Alchemy: Superstition or Science?
You be the judge. Do the math.
Here's a question I'm often asked: "What's the difference between an Alchemist and a "real" psychotherapist, psychologist, or hypnotist?"
Isn't it refreshing to know that most of those asking this question already have the answer! Many of you have even been happy to educate me on the subject of Alchemy:
"Alchemy is just another medieval superstitious nonsense long disproved by modern science. "
Indeed! And there's as much truth to this popular belief as there is in the obvious fact that a pizza parlor in Brooklyn is the center of Hillary Clinton's child sex trafficking and cannibalism ring. Yes you'll hear both of these exotic tales a million times on Twitter. And even in the hallowed halls of academia.
Either way, Just because millions of people believe this nonsense doesn't make it true.
Carl Jung was a bit less inclined to swallow the conventional superstition. His studies of Alchemy revealed that it was the first manifestation of the modern sciences of physics, chemistry and depth psychology.
Those who regard Alchemy as superstitious nonsense might wish to note the words of the 14th Century Alchemist Paracelsus, a physician whose scientific approach to medicine brought him wide fame in his effective and modern treatment of bubonic plague and other diseases: "In Nature alone is the source of our work."
What? Not the Bible? Not Revealed wisdom? That's the ultimate heresy! And the reason Alchemy was banned from the Islamic Caliphate where it was developed. Remember those Arabic numerals and that thing called Algebra? Science had its first flowering in the Caliphates of Baghdad and Cairo. Now imagine calculating the area of a sphere in Roman numerals. And without Algebra? Have you thanked an Arab Alchemist today when your check out clerk added up your groceries?
Now imagine a revolution within that Islamic culture in which all scientific inquiry is denounced as heresy because study of anything but the Koran is evil.
The Islamic fundamentalists destroyed Science (Alchemy is the Arab word for science) because it didn't fit their dogmatic and violent religious doctrines. Sound familiar? Enter ISIS. Enter QAnon. But some unknown scholars from the medieval Christian world picked up the name, the numbers, and the tools. Probably during that explosion of Holy Christian murder and destruction called the Crusades. And they brought Science ("Alchemy") to the European world.
Another Alchemist/physician famous for his scientific approach to medicine and science was Nostradamus. Famous not only for his prophecies but for his wisdom as a physician. Unwilling to bleed his patients (standard therapy for whatever ails you in 14th century Europe) he experimented, often successfully, with herbs, foods, cleansing water, and fresh air. His scientific approach to healing has continued to be the rule for modern medicine. Have you thanked an Alchemist at your Doctor's office today?
Or were you busy being bled to death while your demons were cast out?
In which case...never mind.
Another of the most famous Alchemists was Sir Isaac Newton, who, when he wasn't exploring the Bible for its esoteric secrets and experimenting with elements in his lab to create gold, was working on the equations and theories that became modern physics and mathematics. When you started your car or turned on your satellite powered cell phone, did you remember to thank an Alchemist?
So much for the superstitious idiots that created and developed Alchemy. The only thing that kept them from actually creating gold was their need for more research. But their dedicated efforts eventually yielded the entire world of modern science and technology. And a lot of gold!
So if Alchemy is not superstition? If it is real science, then how come you aren't in a chemistry lab Quigs? And why are you pretending to be a psychologist?
Carl Jung was the first modern Alchemist. He deduced, like Isaac Newton before him, that powerful archetypes, divine angels and God's from the spiritual plane could be called upon to provide love, healing, and guidance to the seeker who calls upon these powers. Yes, Jung discovered that those researches into the world of Guides was far more important to Isaac Newton
And to us...
than the laws of physics and calculus. As they should be!
The goal of the ancient Alchemists was "the Elixir of Immortality". A hypothetical remedy given to us by our Divine Inner Guides to preserve the health and vitality of body mind and spirit.
Did they find it? Well my evidence after a 40 year career as an Alchemist? After watching thousands of lives and bodies experiencing profound healing from this work? Following the procedures in the ancient Alchemists writings?
Yeah. It works.
People often confuse what I do as a kind of Religious Doctrine. Even accuse me of being a cult leader.
No. unlike Religious teachings that require us only to "believe" a bunch of moral dogmas of questionable scientific and historical accuracy, and to ignore and deny the evidence of our senses and our researches, ALCHEMY is a SCIENCE of INNER GUIDE work.
We discover these powerful guides in hypnotic journeys. We then thoroughly test the effectiveness of these guides in solving the client's presenting problem, Right there in my Alchemical laboratory. Then we Alchemists train the client carefully to work with these guides on a daily basis.
And every session my clients have to spend the first 20 minutes of their 2 hour session expressing their utter amazement at how their bodies, their hearts, their thinking, has changed through the daily attention of these divine angelic beings. Many have said to me:
"I've done over 10 years of psychotherapy. You taught me how to fix this whole issue in two sessions? Why did I waste all that time?"
Alas, that's one question I will not be able to answer. Except by talking about another common superstition of our time. That therapists are scientists. More on that later.
It is perhaps no accident that when Carl Jung and his friends at the Alchemy Institute in the spirit world chose their latest Earth Plane missionary, they picked a cynical atheist who was a child prodigy in math and science.
But who despite his cynicism toward God and Religion, was willing to keep an open mind ... And check the evidence. And when my guides, including Jung, lifted me from my arthritic wheelchair and gave me back my mountain climbing dancing body (which I still have at 70!) I stopped being cynical. And I started developing the mathematical scientific protocols that became the miracle of Alchemical Hypnosis.
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