Time to fly and rise to new heights from the depths (of your suffering, sorrows, desires, attachments). Whatever weight that is holding your body, mind and spirit down.. release it and peel the layers that cover your true self (the light within).
The Egyptian Civilization, the Greek Civilization, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Indian, the Aztec, the Persian, the Assyrian and even the Jewish one respected this creature very much and they referred to Phoenix using several names but always as the Bird of the Sun and Fire, magnificent , wise and beautiful!
Most scholars believe that the very first civilization who stated about the Phoenix is the Egyptians, where he is referred as the Bennu / Benu bird (a heron like bird), the Soul of Ra. The moment where all Creation starts is when the Bennu bird stood on the Pyramid or the Primeval Mount (Primeval Island), which was evoked from the Eternal Waters. According to the Egyptian Theology, Bennu bird perched a bit on the Pyramid and then he started singing. The voice of the Phoenix was the Cosmic starting Point. In Egyptian “Book of the Dead” the Phoenix himself states that “I’m made from the material of Gods”. And the Egyptians really respected that, especially the cult of Ra, Osiris and Horus. The Phoenix is also referred by the Egyptians the Ascending one and the Lord of the Jubilees.
However, the word Phoenix is a Greek one, Φοίνιξ, and it comes from the word “φοινός” which actually means the Crimson Red, he who has the color of blood. The Phoenix for the Greeks (& Romans) was an eagle like Bird with a colorful plumage tail, associated with the God Apollo and his cult. In the Greek variation of the myth, the Phoenix is the bird of the Sun living for many, many years (400, 500, 1000 years depends on the myth).
Herodotus, the great ancient Greek historian noted: “They have also another sacred bird called the phoenix which I myself have never seen, except in pictures. because they are quite infrequent visitors to the country, even in Egypt, only coming there (according to the accounts of the people of Heliopolis) once in 500 years, when the old phoenix dies. …the plumage is partly red, partly golden, while the general make and size are almost exactly that of the eagle. … that he comes all the way from Arabia, and brings the parent bird, all plastered over with myrrh, to the temple of the Sun, and there buries the body. …, he first forms a ball of myrrh as big as he finds that he can carry; then he hollows out the ball, and puts his parent inside, after which he covers over the opening with fresh myrrh, and the ball is then of exactly the same weight as at first; so he brings it to Egypt, plastered over as I have said, and deposits it in the temple of the Sun.
Phoenix is associated with the Hindu God Vishnu, one of the three Greatest Gods, the Trimurti. Vishnu’s Vehicle/Vessel is Garunda, a bird looking like Phoenix, but Phoenix in recent scholars is also associated with the God Surya, the Sun God.
In alchemy the Phoenix symbolizes the Global ressurection of life and the best outcome of a procedure. Phoenix is associated with the Red color in alchemy.
Phoenix is a symbol used by many hermetic orders such as the Masons, the Freemasons and the Rosicrucians.
ALCHEMY, the secret art of the land of Khem, is one of the two oldest sciences known to the world. The other is astrology. The beginnings of both extend back into the obscurity of prehistoric times. According to the earliest records extant, alchemy and astrology were considered as divinely revealed to man so that by their aid he might regain his lost estate. According to old legends preserved by the Rabbins, the angel at the gate of Eden instructed Adam in the mysteries of Qabbalah and of alchemy, promising that when the human race had thoroughly mastered the secret wisdom concealed within these inspired arts, the curse of the forbidden fruit would be removed and man might again enter into the Garden of the Lord. As man took upon himself “coats of skins” (physical bodies) at the time of his fall, so these sacred sciences were brought by him into the lower worlds incarnated in dense vehicles, through which their spiritual transcendental natures could no longer manifest themselves. Therefore they were considered as being dead or lost.
The earthly body of alchemy is chemistry, for chemists do not realize that half of The Book of Torah is forever concealed behind the veil of Isis (see the Tarot), and that so long as they study only material elements they can at best discover but half of the mystery. Astrology has crystallized into astronomy, whose votaries ridicule the dreams of ancient seers and sages, deriding their symbols as meaningless products of superstition. Nevertheless, the intelligentsia of the modern world can never pass behind the veil which divides the seen from the unseen except in the way appointed–the Mysteries.
What is life? What is intelligence? What is force? These are the problems to the solution of which the ancients consecrated their temples of learning. Who shall say that they did not answer those questions? Who would recognize the answers if given? Is it possible that under the symbols of alchemy and astrology lies concealed a wisdom so abstruse that the mind of this race is not qualified to conceive its principles?
