A Dose of Vitriol

Vitriol

On the first day of this Kurukulla shift of 2016, I slipped on a log and fell, banged my head hard and winded myself. This sort of thing has happened before, it used to happen quite often on the first day of a new shift; I’d fall, or cut myself, or get stung by wasps. Bhairavi is my Guardian and She dishes out tough love with a heavy hand, but nothing like this has happened for a while. Was I not paying attention? Had I missed something? The shift was very difficult to read. When I spoke with John about it, he was also finding the shift inscrutable. He said he had the urge to go back to basics and follow the rolling out of the shift according to the Fibonacci sequence.

John and I also discussed ‘Pizzagate’, briefly. We agreed that all the evidence was circumstantial and that no house-hold name is likely to be arrested anytime soon, even though the worldwide pedo network is as active as ever. Nonetheless, I couldn’t stop thinking about the vile mess of ‘spirit-cooking’, ritualistic abuse and the millions of children that go missing each year, with no hard evidence – bodies – ever found. Surely, in this Kurukulla shift, something would break and a course of action would become clear.

I began dreaming about worms and woke up with the distinct smell of sulphur in my nostrils. I always follow my dreams, so Dean and I began taking organic sulphur – MSM. I initially thought this was about parasites, and to some extent it is.

On day eight of the shift, the well-known alchemical image of the Green Lion Devouring the Sun came into my mind and when I looked it up, this was the first version I came to. What jumped out at me was that the two balls on the tail looked like kidneys. On that same day tragedy struck and Nikita, John’s beloved feline companion, died of kidney failure.

Green Lion Devouring the Sun
Green Lion Devouring the Sun
Location of human kidneys
Location of human kidneys

Synchronicitous events cue your attention and what you do with the clues depends on your disposition and motive. I use them as pointers, to explore whatever subject I happen to be most deeply involved with at the time. Sulphur, parasites, kidneys, photosynthesis and the worldwide pedocite network? Connections did not jump out at me. So I printed out the image of the Green Lion to engage the second attention and started reading up on sulphur and the kidneys (first attention). What resulted was not transception, ie pure Dakini Intel, but the kind of human-level illumination that occurs when you observe the practices of Planetary Tantra and apply yourself accordingly.

So in this post is about what I’m learning this shift and, as such, a demonstration of how Planetary Tantra guides my process of discovery.

Sulphur in the Body

Sulphur brings to mind a foul-smelling, yellow powder and school experiments with bunsen burners. I have never considered its nutritional value, or its function as a detoxifier, yet sulphur is the third most abundant mineral in the human body. It is found in every cell in the human body and is involved in a wide range of biochemical functions, such as:

  • Cellular energy production / metabolism.
    Maintaining blood glucose levels.
  • Protects nerve tissue – synthesizes neurotransmitters, improves memory and dampens excessive firing.
  • Antioxidant protection – scavenges or neutralizes free radicals and recycles oxidized antioxidan
  • Blood flow – produces both blood clotting factors as well as anticoagulants.
  • Joint Health – production of glycosaminoglycans (GAGS), chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid.
  • Detoxification – by means of conjugation and chelation.
  • Regulation of DNA replication and transcription.
  • Digestion – production of hydrochloric acid.
  • Supports healthy lipoprotein balance – cholesterol, LDL, and HDL.
  • Adrenal gland support and hormone production – cortisol, aldosterone, testosterone, etc.
  • Proper immune response – enhancing proliferation of lymphocytes, cytotoxic T cells and NK cells.
  • Lungs – protects against mucous formation in lungs.
  • Eyes – decreases cataract development.
  • Formation of skin, hair and nails.

Source: Sulfur Part II: Sulfur and Sulfur Compounds in the Human Body by Mark J. Donohue

Sulphur has been consistently overlooked as an essential nutrient and no one knows how much we need on a daily basis.

“Sulfur, with an atomic number of 16, is known to bond with almost every other mineral.  Sulfur has demonstrated its ability to detoxify heavy metals in conjunction with the transport of oxygen across the cell membrane, thus allowing regeneration.  Sulfur is also the key player as a precursor for the utilization of amino acids, the body’s building blocks.  Of all of the amino acids, some 70 percent are sulfur-based.”

