The Medicine Wheel Helps Us To Use Spiritual Alchemy In Our Personal Development Work And Ceremonies. It Helps Us To Understand Shamanism And Acts Like An Alchemical Spiritual Recipe Book.
Alchemy is a spiritual practice that hid behind the idea of changing base metal (lead) into gold in an era where the churches monopoly on things spiritual made it impossible and very dangerous to do such things in an open way. Medieval alchemists experimented with a variety of substances in a way that we would describe as scientific in the modern sense. Because of their outward practices they are seen as the forerunners of modern chemistry and we see this in the nature of the words themselves.
The spiritual alchemy they were practicing was re-creating their lives by changing the lead of personality focus into the gold of Soul Life. Thus alchemy is the study of and transformation of the sacred self and as such shares much in common with the Medicine Wheel.
The transformation of the substance of self is the fundamental work of all spiritual paths and all the great spiritual teachers of all traditions, suggest that to 'know thy self' is the departure and arrival point of all spiritual work and certainly the 'Great Work' of the alchemists. This is because despite the common conceptions held by the status quo the Human Self is something magical, fantastic, powerful and knowledge of its true nature is the highest of all knowledge, its transformation the pinnacle of all human endeavour.
Within this context alchemy also pertains to the construction of ceremony, ritual and magical work and how the individual ingredients are put together in the most powerful and effective ways. In this way spiritual development requires similar levels of knowledge and exactitude as chemical formulas and if one fails the get this right the end product may not work or produce the desired effects.
The Medicine Wheel offers one a complete and extensive system of esoteric correspondences presented through the integrating device of the circle, rather than the tabular constructions of the alchemists. The advantage of the Medicine Wheel is that it is Earth based and as such truly organic, as we are ourselves, allowing us to work within a uniquely grounded system that reflects the true nature of our being.
The common conception of the Medicine Wheel is that it is just a circle representing the four elements and other simple correspondences. However it is far from that and is in fact a massive system of interactive and interrelated wheels that work together similar to cogs in a traditional time piece, acting as a complex holographic computer and in this way it is very much aligned with the workings of the human mind. The spectrum of the Medicine Wheels is vast and deals with a huge variety of subjects from the nature and workings of the universe and the humans place within it. To the various aspects of the human self and how they reflect the qualities elements.
In our online course 'The Cartography Of The Invisible' we present an in depth study of these amazing holistic devices and show you how you can use these in your personal and spiritual self development. Spiritual alchemy is also the basis of our workshops and spiritual life coaching.
To Join Our Mail List Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org marked mail list and we will get in touch with you shortly.