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Sangreal, The Cosmic Grail: The Secret Abides – Part 12 (Final Chapter)

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Photo credit Anthony Spencer

Photo credit Anthony Spencer

Previous articles in this series archived here

This article will be the final installment in this series exploring the hidden science of the Holy Grail. There is a great deal more that could be said and at some point additional information will be forthcoming. For now I believe I have sketched the broad outlines and provided some insight into what this science is about. I have emphasized the cosmic symbolism woven into and throughout the narratives. The association with matters celestial issues inexorably from the Grail narratives themselves. It is not surprising that many of the symbolic implications have up until this point gone unappreciated and overlooked by mainstream scholars who have been trained in literary exegesis but who have generally lacked the familiarity with astronomy and other sciences that would allow their recognition of a very specific underlying meaning.

There are parallels to our evolving knowledge of sacred architecture,in which the astronomical and symbolical associations are crucial to understanding the meaning and function of the ancient temples and holy structures.… Read the rest

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Sangreal, The Cosmic Grail: Alchemical Evolution – part 11

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Last month I discussed some noteworthy etymological connections relating to encounters between the Earth and cosmic material, as well as some of the effects of such an encounter. I mentioned that an important constituent of this material delivered to Earth by way of comets and asteroids was the platinum group metals, or PGM’s and I quoted Soviet biologist Dr. Vasilieyev of Tomsk University regarding the remarkable genetic effects observed in the post 1908 impact environment at Tunguska, Siberia, where and I concluded with this statement:

“. . . incursion of cosmic material into the biosphere can indeed catalyze extraordinary evolutionary changes, which brings us to the threshold of the forgotten knowledge of cosmic alchemy. . .”

The key word here is catalyze, which means to be acted upon by a catalyst, a substance which either causes or accelerates a chemical change without, however, being permanently affected by the reaction.… Read the rest

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The Spiritual Side of Alchemy

Screen Shot 2014-01-29 at 10.00.52 AMAhhh synchronicity. So while digging for collage footage for a new Occult movie I’m making last week (first one will come out at the end of February), I stumbled on this video about the spiritual component to Alchemy and ended up watching the whole thing when I was supposed to be culling neato video clips.

I’m not going to lie, it’s not the greatest movie in the universe. I mean really, they should have just hired another narrator and it would have been fine. Not everyone is great at voice acting but it does get better as the thing moves on. Despite the lackluster narration though, it is in fact good enough that I still recommend it. What’s funny is that I wasn’t actually going to post this, but then in the next week Disinfo ran two separate stories regarding alchemy, neither one of which mentioned the spiritual component of the practice.… Read the rest

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The Forgotten Discoveries Of Alchemy

alchemyIs alchemy not the sham science we have been led to believe it is? The Smithsonian on how alchemists’ breakthroughs were pillaged by the forefathers of modern science:

In the 1980s, some revisionist scholars began arguing that alchemists actually made significant contributions to the development of science.

Historians of science began deciphering alchemical texts—which wasn’t easy. The alchemists, obsessed with secrecy, deliberately described their experiments in metaphorical terms laden with obscure references to mythology and history. For instance, text that describes a “cold dragon” who “creeps in and out of the caves” was code for saltpeter (potassium nitrate).

Growing evidence that the alchemists seem to have performed legitimate experiments, manipulated and analyzed the material world in interesting ways and reported genuine results. And many of the great names in the canon of modern science took note.

Robert Boyle, one of the 17th-century founders of modern chemistry, “basically pillaged” the work of the German physician and alchemist Daniel Sennert, says Newman.

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Testing the Blue: Ancient Egyptian Alchemy

Pic: Adventures Unlimited Press (C)

Pic: Adventures Unlimited Press (C)

Testing the Blue:  Ancient Egyptian Alchemy

Stephen S. Mehler, M.A.

Assisted by George T. Bayer, Ph.D.

