Tag Archives: Mercury

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 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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In the Heart of the Supreme Mind: Thoth Hermes Trismegistus

Johfra, “Hermes Trismegistus” In The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall, I came across the following passage, which I found very illuminating: “Before the visible universe was formed its mold was cast. This mold was called the Archetype, and … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Odyssey (1)

Timanthes, “The Sacrifice of Iphigenia” (detail: Odysseus) Homer’s Odyssey has always held an extreme fascination with me. All the characters and what happens to them have been coming back to me recently, perhaps in connection with Mercury retrograde with Neptune. … 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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