Alchemy of the Soul

The Eros and Psyche Myth As a Guide to Transformation

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Author: Martin Lowenthal

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892545909

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

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Life without myth, the vital force of archetypal experiences, is life filled with maladies, neuroses, addictions, and disease. Alchemy of the Soul retells the myth of Eros and Psyche to help readers reconnect mind and relatedness to find wholeness and deep meaning. Author Martin Lowenthal describes how the story of Eros and Psyche illustrates the alchemical process of marrying soul and matter so that life can be lived with more joy, meaning, and a tangible sense of divine love. The book is divided into three parts: • Part 1 is a beautiful retelling of the myth of Eros and Psyche. • Part 2 examines the power of myth and alchemy and shows how spiritual alchemy can restore and transform the soul. • Part 3 is an initiation into the alchemical mysteries using myth as mentor. Lowenthal writes, "The story assails the defenses of our mind and our reactive habits and seeks to wrest a victory for life and growth from the inertia of daily habits and confusion. It initiates us into a world far more vibrant, rich, and nourishing than the one we knew in childhood and naively, yet regressively, settle for. In this sense, story reveals what happens as we attempt to spread our emotional wings in the developmentally confining domain of our childhood home and community and what it takes to make something significant of ourselves in ways that feed the future. As guests of the story, we discover the larger sacred garden in which we emerge as a unique and beautiful flower in a bed of exquisite blossoms, each one unique and essential." Alchemy of the Soul takes alchemy from the realm of the esoteric and places it in practical terms of story—terms that anyone can understand, value, and use as a guide to life.

Alchemy

Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul

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Author: Titus Burckhardt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887752114

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

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Spiritual attainment has frequently been described as a transformation whereby a human's leaden, dull nature is returned to its golden state. This wonderfully insightful volume introduces some of the metaphors useful for establishing attitudes required for the soul's advancement: trust, confidence, hope, and detachment. It is a reminder that when any substance or entity undergoes dissolution, it must eventually be resolved or re-crystalized in a new, possibly higher and more noble form.

SECRETS OF THE ABC’s

The Alchemy of the Soul

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Author: Michael (ALKEMI) Jordan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503556980

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

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This work began 12th month of 1987, 28 years ago.... Over the years, I wrote and lost the manuscript 7 times before completion, only to have my book bag stolen.... I finally manage to publish two small works, entitled ABC’s OF ALKEMI & 123 = WISDOM. In those works I used poetry, illustrations, Gematria and numerology to introduce the Alphabet as The Book of Egyptian God Thoth, namely, the TAROT. In this work, it became my task to elaborate on the ABC’s as the Alkemical operation of the human psyche, a.k.a. soul. In short, this work is about three things: 1. Love for Wisdom (Philosophy) 2. The TAROT as The Wheel of GOD (rotation of Great Operation Divine) 3. The ABC’s as the alpha-numerical system of Light ON Science (CONSCIENCE)

Alchemy of Soul

The Art of Spiritual Transformation

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Author: Lee Irwin,Catherine Evans,Hiro Boga

Publisher: Lorian Assoc

ISBN: 9780936878140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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This new book teaches the ancient truth of alchemical liberation, by which each of us can overcome the dehumanizing forces all around us and grow into the full-bodied, open-minded, spiritually joyful beings we all have the potential to become.

Ego Alchemy

Journey from the Lead of Ego to the Gold of Soul

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Author: Matilda Faltyn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994293107

Category:

Page: 294

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This book shows (not tells) how to train the self-limiting ego and why it's the best present you can give yourself. If you apply many of the tips and tools (consistently and sincerely) it will make you more secure, confident, and lighter in your body. From this your whole health improves, you heal faster and age slower. Sounds too good to be true? It is not. It's based on the author's own experience over 15 years of studying, practising and applying spiritual tools - now told through frank personal recounts, real life dialogues, timeless wisdoms, and short easy mind exercises that look simple but do work. This is practical spiritual psychology. You don't need to have faith or believe, but can prove for yourself by trying it out. Through your own direct experience you can validate it in your everyday life. In this book you discover: The real difference between soul and ego. How ego is the same in all of us and robs us of our uniqueness. How Soul is not simply a vague and abstract concept. How to recognise ego emotionally, mentally and physically. How to train and mentor your ego so it complies with your 'big picture' goals. How to tap into your soul (higher self) and why it's priceless. If you intend to explore spiritual truths, how to be discerning. The author leverages her curious nature, a journalism qualification, and a technical writing background to 'look under the hood' of the human psyche with the fresh perspective of an outsider looking in - without the filters of an industry expert. It's a blueprint for fearless living and personal alchemy - spiritual wisdom tested and proven in action."