The Chaldeans, Phœnicians, and Babylonians were familiar with the principles of alchemy, as were many early Oriental races. It was practiced in Greece and Rome; was the master science of the Egyptians. Khem was an ancient name for the land of Egypt; and both the words alchemy and chemistry are a perpetual reminder of the priority of Egypt’s scientific knowledge. According to the fragmentary writings of those early peoples, alchemy was to them no speculative art. They implicitly believed in the multiplication of metals; and in the face of their reiterations both the scholar and the materialist should be more kindly in their consideration of alchemical theorems. Evolutionists trace the unfoldment of the arts and sciences up through the growing intelligence of the prehistoric man, while others, of a transcendental point of view, like to consider them as being direct revelations from God.
Many interesting solutions to the riddle of alchemy’s origin have been advanced. One is that alchemy was revealed to man by the mysterious Egyptian demigod Hermes Trismegistus. This sublime figure, looming through the mists of time and bearing in his hand the immortal Emerald, is credited by the Egyptians as being the author of all the arts and sciences. In honor of him all scientific knowledge was gathered under the general title of The Hermetic Arts. When the body of Hermes was interred in the Valley of Ebron (or Hebron), the divine Emerald was buried with it. Many centuries afterward the Emerald was discovered–according to one version, by an Arabian initiate; according to another, by Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. By means of the power of this Emerald, upon which were the mysterious inscriptions of the Thrice Great Hermes–thirteen sentences in all–Alexander conquered all the then known world. Not having conquered himself, however, he ultimately failed. Regardless of his glory and power, the prophecies of the talking trees were fulfilled, and Alexander was cut down in the midst of his triumph. (There are persistent rumors to the effect that Alexander was an initiate of high order who failed because of his inability to withstand the temptations of power.)
In all probability, the so-called talking trees were merely strips of wood with tables of letters upon them, by means of which oracles were evoked. At one time books written upon wood were called “talking trees.” The difficulty in deciding the origin of alchemy is directly due to ignoring the lost continent of Atlantis. The Great Arcanum was the most prized of the secrets of the Atlantean priestcraft. When the land of Atlas sank, hierophants of the Fire Mystery brought the formula to Egypt, where it remained for centuries in the possession of the sages and philosophers. It gradually moved into Europe, where its secrets are still preserved intact.
In his Key to Alchemy, Samuel Norton divides into fourteen parts the processes or states through which the alchemical substances pass from the time they are first placed in the test tube until ready as medicine for plants, minerals, or men:
1. Solution, the act of passing from a gaseous or solid condition, into one of liquidity.
2. Filtration, the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles suspended in it.
3. Evaporation, the changing or converting from a liquid or solid state into a vaporous state with the aid of heat.
4. Distillation, an operation by which a volatile liquid may be separated from substances which it holds in solution.
5. Separation, the operation of disuniting or decomposing substances.
6. Rectification, the process of refining or purifying any substance by repeated distillation.
7. Calcination, the conversion into a powder or calx by the action of heat; expulsion of the volatile substance from a matter.
8. Commixtion, the blending of different ingredients into new compounds or mass.
9. Purification (through putrefaction), disintegration by spontaneous decomposition; decay by artificial means.
10. Inhibition, the process of holding back or restraining.
11. Fermentation, the conversion of organic substances into new compounds in the presence of a ferment.
12. Fixation, the act or process of ceasing to be a fluid and becoming firm; state of being fixed.
13. Multiplication, the act or process of multiplying or increasing in number, the state of being multiplied.
14. Projection, the process of turning the base Metals into gold.
Those disagreeing with the legend of Hermes and his Emerald Tablet see in the two hundred angels who descended upon the mountains, as described by the Prophet: Enoch, the first instructors in the alchemical art. Regardless of its originator, it was left to the Egyptian priests to preserve alchemy for the modern world. Egypt, because of the color of its earth, was called “the black empire” and is referred to in the Old Testament as “the land of darkness.” By reason of its possible origin there, alchemy has long been known as “the black art, ” not in the sense of evil but in the sense of that darkness which has always enshrouded its secret processes.
