garbage. I haven’t got the time to wade through it, but there are three aspects that jump out at me:
1. There are many references to amrita, ambrosia, soma, the nectar of divine bliss and immortality, that originates from the sphenoid complex and drips into the mouth. There are conflicting stories on whether this elixir is sweet tasting or slightly salty, whether it comes from the pituitary gland or the sphenoid sinuses. (NB: the sphenoid sinuses are air bags, the seat of anaerobic respiration.)
Consider these illusory references in the light of more recent accounts:
“In close proximity, the Organic Light will taste you. Why? She wants to know if you are delicious enough to eat. When PAM licks you, you realize that are entering the luminosity you behold: you feel a slight pressure on your skin, the texture of something delicious. A most exquisite, delightful sensation, to say the least. Up close the Organic Light looks and feels like melon. This sensation is so magnificent that you tend to swoon into it and may lose awareness of exactly what is happening to you, as may occur at the height of sexual orgasm. Although you remain sober and alert, you overlook something that you are undergoing in the most intimate manner imaginable.
To switch metaphors, consider how you can get a razor cut without catching the precise moment it happens. Then, a second or two later, you see the result: the hairline slit and the exuding blood. Likewise, you get the lick from PAM at a moment when you cannot hold attention totally on the sensation, unless you are in advanced practice. You only know that Gaia has licked you and likes your taste by the sign she gives you: a single drop of perfectly clear mucus leaks from the left nostril. Just one drop, no more. Usually on the left, although it can also happen on the right. This drop of clear mucus is your body’s way of telling you that PAM likes the way you taste.
This nasal drop is a precious elixir prized above all mundane jewels by Gaian ecosorcerers. It is indeed the sign of attainment, of vocation, of selection, of election, of delectation, of sublime complicity. It is the assurance of freedom to depart from the limits of the human condition. One drop comes each time she tastes you and likes it. I have had this single nasal drop many times. In the Christmas session with Jonas on the Ridge, I saw him get the drop. Then he did something that any normal person might do: raised his hand automatically to brush it away. I jumped at him and told him to stop. Then I explained to him what it means to be a snot-nosed kid in the Sophianic Mysteries.
I impart this information, previously reserved for oral transmission among trusted friends in the sanctity of the Mystery cells, to honor the courage and intelligence of those who would now seek to know the Divine Feminine in telluric form, and to foster their sacred intention to engage the mystic-erotic splendor of the planetary body. The taste test is one of the sublime secrets known to those who have fallen into milk. I wish with all the infernal pride of my heart that you who read these words may come to this experience.
I can attest to the ‘left nostril elixir’ in non-ordinary consciousness and also a ‘right nostril elixir, which often appears in ordinary consciousness when I make a connection or discovery, such as with the serpentinite rocks that I mention below.
2. Compare the ancient image of the Caduceus to the image of the sphenoid bone above and the chakra system with the ida and pingala below. In these images I am equating the shushumna to the cavity between the surface of the earth and the upper atmosphere, within which we live (not a channel in the human body) and which comes into us in the electromagnetic pulses I’ve described as initiating recognition.
3. Now, consider this animation of the movement of the sphenoid bone. You can feel the points where the greater wings connect with the mastoid tendons on the side of your head, just in front and slightly above the slight indentation in front of your ears. If you hold your fingers there gently, you can feel a slight pulse – also you might often experience a tension, or slight inflammation there if something has caused the sphenoid to jam. gentle massage and alternate nostril breathing will alleviate this tension in most cases.
Real Life Recognition
Recognition is not an esoteric concept, you do it every day. One of the prompts for this post came from a friend who described a recognition experience to me. She and her husband had bought a derelict property with some land, on a love-at-first sight basis, but hadn’t found the motivation or energy to sell the house they were living in and move to the new property. There was always something in the way, things that needed to be done first and their appetites for the move were zapped.
