Chapter 17

What Alchemy Can Mean to a Decaying World?

There are no separated things in the Universe.
If a child tosses a ball into the air,
Every star in the Heavens moves to
adjust itself to the tossing of that ball.
Everything in the Universe is
indissolubly tied to every other thing.
— Walter Russell , The Electric Nature of Universe.

The moon rules the night side of life and is the lesser light, 2 the reflective light of the solar energy of God. 3 In its reflective state it exerts enormous control over the tides and over the water element.

4 Luna, the moon, 5 the great whirling satellite that rules the night, 6 governs in part, then, the emotional body of man and can easily become either his greatest enemy or his best friend. 7 For when properly harnessed, the energies of the moon (being put under his feet) (Revelation 12:1) 8 can help him to achieve alchemical control over his emotions (over his energy-in-motion). 9 Let us see how this is so.

10 The moon reflects the astral body of earth. 11 When dealing with the moon, 12 then, we deal with the reflected light of the sun. 13 When the astral body is under the dominion of the Christ, its power becomes limitless. 14 When its purified energies are magnified in turn by the moon, 15 which is nothing more than a giant reflector, 16 their power is multiplied in almost infinite proportion.

17 But until such time as the mass consciousness is ruled by the light of the sun instead of being ruled by the night, 18 the moon will reflect the astral effluvia of the planet. 19 Thus men will continue to be the victims of their own horrendous miscreations, and 20 that to an even greater degree during the cycle of the full moon.

21 Now, the alchemist uses his purified consciousness as a reflector of solar energies 22 much like the moon reflects the light of the sun.

The waters of his mind reflect the light of the day and the night 24 even as the waters of the sea reflect the golden pathway of both the sun and the moon.

25 But the Christ consciousness, the prism of purity like the "sea of glass," (Revelation 4:6) 26 filters out the impurities of the moon even as it refracts the light of the sun.

27 All energy being God's energy, 28 the humanly misqualified energies reflected by the moon (sent back to the earth from whence they came, according to karmic law) 29 may be freed from the impositions of the carnal mind 30 through the process of transmutation.

31 They may then be used to create, 32 in the tradition of the Great Alchemist, 33 more perfect works of art until the patterns in the heavens transform the patterns in the earth 34 and the moon becomes a golden orb of rarified power.

35 Most of you know only too well that when your emotions become disturbed over outer conditions, 36 feelings, or concepts, there is a moment when you are yet able to wrest control of your energies 37 from your own emotional body.

38 Subsequently, if these energies are permitted to continue to rage unabated, 39 that moment of control is lost; 40 and then it is easy for people to do, 41 to think. 42 or to say that which they will one day regret.

43 Conversely, most of you are aware of the great joy and peace 44 that has come to your souls when you have been able to accomplish something for someone else. 45 This happens because deep within yourself there is a loving desire to serve your fellow man.

46 This desire is what prompted the descent of the Christ, 47 the sun of David, in his role as the Messias of old. 48 The shepherd king, 49 a man after God's own heart, 50 communed with God and prepared himself for greater service as he tended his sheep. 51 Nowhere was the luster of his soul more apparent than in the beauty of his meditations upon the Spirit of the Lord recorded in the Book of Psalms.

52 One of the most skillful ways in which the tired businessman or executive, 53 the frustrated mother or wife, 54 the confused young man or woman can find integration and wholeness for themselves 55 is to develop the discipline of being able to direct their emotions 56 to do for them exactly what they want. 57 Such discipline will completely change their outlook, 58 for they will then face life with joyous expectancy, 59 not with dissatisfaction.

For example, if it is love for another that you would express, 61 then you must always guard against that love which is selfish, 62 which would exact from the beloved the expectancies of your own mind and heart 63 without ever understanding the givingness of love.

64 In order to love as God loves, 65 you must first give freedom to all parts of life, 66 including yourself; 67 and then you must place your trust, 68 as does a nestling bird, 69 in the heart of God, 70 in the heart of goodness and mercy.

71 Having given all, you will then receive the most joyful, eternal gifts from God that you could ever imagine 72 and some even beyond that which you could imagine.

73 These will come not only through the chalice of your own heart, 74 but also through the hearts of your compeers.

75 If, then, you would truly love. 76 you must learn to discipline the base emotions of selfishness, envy, jealousy, resentment, stubbornness, and ingratitude.

77 We urge, therefore, at this juncture in our alchemical studies 78 that the control of the emotions be considered, 79 for the emotions will play a very important role 80 in the creative cloud action 81 which we are considering and out of which we are functioning.

82 The only way to be truly happy is to give oneself totally to the universe and to God, 83 at the same time being aware of and expecting from God the return gift of one's Real Self.

84 One of the greatest dangers in the religious quest has been brought about as men have given themselves to God, 85 thinking that that was all they had to do. 86 Not understanding the responsibilities of free will, 87 they then acted the part of the nebulous ninny. 88 Having no will of their own, 89 they would flip and flop back and forth, 90 blown by every wind, obsessed with what we will call the law of uncertainty. 91 "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" (1 Corinthians 14:8).

92 Men should understand that although their surrender to God be complete, 93 following surrender they must wait for the fiat of bestowal that is pronounced by the God Presence 94 as a restatement of the blessing given by God at the birth of his offspring: "Thou art my beloved Son: this day have I begotten thee." (Psalms 2:7)

This takes place when one has relinquished the control of his four lower bodies to his Christ Self, 96 thus enabling his True Self, 97 the Christ, to obey the fiat "Take dominion over the earth!" 98 the earth being one's own footstool kingdom, the four lower bodies.

