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The Alchemy of the Four Elements – Coagulatio – The Alchemy of Earth

Coagulatio constitutes one of the major alchemical operations, and is another of the procedures tied to one of the four classical elements. Just as calcinatio is the operation of the element fire, solutio the water operation, and sublimatio the operation pertaining to air, so coagulatio belongs to the … Continue reading

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Feng Shui for an Old House

I am so looking forward to banishing the peeling paint in every room and the dead, dirty off white walls that are the standard rental shade. You can do that in your own house, have color. Cat color vision is … Continue reading

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The Four Elements – The Alchemy of Balance

Empedocles, in his Tetrasomia,  was the first to propose four elements, fire, earth, air, and water, which he called the four “roots” (ῥιζὤματα, rhizōmata), and Plato seems to have been the first to use the term “element (στοιχεῖον, stoicheion)” in reference to … Continue reading

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The Stars in Their Courses

I’ve always loved the night sky. It’s a shame most people don’t know what it really looks like. Of all the kinds of pollution you hear about, light pollution is rarely mentioned. Although the main sufferers are astronomers, light pollution … Continue reading

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Alchemy – Prima Materia

Prima materia, first matter, the raw material of nature and people as well, is where the work of alchemy begins. In alchemy prima materia or first matter is the ubiquitous starting material required for the magnum opus  and the creation of the … Continue reading

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