The timeless charm of the journey in search of the Philosopher's Stone takes on a profound meaning when applied to man.
The secret of the Transmutation of vulgar heavy metals into noble metals is understood as an allegory of the Aurea Via, the path that every human being can take towards their own elevation, necessary to reach the Inner Gold.
The Transmutation takes place with a different process from that of the Transformation.
Metal does not change shape, it changes substance. Similarly in terms of Human Alchemy man does not change his shape, he changes his nature. While the transformation involves a change of form as suggested by the etymological analysis of the word, the transmutation removes the masks of the human being to reveal his true nature.
To do this in the vision of Alchemical Philosophy, man must undertake an initiatory journey within himself, exploring his own shadows and darkness to transmute them into light. It is a mission in the dark that requires commitment, perseverance, presence, alignment, silence and absolute faith in the forces of nature, because the aim is not simply to let light in but to transmute matter into light by eliminating the shadows, or the veil that covers. the truth.
The noble Art of Human Alchemy is not science and its phenomena are sometimes inexplicable to our intellect.
Hermeticism , a doctrine based on the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, forward to Golden Way and explains how to practice alchemical magic, to get to the higher self. The esoteric tradition of the peoples is traced back to Hermes and Hermes already bears a first message in the name, meaning "Hermes the thrice great". In his Smeraldina Table he has carved the universal principles considered as the secrets of the raw material and of transmutation.
“Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius, et quod est superius est sicut quod est inferius ad perpetranda miracola Rei Unius. Et sicut omnes res fuerunt Uno, meditatione Unius: sic omnes res natae fuerunt ab hac Una re adaptatione. Pater eius est Sol, mater eius Luna. Portavit illud ventus in ventre suo. Nutrix eius terra est. Pater omnis telesmi totius mundi est hic. Vis eius integra est, si versa fuerit in terram. Separabis terram ab igne, subtile a spisso, suaviter cum magno ingenio. Ascendit a terra in coelum, iterumque descendit in terram, et recipit vim superiorum et inferiorum. Sic habes gloriam totius mundi. Ideo fugiet a te omnis obscuritas. Hic est totius fortitudinis fortitudo fortis, quia vincet omnem rem subtilem; omnemque solidam penetrabit: SIC MUNDUS CREATUS EST. Hinc erunt adaptationes mirabiles, quarum modus hic est. Itaque vocatus sum Hermes Trismegistus, habens tres partes philosophiae totius mundi. Completum est quod dixi de operatione solis. “
In the evocative rooms of the Castle of Nerola we talk about esoteric knowledge transmitted by allegorical, cryptic and mysterious symbols.
Human Alchemy exercise led by Ester Patricia Ceresa to begin to access in a simple way to a knowledge still reserved for a few today.
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