Tag Archives: Mercurius

Jung on Alchemy (7): The Coniunctio – part 1 – The Mercurial Fountain

“And just as the cosmos is not a dissolving mass of particles, but rests in the unity of God’s embrace, man must not dissolve into a whirl of warring possibilities and tendencies imposed on him by the unconscious, but must … Continue reading

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Chaos, Harmony and the Birth of Alphabet

One of the most beautiful Greek myths, which fascinated Carl Gustav Jung because of its alchemical underpinnings, is the story of Cadmus and Harmony. It is beautifully retold in The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso, who begins … Continue reading

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Jung on Alchemy (4): Prima Materia – The One, Who Art All

In this vignette found in Michael’s Maier’s Tripus Aureus Jung saw “the double face of alchemy.“ On the right hand side, a man is busy at a furnace, engaged full on in the physical and transformative experience, while in the library three … Continue reading

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Reflections on Don Quixote: The Universe of Fiction

“Idle Reader: Without my swearing to it, you can believe that I would like this book, the child of my understanding, to be the most beautiful, the most brilliant, and the most discreet that anyone could imagine. … I wanted … Continue reading

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The Divine Furor of the Soul: On Marsilio Ficino

“The soul is the greatest of all miracles in nature. All other things beneath God are always one single being, but the soul is all things together…Therefore it may rightly be called the centre of nature, the middle term of … Continue reading

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The November Song of the Pleiades

2 November, All Soul’s Day is a universal day of judgement: “I believe this is the source of the Judgement of the Dead linked with the month of November, when the Pleiades are high in the night sky.  In the … Continue reading

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The River of Alchemical Mercury

via: http://jhzero.deviantart.com/art/Yin-Yang-357915041 “You all know what mercury looks like-at room temperature it’s a silvery liquid that flows, it’s like a mirror. For the alchemists, and this is just a very short exercise in alchemical thinking, for the alchemists mercury was … Continue reading

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Images of the Zodiac: Contemplating Gemini

Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- it’s everything except what it is! ” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet I. Romeo and Juliet as an alchemical work Many years ago … Continue reading

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The Winged Sandals of Higgs Boson

I. A Few Thoughts on Time Marc Chagall, Time is a River Without Banks I have always believed in the world of timeless truths. I find comfort in the conviction that although all visible phenomena are constantly changing, beneath flows … Continue reading

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