I have often stated in the last few years that the definitive book on alchemy has yet to be written. This is primarily because the actual practices, procedures and true origin of the system have also not been correctly delineated. Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary defines the word alchemy in two ways:  “the medieval chemical science, the great objects of which were to transmute base metals into gold,” and “the power to transform, or act of transforming, something common into something precious.” I consider the first definition to be superfluous, which I will address, but the second definition will be paramount to the meaning of this article as to the true ancient practice.

I have been fortunate to work with, be a student of, Egyptian-born Egyptologist and indigenous wisdom keeper Abd’El Hakim Awyan (see Figure 1)—a collaboration which has resulted in my two books, The Land of Osiris (Adventures Unlimited Press) and From Light Into Darkness (Adventures Unlimited Press).… Read the rest

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Announcing The Hipgnostic Trialogues.


In support of my 3rd book, Hipgnosis and the Dr. Aaron Cheak’s book, Alchemical Traditions, we are embarking on an ambitious tour across North America and Europe. We are building this tour through our friends and connections in cyberspace in a kind of social experiment where we make all of our internet friends our real life ones.

The tour is called Hipgnostic Trialogues and will feature myself, Dr. Aaron Cheak and David Metcalfe as we discuss Gnosis in the modern context. Since both of our works are collaborative works that feature many Disinfo writers as well as scientists, magicians, television hosts and researchers, we will have a different guest MC for every tour stop.

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Alchemical Traditions: An interview with Dr. Aaron Cheak

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I’ve known Dr. Cheak for a while now. I’ve never met anyone with such a broad understanding of alchemy, magic, or religious studies in general. He’s truly a gem of the modern scholarly crowd. His new book is fast establishing him as one of the foremost authorities in the world on alchemy. I had the chance to interview him at my home in Los Angeles over a bottle of wine. Awesome conversation ensued.

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Deltron 3030 Announce Tour With 16-Piece Orchestra

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The return of Deltron 3030– the alt-rap trio composed of Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Kid Koala, and producer Dan the Automator– will include a fall tour. The trio will hit the road in North America starting next month, with accompaniment on many dates by a 16-piece orchestra dubbed the “3030 Orchestra”.

Deltron’s new album, Event II, will be out on October 1, and includes a long list of unlikely contributors: Damon Albarn, Mike Patton, the Lonely Island, Rage Against the Machine’s Zack De La Rocha, Emily Wells, and Jamie Cullum, plus actors David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and chef David Chang. Watch the trailer for the album after the dates.

The Instupicuous lyrical stylings of Deltron 3030.

Yo, it’s three thousand thirty

I want y’all to meet Deltron Zero, hero, not no small feat

It’s all heat in this day and age

I’ll raid your grave, anything it takes to save the day

Neuromancer, perfect blend of technology and magic

Use my rappin so you all could see the hazards

Plus entertainment where many are brainless

We cultivated a lost art of study and I brought a buddy

Automator harder slayer fascinating combinations

Cyber warlords are aggravating abominations

Arm a nation with hatred we ain’t with that

We high-tech archeologists searching for knicknacks

Composing musical stimpacks that impacts the soul

Crack the mold of what you think you rappin for?

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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part 2.

“Hear ye the history of the most holy vessel that is called the Grail,
in which the precious blood of Jesus was received
on the day that He was put on the Cross.”
Perlesvaus: Anonymous
– Early 13th Century

Last month, in the article Sangreal, The  Holy Grail: Recovering the Cosmic Science of Antiquity – Part 1  I wrote,

“That the Grail has a cosmic dimension of meaning is indicated unequivocally by the texts themselves,” and also “. . . ancient adepts had a highly sophisticated concept of Exobiology and the Grail as a symbol was a repository of this knowledge.”

I also listed some of the varied symbols and meanings that have been associated with the Grail through the centuries.… Read the rest

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Short Film: ‘Premier Automne’

Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated in their “natures”, they never met each other. They are not even supposed to meet. So when Abel crosses the border and discovers Apolline, curiosity is overwhelming. Their encounter soon becomes more complicated than they could imagine. Both of them will have to learn compromise to protect the other…

Premier Automne (2013) from Carlos De Carvalho on Vimeo.

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