Prima materia

Art source: Alchemical and Hermetic Emblems In alchemy and philosophy, prima materia, materia prima or first matter (for a philosophical exposition refer to: Prime Matter), is the ubiquitous starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher’s stone. It is the primitive formless base of all matter similar to chaos, […]

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Great Work

The Art by Lady Harris The Great Work (Latin: Magnum opus) is an alchemical term for the process of working with the prima materia to create the philosopher’s stone. It has been used to describe personal and spiritual transmutation in the Hermetic tradition, attached to laboratory processes and chemical color changes, used as a model […]

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Initiates of the flame

Introduction Few realize that even at the present stage of civilization in this world, there are souls who, like the priests of the ancient temples, walk the earth and watch and guard the sacred fires that burn upon the altar of humanity. Purified ones they are, who have renounced the life of this sphere in […]

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Arty by Alex Grey Initiation means “ to begin” a new experience, phase, or outlook towards life as a result of a mind-expanding experience of higher levels of consciousness. Initiation represents spiritual evolution; the commencement of a new life committed to an entirely new set of principles. Initiation seeks the path of immortality. Humankind has […]

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Aether Aether (Also known as Akasha) is the classical fifth element or quintessence is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere. [1] In physics, the luminiferous aether was once considered to be the medium through which light propagates. Sometimes spelled Aethyr, the term as encountered in magic usually refers to one of […]

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Earth Earth is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. Earth is considered to be both cold and dry, and according to Plato is associated with the cube. Earth is, not surprisingly, the element seen as denoting material possessions and the physical world, being the strongest and steadiest of the elements. Magical […]

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Water Water is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. Water is considered to be both cold and wet, and according to Plato is associated with the icosahedron. Water is almost always the image of the emotions and the soul, given its highly changeable nature. Magical Attribution Magical Weapon: Cup Cardinal direction: […]

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Fire Fire is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. Fire is considered to be both hot and dry, and according to Plato is associated with the tetrahedron. Fire is often an image of passion and creativity, its consuming tendencies being illustrations of this. Also represents anger, hatred. Magical Attribution Magical Weapon: Wand Cardinal […]

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Air Air is one of the four classical elements, and is associated with many other concepts, such as the sword suit in the tarot. Air is considered to be both hot and wet, and according to Plato is associated with the octahedron. Air is also associated with the thought, intellect, and communication. Other Magical Attribution Magical Weapon: Dagger Cardinal direction: […]

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