On becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician. Nonfiction Book Review: On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician by Catherine MacCoun, Author Shambhala/Trumpeter $19.95 (265p) ISBN 978 2019-03-15

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PDF⋙ On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician by Catherine MacCoun

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

It is the art of taking what already exists--whatever presents itself--and transmuting the harmful into the helpful, the useless into the valuable. We can perceive the hidden connections between the spiritual and the material worlds. There were some things that I definitely disagree with the author with regarding her philosophy and view of society. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to transform the outer world. It's when we decide that we need broader and deeper knowledge of metaphysics and spiritual life to get where we are going that we start the process of enrolling in higher education.

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On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

Regardless of its spiritual implications, this is an excellent book to read if you are on the road to self discovery or to strengthen your own convictions on life. Regardless of its spiritual implications, this is an excellent book to read if you are on the road to self discovery or to strengthen your own convictions on life. Many regard alchemy as a metaphor for inner transformation. Classically, nothing could be further from the truth! Don't to be obligated someone or something that they don't desire do that. We can perceive the hidden connections between the spiritual and the material worlds. Some people truly feel enjoy to spend their a chance to read a book. Excellently written with prose that sparkles with clarity and wit, this book can serve novice and advanced practitioner alike with equal grace and insight.

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on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

But this is only half the story. Yet alchemy is not, like some forms of magic, the exercise of mind over matter. Divided between Principles, and Procedures, the author equips one for the journey. This is, thankfully and refreshingly, not done in a shallow self-help style, but with constant reference back to the metaphysics of the principle under discussion. And yes, I know why, but still.

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On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician by Catherine MacCoun (2008) Pdf Book ePub

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

According to Catherine MacCoun, alchemy is no mere metaphor. Knowledge of these connections enables us to influence external phenomena through the powers of heart and mind alone. The whimsical path where life has a sick sense of humor. My own, back when, was probably Israel Regardie's , alongside his , both of which are still great books, but as far as immediacy of application, we've come a long way with MacCoun. This, I suppose, i I'm not sure what I expected out of my first book on alchemy, but this was probably a good place to start. The subtitle offers a glimpse at the power of these tools. Sometime, man feel need book after they found difficult problem or maybe exercise.

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On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician by Catherine MacCoun

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

Knowledge of these connections enables us to influence external phenomena through the powers of heart and mind alone. The downsides of this book are mostly problems of omission rather than errors in the existing text. Thirteen chapters comprise the book. You know who you are. On Becoming an Alchemist initiates us into these secrets, showing us how to think, perceive, and operate as an alchemist.

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PDF⋙ On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician by Catherine MacCoun

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

The point is to gently and gradually purify the body, just as the spagyrist purifies the Salt, so as to make it a better fit for the soul. Those complaints noted, this is a gem of a book, worthy of reading not only by beginning students, but also as a solid refresher course for those who have been long at practice. On Becoming an Alchemist initiates us into these secrets, showing us how to think, perceive, and operate as an alchemist. Prepare for your thinking to become transformed. This was an excellent read, written from the perspective from personal experiences of the author. These interesting chapters cover such topics as unlocking secret codes; time, freedom, and magical intuition; commencing the Great Work; sublimation; among other topics. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to transform the outer world.

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On Becoming an Alchemist

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

But this is only half the story. Transforming the inner world is, for the alchemist, a way to transform the outer world. On Becoming an Alchemist initiates us into these secrets, showing us how to think, perceive, and operate as an alchemist. According to Catherine MacCoun, alchemy is no mere metaphor. That's not to say that it isn't worth reading. She believes that we all have the ability to perform magic, to transform our lives and our world for the better.

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On Becoming an Alchemist by Catherine MacCoun

on becoming an alchemist a guide for the modern magician

Well, probably you should have this On Becoming an Alchemist: A Guide for the Modern Magician. It's not what you would expect and it's strangely telling in how we do not pay attention to certain aspects of our humanity and desires. Catherine MacCoun is a literary collaborator by profession and has written five published volumes of nonfiction. There's no such thing as a primary school text on magic, alchemy, esoterism, etc. One of the best books on the subject of Alchemy.

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