Seeking Spiritual Guidance

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The Emerald Tablet - Alchemy for Personal Transformation by Dennis William Hauck

The Ancient Science of Geomancy: Living in Harmony with the Earth by Nigel Pennick

Book of the Hopi, by Frank Waters

Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith

Feng Shui - Ancient Wisdom of Harmonius Living by Eva Wong

Vibrational Healing by Joy Gardner

Journey to Ixtlan, by Carlos Castaneda

Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

True Magick, by Amber K.

"The Alchemy of Time" by Jay Weidner. In The Mystery of 2012: Predictions, Prophecies and Possibilities.

Practical Intuition by Laura Day

Intuition - the Path to Inner Wisdom by Patricia Einstein

2013 Oracle: Ancient Keys to the 2012 Awakening (2006) by David Carson & Nina Sammons

Supernatural, by Graham Hancock

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirzig

The Wisdom of Insecurity, by Alan Watts

"2012: The Topology of Time." By Jay Weidner. 2005.

Living Through the Closing of the Cycle by Jose Arguelles (2003) Downloadable PDF file.

Elixir of life discovered on Easter Island Telegraph, U.K. 6/30/2011


Renaissance Astrology

Alchemy Lab Web Ring

Alchemy texts online

The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky

Fundamentals of the Esoteric Philosophy by G. de Purucker

The song resounds back from our Creator with joy,
And we of the earth repeat it to our Creator.
At the appearing of the yellow light,
Repeats and repeats again the joyful echo,
Sounds and resounds for times to come.

The Song of Creation
Book of the Hopi

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By Rosemary Regello

Given the planetary peril predicted for the future, you may be at a loss about what to expect or how to adequately prepare for so unprecedented an event. In traditional cultures, during times of crisis the leaders meditate, pray for guidance or embark on shamanic journeys - sometimes aided by psychotropic substances - to make contact with unseen forces. Unfortunately, these methods are either forgotten, banned by law or simply snubbed by our modern technological society. While the artificial light shining down from a street pole may keep us safer at night, most of us can barely see the heavens anymore. Consequently, that sense of awe and wonder about the spiritual realm dies out in most of us by the end of childhood. Now we must muddle through each mega-disaster, each news episode of geopolitical upheaval, and prolonged economic uncertainty with only Facebook and Fox News to guide us.

Graham Hancock explains in his 2006 book, Supernatural, that shamans from the indigenous tribes in the Amazon blame mankind's failure to commune with the forces of nature for the inevitable doomsday to come. Earth's ecosystems have tipped far out of balance because our species has deliberately pushed them to the brink. It's unfortunate that those who control government and multinational corporations have ignored the many signs of trouble reported by scientists and spiritual leaders alike. But we individuals have likewise failed in our role as stewards of the planet. If simple efforts at conservation - like taking public transit once in awhile - aren't convenient to our plans, most of us are willing to set responsibility aside and step closer to oblivion.

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If we are less attached to our impermanent shell, we will understand that it is the primordial energy in us that links us with everything in the universe. The closer we are to the Tao, the more we can see the flow of energy in all things.

Eva Wong, Fung Shui, The Ancient Art of Harmonious Living

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Besides losing touch spiritually, people who live in industrial societies have largely abandoned the wisdom of the past and the people who came before us. The stories of our ancient ancestors are no longer passed down from each generation to the next. Even worse, we're nowadays taught in school that all those tales from antiquity are not based on fact, and amount to little more than a quaint collection of fiction and allegory. Perhaps this loss of continuity in human memory may one day prove very costly. Many of us rarely even speak to older relatives anymore, let alone look to them for guidance. And without that link to the timeline of our species, we're left to wonder where we ourselves fit into the grand scheme of things -- if we fit at all.

Before the Asian Tsunami of 2004 struck with deadly force, far away on an remote island off the coast of Burma, one old man saw the sea receding from shore and knew what was coming. When he tried to convince others in the Moken tribe that they should immediately climb to higher ground, he was met with derision. Members of his own family called him a liar and a drunk. But he was adamant, reminding everyone of an old legend about a monster that lurked beneath the waves. They knew the tale, of course, because they had heard it told around the campfire many times. Eventually, the people followed the old man's advice, taking all the tourists on the beach that day with them. And when they returned, nothing was left of the Moken village but piles of debris. The CBS news program 60 Minutes still provides a video excerpt of the segment it shot in southeast Asia.

The Moken people survived a great tsunami when a quarter million other folks didn't. It was thanks to an old legend and the fisherman who put it to good use.