Soul Alchemy Healing

Ground-Breaking Healing Methods That Shift Your Health And Paradigms

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Author: Carol Lefevre

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525523384

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

View: 8433

Soul Alchemy Healing is a memoir in the form of a novel, a healing guide, and a workbook that aims to empower healers and those seeking healing. The magic between these covers conveys personal wisdom through a level of transparency we seldom experience. Soul Alchemy Healing offers the first glimpse at ‘The Beishu Method’—a never-before-published healing technique that enables the reader to change the entire chakra system and its colors based on an individuals’ personal level of health and spiritual evolution. Multi-dimensional healing, meditations, gem elixirs, unique energy work, accessing spirit guides, and other diverse healing methods are also included in this book. Intended to help readers find and harness their authentic inner power, the techniques in Soul Alchemy Healing are revolutionary, and could change the future face of healing. This book provides the reader, whether a novice or seasoned healer, with ways to evoke profound change in their life.

The Alchemy of Food

From Soil to Soul

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Author: Susan Lee Guadarrama, Ph.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479263981

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 5124

Do you long to have a healthy and satisfying relationship with food? Do body image, weight control, unhealthy eating habits have you feeling depressed and disconnected from leading a full and contented life? Discover how you can let go of perceptions and beliefs surrounding food and create new rituals and attitudes that will add soul and meaning to your existence. Nutritionist and Depth Psychologist Susan Lee Guadarrama, Ph.D. compares the 7 steps of alchemy with the stages of the food cycle. She will take you on an exploration into the inner recesses of your mind to reveal your true feelings, beliefs, and attitudes toward food and explain how technology and our culture influence our thinking. Finally, she offers a fascinating guide in how to make wise food choices and explains the importance of proper preparation, cooking, and eating that can literally change your life. The Alchemy of Food is a complete education as it leads readers on an alchemical quest for wholeness through a transformation of attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs once held sacred. Start living a life where food brings us once again soulful nourishment on all levels: physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual.

Alchemy of Souls

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Author: Thomas K. Carpenter

Publisher: Black Moon Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 318

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In the Hundred Halls, students experiment with all manners of magic: catoptromancy, lexology, verumancy, rune spells, demonology, shape changing, and a thousand other arcane techniques. Every magic is encouraged. Every magic, except one—soul magic. As Aurie's third year begins, students are found without their souls, ripped from their bodies, leaving them empty husks. Someone, or something, is stealing them for a nefarious purpose. With that kind of power being collected, not even the professors are safe. If Aurie and her sister cannot stop the soul thief before the end of the year, the Hundred Halls will never be the same.

Soul Sex

The Alchemy of Gender and Sexuality

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Author: Drake Bear Stephen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986249815

Category:

Page: 360

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How does your gender and sexual identity define you? Find out in this guide for identity fluidity in the 21st century. Here you will discover: 1) How gender and sexual identities are created and why; 2) How gender and sexual identities change throughout one lifetime or over multiple lifetimes; 3) Theories on why a soul chooses its gender and sexual identity when incarnating; 4) Introduction of the Energy Body; 5) The history and mythology of Two Spirit and Third Gender cultures around the world; 6) The real story of a "boy named Sue" the author's life as a Four Spirit. In Soul Sex, the author offers a buffet of perspectives on gender, sexuality, and identity including biological, sociological, and psychological influences with an emphasis on spiritual impacts. The author draws on years of research and personal experience to create the broadest perspective of gender and sexual identity compiled in one volume. You are invited to sample each of the dishes as food for thought. Fluidity is the new identity of the 21st century. Acceptance is the new morality. Self-empowerment is the new mantra.

