March 15, 2018

Third Stage - Separation

SEPARATION is the third operation of transformation in alchemy.

Psychologically, this process is the rediscovery of our essence and the reclaiming of dream and visionary “gold” previously rejected by the masculine, rational part of our minds....

March 15, 2018

Second Stage - Dissolution

DISSOLUTION is the second major operation in the alchemy of transformation.

Psychologically, this represents a further breaking down of the artificial structures of the psyche by total immersion in the unconscious, non-rational, feminine or...

March 15, 2018

First Stage - Calcination

CALCINATION is the first of the following seven major operations in the alchemy of transformation.


Psychologically, this is the destruction of ego and our attachments to material possessions. Calcination is usually a natural humbling process...

January 18, 2018

No, this might not be directly Red Tent related, yet I think there are multiple lessons here, so I am going to write this anyway, because though my experience has been unique, it also has not been unique.  There are a lot of themes that I know a lot of us share.  Over...