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Alchemy

Halloween, Scorpio, Reincarnation and the Birth of Astrology

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

The goal of life is death --Sigmund Freud If you live in the Northern hemisphere, and if you are lucky enough to reside ...

A Reluctant Alchemist

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Life is not meant to be lived in one place -- and by that I am not referring to physical local, but to the level of growth or understanding we have reached.

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

Reflections: A Work-in-Progress Report of an Unfolding Spiritual Quest

Suneet Alva | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Suneet Alva

I see the dynamic phase of my spiritual growth as one that will bring me more and more into a state of balance as I contribute, in my own way, to help bring about a greater sense of balance in the world through the work I do. A positive feedback loop.

(R)evolution at the 64th Berlinale: Clooneymania to Nymphomania Climaxing in a Double Decker Zeitgeist

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Along with a full circle (r)evolution beyond the Uncertainty Principle, the underlying signature of this Berlinale is that European specialty: no holds barred sex exploding mainstream.

You Are an Alchemist

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Sharon Kay Edwards

If it is Alchemy to take the ordinary, and make it cherished and treasured -- if turning the commonplace into the marvelous is Art -- can we do this in our everyday, in and among our routine? I think we all do in a sense.

Yeasty Alchemy in Telluride

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Denver
Corinna Clendenen

Like the air, culture tends to thin out and become rarefied above 8,000 feet. How else can you explain such anomalies as the bread at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Telluride, Colorado?

The Power of Time Off

Ashley Turner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

This week's vlog is about the difference between Chairos and Chronos, the importance of giving yourself permission to do less (or nothing at all) and the power of taking time off.

'Superman' Germs Transform Toxin Into Precious Metal

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

Can germs do what alchemists can't? Maybe so. Researchers at Michigan State University have found a way to coax bacteria to turn a toxic, liquid chemi...

The Motion of Heavenly Bodies

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Shahid Mahmood

Sir Isaac Newton said, "I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people." There is no disputing physics -- it is a scienc...

Drawing the Great Work: Ann McCoy's (R)evolutionary "Ovum Philosophorum"

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The patriarch is not only external but exists inside of all of us. Until we can transmute the inner authority that denies quantum leaps generated by multiple expanding consciousness, we cannot embody a new cyclical paradigm. The artist shows us the way.

A Modern Voice of an Ancient Alphabet

Kelley Harrell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Kelley Harrell

The insights he drew from that era fuel his drive to share the Runes as a tool to help others needing such wisdom today. In that light, Tyriel feels the Runes have great significance to modern life and perspectives.

PHOTOS: 'Alchemy' Exhibition Presents A Chemical Fantasy

Posted 01.11.2012 | Arts

Alchemy in its strict definition means turning base metals into gold. The term also applies to an almost divine transmutation, a process both scientif...

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 2

James Elkins | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

I am serializing an unpublished book in this column. It's about an amazing, mysterious manuscript I discovered in Scotland with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

What Heaven Looks Like

James Elkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.42.29AM.pngI discovered an amazing, mysterious manuscript in Scotland. It's a little book with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

Man Tries To Turn Feces Into Gold, Ends Up In Jail

Posted 12.21.2011 | Weird News

The plan was to s!@# bricks -- gold bricks. Paul Moran hatched a scheme to get rich quick by turning his own feces into gold, according to authorit...

Mark Murphy at Birdland -- Heavenly Creature

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Melody Breyer-Grell

I rarely review people I interview (and know personally), but with Mark Murphy, breaking the rules is the name of the game. I did not know what to e...

The Other 'Royal Marriage': Why Opposites Are A Key To Growth

Charles R. Martin, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Charles R. Martin, Ph.D.

Those of us in committed relationships have decidedly experienced the sense of being in a crucible as we work to understand and negotiate differences between our partners and ourselves.

Post-Apocalyptic Anti-Monuments

Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful Decay) Huma Bhabha is not unlike a medieval alchemist, transmuting discarded materials into works of art—morphing civilization’s d...

The Crucible Gone Cold: Modern Yoga, Christianity, and the Practice of Individual Transformation

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Josh Schrei

Christianity lost much of its alchemical fire centuries and centuries ago. Modern yoga teeters on the brink of suffering a similar fate for very diffe...

PHOTOS: BIZARRE ART: Ten Favorite 'Cabinets Of Curiosities' Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Before they made a TV show about Hoarders, steadfast collectors were once held in great esteem. During the Renaissance, the "cabinet of curiosities," ...

Annenberg's Alchemy

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The Annenberg Foundation's Alchemy program helps nonprofits tackle their biggest challenge: raising money.

Key #2 To Your Sound Financial Future

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We cannot meet a better life, a more sound financial future, without facing the fact that sooner or later we have to face the habit of living beyond our means.