Salt and the Alchemical Soul

Three Essays

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Author: Ernest Jones,Carl Gustav Jung,James Hillman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 179

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Pagan Fleshworks

The Alchemy of Body Modification

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Author: Maureen Mercury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594775427

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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A groundbreaking work that sees the contemporary cultural trends of tattooing, piercing, implanting, and branding as a quest for a transformative psychic experience. • Features unforgettable color photographs by Steve Haworth, the foremost body modification artist in the United States. • Introduces a subculture that has gone far beyond the realm of simple tattooing. Acts of body modification are deeply rooted in physical impulses that are obscured in our technological society. As we become more removed from the physicality of our existence, we lose touch with an essential part of our humanity. Body modification is a way of reconnecting to our bodies, to the earth, and to the divine. Pagan Fleshworks reveals that the prevalence of body modification--tattooing, piercings, brandings, and implants--is the postmodern way to heal the body and enliven the soul. These "fleshworks" are the result of people creating their own rituals and symbols of meaning in order to feel a sense of the divine within. Maureen Mercury relates the various stages of obtaining fleshworks to the stages of alchemy, showing how fleshworks lead to psychic transformation--soul-making. Using mythological imagery and the stories of those who have chosen to modify their bodies, she identifies the signposts of our journey toward self-expression, exploring the connection between our desires and our outward life. More than 30 riveting color photographs by leading body modification artist Steve Haworth provide the perfect visual complement to this examination of the soul as it rises toward freedom.

Climate

Soul of the Earth

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Author: Klocek, Dennis

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1584204583

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 6625

This exciting book—presented in full color—considers "climate," ultimately, to be an expression of the fundamental task of Gaia, the being of Earth. It expresses the relationship between the more inanimate and mechanized forces of the planet as a physical being and the more inward, biographically evolutionary journey of Earth as an ensouled being, embedded within the larger cosmic drama. The Earth is much more than rocks, water, gas, and heat. It is more than the combined forces in all of the living bodies it selflessly supports. The destiny of Earth as a being of cosmic import weaves intimately with humanity's destiny. At the center of this book is the idea that the climate crisis is one shared by humanity and the Earth as part of our mutual evolution toward higher states of consciousness. Not only is Earth the source of our body, but the Earth also now depends on our efforts to shift our consciousness toward goals higher than self-satisfaction, entertainment, and consumption. Climate is the interface that displays the results of our efforts to attain higher consciousness for all of the cosmos to see and evaluate. In a technically sound, yet highly accessible, discussion of how our Earth's complex climate system works, Dennis Klocek takes the reader through various climate and weather patterns, using case studies of recent events, explaining terms and phenomena, all with the goal of helping us understand the Earth's soul, within which we live and develop as human beings. He describes and explains the earthly and extra-earthly forces behind weather patterns such as draughts, floods, and hurricanes, showing how larger patterns such as El Niño and El Niña develop and affect the complex systems that form weather events. In his surprising final chapter, "Moral Roots of the Climate Crisis," the author discusses the development of human science and consciousness. He contrasts, for example, the geometrical-metaphysical approach of Kepler to the emergence of the computational-mathematical brilliance of Isaac Newton, illustrating the ongoing split in approaches to the study of the natural world. An overly quantitative view of our world has led humankind mostly to dominate, subdue, and take from nature, categorizing our Earth as a numerical rock, permeated by forces completely beyond the control of, and sometimes at direct odds with, human soul activity.... We live on a planet that is alive and whose soul is composed of the tremendously vital sequences of climate patterns that unite all lands and all humans in one organism. From this cosmological perspective, it may be possible to imagine morally responsible scientific approaches to problem solving where human needs and the needs of the Earth as a living being interact in mutually harmonic ways. Climate is for anyone—meteorologists, climatologists, and nonspecialists alike—who would like a deeper understanding our Earth's soul and the "whys" and "hows" of today's increasingly extreme weather patterns.

The Mosaic Within

An Alchemy of Healing Self and Soul

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Author: Susan Vorhand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982065730

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

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Vorhand's approach of soul-centered psychotherapy combines psychology and religious mysticism to achieve a unique integrity of the inner self. She combines the richness of Jungian psychology and its understanding of the primordial myths of humanity with the spiritual insights of Kabbalah.

The Alchemy of Voice

Transform and Enrich Your Life Through the Power of Your Voice

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Author: Stewart Pearce

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1844094626

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 8589

Offering straightforward and highly effective techniques to those seeking personal healing, this manual provides ways in which the power of people's voices can improve and enhance their lives. Identifying sound as the center of creation and an individual’s unique signature note—the song of the soul—that unifies the mind, body, and spirit, this important tome urges readers to rediscover this inner sound and move onto the path of healing and the hope of creative fulfillment. Exercises to achieve peace and harmony, boost self-confidence, and add color and passion to self-expression help seekers reach their potent, powerful, and most importantly, their personal sound.

