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Episode 143: rumi titbits

This episode will be dedicated to talking a bit about Rumi and Sufism.

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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

Artist Alex Grey above and a Mosque below.

An Alex Grey painting above and a Mosque below... notice any similarities?

Episode 118: animalspirit

In this episode my guest is Anna Breytenbach of AnimalSpirit. She is a South African-based professional animal communicator, and her goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationships among human and non-human animals, on both the personal and spiritual level. The excellent documentary Animal Communicator is about her work, and I suggest you check that out (see below). Check out her site and her YouTube channel.

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Episode 75: the emerald tablet

In this episode my guest is once again alchemist and author Salazius. This time we will talk about the mysterious Emerald Tablet. Check out his blog: The Hermetical Blog of Salazius D'Artigné

In this episode we dissect each line of the Emerald Tablet, and you might enjoy it more if you can read along:

Emerald Tablet - from Fulcanelli, new translation

It is true without untruth, certain and most true:

that which is below is like that which is on high,

and that which is on high is like that which is below;

by these things are made the miracles of one thing.

And as all things are, and come from One,

by the mediation of One.

So all things are born from this unique thing by adaption.

The Sun is the father and the Moon the mother.

The wind carries it in its stomach.

The earth is its nourisher and its receptacle.

The Father of all the Theleme of the universal world is here.

Its force, or power, remains entire,if it is converted into earth.

You separate the earth from the fire,

the subtle from the gross, gently with great industry.

It climbs from the earth and descends from the sky,

and receives the force of things superior and things inferior.

You will have by this way,

the glory of the world and all obscurity will flee from you.

It is the power strong with all power,

for it will defeat every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing.

In this way the world was created.

From it are born wonderful adaptations,

 of which the way here is given.

That is why I have been called Hermes Tristmegistus,

having the three parts of the universal philosophy.

This, that I have called the solar Work, is complete.

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The Emerald Tablet.