One day, they were camping out at the property and laying in the garden, enjoying the sun and the birds singing, insects buzzing and something happened. They didn’t know what happened, but they both recognized it and she said to her husband; why don’t we just sell the house as it is and move here and start work on the house? And he agreed. What had previously seemed complicated and a long way off, was suddenly clear and simple. The earth, in a place that they loved, resonated with them and they picked up the signal, recognized it and she said the words that spoke of it and in doing so, co-created that reality.
Another interesting fact about the sphenoid bones and sinuses, is that they are as unique as our fingerprints. There is a unique place on the earth (may be even more than one) of special resonance to each one of us.
As I pondered the subject of recognition, I found myself looking at a pile of rocks that were left over from building our house. Some of them had unusual striations. Heed the obvious, is Tezca’s instruction and there’s not much more obvious than a big pile of rocks crying out for landscaping! I looked up magnetic rocks of Galicia and it turns out that some of the rocks in the pile are serpentinite rocks.
“Serpentinite is a rock composed of one or more serpentine groupminerals, the name originating from the similarity of the texture of the rock to that of the skin of a snake.” Wikipedia
They contain magnetite and are magnetic. I did a bit more research and apparently, I live on the Eastern Galicia Magnetic Anomaly! That is why these experiences are so intense here.
So, the ancients who called this place Ophiussa, the Land of Serpents and were themselves called the serpent or dragon people, recognized what that meant.
Recognition stages 5 & 6 that I describe above, need some evidential support. This is a complex subject, still under investigation, but here is an excerpt from a scientific journal that gets right to the point. In my view, most of the research of the last 20 years is corrupt. This is from a 1975 Scientific American article, entitled Chromosomal Proteins and Gene Regulation:
“We suggest that a specific nonhistone protein becomes phosphorylated, and because phosphate groups are negatively charged the nonhistone protein begins to repel the negatively charged DNA and also becomes strongly associated with the positively charged histones. The effect of these two processes is to cause the displacement of the histone-nonhistone protein complex from the DNA. The resulting naked area of DNA, now free of the inhibitory histone, can be transcribed into RNA.”
This excerpt is noteworthy because it describes gene expression in electromagnetic terms, as a response to the continuous effects of attraction and repelling. The biochemical interaction between hormones and gene expression has been well-studied, particularly in relation to thyroid hormones, and although the electrical aspect remains to be explored there is sufficient evidence already available to show that life functions electromagnetically, as well as biochemically. This makes for many interconnections and relationships that cannot be observed with the ordinary senses, but can be perceived from within the senses – ISP.
As more cosmic rays are now interacting with the earth’s atmosphere, due to the location of the earth within the galaxy, the electromagnetic potential between the upper atmosphere and the surface of the earth is also increasing – there are more electrical storms, flooding and extreme weather events. The conditions are very similar to those of 13th and 14th century Europe, when the Black Death also occurred. The events of those times have been well-documented in this report Black Death and Abrupt Earth Changes in the 14th Century.
I’ll be addressing the Black Death in more detail in the next post, the point I want to make here is that the Christian people of Europe (Christianity having been forced on them over many centuries) recognized the floods, plague and ‘death from the sky’ as evidence of Biblical prophecy and they (unwittingly) made it real. However, even during those times there were pockets and communities in every country across Europe who were not affected.
The xenosh and the Rhomay are in a war of recognition, to put it one way. I’ve mentioned before about how you recognize signs of healing, as opposed to symptoms of disease, in order to reboot your immune system. This is one way to ‘recognize recognition’ at the subjective and personal level, to test it and recognize the results. On a larger scale, the Rhomay win the war of recognition by first recognizing the Supernatural power of the Planetary Animal Mother and then recognizing Her responses to our focused intent. It is impossible for the xenosh to win this war, because the faculty of recognition is endowed in the Rhomay and the xenosh are using this faculty to turn themselves into something that is non-Rhomay. Accordingly, the more intensity they bring to their recognition of events supporting their master plan, the more dilute the effects of their actions. Conversely, the more intensity and focus you, Rhomay, bring to recognition the stronger you become.