From the Sulfur Study

We do not store sulphur in the body, except for a minute amount in keratin found in hair, nails and cartilage so it must be supplied daily to be effective. Sulphur is passed every 12 hours after being ingested, making our humanure an excellent source of sulphur for the garden! We all need a constant supply of sulphur for cellular regeneration, but we do not know how much we need. One constant is the Sulphur-Nitrogen ratio, which is 1:14 in all mammals, which seems to be very important.  (See this study on the relationship between nitrogen and sulphur for more information.)

Nitrogen constitutes 78% by volume of the earth’s atmosphere, but is not available to humans unless it is ‘fixed’ into a form that can be consumed. We can’t breathe nitrogen, although our bodies need it for the amino acids that make up the protein building blocks for skin, hair, muscles etc. The nucleic acid DNA, which makes up your genes, and RNA, which is involved in protein synthesis contains nitrogen, as do red blood cells. Nitrogen is essential to life, yet too much can be harmful. Nitrogen (with oxygen) naturally transforms into nitrates, and ingested nitrates are transformed into nitrites in the body’s digestive system. These nitrites oxidize iron in the hemoglobin, forming methemoglobin, which can interfere with the blood’s ability to transport oxygen to individual cells.

Most of us are probably starved of oxygen, a major factor in cancer, pain, dementia and other diseases because we get too little sulphur, due to mineral depletion in our soils and food. The sulphur is essential to transport oxygen into cells, where it binds to toxins (conjugates) and clears them out – it literally takes out the trash. Too much nitrogen inhibits the blood’s ability to oxygenate cells and I’m guessing that, for most of us, our bodies are having to work too hard on essential functions to maintain the sulphur nitrogen ratio, leaving no sulphur available for regeneration.

In the three weeks or so that we’ve been taking organic sulphur in water I’ve noticed that my thinking has become much clearer and I have more energy and motivation. Initially I had very bad dreams, non-lucid nightmares, such as I haven’t had since I was a child. I think this was my sleeping mind observing the trash being taken out. I also noticed a few joint aches and a mild headache, which lasted for a few days only. I am also eating less.  One study has connected obesity with sulphur deficiency, as well as heart disease and Alzheimers: Weston A. Price: Sulfur deficiency

Here is a reference to another, large-scale study:

“The Organic Sulfur Study of the Cellular Matrix is studying the effects of reintroducing such a bio- available sulfur, we call Organic Sulfur, back into our diet through the supplement we call Organic Sulfur

At this time there are 70,000 people in 18 countries in the study that have or are taking this bio-avalible form of sulfur, Organic Sulfur, Through the feedback from the study we have documented significant healing sometimes deemed unusual by the medical profession , It is as if the reintroduction of Organic Sulfur back in the cells has kick started the natural regenerative capacities of the body. The information the study receives from its members shows how amazing the regenerative capacities of the body can be.”

Sulphur in Soil and Food

Elemental sulphur is produced by volcanic activity in the atmosphere and organic sulphur is produced by the same volcanic activity in sea water. The salt in sea water allows the sulphur to be released directly into the water, which is the beginning of the sulphur cycle for all living organisms. Sulphur’s bio-availability is effected by temperature and by the ease with which it bonds with most of the other elements. There is a sulfate, sulfite or sulfide of most of the other elements and this is the source of many compounds known as minerals.

Although many foods contain sulphur most of us are deficient because modern farming destroyed the sulphur cycle. Oil-based fertilizers used world wide, that were developed by Prescott Bush and Nelson Rockefeller, destroy sulphur through heat treatment and the free sulphur in rainwater binds to the other minerals in the fertilizer so that it is not available to plants either. Since 1954, when chemical fertilizers were mandated in the US, epidemiological studies show an increase in cancer and related diseases of up to 4,000%. In contrast with Finland, where chemical fertilizers were banned in 1985, due to concerns about the cadmium content, disease has now fallen back to 10% of the 1985 levels and is still dropping. (Finland also has the best education system in the world, because a healthy society values educating its children.) Icelanders’ low rates of depression, obesity, diabetes and heart disease is also attributed to the high sulphur content of their volcanic soil.

