Art: Jeremy Nouhaud Donnadieux
“The mathematical configurations latent within the I Ching have been discussed by many great logical minds. The celebrated 17th century philosopher and mathematician Gottfried von Leibniz found confirmation in the I Ching for his invention of binary mathematics, the foundation of virtually all modern computer architecture. That the essential code for the 64 Gene Keys lies at the root of both our DNA and all computer programming is an indication of how profound and real these 64 codes of consciousness really are. The polarity formed by the 63rd and 64th Gene Keys contains paradoxes that can be as wonderful as they are frustrating for the human mind.”Excerpt From: Richard Rudd. “Gene Keys.” iBooks.
Mercury Vindicated from the Alchemists
The mask portrays the God mercury traveled a crew of alchemists that have abused his nature. Anti-Mask, in the alchemical laboratory, participate in the twelve alchemist figures, and twelve “imperfect creatures” wearing helmets in the shape of Alimbekov. After the dance, they were dispersed by the intervention of God, and the scene changes to the “glorious gazebo”, in which mercury, along with Prometheus and the personification of nature, introduced into the dance masquing courtiers, who were twelve “Sons of nature”. For source material for this work, “Jonson drew on Sendivogiuss satirical Dialogus Mercurii, Alchymistae and Naturae. “Jonson treats alchemists of quackery in his text, as he does in the game Alchemist. The words “at court” in the full title of the work has provoked scholars to discuss the meaning and importance of Johnsons text, as these alchemists were not particularly well represented in Jamess court. The work is clearly more symbolic than literal, though critics disagree on the specifics of its meaning.” – LINK – 6 January 1615
Jonson’s Mercury Vindicated from the Alchemists at Court (1615). In doing so, the essay suggests how the masque’s multimodal imagery “works” upon the masquers and spectators. Reading the masque as an embodied hieroglyphic experience consisting of a combination of word, image, sound, and movement, the article argues that Mercury Vindicated parallels the masque’s alchemical subject matter with the “transmutation” of the noble masquers beneath the benevolent light of James’s gaze, and reveals James as an alchemical catalyst whose governance perfects his subjects through politically sanctioned social mobility. Though it seems on the surface to condemn practical alchemists, the masque in fact both performs and valorizes a form of spiritual alchemy. LINK
Mercury is the god of mind, intellect, thought, voice and language. Our magical capacity to manifest through language, both thought and uttered, is so central that we often take it for granted and spend time and energy seeking more power. Instead, we simply need to learn to use the power with which we are already endowed, and which is constantly replenished as it flows through us in acts of attention.
GOTU KOLA + MERCURY :: Mercury is the main Planet associated with Alchemy, from whom the ancient philosophy and science of Hermetics was derived. Mercury is related to the Egyptian Thoth, which is where we get the root of our word “thought.” Thoth was said to bring to the Egyptians knowledge of the Heavens and the Earth, their spiritual science, system of medicine, magic, Astrology, and spirituality. Considering the traditional usage of Gotu Kola as a tonic for the mind, cognition, and senses, it fits quite well under a Mercurial rulership. Anyone that’s taken Gotu Kola in high enough doses, for a long enough time, truly notices a complete shift in the way their cognitive functions operate. Memory improves. Focus increases. A new level of clarity is found. These are all ways in which this plant is targeting the Mercurial side of our astrological architecture. Mercury has a powerful relationship to the rest of the Planets because Mercury is the communicator, the messenger, and the weaver of the above and below, inner and outer – Evolutionary Herbalism
9:54: I think a little bit of daunted-ness is appropriate and useful. We don’t want paralytic dread. Mark Twain said “worry is not preparation – and he also said – I’ve experienced many terrible things in my life, most of which never came to pass.” We go – yeah we don’t want the useless paralytic dread, we are willing to release useless paralytic dread, just incase some of it is useful. What I’ve come to understand is there is an opening to prayer. There is so much in this beautiful language before one does a reading – that I do the calculations and I still hand draw the charts, it’s my way of feeling into the dynamic. Just drawing those symbols.
So even in the way of all this high tech computer stuff – and I calculate that, and print the chart but then I hand draw it. Just making those symbols every day and then you get to honour each person and each part of that person as you are drawing the chart. So then they are informing me what most wants being said. We have our mantra, as we draw the chart – “guide me to say – with my head, my heart and my instinct – all that this person needs for their greater health, happiness and contribution of their gift to the community. May it be so.” Part of this is we are collaborating and that we really can’t do anything of ourselves. I think the value of writing down or aspiring to setting vows – is to acknowledge we can’t even be as good as we want to be. The purpose of vows is to put it on the table and go – “I aspire to be this, oh forces of ‘Woof’ that animate the universe” – or however we choose to animate the divine – “hold me to this – this is how I want to be.”
