#alchemy

The Elements, Universe

"Aurum mostrum non est aurun vulgi"

"Our gold is not the gold of the masses"

The physical goal of the alchemist was to transmute base metals to gold - a symbol of earthly preciousness and perfection.  Yet underlying this journey was the quest of the spiritual goal of rebirth, enlightenment and to free the soul bound to earth, with self-knowledge and remembrance. 

Therefore the ancient alchemist did not just seek the exquisite metal itself but also practiced the science in their quest for another gold - that of esoteric knowledge, regarded as the panacea - the very elixir of life itself.

Image via Pinterest via  ReliquarySF Tumblr

Image via Pinterest via ReliquarySF Tumblr

Gold symbolises the perfection and light of heaven and embodies the powers of the sun trapped in the earth's core, that in turn, seeds all things.  Gold represents the creative glow of divine consciousness within all people linking everyone to the creative mind of the Universe.

 

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 “Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.”

-Leo Tolstoy

The classical symbol of the element of gold is a circumpunct combining with a never ending circle, deemed as the sacred space and the feminine spirit with the central bindu dot, signifying the divine and eternal unification of male and female.

This symbol is represented on our Seed of Gold series Gold pendant.

Gold element pendant from  Anonymous of 379 Seed of Gold series

Gold element pendant from Anonymous of 379 Seed of Gold series

We love connecting with the gold of the universe and use this meditation to do so.  We share it with you here.

Sit quietly on a comfortable chair.  Feet placed on the floor and with your back straight, palms faced upward. Begin to breathe consciously and rythmatically but not in a forced way.  Bring the breath through your nose and then passively release, slowly letting the breath settle as it wishes.  Intend that you are in tune with the earth's core.

Imagine your feet are slowly planting themselves into the earth and growing hollow roots that dip down deep into the Mother Earth's crystalline centre. Draw up this beautiful crystalline energy into the roots and through your entire being. 

Visualise your crown chakra opening wide and receiving a beautiful gold pillar of light that streams down from the universe and through your own fields meeting up and merging with the crystalline energy of the earth. 

Spend a few moments soaking up the preciousness of the world below you and the universe around you and the combined energies running through your being.  Let the energies meld into yours and become one with it all.

See yourself shine.

 

With love,

Anonymous of 379

The Elements, Adorn Thyself!, Universe

It is elemental!

Fire - the first element born of creation

Ah!  the first element.

"FIRE;  HIS LIGHTNING - I want to be that restless."  {Rumi}

For a moment, let us look at Fire through the mind's eye.

He (yes, he holds the masculine energy), speaks to us of action.  He is unpredictable, brilliant, strong, warm, refined and transformational. He will crackle expansive thought and he can glimmer with mischevious joy!

The ancient Alchemists believe that Fire incubates the metals in the womb of the earth.  Deep inside her belly she burns and births with universal harmony. Fire will hold this same harmony alight in your heart, warming you with creative enthusiasm and bringing you to new life.  There is a strength in his flames that will hold you in awe of the pure energy in his exciting and passionate movement.  When you hold a 'fire in your belly' you will move forward with the knowing that no other knows - projecting your ideas out into the aether with confidence and vigour!  If your inner fire however is weakening then watch that you are not over cluttering your life and throwing too much 'stuff' on top of yourself.  If you feel yourself smouldering then consciously make space in the ashes to encourage your spark once more.

Image via Pinterest | photographer unknown

Image via Pinterest | photographer unknown

Fire is ruled by who else than the Sun!  So beautiful is he not? The magnificent. The wondrous. The bright.  Spectacular. The largest star.  The God. The magic. 

Archangel Michael is the Angel of the Sun. He brings light, revelation and inspiration.  He is the guardian of higher places and is said to give great comfort for those who are destined to play a role in bringing forth the new Age of Aquarius - the Sixth Sun.

Fire is also aligned to the planet Venus - "I am your Venus, I am your fire, at your desire..." {Bananarama}.  The mysterious Venus is home to thousands of active volcanoes and the hottest known world.  

The element of Fire is linked in astrological terms to the signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. These beautiful signs light up with passion when creatively inspired.  They can glimmer gently and then suddenly flare up in an instant and throw their fiery arms about, drawing you into their intense and warm hearts!  These signs live large. You can trust their powerful intuition, they just know what to do, where to go. They can travel wide and far, high and wide - they are the divine spark!

If you wish to bring the wonders of the element Fire and a little of the divine spark into your own life then position yourself alongside his flaming rememberance with our Fire Element symbol from the Seed of Gold series.  In stores and online.  

Universe

Going for Gold!

Last year we released through a very select couple of our retailers a pilot collection of brass pendants.  Based on the obscure, fascinating and ancient properties of the universal elements and Alchemical practices we named this series The Seed of Gold.

We were so excited to receive a wonderful reaction to this range and are now proud to announce we are re-releasing Seed of Gold to our wider community.  They will be in stores and online very soon!! But, be quick - this also will be a limited release run.  

All that there is pendant  from The Seed of Gold series 

All that there is pendant from The Seed of Gold series 

The elements depicted on the pendants are the foundation behind the theories of Alchemy; a mystical practice echoing layers of enthralling magical tales and legends combined with exacting mathematical formulas.

Exploring the mysteries of creation, the ancient alchemists worked first on an intellectual or solar consciousness level to transmute the physical base metals into pure gold. Then they delved deeper into their intuitive or lunar consciousness to create The Elixir - which holds the power to 'perfect' all it touches.  This spiritual quest was a passage seeking an enlightened state.  That of perfection - All That There Is.

Image   Adam Borrello  | model  Paris Fontana

Each of the brass pendants come on a sterling silver box link chain. As with our LaLune series the pendants are bought singly but can be worn as multiples on the same chain. They are all supplied with a beautiful story card outlining the essence of the element.  

Visit our stockist page or our online store for more information.  Sale enquiries can be made through any of our valued retail stockists.  

We hope you love them as much as we do!