The alchemical order demands the process of ‘Solve et Coagula’, a
dissolution of false perceptions, prejudices, misunderstandings so that a
new formation of ‘elements’ will take place within the individual
consciousness, so a new sequence of ideas and notions will come to serve
one’s way towards enlightenment, if that’s the goal…a finer
understanding of life and its mechanisms, where the body becomes
spiritual and the spirit becomes corporeal beyond polarities and
disputes. A place or state where
emptiness is form and form is emptiness, the unmanifested is also
evident while the apparent is also elusive. The existential riddle of
“Who I am?” still remains, the mystery of mysteries, but it is the
formulation of this primordial question that becomes more elaborate.
There’s immortality in mortality, as everything emanates from the same
Source and everything will eventually return to it, and there’s the
darkest of darkness, our fear of death and the unknown that could also
be described as ‘infinite Light’.
Swan by Hilma af Klint, 1914.