All information from The continumms and classes of Dr. Charles Blaisdell***
Aires -The Emperor - Key 4 -
Meditative Truth takes charge of the life...Reducing to ashes vestiges of ignorance, falsehood, compromise and fear.
Ladder of LIghts in human body.
Sublimed desire nature/ becomes causal and directs the force of Nature.
Natural beauty/ One with the True Self
Eliminates out impurities to render Self transparent . A Fire not of Earth , an interior trans-finite heat...
Nature from Spirit to- Blood of the Lamb to -Fire of Redemption, Forgiveness. The Fire from transdimesion non-self to SELF ITSELF!
First Water is burnt off first...that which was not set in deeply.
Earth or dense matter burnt off/ Heart of Overthrow /going to Kore.
Aires Stone/Spark in Brain, in Heart of Cranial Cavity.Stone of The Philosophers in the Heart of Interior of Aires (Brain) The Pine Cone/Diamond/ Pineal Gland.
Things get heated up, drives off viotiles and causes eccentricity ( insanity) and produces White Calc Ash-chaulk until reduced to Ash.
Calcination RED...THE WHOLE GREAT WORK. Like in Genesis each word contains all that comes after it. As in The Tree Of Life Each Sphere contains all that comes after it.
The power/powder being created is self-pulverizing!!!
Operated by Invocation***
HEAD. Cerebral Pole. Brain. 12 Cranial Nerves. Bones in Spine. Integral Nervous System. Veins.
Perceptions.Senses. All other processes are included in Calcination.*
Taurus - Key 5 - The Hierophant-
To freeze into a semi-solid or solid state.
To incorporate into body form: The Faith Body.
The rebuilding of Frozen Cosmic MInd Stuff on which The Hermit Stands.
The Bridge, the connection , the pons between the brain and the body.
Breathing/ Inspiration or Digestion
Truth into utterance as manifestation.
The heart of fertility/new cycles.
Mouth, tongue, hearing. Jaw & teeth. External carotoid arteries. throat, neck, tonsils, cervical vertibrae, thyroid, cerebellum, lower bottom part of cerebtum, thorax, 7 lumbara , sacral, co-rules the coccyx with Aires. Gullet, all blood vessels of neck,eustachian tubes, inner ear, paratid/glands of salvation, inner ear. beard.???
Gemini - The Lovers- Key 6
To imprint a Truth.
To transfer error by discrimination.
Unerring progress of Truth.
To base life on Truth To act on Truth.
Within: Balance and interior hearing.
Without: A flash of intense mental enery to cleanse, purify.
Redefination of pain and loss
Constant reformation of the body.
Viotiles into fixed state.
Transformative state (body).
Changes to something else.
Point of centering where it gets centered down to one point and passes into “something else”. or...
The squeezing out of essense from a form and the sending it back to return (to place of source).
Projective sense of s mell (wholeness).???
Exhaultation = The Shadow
Beginning of the eating process,taste,pharynx -upper tract, bones of the wrist , shoulder and hand, juggler vein, bronchial tubes, breathe itself, breathing apparatus, clavicle/scapula/radius, ulna/. capillaries/veins/arteries.
Cancer - The Chariot - Key 7 - “The Fall” - “Reunion”.
Out of one World into a separate totally different World.
The Womb (rib) is Sanctuary of LIfe.
Extracted Truth builds Truth into the body and circumstances.
Expands consciousness and dissolves bonds which limit.
Dissolves bonds between what goes “up” or “down”
Plastic nature of Metamorphic Forces within Universal Cosmic Mind Stuff.
Astral LIght which human consciousness can direct and form into body/circumstances. Rules:
Lactatic (milk),maternity, gestation, birth.
Leo - Strength - Key 8
A winnowing , simplfying force determining what aspects of Universal Life Force is going to be incorporated. The steady application of fire and water to break down experiences, facts, bodies, memories etc. into their pure elemental components: from complexity to simple principles of causation over facts. Being processed , being consumed by The Great Work/ The True Self. Extracting Strength from dead form ...The fiery Lamb of God Redeemed.