Sulphur content of soil is not generally measured, sulphur levels in food are not studied and sulphur deficiency is not generally considered as a contributing factor to disease by the medical profession.

This is not limited to the US. I found a reference to this study in the UK:

“The survey, which began in 2014 across farms in Shropshire and Herefordshire, showed only 13 per cent of all crops sampled had a result in the normal range, all others were low or slightly low.

The 2015 samples collected showed 55 per cent of crops had low sulphur levels, triggering a high nitrogen: sulphur ratio content of 16: 1 or above.

Andrew Goodinson, of Hutchinsons, says: “A reading of 18:1 would mean a low sulphur status and the need for sulphur treatment for the next crop.”

Sulphur depletion is largely down to reduced atmospheric deposition, however, last season, high yielding crops are likely to have depleted soil resources even further.”

https://www.fginsight.com/news/soil-sulphur-levels-continue-to-fall-10345

Alchemical Sulphur

In the next synchronicitous event of this shift, I opened John’s Great Work, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery, to where I’d left off reading previously and came to this in the very next section:

The image below is called the Key of Basil Valentine, that reveals a secret in its seven sections:

Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultim Lapidem

= VITRIOL

VISIT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH AND THERE BY PURIFICATION YOU WILL DISCOVER THE OCCULT STONE

VITRIOL
VITRIOL

“So, what is Vitriol? The riddle suggests that it’s nothing other than the Stone, but the Secret Stone, Occult Stone (Occultum Lapidem), no less. This reminds us of the paradox of the Stone we encountered in Part One of the Course, the Formation Stage of the Work. There we learned how the Stone is used from the outset, even though it is considered to be the goal of the Work; and how it is found everywhere though disfavoured, ridiculed and abused by all………But this Stone, as illustrated in Maier’s Atalanta Fugiens 1617 [illustration depicted in the Course], cannot be the hidden Stone of the Key. No, the Stone at the beginning of the Work is one thing, but the secret of Vitriol refers to something only to be discovered at the conclusion of the Work. Something to be found in the innermost regions of the Earth, Terra. Certainly, we cannot discount the possibility that the actual core of the planet may be meant here – but this interpretation can be left aside for a more symbolic one, consistent with one of our main themes. We know that the alchemists as physicists in their own right, saw how the transformation of the Earth depends upon the catalytic power of the human mass, the unique materiality condensed within our skins; namely our Essense. So this reference to the interior of Terra can be taken to mean the innermost region of the Human Essense, the dose of terrestrial materiality we each incarnate.

What, then, is the innermost part of our Essense (Interiora Terrae)? No mystery about this, really, though we have not had occasion to examine it until now. Within your skin is your interior mass and within this embedded in it, is your skeleton. In the bone structure within your Essense you have the evidence of the penetration of Satanic forces in your being. Traditionally the skeleton is the symbol of Death. Likewise, Ahriman or Satan, the Mythical Being who wastes and consumes the Human Essense, is the Grim Reaper of the Tarot. The bone-structure is that part of your Essense that has already been claimed by Ahriman, the evidence of the infiltration of the Satanic into your constitution.

True enough, but it does not stop there, for with the skeleton you are still not at the innermost region. Within your Essense is your skeleton and within your skeleton is your marrow. The marrow is the innermost. Within the marrow is the Vitriol.

To conventional, literal-minded science, “vitriol” is nothing but an archaic name for sulphur, which happens to be the Satanic substance par excellence. Where Satan is, you smell burning sulphur. Every genuine alchemist will sometime along the way have the uncanny experience of smelling sulphur without being able to tell where the smell comes from: this indicates a definite, irreversible breakthrough in the Work. It is a maddening, but auspicious event.”

John Lamb Lash, A Recreation of the Alchemical Mystery, 1982-84

I mentioned my investigations to John and he commented as follows:

The usual translation of the VITRIOL anagram in the sigil of Basil Valentine is “Visit the interior of the earth and there you will find the hidden stone.” But this translation appears to disregard the central term, at the apex of the design, RECTIFICANDO: “I correct” in Latin.”

