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Hermitus Introduction

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:04 am
by Hermitus
Greetings,

Hello from the Hermit on the White Mountain.

Several years ago, I was "called" out of the city life and pulled towards the mountains. I heeded this call and left everything behind to commune with the Spirit of God, to learn and be taught. I live my life off-grid and IN nature. I listen to nature and try to learn from nature itself.

In Truth, I'm not even very well adapted to pc's and, has a matter of fact, this is my first time ever joining a forum or posting online. So if anyone knows how to set up an avatar on my profile, let me know. I don't use nor own a "smart or cell phone" so, modern electronics look a bit like Greek to me.

What I lack in modern tech knowledge, I more than make up for in my personal experiences in, and ability to hear, nature. I serve my God and hear his Spirit ... in the wind, in the snow ... in the very light itself. It was the same call that brought me up this mountain that has brought me to the doorstep of Alchemy.

I consider myself an "animist", as I believe nature itself is living and breathing. Over the years I have had to learn how to become self-sufficient and "create" my own power (along with many other things). This has solidified, with-in me, an understanding, in a form, of the electric universe model (Tesla, Maxwell, Heaviside, etc.) over the current "atomistic" cosmology. During the long, cold, winters here, I have many hours to read and research, with I put to good use (at least I like to think I do, lol). I do not judge anyone else's beliefs about the universe but seek to learn from as many views as possible.

It is my belief that the Great Work is not just a set of instructions ... as being like the step-by-step "instructions" in a cooking recipe ... but, it is much more than that. Before one can even begin to approach such a task, I believe that one needs a firm grasp on the "mechanics" of the very world around them. In a since, it's a very delicate "catch 22". One seeks the Stone to better understand the workings of nature (and the Stone will unlock this) but, at the same time, one must understand the workings of nature to touch the Stone.

So, before I ramble any longer ... it's good to meet everyone and best of luck in all your endeavors.

~ Heritus

Re: Hermitus Introduction

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:59 am
by Schmeldvich
Welcome Hermitus!

It is a joy to have you here.

It is clear from your introduction post that you are balanced soul with much life experience and have a good head on your shoulders. Your path is one that I respect immensely.

Feel free to join in on some old discussions or post new threads relevant to your interests.

You were asking about changing your avatar. You change your avatar image by going to http://alchemyprocesses.com/ucp.php, clicking on the word "Profile" in between Overview and Board Preferences, then clicking on Edit avatar where you can upload a desired picture from your computer.

What spurred your interest in Alchemy?

Do you have any experiments ongoing?

Being in Nature, experiencing Nature for extended periods of time, certainly aids one's understanding of Truth; are the works of Walter Russell of any interest to you? Perhaps you would find value in checking out "A New Concept Of The Universe" (click on the link and wait for it to load to read the book). Walter Russell was on the same wavelength as Tesla and there are many wonderful pictorial diagrams in the book that are pleasing to both the Mind and Body.

Who are some of your favorite Alchemy authors?

Have you read any of these treatises? Click on the link for many genuine Alchemy books: https://philosophiauniversalis.com/genu ... emy-texts/

You said it so well "One seeks the Stone to better understand the workings of nature (and the Stone will unlock this) but, at the same time, one must understand the workings of nature to touch the Stone."



SCHMLDVCH

Re: Hermitus Introduction

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 am
by Hermitus
Hello Schmeldvich,

It is very good to make your acquaintance. It feels refreshing to be in the company of a fellow Seeker.

Thank you for the links. I will definitely put them to good use!

I can never turn down a good book, esp when it is free. I love hitting up the townie libraries when they are cleaning out their inventories. I believe the printed word will one day become a very scarce commodity and to people like myself, a very valuable one. Almost ten years ago, (while going to school to become a compounding pharmacist) I worked in the college library (in a funny side story, all the workers considered themselves wizards). One day I was tasked with, literally, destroying an entire section of old books. The two of us, that where given this gruesome task, obviously, very much objected. When we asked if we could take the books home the answer was "no". Long story short, the deed was done, with no explanation as to why, other than the fact that the books had been "digitized". I fear that, if this trend continues, how long will it take before the old works only exist in digital format? Once these things are in digital, how long before no one feels the need to download their own copy anymore (or can't)? How easy it would be to "manipulate" the old knowledge, with just the stroke of a key. A book however, well ...

I have currently been rereading The New Pearl of Great Price and have been considering moving either to reading An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King or The Glory of the World or Table of Paradise.

