Alchemy

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on alchemy, unconscious, soul, and world

I like to use the term alchemy, which is the soul of the world, or those of Jung’s collective unconscious.  You connect with a space where everything is.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by elvesalien on alchemy, insouciance, light-heartedness, presence, open-mindedness, and resonance

"Before you leave this planet, change just one person's mind...Guess whose?"

elves alien

Source: big bang

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A Quote by Susan on transformation, self-knowledge, mastery, soul-centered, intuition, inner wisdom, visualization, imagination, life purpose, personal power, a path with heart, intention, alchemy, self-trust, success, and fulfillment

"If we truly want to create a life that is grounded in basic well-being, we must decide to commit ourselves to learning what it takes to thrive instead of merely survive."

Susan Velasquez

Source: Beyond Intellect: Journey into the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Mind, Pages: 110

Contributed by: Susan

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, transformation, divinity, and alchemy

Through love scraps of copper are turned to gold.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Teachings of Rumi, Pages: 76

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on love, transformation, divinity, and alchemy

Through love the devil becomes an angel.
Through love stones become soft as butter.
Through love grief is like delight.
Through love demons become the servants of God.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Teachings of Rumi, Pages: 76

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Sol Luckman on literature, beginners luke, sol luckman, critics, immortality, organic, experience, complexity, transcendence, mundane origins, alchemy, alchemist, gold, base metals, and transmutation

Literature, at its best, and despite the recent attempts of critics, can never be murdered and dissected, as it’s an immortal yet organic thing, drawing on the richness and complexity of Experience yet somehow managing to transcend its mundane origins like an alchemist transmuting base metals.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 9

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on alchemy, alchemist, experiment, word, vocabulary, reverie, exaltation, name, and substance

The psychology of the alchemist is that of reveries trying to constitute themselves in experiments on the exterior world. A double vocabulary must be established between reverie and experiment. The exaltation of the names of substances is the preamble to experiments on the "exalted" substances.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 72

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on alchemy, alchemist, anima, animus, soul, world, and conviction

Thanks to his complex convictions, made strong with the forces of animus and anima, the alchemist believes he is seizing the soul of the world, participating in the soul of the world. Thus, from the world to the man, alchemy is a problem of souls.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 77

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Robert Frenay on nature, ecosystem, community, biology, alchemy, energy, and science

Nature is flexible and resilient. Nature likes redundancy and dispersion. It is approximate and deals in gradients. All boundaries are permeable. Nature nests small systems like molecules within larger systems like cells, which in turn are nested in systems called organs, organisms, ecosystems. We grew from ancient one-celled ancestors. Nature likes mergers: we contain multitudes of other life forms within us. We stand at the crest of four billion years, bacteria molded into wondrous form, burning with a slow fire and about to take the next step.

Robert Frenay

Source: Pusle: The Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired by Living Things

Contributed by: Laurie

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