So, now I have an additional reading of the sigil, that goes like this:

I correct. (To) discover the occult stone, visit the interior of the earth.”

When John first created the Course in Alchemy, in the late 70s and early 80s, he had not yet compiled the Fallen Goddess Scenario, or begun writing Not in His Image.  At that time he translated ‘rectificando’ as ‘purification’, which made contextual sense then. With the compilation of the more detailed map of Correction, the literal translation of ‘rectificando’ has new relevance and the acronym VITRIOL reveals a multi-leveled meaning. The vitriol of our marrow creates stem cells, the biological source of our life and regenerative capacities, but we have been conditioned into demonizing its corrective charge.  The DNA in stem cells is essentially fluid, in a pre-responsive state to epigenetic stimuli.  Is undifferentiated DNA the ‘occult stone’?

But are we talking here about the interior of the earth, or the interior of the human body? Since our telestic session in November 2015, in which we gave the command to activate the extinction protocols for A10, it has become increasingly clear that the lines of personal and transpersonal experience have converged; every experience is simultaneously personal and transpersonal. This feels like a massive realignment in accordance with the Hermetic principle: As above, so below; as below so above. 

My point here is that I have been taking organic sulphur since the beginning of this shift and my perception of BOTH what is happening in the interior of my body AND the interior of the earth is heightened. Everything is material.

As I look into the interior of my body, I remember an unexpected experience from my past. One day, as a child of 9 or 10, I had a ‘school dinner’ for some reason. This wasn’t usual. We lived only a five minute walk from my primary school and I usually went home for lunch, but on this rare occasion I didn’t. I can’t remember what the main course was, but the dessert was semolina pudding and I hate semolina. I told the teacher on dinner duty that I hated semolina and didn’t want to eat it and she said that I had to eat it and if I didn’t I couldn’t go out to play. I remember hating the semolina, hating the teacher and forcing it down. I took my plate back to the serving area when finished, as we were required to do and walked back down the aisle past the teachers table to go out and play. Just as I got to the teacher’s table the hate welled up in me and I threw up my semolina pudding and my lunch right at their feet. Now why would that memory come back to me as I focus on sulphur? The body never lies. What is the connection between sulphur and hate?

Hate has been demonized, literally and now it is being outlawed. There is nothing wrong, nasty, satanic or negative about hate. It is simply an expression of your Essense that expects absolutely nothing of anyone else. Hate is crystalline, non-negotiable and squeezed out, from the deepest part of you, the marrow in your bones; ex-PRESSED through your very bones into the world. It sets your personal boundaries. Was I immoral or hateful because I expressed my hate for semolina pudding as a child? I don’t think so, but my body took it literally and purged me of what I hated. Am I hateful now, because I hate pedos, cruelty, anyone who tells me how to live my life and especially people who hide their cowardice behind fake love and semolina pudding (still)? Perhaps. But I’m also playful, joyful, bountiful and many other things besides.

In his book, “Concerning the Nature of Things” Paracelsus writes that “Sulphur is the soul.” 

He who does not know the Sulphur knows nothing, and can accomplish nothing, neither of medicine, nor of philosophy, nor any of the secrets of Nature.”  Paracelsus

I’ve been contemplating that comment for a few years now.

At the time I wrote this post, in completion with Kurukulla, it was clear to me that it’s time to break the taboo on hate. If you don’t hate something, many things about the world at large, you are either already brain dead or you probably need to take more sulphur.

At the most basic physiological level, sulphur helps your body clear out accumulated toxins so you can function better and see the world more clearly, it helps you regenerate with with the clear pure hate of the Luminous Child that you can experience once again without guilt.  It supports the purification process. Sulphur makes your cell membranes supple and slippery so that the parasites can’t get their hooks into you, literally.

Addendum: The Sulphur Principle in Action

Last summer we had an extraordinary experience in which a male visitor became consumed by inappropriate sexual desire for a female visitor and failed to control himself.  One evening, sitting around the fire, he accidentally summoned the Kundali, who picked him up and threw him at this woman.  She pushed him aside, but it was so intense that the pump blew on the well.

