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Monthly Archives : December 29, 2013

Introduction to Animaterialism

Uncategorized / December 29, 2013 / No Comments

Khan Altai, by Grigory Gurkin These are a set of revised statements that have appeared in previous articles. They reflect my evolving views. -MD We are…left dangling in the paradox of corpsed matter and incorporeal mind – the first dead, insentient and without the possibility of meaning or creativity, the second a ghost, a mere figment or phantasm “squirted out” by chance arrangements of the first. Yet it was precisely this subjective “fiction” that had somehow managed to construct the objective world picture in the first place (de Quincey 37). The source of all dualistic concepts is our Western tendency to project onto Nature two distinct substances from what I …..

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Alchemy: The Vessel

archetypal / December 23, 2013 / No Comments

Without a proper vessel, none of the processes of of alchemy can be accomplished. There must be a container in order to differentiate the various substances from the massa confusa, of which Thomas Moore writes, “It takes a special frame of mind, a particular archetypal viewpoint…to enter the alchemical massa confusa…” The unconscious is this chaos, the prima materia of the Great Work. The need for a vessel begins the alchemical stage called separatio.The alchemical vessel is a space that performs the function of transformation. It is both an imaginal space and a physical space. What is in the earth composes the animaterial vessel, whether it be glass, metal, stone, …..

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