About Alchemy

alchemyWhen I studied Chemistry at the University of Leiden I wanted to learn more about “Ancient Chemistry“.

At that time I really did not understand the Symbolism behind Alchemy. This changed a few years later when I encountered Jung. Suddenly Alchemy moved to the Social Sciences.

At this moment I am convinced modern Mathematics and Physics are exploring the same issue Jung and many others Alchemists were exploring.

The Material World and the Spiritual World are both based on the same principles. They only operate on different Levels.

When you understand one level it is not so difficult to map this level to another level. The real big problem is to map the simplicity of the parts to the complexity of the Whole.

Human understanding is based on our Imagination. When you are not capable to visualize the Parts and the Whole you are lost. The old Alchemist understood this problem and they produced many visual metaphors to help the explorer of the Spiritual Domain.

ouroborosThe most important unifying concept in Alchemy is represented by the Snake Ouroboros. The Snake is “Eating Itself“.

When you try to imagine what is happening you will understand that the Snake will be spiraling inwards until it simply vanishes.

You also could imagine that the Snake appears again in another “space” where it starts to spiral outwards until it moves back to our reality.

By “eating itself” the Snake is “compressed” into what is now called a “singularity” (A Black Hole).

klein bottleIn the other (Imaginary) world the Snake expands and spirals through another hole (A White Hole) back into Our Reality.

The Imaginary Universe is the Twin Universe of Our Universe.

If the Imaginary Universe is represented by the Complex or Imaginary Numbers there is also an In-Between or Joint Universe.

This Universe existst in a higher dimension. We are able to experience the Real Part of the Numbers. Our Twins only see the Imaginary parts.

The aim of the process of Alchemy is to move through the singularity to another Space/Time. In this Space/Time you are “immortal”. This Space/Time is the Imaginary World of Mathematics, the Complex Plane.

holy weddingTo Reach the World of Immortality You have to Unite the Opposites. Alchemy uses many Metaphors to show how this is accomplished. One of them is the Holy Wedding. In the Holy Wedding the Male and the Female Unite.

It is very important to understand what the Alchemists meant with the Male and the Female. Of course the first interpretation is simply the Human Male and the Human Female.

In this case the Holy Wedding is a sexual metaphor. The Male and the Female Unite when they have Sexual Intercourse.

In Sacred Sexual Intercourse, Tantra, something called the Kundalini, the Serpent Power, is activated.

Awakening the Kundalini without a good Preperation (Psychological Cleaning) and a Good Guidance is very dangerous.

The Rising of the Kundalini will generate tremendous energies (Extreme Heating) and intense Psychological Disturbances, the Kundalini-Syndrome.

Although Sacred Sexual Intercourse is a very powerful tool for Enlightment it is still not the Right Metaphor.

The Male and the Female have to be seen as complementary functions. The Male represents Order/Control and the Female Chaos/Desire. The complementary functions are independent of the sexes. A Female Human is perfectly able to act with a (Dominant) Male Pattern.

Uniting Male and Female is accomplished when you Live on the Edge (in the Middle) of Control/Order and Chaos/Desire (Wu-Wei). When Chaos and Order are in Balance the Union of Both Forces, The Void (also called the Tao), takes over and Synchronicity starts to Happen. The Human Action is Guided by a Higher Force, the Holy Spirit.

pentagleThe Human can also be viewed as a FiveFold Being (The Pentagram). In this case the Human is a combination of Male/Male (Control), Female/Female (Desire) AND Male/Female and Female/Male.

At the Center (In the Middle, At the Cross) of the Four Combinations is always the One, The Void. Most of the time the “new” combinations are called Soul and Spirit.

To Understand this process a little bit better we will change the Metaphor of the Sexes to the Metaphor of the Movements (Up & Down, Inside & Outside). The Opposite Movements are a Tension, that is Voided in the Middle.

Inside Outside
Up Up/Inside (Spirit) Up/Outside (Control)
Down Down/Inside (Soul) Down/Outside (Desire)

When there are Four Movements in Action, there are Six Ways to Integrate the Two Opposites and there are many more ways to combine the Six Ways into a Four Fold Integration. One of the most effectives ways to do this is to travel the Matrix in a Circular Motion(○) With or Against the Clock or by Circulating the Cross following the Pattern of the Moebius Ring (∞) also With or Against the Clock.

To move from the Mortal to the Immortal, Timeless, Domain we have to apply the Ouroboros-pattern. This is accomplished by connecting the Circulations of the Circle or the Moebius Ring at the Singularity, The Middle of the Cross. The circulations move against or with the Clock.

We are now moving from a 2-dimensional Matrix to a 3-dimensional Cube. To avoid confusion we have to define a third terminology for the two opposite Movements. In many cultures the directions of the Winds are used (East, West, North, South) combined with Up and Down but it is up to You to find other Terms.

It is still possible to visualize this structure in 3-dimensional space. This structure is called by the Topologists, The Klein Botlle. The Klein Bottle is a connection of two complementary Moebius Rings with the Void in the Middle.

There are of course other metaphors available to explain what is “happening”. The most interesting ia a Physical Metaphor. It is called the Holographic Universe.

In the Holographic Universe the Hologram is used as a methaphor. A Hologram is a 3-dimensional picture stored in a rotating 2-dimensional structure. A “grain of sand” could contain the complete image of the Universe.

In the Holographic Universe Time is not Linear or Cyclic. The Now expands into the Past and the Future. We are able to change the Past and the Future with our Imagination. Time Travel is possible if we are able to find the same point in the Multi-Universe we started our Travel. The Humans also exists in many Space/Times at the same Moment, The Now.

We are able to see with our (Higher) Conscioussnes the Complete Network of Time Loops that are enfolding in the weird structure that has no Inside and Outside.

Many people still live in the Hierarchical Word, where the Movements are always going Up. They believe in a beginning and an end and believe that every Cause has an Effect. Some people, The Holists (New Age), moved from the Outside to the Inside. To them everything is Energy and Reality is a Circle. They are the people of Soul and Spirit. The Holists believe in the Wheel of Karma or the Wheel of Destiny.

The new Age of Aquarius will be a completely different world. We, the Humans, are not moving around in the Merry Go Round that is created by the Gods. We will be the Co-Creators of the Creative Force that is in the Center of the Wheel.

We are the Whole AND the Part. We are the Cycle AND we are Not the Cycle. We will take part in a new enfolding of the Self-Reference, that is Whole and Empty.

Hierarchical Cyclic Holographic
Movements are always going Up Movements go Up and Down Self-Reference
Triangle/Pyramid/Cube/Tube Circle/Torus Moebius Ring/Klein Bottle
Causal/Linear Cyclic/Spiraling Closed in Itself
Creation Compression/Expansion Enfolding
Evolution Growth and Decay Continuous Creation
Outside Inside and Outside No Inside and Outside
Part/Whole Wave Fractal
Everything is Different Everything is the Same (Make a) Difference
Individual Collective Whole
Control/Desire Soul/ Spirit Center



About the Kundalini Syndrome

About the Klein Bottle and Alchemy

About our Imaginary Twin Universe

About the Relationship between Alchemy, Tantra and The Gnostics

About the Holy Wedding

All You Want to Know About Alchemy

About Alchemy

The Gnostic Science of Alchemy

Dimension of Apeiron by Steven M. Rosen

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