Seat of Vitality /Strength.
Heart of Body, Ruler of action, desire.
Essence of Nobility.
Seat of the animal nature (The beast in Man) - Passions.
Seat of The Soul ...The Hero or the Coward.
Regulus* Slag to top. Metal to bottom.
Star metal pulled out of the Heart of Blood.
The hiss of the Serpent.
The Twisting Sword.
Where all Life Force enters the body.
Where food rendered sufficiently soluble to be digested inside a causal world.
Some bones, liver, wrist, segments of the spinal cord, Heart of body.
Virgo - The Hermit- Key 9
Self Birthing The Wisdom Child.
Extraction of the Truth. Recall commenced.Cleaning of the mind. The beginning of cultivating consciousness. Attention to organic quality of The Work. Search for the Best, for Truth and for oneness with Nature.
Taking Fluidic Gold out of food and incororating it into the body. You are tissue fluid...
Ingested, digested, eliminated or becoming body substance.
Inorganic matter becomes organic matter.
Production of Kyle - fatty comp. in small intestine.
Lymphatic System takes Kyle out of body.
Foundation of Biochemical process which sustains the physical body.
Foundation of the Great work.
Lymphatic Healing power of the body.
Rendering oneself WHOLE!
Lymphatic System, intestines, controls tissue fluid-what goes in and out.
Medium of exchange for blood, lymph.
Libra - Justice - Key11
Basis of The Great Work/ Heart of The Major Arcana - Key 11
Moving from a solid state to a gaseous state without any __________.(Liquid?***)
And from gaseous to liquid without any________(?????*****)
Fires of Redemption.
Sign of The Mother.
Replacement of the entire bodies .
Elimination of things which get in the way of Freedom. Detachment!
Heat of analysis applied to desire Nature.
Taking it up and Octave...refining
Changing old for new.
Looking inward and upwards.
Out of the prison of memory, habit, mind and circumstance.
Fire of Air.
Secretion,excretion. separation of poisons, sublimation, balance of substances, adrenalin, balance (ears)***???, purifies blood, elimination, organs of Divine Expression... Gravity to Levitation... Fear or Faith.
***Operated by reflexion Libra & Scorpio Sublimation and/or Putrefaction***???
Scorpio - Death - Key 13 -
Rot. The Fundament. The BLACK STAGE.
Operated by reflexion, not directly LIbra & Scorpio(***??? see Sublimation also???)
Release of repression.
Bringing back force.
Death of personality.
Reversal of old perceptions of desire,love, truth, liberation.
Dismantling memory, habit, fear, error, isolation, personality structures
Releases force through illumination, strength, uplifting
Genital Pole, erectile tissue of Nose, =’s dark reflection of sexual force/sore throat also reflects same.
bottom anus up , uro genital system .
Thymus, larynx, throat, vocal chords, lower erectile tissue of nose, reflex action of head (?) and knee,
Saggitarius - Temperance (MIchael /Angel) - Key 14 -
The Purifying Fire of every vestige of personality.***
Heat and pressure which burns away all ( integrates the Dweller).***
The Voice of The True Self. (*** Incineration??? Some of this Fermentation????****)
The Great Work ...commitment forever.???***
The beginning is always in the middle.
The Tower Process within Awakening.
Bringing up The Force.
Heating up/Friction to do so.
Anticipation- Causal perceptions/illumination/courage/tempering/libraration/and
Trial/purification by Fire.
A place of election over The Abyss of Personality.
A process within Redemption
Bone, muscle,pelvis, upper leg, arterial system.
Capricorn - The Devil - Key 15
The Boil-Up. The Potency of The Work in Mind/Body/Circumstance.
Excitement- seething aliveness.
Chemical change in the blood-Alternation.
Devotion to Truth and “Works” like meditation, recollection.
Rewards of increased power as personality disintegrates.
Antidote to Bondage.
Mantle of skin in different context to Saturn.
Aquarius - The Star - Key 17
The Mind at the service of Super Consciousness’ Meditative direction
When it’s dissolved, it’s gone!