I think this is a great time for us all to do this now – right so – what do I want to feel like? What do we want the effect of each one of us to feel like to the world? To be… encouraging, inspiring, sizzly, provocative? anything is fair game, but it’s useful not to live life by default… you know, to intend and experiment. I do like compassion with sizzle. Too much of that ‘Angel’ stuff, the shadow can be denied and those people can stab you in the back. So we want compassion with sizzle – I like the quality of fierce blessing. “We are allowed to send anything out into the world, of which we would be the happy recipient.” But we want to experiment with that also – one of my favourites is – “may it be, that each human have an increasing empathic experience of the effect of their actions on others” and yeah – I’d take that, so let it rip. So that people really feel their effect of their actions upon others.
It’s very much Osiris and the Egyptian book of the Dead. From which the 10 Commandments were actually stolen, erm – the 10 Commandants were extracted from the Egyptian book of the Dead, which was a 101 professions of faith… in which Osiris on the brink of his death, he says, “I have not – you know, stolen”…. “I have not… coveted my neighbours goods”… and all the other 101 good things. It wasn’t… “Thou shall not….” – we can do this… and so our hearts are weighed against the feather. “Keep your blood light” is a beautiful Arabic saying but the great miracle is those that have been subjected to incredibly difficult experiences, who have not been left bitter, they have kept their blood light, their hearts light. Humbly, in praise to the divine and with the power of blessing.
– Caroline Casey
Lady – “Your voice, where does it come from? I mean – is it physical or spiritual?”
Jeff – “Just the same place your voice comes from.”
Lady – “I don’t have your voice unfortunately.”
Jeff – “I don’t have your voice. What I mean is…”
Lady – “It’s natural?”
Jeff – “It’s just…. your voice is your essence. It’s the most – ask any singer, it’s the most revealing thing you could possibly do. If your not feeling into a show, the whole band is together and even your guitar playing is cool, and it’s your voice that tells the entire crowd that your just not into it – theres no way you can lie about it. You can’t grimace and fake it. Your voice does everything. Your voice gives you information. You know how people talk in two languages – the words that they give you and the information that really is conveyed through the sound of the voice. That’s how children learn how to speak. Thats how people know the Truth.”
Einstein made the famous statement “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” The fact is that the laws of logic depend upon a completely illogical premise — the notion of infinity. Infinity is a logical impossibility and yet the human brain is designed in such a way that it can conceptualise this paradox. At the human Shadow frequency, these two great genetic archetypes, the 63rd Shadow and the 64th Shadow give birth to two conditions known as doubt and confusion respectively. Doubt is born when you lose touch with the wonder of imagination, and confusion comes about when you rely too heavily on logic. If you turn these concepts around, you could just as easily say that doubt is the foundation of logic whereas confusion is the breeding ground for imagination. The 63rd Shadow of Doubt represents a huge question mark literally wired into the human brain. Your logical left brain is designed to see things in terms of repeating patterns and this ability has been a key ingredient in human evolution.”Excerpt From: Richard Rudd. “Gene Keys.” iBooks.
In the beginning, was the Word.
“On the other hand, the 12th house is not so merciful and thus why it is associated with asylums and total insanity as well as liberation (as those things are scarily close— both geniuses and schizophrenics can find meaning in everything, but one is tapped into truth and one is flooded with delusion). If you begin to believe you are having a Kundalini awakening because you feel your back burning one day, or believe you are psychic for some vague reason, your mind can easily run away with that idea and begin making false patterns. You can be prone to a whole host of other mental deceptions that build on one another endlessly and with nothing concrete to stop you because of the “spiritual” label you place on these things, which, again have no standards, or doctors, or scientific tests— and in fact tends to feed off of a me-against-them mentality inherently (as Pisces, the natural 12th house, also relates to dissolving all connection to the world and community). This huge amount of deception that has been built then impedes completely on your ability to actually face yourself and your inabilities or weaknesses, face the truth of reality, find real patterns and develop real skills that you can truly prove to yourself, and succeed in both the material and spiritual realms.”Claire Nakti – Female Path course – Lesson 47
Taking off your Mask – a true healing by Timothy Gay
So where do we start? What do we look at first? There’s no concrete place to start as everything is important to look at. You can start with your fears. Fears about failure, success, relationships, etc. Look at your relationships with people, your resentments and grudges, regrets, rejections. Look at any vows, oaths, or contracts you made in this lifetime or a previous lifetime (if you believe in that) that may have served you then but holds you back now. You can look at past lives and see what’s still serving you now and what lessons you’ve learned from that. There’s a lot to look at and each discovery gets you closer to your authentic self where you get to live your truth.
Once you become the authentic being you were born to be, you can take back your power you’ve given away to the mask. It’s no longer attractive nor is it safe. You can truly live your truth and be genuine. As we raise our consciousness, our inner God begins to awaken and we no longer need our masks. As the world becomes evermore conscious, people will see that wearing a mask is no longer worth it, and the planet’s consciousness will rise. We will truly enter a state of Oneness. Are you ready to take off your mask yet? It’s time to step into your power and live your truth!