Showing posts with label Nigredo. Show all posts
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Alchemy - Poetry and Prose by Teal Scott ©

Teal Scott - The Spiritual Catalyst


This poem represents the spiritual philosophy behind the four stages of the Great Work of Alchemy...
The four stages being Nigredo, Albedo, Citrinitas, and Rubedo.


We are turned to ash.
We are rich with the putrefaction of what we once were.
And the shadow rains down upon us
We suffer all but death
In the perpetual fire of our own illusions
We suffer all but death
In the hell of our own fears


The ash is washed away
To reveal our original purity
To every black, there must be a white.
A heaven to every hell.
And so
Behind the mask of our temporary identities, there is an eternal soul.
When we remove the mask…


We find it
We turn
From what we thought we were
Into what we really are
We can see now
That the moon’s light
Is not sun light,
It is just a reflection.
We are just a reflection of what we really are.
When we decide to turn from moonlight to sunlight
We are transmuted
We awaken
And when we do…


We become the embodiment of our very soul
The sunlight is all that we are
A perfect fusion of spirit and matter
We are now the phoenix
Looking down at the ashes that once consumed us
With gratitude
For we are now…