Continual invention/genius/ living Truth.
Union of God/Man/Nature.
Marriage of the Poles/Union/Self-Love/Knowing.
Utterance into thought and word - TRUTH & LAW / What is RIGHT.
New Worlds unfolded.
A Special Light enters the body -Head/Vision - from interior of the eye to the right ventricle of the Heart. It is The Animating Life Force.***
Optic nerve, interior of eye, 3rd ventricle to pineal gland and the ankles = 90 degree turn.
Pisces - The Moon - Key 18
Multiplication: Many folds. Variety unified by Principle. Simplification.
Sleep Work “Passing of Fire” between mind power of the Master to the disciple.
Transmission when the mind is fertile.
The interior Cabalistic Path.
Stone of The Wise - New Jerusalum.
Reproduction - The power of The Stone regenerated.
Man to reproduce himself by Touch.
Resonance or Sexualization - The Passing on of Fire.
Multiplication - through the Purifying fire. All the separate pieces into one Unity.
The Metamorphic Imperative.
Self Perfection = Alchemical reproduction = Stone of The Wise.
Alchemy/Metamorphoses are stages in receptivity***
You can fill it in yourself if you learn the steps.
What is here is, well, learn the steps and you will know.
I like this formulation, thought it is not what I am used to.
I thought the Tabula Smargdina (sp.) mentioned seven steps, and that traditionall they correspond with the seven visible planets, which of course correlate to the seven chakras, notes in a scale and the seven sacred metals.
Nigredo occurs often involuntarily. Remember, heroes rarely choose their path-- in fact they resist it. But to reject calcinatio is to make it more painful. IT traditionally: involves Saturn in Aries (calcination), lead, and root chakra--it could inolve, especially during a Saturn transit, the initial trauma that sends people on the path to alchemy (or doom!).
Jupiter in Cancer, second chakra, tin, is dissolution, when one is flooded with the repressed emotions felt before being "turned on " but calcination. It is catharsis, but not totally healing.
The third chakra is the beginning of Albedo, Mars in Scorpio (iron) and involves separation. One is on the path to being his or her authentic self and therefore separates from their community, often involuntarily.
Conjunction happens at the heart, and is known as the "lesser stone". It involve Venus (in Libra I think) and the metal is copper. This is the clue you are finally getting somewhere for your pain.
Fermention is associated with the throat chakra, and for me was by far the most painful stage-- much worse than calcination. This is when all that is artificial about you, but feels real, dies or leaves-- jobs, family, home. One must learn to speak one's truth, as Mercury (in Capricorn) aka quicksilver is associated with Magic because Thoth was the original writer-- magic was communication. All misuse of speech is at risk of becoming a karmic frisbee.
Finally we are at rubedo, which include the development of the ajna (moon in Virgo, silver) and crown (sun gold). I believe this where the hard work that didn't seem worth it pays dividends. When the ajna opens, one undergoes distillation, or purificiation. I swear my eyesight got much better even though it was already good. This is also a place where one might witness their own version of the Cauda Pavonis, like in a rainbow that seems beyond usual.
Coagulation into gold (Sun in Taurus I believe) is an ongoing process before one finds themselves back at calcination again as we constantly evolve, enlightened or not. I know I did not use all 12 signs of the Zodiac-- but I used the major planet/sign associations I know of from my readings on the alchemical ladder.
Anyone relate to this traditional path, if not the order of events?
man has made alchemy into many things. The original alchemy has not much to do with the things you mention here. But many are connected through astrology. astrology was like a clock in the sky, not much more. evidently somebody tied it to the chakra, but I never seen any of that with the old alchemist and none of it in ancient egypt. You could say 7 steps, I usually count 8 but it depends on how you count. It takes 16 month to perfect. The process is where religion came from, and is the basis of Osiris and Isis. In other words, the process worked, matter was perfected, it proved God in nature to the ancients, thus Osiris was concieved as a way of worship. That is now the basis of Christianity, as many have said and written about.
You are the Stone.
You are the Gold.
You are the Chalice.
You are all you search for - in fulfilled potential.
So get to work.