Alchymie

Throughout time, across all cultures and religions, people have searched to understand the truth of human existence. The spiritual practice and energy tools of Hermes Far Eastern Shining are based on the philosophy of alchymie.

What is Alchymie?

Alchemy is commonly known as "the transformation of base metal into gold. As an early form of chemistry, this is most likely totally fallacious.

In our understanding, the person is the base metal, so it is about enlightenment - the gold of enlightenment."  The products of Hermes Far Eastern Shining are esoteric and energetic in nature. There is no physical chemistry involved.

To differentiate the Hermes products from the association of alchemy with early chemistry, we spell the word as it was in the old language Alchymie, and call the products Alchymeic. This reflects our understanding of Alchymie as real spiritual transformation. 

The origins of Alchymie are ancient and mysterious. The legendary Egyptian philosopher and Alchymist, Hermes Trismegistus (also known as Thoth) developed the alchymeic process known as Hermetic or Hermetic Science and wrote the Emerald Tablet. Upon this Emerald Tablet, Hermes enscribed his famous observation "As Above, So Below", as well as a description and language of the process of creation.

Most, if not all, historical evidence of Hermes Trismegistus, including the Emerald Tablet, has been destroyed, hidden or lost over time. There are now only channeled or intuited versions available.  The likelihood that any serious statement of Hermetic Science exists with any authority is most unlikely. Commonplace descriptions may exist in the world of the "puffers" and those willing to make exorbitant statements. (Puffers are dilettantes with respect to Alchymie, huffing and puffing and getting no where because they took it all so literally!)

We have to separate myth from actuality - Gold as a metal is normally made in stars - imagine trying to do it in a little pot on earth! The process of turning lead into gold has to be symbolic. Turning us into enlightened beings itself takes a huge amount of energy and is remarkably difficult. Spiritual transformation has all the elements of Alchymie - it requires a huge amount of heat applied steadily over years to make a difference to the usual consciousness, which is dense, karmic and lead like. Gold is the symbol of enlightenment.) 

The Alchymie of Hermes Far Eastern Shining is utterly different from the commonplace understanding - it is not even historical. It is a renewed vision, through Divine inspiration and the Hermes spirit.  The products themselves are described as being "imbued alchymeically by the most panegyric gnostic science of Hermes Trismegistus." 

Esotericism   

The Hermes Far Eastern Shining energy tools are esoteric in nature. In contrast, Western religions are exoteric. This includes both the conventional (or literal) religious perspective and the scientific and materialistic points of view. They do not require any transformation of consciousness. From these points of view, God is seen as outside of us.
All true esotericism, however, including that offered by Hermes Far Eastern Shining is Gnostic. It is based on higher knowledge, or gnosis. Gnosis is an intuitive, undefinable way of understanding and does not fall into the rationale reasoning of the mind. It is beyond this. 
The truly esoteric cannot be understood by the mind, or through argument or explanation. It is different to the ordinary everyday way we look and think about things.  It needs to be felt and intuited in the Heart.

See article on Esotericism: The Open Secret

The Heart’s call to awaken  

Foundational to esoteric hermetic philosophy is an understanding that God exists. A divine presence pervades and at the same time transcends everything that exists. This Divinity cannot be apprehended by the senses, but rather can be intuited, felt or recognised as a heart response.  Resting your attention in that heart response and remembering our intimate connection with the Divine, can transform your entire experience of living. 

See poem: Come To The Heart

Intuition  

Some of us have an intuition to find the truth of ourselves. This intuition, when strong enough, is something that makes usual life and conventional attainments seem far less important, even though we continue to function in an ordinary way.  The alchymeic tools of Hermes Far Eastern Shining are offered to support people in their exploration of their intuitive yearning and to rediscover the truth of who they really are.

Are you ready for change?  

Transformation is the basis of all of the work of Hermes Far Eastern Shining.  Remember that real change is change that is forever. It is something that you intuit you must do and not just something that you can put off for another time. Herein lies the alchymie of real transformation.  Alchymie is about fire - steady transformation through the heat of self reflection. It is an active principle, not passive or vicarious.  Through this process of self discovery you may come across many things about yourself that you never knew, both positive and negative. As well as allowing yourself to feel new levels of energetic freedom and space.  When engaging a process of personal transformation you may begin to see many of your tendencies and limitations. This can be a challenging process at times, however the more you engage it, the easier it seems to be able to face these limitations and allow them to be transformed.  Engaging these alchymeic energies, for many, becomes a simple part of everyday life, supporting a process of ongoing growth and adaptation – a living alchymie. Life-changing shifts often occur.