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March 4, 2011 § 4 Comments
Tagged: Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy, David Deida, Dennis William Hauck, Mercury, rectification, Sulfur, Tao, Yang, Yin
What great insights. It is an honor to have your intensely “rectified” light focused on my book.
The state of conflict of trying to merge masculine and feminine in a “smooth conjunction” is something outside any quick fix tools anyone can ever give you, yet all mystics know what this is. For instance, the Gospel of Thomas says: “When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner as the outer, and the upper as the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male shall not be male, and the female shall not be female, then you will enter [the kingdom].” Jung called this Sacred Marriage the “Mysterium Coniunctionis” because its dynamics stages are hard to enumerate. Love is a mystery on all levels.
In David’s analogy, the ocean (eternal presence of Soul) loves the ship (temporal creation of Spirit) and supports it — but also contains it. So the Soul reigns supreme here. This is a courtship between the soul and spirit within a person, and just as in our everyday relationships, the feminine soul must be courted by masculine spirit to consummate (melt together in love) to create the new androgynous state (called the Child of the Philosophers). Spirit must go seeking Soul and Soul must accept its advances. Most mature people have identified their masculine and feminine sides but have not entered into an energetic relationship with these two sides of their being.
Lots of cultural, familial, genetic, astrological stuff going on here that must be “rectified,” but make no mistake, the Sacred Marriage within us is the most powerful, perfect, and lasting relationship we can ever enter into.
Very, hearty YES! It is consummation I yearn for… on all my levels and layers. It is a joy, and a mystery, to use my life as a laboratory that explores these alchemical premises. And promises.
Your book and presence here, Dennis, are invaluable in that process.
P.S. For weeks, I’ve been registered for an Andrew Harvey lecture happening this Tuesday (3/8/11) titled: “The Internal Sacred Marriage of the Divine Masculine and Feminine.” Talk about rectified timing!!
Oh, Beautiful poetry! Chapter 8!
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