He became consumed by guilt and self-directed rage and began to demonize himself.  Hate is not sulphur, but it is a result of what sulphur can do.  We were woken up by the smell of it in the night until he left.  That is not to say, by any means, that this individual was evil – he was simply overcome by self-hate. 

The action of sulphur is not limited to hatred, it is involved in bringing all intense emotions into form.

In “The Secrets of Metals” Wilhelm Pelikan writes: 

“Sulphur is the substance that, by virtue of all its properties, enhances these vivifying homeopathising processes.  Thus the spirit can use it to “moisten its fingers” in order to put its mark upon earthly material…..
Sulphur thus brings the substances into function, unchains their dynamics, as soon as it goes to work in the medium of the living protein….

The properties of sulphur hint at these creative events of the earth’s beginning.  The primordial relationships of sulphur to protein and metals continue to exist.  Sulphur is an “atmospheric” element, but its ancient atmosphere died, decomposed, and its decomposition became today’s atmosphere of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, sulphur.  But whenever these dead elements come together to form living protein, sulphur is again in its true element.  We must look at it “vitalistically” and not minerologically.  Only then will it reveal its true secret.”

Transmutation and Energy

This is the first in what will most likely become a series of posts tracking the transmutation of the Anthropos in real-time.  This subject leads into Gaian Alchemy ,as this version of Correction includes human participation in the Earth’s mitosis, through the co-creative power sharing arrangement described in Planetary Tantra.  Transmutation is selective and optional; you choose to participate and act accordingly, but, even so, not everyone will be successful.  This is an event for the species not the individual, although as individuals we are able to witness the transformation happening through us.

At this point, I can’t describe what this transmutation will look like, but I am aware of certain elements and impediments.

Electrical interference and transmutation

The frequencies for transmutation to A11 are electromagnetic and acoustic, transmitting directly to our DNA.  It’s not too different to a seed germinating at exactly the right time due to changes in light, temperature, humidity and the subtle vibrations that fall outside our normal senses.  Our ‘germination’ just happens to take place on a longer cycle than that of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.  However, there is a problem.  Man-made electromagnetic fields from wifi, mobile phone signals and towers, smart meters, electricity and mind-control weapons disrupt the signal so that  most of us are unable to receive it or if we are, unable to respond correctly to it.

The evidence now accumulated for the health problems caused by EMFs is undeniable.

However, this is only part of the story.  The genetic apparatus consisting of 46 chromosomes is viewed as a library consisting of 46 volumes or books. Each book (a chromosome), contains a text (instructions of how to build an organism) which consists of sentences (DNA) consisting of words (genes). And each word (a gene) consists of 4 letters (certain “chemical letters”), i.e. the “genetic alphabet” consists of only 4 “letters”The texts, written in the “DNA language”, are first translated by the organism into the “RNA language” and then into the “Protein language”.  However, only 3-8% of DNA is protein coding. The remainder is transpositional DNA, which “edits, cuts and splices” the sentences into new meanings and super-conductive DNA, because DNA functions as a fractal antenna.  So most of our DNA is dedicated to re-arranging the protein  building blocks according to external instructions.

Where are these instructions/signals coming from?  Through its fractal antenna function DNA is picking up signals from the Earth, but also from every creature on the Earth and in the galaxy and in beyond; that is the nature of a fractal antenna.  EMFs distort this signal and cause stress illness and mutational errors.  As the Earth begins her process of mitosis, mistakenly referred to as ascension by some, She is changing Her frequencies too.  The Earth has many different frequencies and telluric currents.  One example are the Schumann Resonances. The Schumann resonances are quasi standing electromagnetic waves that exist between the surface of the earth and the ionosphere.   They were first discovered by Professor Schumann of the University of Munich in 1953 and  later confirmed to be an average of 7.83Hz.  Since then there have been reports from the Russian Space Observing System of an increase in the average to 8.5Hz, with peaks of 16.5Hz.  It is also acknowledged that it is now much more difficult to monitor the Earth’s frequencies due to man-made EMFs.  Research has shown how the human body is entrained to the rhythms of the Earth, The Schumann Resonances and Human Psychobiology and much more research shows how man-made EMFs are proven to have a detrimental effect on the functioning of our DNA.