During the Middle Ages, alchemy was not only a philosophy and a science but also a religion. Those who rebelled against the religious limitations of their day concealed their philosophic teachings under the allegory of gold-making. In this way they preserved their personal liberty and were ridiculed rather than persecuted. Alchemy is a threefold art, its mystery well symbolized by a triangle. Its symbol is 3 times 3–three elements or processes in three worlds or spheres. The 3 times 3 is part of the mystery of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry, for 33 is 3 times 3, which is 9, the number of esoteric man and the number of emanations from the root of the Divine Tree. It is the number of worlds nourished by the four rivers that pour out of the Divine Mouth as the verbum fiat. Beneath the so-called symbolism of alchemy is concealed a magnificent concept, for this ridiculed and despised craft still preserves intact the triple key to the gates of eternal life. Realizing, therefore, that alchemy is a mystery in three worlds–the divine, the human, and the elemental–it can easily be appreciated why the sages and philosophers created and evolved an intricate allegory to conceal their wisdom.
She moved with shameless wonder
The perfect creature rarely seen
Since some liar brought the thunder
When the land was godless and free
Her eyes look sharp and steady
Into the empty parts of me
But still my heart is heavy
With the hate of some other man’s beliefs
Always a well dressed fraud
Who wouldn’t spare the rod
Never for me
Screaming the name of a foreigner’s God [x3]
The purest expression of grief
Wondering who I copy
Mustering some tender charm
She feels no control of her body
She feels no safety in my arms
I’ve no language left to say it
But all I do is quake to her
Breaking if I try convey it
The broken love I make to her
All that I’ve been taught
And every word I’ve got
Is foreign to me
Screaming the name of a foreigner’s God [x3]
The purest expression of grief
- Golden Key intelligence of the Logos or the Primordial Spiral
- To Plato, the world’s soul binds together into one harmonic resonance.
- Venus transit over an 8 year period creates a pentagon.
- The hara (or belly) where chi is centered.
- The Enterjc Nervous System
- To balance the power of the spiral with the stillness of your witnessing consciousness is to align with your full evolutionary potential. To blossom into the unique multi-faceted being you were designed to be.
- Ida: feminine, moon channel/right brain
- Pingala: masculine, sun channel/left brain
- When these two channels are in balance, energy flows up a third channel: sushumna, along the center of the spine, energizing the chakras and unlocking one’s full evolutionary potential.
- the expanding universe; mass/matter/energy and the vibratory field
- Indra’s Net of Jewels, described as a holographic universe where even the smallest stream of light contains the complete pattern of the whole.
- Fractals, discovered in the 1980s by Mandelbrot; patterns in nature. Equations when repeated produce an unending array of changing mathmatical or geometrical forms within a limited framework (limited BUT infinite). They have been called the “thumbprint of God”. Fractals are inherently chaotic- full of noise and order.
- When consciousness becomes perfectly still the illusion is understood, because it is consciousness itself that drives the illusion.
- Nada Brahma- the universe is sound
- (18:00) @ CERN the Higgs boson or God particle proves scientifically that an invisible energy field fills the vacuum of space.
- German writer and luminary Wolfgang Von Goethe “the wave is the primordial phenomenon which gave rise to the world.”
- Cymatics “the study of visible sound”
- Gong vibrating water Alexander Lauterwasser
- Ernst Chladni, musician and physicist; the first to study wave phenomenon. He discovered that by spreading sand on metal plates, and vibrating the plates with a violin bow the sand arranged itself into patterns. These are called Chladni Figures and some resemble geometric patterns that can be found in nature.
- Hans Jenny, 1960’s,various fluids and electronic amplifications to generate sound frequencies: “cymatics”; run simple sine waves through a dish of water, you can see patterns, depending on frequency, different patterns appear. The higher the frequency, the more complex the pattern. (These forms are repeatable, not random)
- Water is highly impressionable: it can receive and hold onto vibration. Because of high resonance capacity and sensitivity and inner readiness to resonate- the water responds to all types of sonic waves.
- Logos, the unconcealed truth; he who knows Logos, knows truth. The fundamentally unknowable, origin of repetition, pattern and form. The divine animating, principle pervading the universe. Everywhere and in all things. It is that which the unmanifest becomes manifest.
- One is taught to directly perceive directly perceive the Logos, the field of change or impermanence within oneself through meditation.
- Bodhisattva: awakened and vows to awaken every being in the universe; realizing there is only one consciousness. To awaken one’s true self, one must awaken all beings.
There are innumerable sentient beings on the universe,
I vow to help them all to awaken.
My imperfections are inexhaustible,
I vow to overcome them all.
The Dharma is unknowable,
I vow to know it.
The way of awakening is unattainable,
I vow to attain it.