99 Remember that even Jesus the Christ came to the moment of his anointing. 100 The Holy Spirit descended and the voice of God renewed the ancient covenant "This is my beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased." (Matthew 3:17)

This is the timeless fiat of creation uttered from the foundation of the world, 102 reconsecrating the soul who has pledged to renew in service his vow taken at inner levels to do the will of God.

103 Therefore, when man's right to function as a son of God is restored, 104 the moment of creativity is born because he has once again recognized the power of God's love to forgive his sins 105 (to set aside his karma until such time as he has gained enough self-mastery to stand, face, and conquer his human creation).

106 Now the bond of life within itself weds him to the highest purposes of alchemy 107 and that, mind you, without ever robbing him of his true identity.

108 What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world through the use of alchemy and lose his soul? (Matthew 16:26)

109 We ask the students to understand that gaining control of the soul (of the energies composing one's identity pattern) is one of the most essential functions of alchemy and that this control is gained through surrender and through humility.

110 When the Christ entered the Holy City riding upon "a colt, the foal of an ass," (Zechariah 9:9) 111 as we mentioned in our last lesson, 112 his mien was one of utter humility: 113 yet he was crowned by God and man with the highest honors.

114 And so it is essential that we develop in the students those same Christlike qualities that will make them pillars in the temple of God 115 that cannot be moved by human emotions, 116 no matter what their guise: criticism, condemnation, judgment, self-pity, gossip, treachery, tyranny, or human deceit.

117 The alchemist must be oblivious to all human conduct yet not unaware of worldly thought to the point where he plays the fop. 118 To him the fulfillment of the fiat "Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves!" (Matthew 10:16) is the order of every day.

119 But we are concerned with the sinews of mission, 120 and the mission is freedom for all. 121 If we would have freedom be the joy of all, 122 then we must give freedom to all, 123 for then none can exclude freedom from us.

124 It is therefore to the passions of freedom that our experiments in alchemy must be dedicated. 125 We must rise to emotional control; for when God said, "Take dominion over the earth!" 126 He meant individual dominion over one's energies, one's consciousness, and one's four lower bodies.

127 Collective dominion comes about when the contributing spirit of the group, the nation, the planet 128 recognizing all that it has received from life 129 joyously offers itself and all that it has received to the Great Spirit of life.

130 At that point, man the individual and man the collective unit ponder the enrichment of the Real Self 131 and the true mystical identity of the group through the increase of individual talents. 132 These gifts of God, when multiplied, are like stars in the firmament 133 of being that glow in the grand design of universal destiny.

134 When man becomes one with God, 135 he realizes that he truly is God. 136 This is not blasphemy, but the fruit of total surrender.

137 The return gift of Life's own identity, 138 as God gives himself to his son, 139 is far greater than the token sacrifice of mortality left on the altar by the beloved son. 140 Nevertheless, it is typical of the Deity to be the Great Giver 141 and thus to precipitate the highest alchemical manifestation 142 the prism of the Christ consciousness.

143 This must be and always is the reward for the relinquishment of human error 144 and the full realization of the divine life in every man. 145 All nature then trembles within the cup of the Christ mind.

The heart of the Christ is brimming with the creative essence 147 which pours out the unifying experience that identifies him with life, 148 him with the alchemist, 149 and the alchemist with him.

150 Who can hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain? (Isaiah 11:9) 151 Who can aid in all the holy mountain of God? 152 Why, every atom, every electron, is a rushing unto God!

153 "And a cloud received him out of their sight. ... 154 Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? 155 This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, 156 shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:9,11)

157 The Second Coming of Christ is antedated by the fulfillment of the prophecy "One shall be taken, and the other left" (Matthew 24:40)

158 For when one is taken and another is left, it denotes that the world lieth yet in wickedness 159 and that only the few have accepted the kingdom.

160 But when the Second Coming of Christ comes to the quickened world, 161 it will be because the nature of the Divine has become understood as a priceless gift of freedom to every man.

162 When this miracle of Christ-love is produced in the world, 163 it will be because the students of alchemy 164 whether known by that name or any other, 165 whether in the churches or out of the churches, 166 in fact whether in the body or out of the body 167 are expressing universally the radiance of the Christ-design.

168 Imbued with the fires of the Holy Spirit, 169 their minds will then become a cosmic reactor, 170 a central furnace of universal ideas for freedom 171 and for the breaking of the chains of bondage that a recalcitrant humanity have forged.

172 Now we reveal in this eighth lesson what alchemy can mean to a decaying world, 173 what it can mean to [slaves in bondage to the senses, 174 what it can mean to the self surrounded by confusion and chaos 175 as it becomes an ordered, 176 purposeful exhibit of universal grace expressing through the forcefield of the individual identity of man.

177 Do you see now why El Moria and Mother Mary and all of the Ascended Masters are offering their energies freely for the good of humanity? 178 Do you see why the creative cloud invoked by us, 179 literally an individualized cloud of witness by day 180 and a pillar of fire by night," (Exodus 13:21) 181 enables man to understand that the crucible of identity, 182 while it may at first be nothing but an experimental test tube, 183 can become a radiant altar of Reality?

184 Faithfully, I AM


17.1. Why Saint Germain say that "Luna", the Moon rules the nigh side of Life?
Who or what must rule the mass Consciousness?
What is the “sea of Glass”, commented in (Revelation 4:6)?
Who Saint Germain call, King David?
How we must do, in order to love as God loves?
What base emotions must discipline the student?
What realize man when he becomes one with God?
Why every atom, every electron is a rushing unto God?
Why Saint Germain say that the Second Coming of Christ is antedated by the
prophecy, “One shall be taken, and the other left” (Matthew 24:40)? If there are two,
would this means two Christ?