The combination of the change in the Earth’s frequencies as She corrects Her course and man-made electromagnetic pollution have created an intolerable level of physiological and cellular stress for the majority of the inhabitants of the planet, resulting in increased illness and deviation from our full potential.  When too much of your energy has to be used to repair the body, there is insufficient left for transmutation.  Transmutation takes a great deal of energy.

Transmutation and energy

In “Retrotransposons as Engines of Human Bodily Transformation” Colm A Kelleher PhD proposes that transposons or “jumping DNA could be the mechanism behind states known as enlightenment, nirvana or samadhi.

“Many of the descriptions in the literature associate a sudden reversal of aging or the emergence of a light body with the attainment of “enlightenment”. This phenomenon appears to be mostly, but not always, associated with death. For example: “Very early in the morning of the 25 of October 1419 the 62 year old Tsong Khapa made a series of inner offerings although no one present could understand why.Then his breathing ceased and his body regained the vibrancy of a 16 year old. Many disciples present witnessed the emission of variegated light rays from his body, which substantiated the belief that Tsong Khapa entered the realm of enlightened beings “(Blackman, 1997).

There have been similar descriptions in the native American/Mexican culture, notably Carlos
Castenada’s account of the exit of the nagual/sorcerer Don Juan Matus from the physical world by “burning the fire from within” (Castenada,1981,1984). According to Castenada, Don Juan chose both the time and place to accomplish this feat. “The warriors of Don Juan’s party…vanished into the total light. I saw Don Juan take the lead. And then there was only a line of exquisite lights in the sky. Something like a wind seemed to make the cluster of lights contract and wiggle. There was a massive glow on one end of the line of lights where Don Juanwas” (Castenada, 1981).

The specifics of a master selecting the method, the time and the place of his or her exit from the physical world is common to many cultures and religious traditions and is often associated with the emergence of a light body (Blackman, 1997). Exercising choice in this manner lies outside the normal experience of most human beings who are overtaken by death. The death of the Tibetan master Milarepa generated reports of (i) two identical bodies that were being worshipped at two different places (an example of bilocation), (ii) a body that was impervious to burning on a funeral pyre and (iii) a body “transformed into a radiant celestial body, as youthful as a child eight years old” (Lhalungpa, 1982). The above reports all pertain to the question of survival after bodily death. They imply that the human body, under certain rare circumstances, is capable of generating a corporeal entity that survives the cessation of life on earth.”

You can imagine how reading that passage caught my attention; I’ve been tracking Don Juan for a few years now and just sniffing out the Tibetan masters and to find them both mentioned in a scientific study is a bullseye. I think Kelleher is on the mark with his description of how transposons work regarding human transformation.  There are many other studies linking transposons with mutations, but these are mostly disease causing and erroneous. That’s because the granular details of the effects are not considered within context; ie the conditions of the laboratory experiment in which we are enmeshed, the levels of atmospheric, electromagnetic and biochemical pollution we face every day and the fact that the setting for the experiment (the planet) is also going through Her own transformation.  Nonetheless, many of us sense something different going on.

Up until recently, you could only catch glimpses of anthropine transmutation through the pinhole lens of scientism or religion’s calculated misdirection.  These distorted visions of transhumanism, life after death salvation or escape from the cycle of samsara get a lot of airtime, but is that the reality you want to select yourself into? This is the bloody line between metaphysics and everyday living: if you go to see a doctor for every pain or illness, with every visit you give away some of your innate self-healing ability and move a little closer to becoming a hybrid-human app.  If you think sex is sinful, you necessarily limit your enjoyment of it and if you think your body is just a vehicle for your soul, you will never be able to transmutate within it.  The nature of reality is inseparable from our perception of it and our participation with it. So, how do you imagine this possibility?  How do you live it?

Carlos Castaneda talks about energy in The Power of Silence:

“From where the average man stands, sorcery is nonsense or an ominous mystery beyond his reach. And he is right–not because this is an absolute fact, but because the average man lacks the energy to deal with sorcery. Human beings are born with a finite amount of energy, an energy that is systematically deployed, beginning at the moment of birth, in order that it may be used most advantageously by the modality of the time.

