Friday, February 21, 2014

the herky jerky alchemical adventure

I've designed the alchemy adventures on this blog to mirror my own experience in drawing cards from the deck.  I like that doing this publicly at this blog has made me responsible for thinking and acting on the queries in a timely manner. 

But my own alchemical adventures necessarily have a lull at times, particularly after something really intense.  I need time to process before I can move on to the next thing, and being the mama of a toddler and teen, working a job and being on call 24/7 for my family means that I cannot always take the time I need, in sufficient quantity, to process intense experiences.

So ahhhhhhh.  Little chunk after little chunk of letting it flow, and some more thinking and intensity, and more processing, and ahhhhhhhh.  I feel like I'm finally ready to draw another card. 

I'm going to keep posting questions and responses here, and feel free to join in at any point, on any question that appeals to you.  It's not often I get to converse (through typing and reading...) and get other viewpoints on these kinds of experiences, and I so appreciate feedback and dialogue.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Adventures in Alchemy #8

Visit your inner landscape.  Imagine going on a journey to your sub/unconscious playground.  Go through the door, hop the fence, round the bend, etc.  What do you meet?  What do they say?  What gifts do you offer?  What gifts do you receive?  Do any spirit animals or other guides offer themselves?


This is often done as a spontaneous first-person narrative.  For example, you can begin, making up the story as you go along, "I was walking down a road, turned the corner, and then...."  Hello archetypes!

Also, a piece of advice:  it is important to ground yourself to your physical reality before leaving it.  This can be done a variety of ways, mostly through resonating with your physical environment (kind of like marking your territory), and giving the intention of returning there.  One example is to cast a circle of energy around you.

Monday, January 13, 2014

adventures in alchemy query 7

Write 3 stanzas of unequal length on this topic:

The Unreal God and the Aspects of His Nonexistent Universe.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

alchemy adventure query 5

Meditate on this statement:

There is no tyranny in the state of confusion.