worked in industry, government and academia as a professional chemist for 40 years, having received a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from M.I.T. in 1957. His professional accomplishments include the development of a new artificial kidney dialysis membrane, as well as several new synthetic polymers and specialty elastomer compounds, for which he received numerous patents. He is the author of over 20 books covering diverse topics in alchemy, metaphysics and philosophy. He has been a speaker at previous alchemy conferences, given workshops on spiritual alchemy, and lectured for 5 years at Manly P. Hall’s Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles.
BREAKOUT SESSION- Opening the Inner Vision Through the Hermetic Viewpoint
When we think cosmically, we focus on universal concepts. This means that our world vision is greatly expanded. We are able to see the interconnectedness of everything within a global perspective. “Higher” or abstract mind is integral – it sees this universal interconnectedness, whereas “lower” or analytical mind can only see differences. The former, then, is the seer of the REAL, and the latter the slayer of the REAL.
The lecture is in two parts: (1) the first dealing with the insights gained from the esoteric or Hermetic viewpoint in opening up the understanding based upon abstract thought and the intuitive faculty, and (2) the second with the Universal Polarities, i.e., the masculine and feminine potencies that drive all processes in the Universe. Several important contributions of Pythagoras are cited as examples of the esoteric approach, and very interesting numerology is revealed, in particular the significance and ubiquity of the number 9.
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