“He was an illumination thrown upon life.”

" Specialism consists in seeing the things of the material world as well as those of the spiritual world in their original and consequential ramifications. The highest human genius is that which starts from the shadows of abstraction to advance into the light of specialism. (Specialism, species, sight, speculation, seeing all, and that at one … Continue reading “He was an illumination thrown upon life.”

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The kabbalistic-alchemical altarpiece in Bad Teinach

The kabbalistic-alchemical altarpiece in Bad Teinach - Copyright Adam McLean From the Hermetic Journal 12, Summer, 1981, pages 21-26. "The Kabbalistic-Alchemical Altarpiece in a small church in the town of Bad Teinach near Calw in Germany, is, I believe, of the greatest esoteric value. I have at present little information on its outward history, though … Continue reading The kabbalistic-alchemical altarpiece in Bad Teinach

Alchemical Psychology – Old Recipes for Living in a New World

"An alchemist is seen in physical form below this magnificent scene wearing a coat of stars, white one side and dark on the other. He stands in a grove of trees, each of which bears a symbol of the planetary metals and twelve fundamental substances. The alchemist holds a twin-bladed axe in either hand reinforcing … Continue reading Alchemical Psychology – Old Recipes for Living in a New World

Jordan Belson – “Part avant-garde animator, part optical alchemist, part mystic, part psychologist of perception”

"Part avant-garde animator, part optical alchemist, part mystic, part psychologist of perception, Mr. Belson made more than 30 short films between the late 1940s and 2005, all of which defy ready classification.Wordless, they employ moving, abstract images of mercurial fluidity painstakingly choreographed to music. As they slowly change size, form, color and direction, the images … Continue reading Jordan Belson – “Part avant-garde animator, part optical alchemist, part mystic, part psychologist of perception”