Our rich cultural history is one of the unfortunate victims of the pathetic cultural battle between Creationist and Neo-Atheist cliques. Were the founders of the United States hardline Christians? Secular humanists? Just typing these…
Alchemy by bacteria, via the Huffington Post: Scientists have developed a bug which produces pure gold. The team at Michigan State University say that they found the bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans is able…
The Meaning of Sacred Geometry by Randall Carlson Most of us tend to think of geometry as a relatively dry, if not altogether boring, subject remembered from our Middle school years, consisting…
Sixteenth Century mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occultist, navigator, imperialist and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I, English magus John Dee devoted his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. He sought to contact angels through Edward Kelley, a “scryer” or crystal-gazer, who would act as an intermediary between Dee and the angels. Dee claimed that angels dictated several books to him this way, some in a special angelic or “Enochian” language, which has been the source of much fascination in more recent times.
One modern Englishman who has caught the Dee bug is musician Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz, etc.), who has just premiered a visionary new opera entitled simply, Dr Dee. Ben Wooley tells more about Dee in this interview, and below is a sample of Albarn’s album:
I received a strange knock on my afternoon door earlier this week, followed by the sound of something hitting the wood floor in the hallway and hurried footsteps fading down the stairs….
Natalie Angier has written an excellent introduction to the work of Sir Isaac Newton in the tradition of alchemy, which is generally downplayed in the history books but was a major part…
Good morn, good readers.
I woke early to a cloudy Sunday in the Old South, however, this dark little gem has polished my resolve. Wrap yourself in melancholy and join Terence McKenna for this trip through the history of The Great Work.
Terence McKenna’s The Alchemical Dream: Rebirth of the Great Work is a 2008 film produced by the good people at Sacred Mysteries.
The Infinite and the Beyond — Podcast: Episode #014 — Magick with Dr. Dean Radin
In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we learn about the legendary 14th century French alchemist Nicolas Flamel in “A Corner in the Occult.”
Rumors say that Nicholas and his wife were able to turn mercury into gold and as a result of their experiments possibly even created the mystical Elixir of Life providing them both with immortality.
During the course of the interview we talk about the Global Consciousness Project and touch upon what this could mean for the world. We also discuss his experiences as a research scientist and finally how his findings and current understandings relate to the art and practice of magick.
I also read some of the listener messages that I received since the last episode via the show website, podcast alley, and the show network. I even announced a new show contest where one lucky listener will win a copy of Dr. Radin’s most recent book Entangled Minds.
The drawing for this contest will occur in the next episode and if you are interested in participating be sure to enter by going here. All this and more in this great episode, blessed be and 93! Check the show notes for all links mentioned.
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