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are you worried about the pearls to swine analogy?
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Please elaborate
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"give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." kjb. I appreciate you sharing I was just wondering if you were concerned about how people would interpret or use the information. just curious to see your take on it.

 
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Ok, I understand better now, no, I'm not worried about it.
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I've spent some time casting pearls before swine and can testify that it is a greatly exaggerated danger, useful for the selfish interested in hoarding their knowledge/ power.

The greatest danger is the frustration, confusion and lost time.  Dion Fortune put it similarly in her amazing book the 'Mystical Qabalah:' If you can't use the information to unlock the secret of the universe, do you think dogs and swine are more capable?  The very act of extracting value from these kinds of teachings requires a level of intuitive guidance that precludes the vast majority of abuse: you need help from the Good within.  This era is for the great ones to arise from the common man, not the corrupt and consolidated elite, and for that we must share our wisdom and understanding.

The Kybalion is great and the Holy Qabalah should be shared with almost anyone that is interested and capable.  Here is an alternate link:
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What are your views on mental alchemy?
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Interesting question!  I borrow heavily from my personal experience and Kabbalistic training when I reply that mental alchemy is an ancient psychological system and an ongoing process within us that must be mastered.  It's intricately connected with the Kabbalistic Tarot's non-fortune-telling usage.  Consider these words of General Albert Pike, Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite in the United States, and author of the textbook MORALS AND DOGMA:

"He who desires to attain to understanding of the Grand Word and to the possession of the Great Secret, must follow, to class his acquisitions of knowledge and direct their operation, the order indicated in the alphabet of the Tarot."--MORALS AND DOGMA, p. 777.

 

It is learning to direct the hidden forces of man's inner life (the potencies of subconsciousness).  The Tarot helps accomplish this because each picture calls forth specific powers from subconscious depths, thus developing our Spiritual faculties and awareness.  Yet those who know the secret cannot tell, for its essential point is beyond words.  The knowledge is interiorly received and perceived, and when this occurs there is no doubt/ guesswork/ uncertainty.  One knows (gnosis), and knows that he knows.

 

For example, two people wake up to find that it is raining. The first person gives attention to unhappy associations and expectations connected with rain. He will think how dreary the sky looks. He will cringe from getting wet. He will stimulate subconscious processes associated with depression and hopelessness. It will have a deleterious effect on his bodily condition as well as emanating forces which make for poor relationship with his environment. The second person gives attention to happy associations and expectations connected with rain. He sees the rain washing the faces of the flowers and trees. He rejoices that the plants are drinking from the water of Life and that the conditions for the sustenance of all creatures is herein provided. As he goes out of doors, his heart is lifted in gratitude to the Lord of Life. The rain droplets caress his cheeks. He is stimulating subconscious processes associated with richness and joy. It will have a healing effect on his bodily condition. He is emanating a forceā€”the same force. But in this case it brings harmonious and fulfilling relationship with his environment. He is living the Magician which symbolizes the power of concentration.

 

Both alchemy and yoga have the same objectives and work with the same materials by identical methods.  It is learning to dissolve the various forms of appearance which surround one, extract their essence, assimilate that essence to oneself, and to project  it in new forms modified by creative imagination.  The "water of life" or universal mind-stuff is the First Matter of alchemy; and it is to be found inside us.   Each personal subconscious mind is like a bay in the cosmic mental ocean. In that bay swim the fish (ideas) for which we must angle both metaphorically and, in a secret mysterious way, literally.

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interesting analogy!

thanks for the viewpoint!

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