The tower of alchemy pdf Great Work is the uniting of opposites. For each individual this Great Work may take different forms.
I devoted myself consciously to the Great Work, understanding thereby the Work of becoming a Spiritual Being, free from the constraints, accidents, and deceptions of material existence. I insist that in private life men should not admit their passions to be an end, indulging them and so degrading themselves to the level of the other animals, or suppressing them and creating neuroses. I insist that every thought, word and deed should be consciously devoted to the service of the Great Work. Whatsoever ye do, whether ye eat or drink, do all to the glory of God’. Although Crowley often discussed the idea of “succeeding” or “accomplishing” in the Great Work, he also recognized that the process is ongoing.
Success only opens up new avenues of brilliant possibility. Universe, and all that in it is, what is it but the infinite playground of the Crowned and Conquering Child, of the insatiable, the innocent, the ever-rejoicing Heir of Space and Eternity, whose name is MAN? True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser.
This page was last edited on 31 December 2017, at 05:41. However, there is also ample mention of the preparation of medical tinctures in the early science of Indian alchemy. They have a science similar to alchemy which is quite peculiar to them. It means an art which is restricted to certain operations, drugs, and compound medicines, most of which are taken from plants. As such it focuses its efforts on transumation of the human body: from mortal to immortal. Many are the traditional stories of alchemists still alive since time immemorial due to the effects of their experiments. Medicine and Science have aspects similar to alchemy: concepts of cures for all known diseases, and treatments that focus on anointing the body with oils.
Nagarjunacharya was a Buddhist monk who, in ancient times, ran the great university of Nagarjuna Sagara. In traditional Indian medicinal terminology “rusa” translates as “mercury” and Nagarjunacharya was said to have developed a method to convert the mercury into gold. Rasayana therapy enriches rasa with nutrients to help one attain longevity, memory, intelligence, health, youthfulness, excellence of luster, complexion and voice, optimum development of physique and sense organs, mastery over phonetics, respectability and brilliance. Kamya Rasayanas are promoters of normal health. These boost body energy levels, immunity and general health. Naimittika Rasayanas help to fight a specific disease. In pursuit of these matters, herbal prescriptions with many herbal substances, preserved in ghee and honey are given.