The modality of the time is the precise bundle of energy fields being perceived. I believe man’s perception has changed through the ages. The actual time decides the mode; the time decides which precise bundle of energy fields, out of an incalculable number, are to be used. And handling the modality of the time–those few, selected energy fields–takes all our available energy, leaving us nothing that would help us use any of the other energy fields.

The average man, if he uses only the energy he has, can’t perceive the worlds sorcerers do. To perceive them, sorcerers need to use a cluster of energy fields not ordinarily used. Naturally, if the average man is to perceive those worlds and understand sorcerers’ perception he must use the same cluster they have used. And this is just not possible, because all his energy is already deployed.

Think of it this way. It isn’t that as time goes by you’re learning sorcery; rather, what you’re learning is to save energy. And this energy will enable you to handle some of the energy fields which are inaccessible to you now. And that is sorcery: the ability to use energy fields that are not employed in perceiving the ordinary world we know. Sorcery is a state of awareness. Sorcery is the ability to perceive something which ordinary perception cannot.”

Don Juan lived a sorcerer’s life, which enabled him to die a sorcerer’s death.  The Sophianic Narrative, with its intel on the nine previous failed experiments with the Anthropos and the promise of the 11th, had not been recovered at the time of Castaneda’s writing.  You can read about this here: Goddess to the Rescue – The Kalki Avatar in Sophianic Perspective. Individuals cannot escape death, but the Luminous Child is immortal. The question is: what qualities of A10 go into A11?  How we manage our energy has to be one of them.

This is not new.  The alchemists, bereft as they were of the treasures of the Mysteries, knew this.  Their many depictions of the flask are a representation of the luminous egg that encloses the human body and a visualization of the necessity of saving energy for transformation/transmutation/alchemy.  I chose this one (from the Ripley Scrolls), as I’ve been looking into the dragon lines today.  Dragons are not so much fire-breathing reptilians as representations of the telluric currents of the Earth and how they can bring, devastation, transformation and protection.

alchemical-flasks-and-dragon

Energy Healing for Transmutation

So, here we are as a species, damaged beyond the imaginations of the gods and yet still forming the matrix from which A11 is emerging. How do we participate in this transmutation?  Well, I’ll have more to say on this in the future.  For this post, the main points are to remove yourself from as much electromagnetic and acoustic interference as  you can, so that your DNA can receive natural signals, rather than archontic ones.  If you live in a city and want to participate, get out, whatever it takes. In order to have the capacity for transmutation you need to be in homeostasis and in order to get there your Individual healing must be as energy-efficient as possible.  I’ll be writing more on this in the future, but some one special sent me this just as I was contemplating how DNA interacts  acoustically and electromagnetically to the environment.

Transmutation emerges from how you live, not what you think or read.

This one of the main reasons we went off-grid this summer.  More on that here.

Regeneration and the Equinox

“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road; just wakes on the sea.”

“Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar.”

 Antonio Machado

The theme of our Autumn Equinox 2014 was regeneration.  In Autumn the unpicked fruits of summer lay rotting on the ground so that the seeds can be released.  The leaves fall and cover the seeds, protecting them from the chill of winter until the vibrant energy of spring stirs them into life.

We find it hard to observe this pattern in our own lives, as attached as we are to our personal identities. Yet, the smell of rotting flesh creeps into our unconscious minds and we associate Autumn with death.  The energy that flows through us and gives us life never dies; it continues in an eternal cycle, through the seasons and greater tides of time.  Our lives are never our own.

Within this context we prepared for winter and the coming spring.  We did lots of hay rolling to cover the terraces for the food forest and made plans for next year’s retreats.

On the Eve of the Equinox we planned an all-night vigil in the tipi.  At sunrise we buried the ashes from the fire that had burned all night in the tipi as Tony read the above quote from Antonio Machado.  Returning to the Earth the ashes of the old season’s wood for regeneration.

