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A Brief History of Alchemy

What is Alchemy? Alchemy, as a field of study, was thought to answer several different questions making it hard to define. Alchemy was used to study ontology; that is, alchemists asked what stuff is made of and how does that stuff interact with other stuff. Analysis and synthesis reactions along with the more systematic attempts at classification are all concerned with matter theory and the ontological understanding of nature. Chemistry can also be approached from a more pragmatic angle. We can take that […]

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Dr. Flores! My Head is Exploding!

What the heck just hit me?I got a nice nag from Alan Levine like maybe I could show up for the first ever Studio Tour (whazzat?) for the Network Narratives class out of Kean University I’m taking as an Open Participant. Gotta grade, so yeah, anything is better than that.Wander to computer. Turn on, jack in, fall out of chair an hour later with flowers exploding out the top of my curly brown head.This was a Google hangout with students […]

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Exploring the Elements

***Earth, Wind, Fire, & Air by the Hex Girls was playing in my head throughout working on this exercise just so you know*** Because I’ve always been an avid fan of faeries and fantasy in general, the elements and their power has also been of interest to me. In particular, fey seem to embody our ideas of natural power and magic. Also, it is interesting to think of the elements themselves as these kind of “old gods”, embodiments of the […]

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Getting My Sea Legs

Ahhhh…Where to begin? A Little Background… I feel compelled to start at the beginning.  I chose to sign up for this course for a number of reasons.  In addition to being genuinely interested in the subject matter and being enamored with Dr. Zamora’s teaching style, I was also recently given the opportunity to take part in my district’s “model classroom” initiative.  I was provided with a set of chromebooks for my 6th grade students and directed to infuse technology-based lessons/activities […]

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The Wheel, the Horse, the Ladder to the SkyThe People called…

The Wheel, the Horse, the Ladder to the Sky The People called him “the only begotten son” because nobody except me knew who the father was. We sit together in the Pueblo marketplace selling the pottery I make. Acoma plays on a red and black blanket I traded with a Hopi weaver when the baby was born. She was an apprentice weaver and with that knotwork on the fringe, I wasn’t surprised to see her behind the desk down at […]

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Roos. Alchemy and Mysticism (4)

Here are the other summary posts from Roos's Alchemy and Mysticism. I'm beginning the Macrocosm section of the book today at p. 34.Roos opens the Macrocosm section with a quote from the Timaeus about God creating the world as an illustration of his own perfection: "By turning it he shape it into a sphere, giving it the most perfect form of all."The first illustration is a weird and gorgeous walled courtyard from the Livre de Artephius, and there is also […]

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