Heliacal Risings

In looking for the astronomical anchor for the women’s side of the archeo-astronomical path of initiation, it occurred to me that the Morning Star is prominent in Revelations and there are twelve  gateways made of single pearls (stars) in the heavenly city. I thought that I’d take a look at the list of stars whose […]

Shamanic Mathematics

‘At the core of the treatise there was one idea: God is light… The universe, born of an irradiance, a downward spilling burst of luminosity and the light emanating from the primal Being established every created being in an immutable place. But it united all beings, linking them with love, flooding the entire world, establishing […]

Citrinitas and Rubedo

We start off the chapter on yellow with a brief mention that many alchemists did not include the stage of yellow, especially in the later years of alchemy’s heyday, but moved directly from white to red. Hillman, who was himself trained as a Jungian analyst, suggests that Jung included the yellow because he was fond […]