 

 

Medicine, Alchemy and Cooking

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”   Hippocrates 431 B.C

Food as medicine doesn’t sound that appetising does it? The usual diet for many westerners is neither food nor medicine; it’s just chemicals pretending to be food. Likewise, our “medicine” is chemicals designed to mask symptoms; not medicine at all. Food as medicine was the norm for thousands of years and still is in other systems.

In the Ayurvedic system, one of the oldest and longest standing in the world, herbalism and nutrition are a single science, and no healing can be truly successful that disregards one or the other. Specific foods are prescribed therapeutically as herbs, or in combination with herbs. Eating correctly, according to your body type, is the most important aspect of Ayervedic healing.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is rooted in the Ayurvedic system, food is regarded as indispensible in regaining the yin-yang balance and healing. Traditional Chinese Medicine designates four uses for food: diet, medicine, tonic, and abstention.

Doctors are not required to advise on nutrition in the UK, it is covered in just a few hours in the first year of study. Their job is to diagnose, prescribe and refer. It doesn’t really have a lot to do with healing. Hippocrates turns over in his grave one more time.

Hippocrates was considered the “father of medicine”. He is well-known for rejecting primitive medicine and its superstitions and magic in favour of a scientific and rational approach. He is also famous for establishing a code of ethics, doctor/patient confidentiality, note-taking and patient record management. It is less well-known that he insisted his students study astrology, saying, “He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.”

The Greeks had medicine long before Hippocrates. Their medicine originated Egypt, the home of alchemy. The historical and cultural links between alchemy and medicine have been systematically destroyed over many generations, but the memory still remains in the endo-psyche of our species. What does that mean? It means that if you sit quietly in nature, or look into the fire and pay attention to your body you will experience specific sensations and feelings and these will direct you to exactly what you need. It never fails, but it does take practice and this is how we get to cooking.

Alchemy can be arcane and complicated or as simple as bringing together a container, a substance and a catalyst. Purists might argue that cooking isn’t alchemy, as the substance that is cooked is not transmuted; a carrot is never transformed into ice cream, no matter how skilled the cook.  However, carrots protect you from heart disease and cancer, are anti-inflammatory, can improve your eyesight and support your brain and liver. I don’t go along with the notion that everything works exactly the same way for everyone all the time. Sometimes I want a carrot and that’s exactly when I need it.

Cooking as alchemy needs to be outside with a real fire. The first stage of alchemy is called the nigredo, blackness, suffering; the medieval manuscripts are full of references to putrefaction and death. In psychological terms it is about depression and the dark night of the soul, but in cooking as alchemy we are not talking about anything that intense. But wait until you are hungry before you start the process. Feel your hunger. If you have a health issue or are stressed about anything, feel that too and don’t push anything away. Then look at the flames for a while.

Flames have a wonderful way of quietening the mind and gradually begin to think about what you would like to eat. Of course, you will have had an idea before you start and you will have certain food available, but make sure you have a good supply of different ingredients and spices to hand. Notice the flavours, spices and textures that appeal to you. As you allow the recipe to emerge notice how you feel about different ingredients as they come to mind – the White Queen is always present in the feeling.

This process of feeling your responses to different ingredients corresponds to the albedo, or purification stage of alchemy. The purification is in the process of identifying and selecting the ingredients that make you feel good when you think about them. This is how you free the spirit from the physical matter of the food. It’s not about following a fixed recipe, this food is perfectly tailored to your needs at the time you are making it. If a new combination comes to you go with it. The Red King guides you to discover something new, or a different combination. The cooking corresponds to the rubedo or reddening stage. In this stage the spirit is reunited with the food, through heat, and a new “wholeness” is achieved through the combination of the ingredients and the intent brought into the process.

This is something to play with and is fun to do in a group. The alchemical marriage takes place in the merging of the ingredients to create something new. And where is the Philosopher’s Stone? Perhaps in the way you feel when you eat food prepared in this way.   With time and practice you will find yourself guided to the foods that support your healing.

Cooking is just one aspect of the practical alchemy of healing that we enjoy here. We work with the local healing plants, grow much of our own food and make most of our household and personal care items. It’s all alchemy!

Our next retreat is at Lammas and runs from 31July-4th August 2014.

Yolanda

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