I'm not sure if this is the right place for this 'plug' for a great place I love visiting, but I feel it deserves some advertising because it is so useful, and unfortunately rare. Apologies if I…Continue
Not sure if this is the right section, or if this has been asked before ~(sorry if so).I've been reading Paracelsus, and I wondered where Alchemy fits into pagan belief, if at all.The way Paracelsus…Continue
I came across an old Welsh poem, from c.1400 or earlier, that reads;"Triads of the ages in their complete progress Were formerly generally known. Three years is the duration of an Alder Pole. Three…Continue
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this 'plug' for a great place I love visiting, but I feel it deserves some advertising because it is so useful, and unfortunately rare. Apologies if I shouldn't be 'plugging' at all!! But can't keep it to myself!I know many people use online sources for research and leisure reading, but if anyone in the UK feels like actually handling and reading real books on magic and the occult, there is a wonderful resource available in The Library of Avalon, in…See More
"Thank you for such an interesting history.
It can be quite easy for people (intentionally or otherwise) to forget or neglect the lineages of their own learning. Attributing a practice to 'ancient wisdom' or 'mystery worship' can…"
"My Dear Sweet Samantha when she was very young picked up a coffee mug with the Three Stooges on it. She asked me if it was Crosby, Stills and Nash. Laughingly I said no but asked her, "Did you know you heard Crosby, Stills and Nash when you…"
"It probably has little connection at all. It's advertised as 'Womb Dance' rather than 'African Healing Dance', so it might not even be trying to make a connection. I've not been, nor know anyone who has been, so I…"
"I was just curious that it's portrayed as man improving nature - not working with it, but using it for his own ends, like most sciences. Although there is an underlying spiritual aspect that's the foundation of the philosophy, it still…"
"Yes, Paracelsus mentions that if you seek in alchemy only for material wealth, you will fail. Alchemy aims for the perfection of nature, including man's spirit. Bu the appeal of the (side effects) of wealth certainly made it an acceptable…"
"Alchemy is very much rooted as a partnership between Mother Earth and Man because through it we are able to wield many things. Without Alchemy we would not have the scientific, medicinal or magical studies we have in the Modern…"
"Found this web-page, which dos seem to be what my local venue was advertising (its the same teacher); http://sacreddances.com/sacred-womb-dance.html. Ecstatic dance, but with a new catch-word. Not sure how it relates to Queen Mother's…"
Not sure if this is the right section, or if this has been asked before ~(sorry if so).I've been reading Paracelsus, and I wondered where Alchemy fits into pagan belief, if at all.The way Paracelsus seems to present it is that nature is inherently imperfect (i.e. underdeveloped or full of blemishes), but man can make things perfect through alchemy (be that minerals or man himself). It doesn't seem to honour any pagan deities, although it does consider the earth as a living organism. Man is…See More