Pregnant Darkness

Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness

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Author: Monika Wikman

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 9780892545698

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 309

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Author, psychologist, and astrologer Monika Wikman has worked for decades with clients and their dream symbols and witnessed the presence of the divine hand at work in the psyche. In The Pregnant Darkness, Wikman shows readers that the best way to cope with their darkest hours is by fostering a connection to the deeper current of life, those mysteries that give life form and meaning. Wikman's analysis of dream material leads readers into a practical explanation of alchemical symbolism. Far from being a quaint, ancient practice, The Pregnant Darkness shows that alchemy is at work in contemporary, everyday life. Alchemical symbolism, properly understood, can be applied to unraveling the meaning of visions in meditation, active imagination, and dream work. Wikman shows how readers can participate in the divine energies to help miraculous changes occur in their lives. Wikman writes: "In Greek mythology, Pegasus, upon taking to the air, pushed hard with a back hoof and penetrated the earth. A spring rose up where his hoof dashed the earth, and in this hole . . . the muses reside. One of the roles of the "religious function" of which Jung speaks is to bring us toward that inner spring of the muses where something beyond ego resides, instructs, and inspires. Like a hole created from Pegasus' leaping foot, contact with this inner spring often entails a crack in our field of ordinary consciousness. In the inner world, the spring of living symbols and accompanying presences is the source of dreams and visions, as well as the fountain of inspiration at the heart of poetry, art, ritual, mythology, and even religion."

The Second Half of the Mountain

A Guide to Personal Alchemy After Awakening

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Author: McCall Erickson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504392302

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

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What happens when youve done all you know how to do, the paved paths end, and you still feel like youre missing something? The Second Half of the Mountain offers a practical and magical approach to recognizing and working with the deeper and often-confusing inner processes that happen after awakening. In this guidebook, McCall Erickson combines bits of personal story with the timeless building blocks of alchemy to outline the journey for the awakened traveler through the dark nights of the soul and beyond, not as the way, but as a guide to help you make your own way where it sometimes feels there is no way.

Alchemy of the Soul

An African-Centered Education

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Author: Joyce Piert

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9781433126987

Category:

Page: 161

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It started with a dream, a dream in the night that challenged the dream of the author's life. That dream, which evolved through her personal experiences, was to start an African-centered school. The dream in the night ignited the journey that led to this book, which was to discover answers to critical questions such as: What is an African-centered education model? How do former students perceive this experience? And can, or even should, this educational model be effectively adopted in traditional public schools? Joyce Piert offers this book as a critical resource to parents, educators, potential teachers, community leaders, and policymakers who are seriously pondering the question of how to provide all students with a holistic educational experience. In "Alchemy of the Soul, " the vibrant voices of African American young adults share their stories in robust and candid narratives of their educational experiences at an African-centered school.

Spiritual Alchemy

The Hermetic Art of Spiritual Transformation

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Author: C. C. Zain

Publisher: Brotherhood of Light Lessons

ISBN: 9780878875023

Category:

Page: 172

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Alchemy of the Heart

How to Give and Receive More Love

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Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet,Patricia R. Spadaro

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 0922729603

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

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Partners, parents, children, divorce, loss, addictions...even the most intense relationships and lessons of the heart can become an open door to a higher love. Learn how to expand and strengthen the power of the heart to create more meaningful relationships in all areas of life. Filled with spiritual wisdom and inspiring stories for a personal journey of the heart.

Alchemy of the Extraordinary

A Journey Into the Heart of the Meridian Matrix

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Author: Peter Shea L Ac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692473641

Category:

Page: 268

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This book explores the evolutionary and spiritual core of the acupuncture meridian systems known as the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. These channels are the alchemical cauldron where Heaven and Earth, soul and spirit, Ling and Shen, Hun and Po, fire and water, form and consciousness, and astrology and morphology take place. They are the blueprint of our lives and our spiritual curriculum. The eight extraordinary vessels are about understanding the self beyond the layers of social conditioning and programming. This book takes us through a shamanic process in the language of Chinese Medicine and Daoism.