Meditation on Images
Meditate on baptismal fonts, lotus flower, Edelweiss flowers and
other 8 – fold patterns. Also, rose petals, rain, snow, rainbows.
Animal images: unicorn, white doves, soaring birds, owls, pelicans,
a serpent on the cross, winged serpents, a Green Lion eating the
Sun, a dragon in flames with its tail in its mouth.
The High Priestess, as the esoteric soul, the Hierophant as healing
energy, Temperance as the patience required for the repeated distillation
to work, the Tower as the Alchemist’s body where the higher
work takes place.
Start keeping a dream journal, if you haven’t already. Flying,
climbing to the tops of mountains, riding up in elevators and escalators,
walking the streets of a deserted city, releasing caged birds and
confronting lions or eagles are all dream images that mean you are
in the Distillation stage of the work. Record your dreams in as
much detail as you can remember.
Distilling Emotion Meditation
Relax in a comfortable position. Tune in and feel the rise
and fall of the currents of Mercury within. Start with a strong
issue that has been bothering you. Try to generate as much emotional
energy as you can, bring them to a boil and let them pull you down
into your body and darkness. Now, using your impartial mind, distill
the facts of the situation, try to be objective and see if there
was someone at fault or if it was just an accident or misunderstanding.
Now imagine the situation developing in a different way and what
you could have done to change the outcome. Feel how distilling the
experience raises you out of your body into light, using purified
Relax in a comfortable position. Think about and feel a base instinct
or stubborn belief, heat these emotions until they want to seek
expression, then immediately “cool” them by thinking
about them using objective consciousness, then redirect this energy
into any spiritual purpose, such as HGA invocation or energized
prayer. Continue until the issue is completely transmuted into spiritual
Circulating the Light
Relax completely, using breath awareness meditation until the
mind and body are quiet. Gather all of the internal energy/light
into a great ball of concentrated light in the 2nd chakra. As you
continue breathing, circulate the energy up to the brain (up the
front of the body), where it is distilled and more accumulates,
then any unconverted energy returns to the 2nd chakra down the back
of the body. Repeat (for years) until all the light is purified
and can unite completely with the Above.
Physical exercise is recommended at this stage. Tai Chi and
Yoga, particularly Kundalini Yoga are very harmonious with Alchemical