As far as my favorite Authors, I'm really not sure why, because I have heard about so much controversy surrounding him, but for some unknown reason ... I keep finding myself being drawn to Fulcanelli. Perhaps it is my disposition to find meaning in art but it must be more than that, I just haven't been able to put my finger on it yet. But at the moment, I would say Fulcanelli.

I know that some of his (Fulcanelli's) observations match my own. I still haven't been able to test out his assertion that, if someone where to stand at the bottom of a well, in midday, that one can look straight up and see the stars, through the blue sky. I do find this prospect very fascinating in deed. If nothing else, its a good excuse to get out and try some experimentation, lol.

Maybe, if it is alright, I will try and post some of my simple observations about Nature on a separate thread.

Thank you again for the links.

Well, good evening to all ... it's time for me to grab my lantern ... the night is calling to this Hermit.

~Hermitus

Re: Hermitus Introduction

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:08 am
by Schmeldvich
Hermitus wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 am
It is very good to make your acquaintance. It feels refreshing to be in the company of a fellow Seeker.
Likewise.
I can never turn down a good book, esp when it is free. I love hitting up the townie libraries when they are cleaning out their inventories. I believe the printed word will one day become a very scarce commodity and to people like myself, a very valuable one. Almost ten years ago, (while going to school to become a compounding pharmacist) I worked in the college library (in a funny side story, all the workers considered themselves wizards). One day I was tasked with, literally, destroying an entire section of old books. The two of us, that where given this gruesome task, obviously, very much objected. When we asked if we could take the books home the answer was "no". Long story short, the deed was done, with no explanation as to why, other than the fact that the books had been "digitized". I fear that, if this trend continues, how long will it take before the old works only exist in digital format? Once these things are in digital, how long before no one feels the need to download their own copy anymore (or can't)? How easy it would be to "manipulate" the old knowledge, with just the stroke of a key. A book however, well ...
That's rough! Even today we see physical copies of books being printed. The flipside is that there are more books available than ever and most people have the ability at home to print out a personal copy should they choose to. Of course this only handles the actual textual information contained within the book, so the pleasure of holding a well bound leather treatise in one's own hands is taken away.

You bring up a spectacular point regarding manipulation of digital information which not only deals with books but also is related to another issue we are all going to be facing incredibly soon which is that we will not be able to verify ANYTHING we hear or see due to the recent advancements of computer technology being able to manipulate anyone's voice to say anything the programmer desires. Match this with the near realism we have visually in movies today and you're in for a hell of a ride. These next few decades are going to be intriguingly interesting.
Hermitus wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 am
I have currently been rereading The New Pearl of Great Price and have been considering moving either to reading An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King or The Glory of the World or Table of Paradise.

As far as my favorite Authors, I'm really not sure why, because I have heard about so much controversy surrounding him, but for some unknown reason ... I keep finding myself being drawn to Fulcanelli. Perhaps it is my disposition to find meaning in art but it must be more than that, I just haven't been able to put my finger on it yet. But at the moment, I would say Fulcanelli.

I know that some of his (Fulcanelli's) observations match my own. I still haven't been able to test out his assertion that, if someone where to stand at the bottom of a well, in midday, that one can look straight up and see the stars, through the blue sky. I do find this prospect very fascinating in deed. If nothing else, its a good excuse to get out and try some experimentation, lol.

Maybe, if it is alright, I will try and post some of my simple observations about Nature on a separate thread.

Thank you again for the links.

Well, good evening to all ... it's time for me to grab my lantern ... the night is calling to this Hermit.

~Hermitus
"The New Pearl Of Great Price" is one of my top 10 favorites. Great choice.

If you're torn between "An Open Entrance To The Closed Palace Of The King" or "The Glory Of The World", both are worth reading, although out of the two I recommend "An Open Entrance To The Shut Palace Of The King".

Read: https://archive.org/details/SecretsRevealedPhilalethes

Download: https://archive.org/download/SecretsRev ... lethes.pdf

The copies of "An Open Entrance To The Closed Palace Of The King" floating around the internet these days is a bastardized copy (yet still a wonderful read). Stick with the original linked above. You most certainly will enjoy the lucidity of the author.

Fulcanelli is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. His word play, double and even triple entrendes are sharp as can be, making for such a novel reading experience.

Always happy to help!

Re: Hermitus Introduction

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:15 pm
by Uambra
Welcome Hermitus,

very nice introduction. :D

Having to destroy all these books must have been awful, why didn't they want you to take them home? That's really sad.

Fulcanelli is loved by so many people, I hope to find time to read him soon. I am still new to alchemy and it's not easy to find an appropriate approach to it. I would love to read about your observations about nature ...

Uambra