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TONIGHT'S DISCUSSION -- "MYSTICISM", WITH MANLY P. HALL
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In this density we all have the same lessons to learn, but we’ll have different life experiences doing it. It’s what makes us unique from one another, but very much the same. These experiences were carefully thought out by ourselves before coming into…
In this density we all have the same lessons to learn, but we'll have different life experiences doing it. It's what makes us unique from one another, but very much the same. These experiences were...
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I did this when I watched the first series, and I find myself doing it again with brotherhood. I can't help but compare the representation of alchemy in this anime, with the real life occult. Despite what most people usually thought, Alchemy was never rooted in magic, mysticism, or spirituality, nor did the real life practitioners of the art claim it to be. It was in fact an actual science, and still exists today. We know it today as "Chemistry" which the anime hits right on the nail from the very start.

Alchemy was a movement that originated in ancient Egypt, who passed their teachings on to anyone in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East who were interested, during the medieval period. Medieval scientists from Germany(Which the setting of Fullmetal alchemist is based on), Ireland, England, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Iran, China, and India, were the usual ones who gained interest in it.

The Egyptian priests were the ones who discovered and gained an interest in the chemical make up of different things, when obeserving Metallurgy. They noticed how blacksmiths would first break down a metallic stone found within the earth, only to convert it into a strong metal and forge other objects from them like weapons, tools, and jewelry. These priests hypothesized that if this could be done with metal, than any material could be converted into another. 

Centuries later as the teachings of alchemy spread, scientists began to discover other elements and combining chemicals. Most of the elements we have today on our periodic table, were discovered by alchemists. However some of the things they wished to do like transmuting one element into a completely different one was something, although possible, they did not have the technological advancements to do in that time period. Unlike today's scientists who have actually achieved that. Real life alchemists never used anything like transmutation circles, they worked with chemicals and materials in a similar way as modern scientists.

The concept of gaining eternal life and transmuting humans, as seen in the anime, actually came from the alchemy branch in India, which no one took seriously and rightfully so. Those scientists in particular were total nutcases. The concept of Alkahestry also existed, and was the Chinese and branch's main focus(which is why some of the alkahests in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood are Chinese) 

The real life Alkahestry was actually the art of deconstruction. The real life Alchemists wanted to invent a material called the philosopher stone, which was not a stone that could do anything like in the anime, but it was a stone that could be converted into any form of matter. The Alkahests wanted to invent the opposite of the philospher stone. Alkahests wanted to invent a fluid called Alkahest Which could break down and destroy almost any material including gold and diamond. Unlike the Alchemists, the Alkahests actually succeeded at creating the fluid. However it wasn't China's branch of Alkahests who did it, but 3 Muslim Alchemists who studied Alkahestry.

The Muslim Alchemists who invented Alkahest were Jabir Ibn Hayyan, Al-Kindi, and Muhammad Ibn Zakariya Razi. They each invented 3 forms of the fluid, which we know today as hydrochloric acid, Sulfuric acid, and Nitric acid. 3 deadly acids that can burn through almost anything. As for the Philosopher Stone, today's chemists and Geophysicists doubt it is something that can be invented, but theorize that phosphorus is the key to changing one material into another, seeing as phosphorus is the one chemical that has been found in nearly all material, including living organisms.
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Secret Teachings of All Ages, by Manly P. Hall, at sacred-texts.com
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A typical class held in the Tarot Room at the Grand Temple of Isis Mighty Mother, formerly located in Baldwin Park, CA.
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I love how the Seven Hermetic Principles are presented by Ralph Smart. One of the best videos around that clearly and succinctly sums up these powerful esoteric ideas. LVX
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Transmutation of Lead to Gold

Having passed through the ordeals of the “Dark Night”, consciousness rises above the Saturnal state where the reflective nature is dominated by the Earth and arrives at the Lunar whitening Stage of the alchemical process. This stage corresponds to a certain specific charge and luminosity and corresponds to our metal Silver. It is here that our raw psychic energies are purified as the subtle is separated from the gross.

The purified personality and consciousness experiences the whitening process of the purification and the raven is transformed into a white swan. This is our first order of the transmutation of our lead into our living silver. It is here that consciousness becomes conscious of consciousness as we realize that we truly have a very real inner nature. We perceive the light of the self as a rejuvenating and uplifting force that transports us above the ordinary human condition.

The purification of the cold, dark and raw psychic energies becomes the purified and exalted astral body of light. This experience is so profoundly beautiful that alchemists have exclaimed this experience as beholding the "most beautiful body of our Diana". Meaning that it is a spiritual experience, beyond the physical levels, that is Metaphysical.

However beautiful this state is, it is not the end of the work. Most alchemists fail at this level believing that they have achieved the whole work. As Silver is purified it can also be easily contaminated due to its very reflective nature. Silver tarnishes because it has not the incorruptibility of Gold. The work on this state must continually be one of purification until we achieve the higher fire needed to continue on to the second order of the transmutation of our matter into the incorruptibility and endurance of Gold.
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La Toyson D'or. L. J., Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Ocultum Lapidem, ca. 1600
MS. 232.
17th Century.
1. [Trismosin, Salomon.] La Toyson D'or. [With series of 23 drawings from the Splendor Solis sequence.]
2. L.J., Visita Interiora Terrae Rectifando Invenies Ocultum Lapidem. [In French.] [With a drawing of one of the Keys of
Basil Valentine.]
3. Lier figure du Rosaire [With a series of 18 drawings from the Rosarium Philosophorum series.]
4. Ecussions Hieroglyphiques [Drawings of two escutcheons taken from monuments in Paris with hermetic associations.]
5. [6 drawings from the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.].
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The Temple of the Mind  (A Hermetic Clue) By: Gary S 15 Mar 1998 The rules of transmutation allows the neophyte to examine or to perceive his/her brain as if it were the image of the earth. The earth has two hemis...
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THE GREAT QUESTION “WHY”

The great question “Why” has forever been upon his lips. Few indeed have been able to answer this question; and these few have been passed by, unheeded, in the struggle for existence.

Man has struggled along the weary road with a heavy heart and bleeding feet, only to be met by the grave. The lack of a sense of completion has beset his every pathway; and in his blind groping he has held up his hands in speechless anguish, and his broken cries have rent the air with supplications to an apparently unheeding Deity.

Why the suffering, the sorrow, the sin, the sickness and a lifetime of trouble, only to be met at last by the grim and sinister tomb?
Why, why, why? Man has sought the wise only to discover their foolishness; he has sought the learned only to find a lack of wisdom. Why, why, why? His cry has appeared to go forth into an empty nothingness. But hark! from somewhere a vague answer has come, some subtle inner sense of things; some unknown presence has given answer and a still small voice has said to him, “Man, KNOW THYSELF.”

The Instinctive Man has again spoken and told him to search more deeply into his own nature; to look deep within himself for the answer to life. The hour has struck in the evolution of man when he can understand this voice and do its bidding.
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Human are not in control, we are nature, we are the will and the energy of plants and trees in non dual streamlined communication. They are us, we are them, there is no duality. Keep your filters clean so as not to block or distort the signal, the current is strong #nature #symbiosis #rebirth 
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This class held within the Grand Temple of Isis Mighty Mother's previous location in Baldwin Park, CA.
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