This story underscores the importance of learning from history. In fact, if you step back and examine cultures of the past 5,000 years, you find that those that have endured longest have a set of oracles, legends or an oral tradition that binds them together through time, like Super Glue. These civilizations have prospered because the people revered and took counsel from softspoken shamans (usually elders), not the fast-talking, good-looking celebrities who drive our own cultural discourse today. The shamans were able to communicate with the divine only after undergoing a strict regimen of psychic training, fasting, isolation and other deprivations. Surely, few of us would ever put up with all that in order to gain insight into the future.

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In an attitude of silence, the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.


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Besides the counsel of shamans and history, those same cultures lasted many centuries because of something else: good behavior. Unlike the values infusing most people nowadays, the virtues of diligence, discipline, thoughtfulness and generosity were considered assets and goals to strive for, not the telltale signs of wimpiness. In the literature and arts of great cultures during their peak, or "golden" age, such behavior reaped incredible results. Their legacy has formed the foundation of many subsequent cultures, including our own.

If you remember the history of the Roman Empire, that celebrated civilization disintegrated over time, with its superior architecture, art, organization and technology giving way to cruelty, debauchery and greed. It's not surprising that one of the recurring themes of most creation/destruction myths is that a doomsday only comes after humankind has descended into a state of depravity. In all these legends, invariably one or more heroes step forward and guide a small contingent of hearty souls to safety before calamity strikes.

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If that which you seek you find not within, you will never find it without.

Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess

A New Way to Look at The World

Since their inception, the Hopi Indians of the Southwest have maintainined a connection with forces of the unknown, making predictions and engaging in many elaborate rituals to benefit various Hopi clans. In addition to a widely disseminated doomsday prophecy for the present day, their philosophy, beliefs and myths are eloquently recounted in Frank Waters' classic Book of the Hopi. According to these native Americans:

"The living body of man and the living body of the earth were constructed in the same way. Through each ran an axis, man's axis being the backbone, the vertebral column, which controlled the equilibrium of his movements and functions. Along this axis were several vibratory centers which echoed the primordial sound of life throughout the universe or sounded a warning if anything went wrong."

In China, India and other countries in Asia, the concept of "chakras" circulating vital energy through the body is a familiar one. Acupuncture draws from the same basic philosophy about the flow of magnetic energy through biological organisms. Such a highly advanced concept was also associated with the planet as well. Alfred Watkins, John Michell and other investigators have reported the existence of grid lines (or ley lines) notched into the landscape across Europe, China and elsewhere, dating back many thousands of years. (The Chinese call them dragon lines.) At any rate, these straight tracks once functioned like meridians whose magnetic energy could be tapped for agriculture and other activities. Multi-ton megalathic rocks were hoisted in place along these routes, perhaps to serve the same purpose as acupuncture needles. Moreover, numerous sacred shines (and later Christian churches) were consecrated on the lines with help from experts in geomancy.

In The Mystery of 2012, Jay Weidner writes in an essay that ancient alchemists also regarded man as a combination of solid matter and spirit, with a field of energy swirling around and through him like the vortex of a tornado. The movement of this energy affects the passage of time, which is why the vortex was often portrayed in medieval ages as an hourglass.

According to Weidner, at the beginning of our lives, the flow of energy is expansive and smooth, so that a day feels as if it will go on forever. Age 1 to 18 represents a person's golden age. Then time speeds up a little as the energy current accelerates in their silver age from 19 to 36. In their bronze age, 26 to 54, life moves much faster, creating stress at a time when the body feels heavier and moves with more difficulty. The iron age of 54 to 72 is where time seems to fly, while bodies harden and people become more set in their ways. After we die, the spirit leaves the body, potentially to be reborn into a new golden age.

Operating on this same principle, Earth has world ages of its own. Some 2012 investigators hypothesized that these ages (golden, silver, etc.) rise and fall according to a 26,000-year astronomical cycle called the Precession of the Equinoxes. Citing the Mayan calendar, Vedic scriptures and even modern physics, Weidner explains in his book how the planet may now be reaching the end of its Iron Age, which began around 3100 B.C.

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Know the light and hold onto the dark. This is the secret of being.

Kuo-p'u, Chinese Feng Shui Master

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Undoubtedly, Earth's maelstrom of internal force seems to be gaining more and more steam, as evidenced in the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami, massive hurricanes like Katrina, the intensifying force of solar flares, the melting ice caps, and increased activity in the Yellowstone caldera and other super-volcanoes.

Curiously, even primitive tribes in western Africa refer to a vortex in their mythology. As the Hopi text quoted above indicates, each of us has an axis or backbone like the Earth's, down which a current of electro-magnetic energy flows, and then back up along the sides of our bodies. The axis route also serves as a pathway for contact with the cosmos. Tribal people speak of the need to keep the top of our heads soft and permeable in order to receive this intuitive intelligence from the heavens above.

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