I've always been fascinated with the dance of wordplay and imagery found in the old English poem, Beowulf (written approximately 700 A.D. by an unknown poet). The poem is exciting, passionate, frightening, heroic, and brilliant.Read More
In alchemy the image of the Green Lion represents the second operation,Dissolution. Although imperfect during this stage, the soul burns with desire to ascend and grow, leaving the dross behind. While exploring the writing of Dylan Thomas, I came across a poem that exemplifies the fierce beauty of this alchemical process.Read More
For the alchemist, Saturn symbolizes the beginning of alchemical transformation, the necessary period of darkness before the light is released. A fierce protector, this Dark King is the Lead that guards the Gold until one is ready to transform oneself.Read More
I believed if I stared hard enough into the darkness of the
Warm earth womb on that
Ice cold night......
This is the hand of the philosophers with their seven secret signs, to which the ancient sages were bound....Read More