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Amethyst – 2.nd holonistic gemstone exploration
Amethysts are amongst the most famous gemstones. A gem most people are familiar with.
We decided to explore it Thursday 05-02-15 with a holonistic approach (Read more about holonistic knowledge here).
The name A-methyst comes from the Ancient Greek “ἀ” a- (“not”) and “μέθυστος” méthystos (“intoxicated”), not-intoxicated. The Greeks believed it to relieve or help from drunkenness.
When you try to understand the knowledge base of amethyst in a unified way, you will see that the qualities of Kether (The Crown) in Kabbalah or the qualities associated with Neptune have many strong analogies.
(The picture: Here you see the sun rise on the day of the holonistic experiment, there was two circles around the sun. We only managed to capture the inner circle with the 3 extra “sun” like centres forming a cross. You see the one on the top forming a crown, almost like a Neptune trident, a fork with three spears, and the one on the right you also see. The sun in the middle had a strong beam straight up, adding to the trident association. This phenomenon is called sundogs and is formed by minute ice crystals. We could even see them floating in the air reflection the brilliant sunlight. We perceive this as a synchronicity.)
Priests used amethyst to get in touch with the highest spiritual energy. It was also used to help in celibacy, to calm the nerves as well as in most issues of love. This use came to a unified understanding through our holonistic exploration.
Amethyst connected us to the spiritual love of a deep unity with God, The All. It was like becoming one with the universal sea of the God Neptune. This is a good way to understand the most important aspect of celibacy. Without that love to the highest aspects of reality celibacy becomes suppression. Amethyst connects you with a higher love, with a sea of love, a love to the unity of The All. Doing that you are completed with yourself and celibacy the obvious result.
Amethyst also helps you understand the mistaken addiction of alcohol or drugs as a replacement of unconditional love or connection with others. It helps to manifest the aim of the priest being a source or channel where the highest aspect of the universe can manifest through. That is why priests used Amethyst rings. So from a perspective of Amethyst having the ability to convey universal unconditional detached love we can understand its traditional use.
The participants in the experiment even felt the calmness like you would imagine it would be to be a crystal if you could. This could confirm the calming effect on the nerves that amethyst is believed to give.
Neptune is the ancient “God of the Sea”, be it the universal sea, or the wordily sea, even the sea of intoxication. Sea in hebrew Maim, is part of the hebrew word Shamain meaning Heaven or “sea of fire”. Etymologically we can see the connection with Marum (lat.) or Mer (fr.) and Mar (sp.). I suspect an etymological connection to the Egyptian Mer, meaning love.
So Neptune is both connected with the wordily sea of emotions and intoxication as with the universal sea of sublime unconditional love. You can drown or dissolve in both.
Where you see solve (solve, free, unfasten, loose, dissolve) you see coagula (coagulation, materialisation, fixation). Where you see Neptune look for Saturn. Everything in life has a quality due to the reduction of its opposite. Everything is manifest due to an underlying polarity that makes it come forward from its original united but hidden source. Reconnecting the opposites is like solve, dissolving the manifestation into a hidden “nothing”. This is also an aspect of Neptune, the intoxicated, foggy, unclear side that on the highest level of awareness is letting go of your ego to connect to a higher spiritual state of submission to the heavens like Christ said hanging on the cross “thy will be done”.
Amethysts can help you if you feel closed towards your loved ones or distant to the universal sea, to God the omnipresent unconditional love is remedied through the Amethyst.
Amethyst gives you the ability to get in touch with the “sea of fire”, the Shamain and hence substitute the reason behind getting intoxicated. The highest love is pure and gives clarity, it is detached and gives freedom, it is unconditional and spiritual. When you submerge yourself in Amethyst the need for drugs or addiction is resolved and you get into a stable crystalline state of deep connection.
When love life is troubled and you feel cut off, or separated, with no connection, or even have a desire to close off from avoiding being hurt or offended, Amethyst helps you to dissolve the crystalline structure that isolates you from the sea of love. It creates a balance between solve et coagula. To dissolve or to crystalize. (Read more about solve et coagula under Agate)
Both closing off (coagula) or getting intoxicated (solve) is cured or healed by Amethyst. The closing off or coagula is reunited with solve. They become integrated through a connection with the highest, or a love to the highest.
The solve or intoxication becomes a reconnection to a place where there never was any separation, the spiritual coherent love we all are submerged in. It is like an island realizing the sea that connects it with the whole world always was there around it, as it dissolves it floats into a connection with it all. That is also why Amethyst helps to reconnect with persons you have been apart from for years.
This reunion is a clear pure unconditional reunion, a reunion from high above, from long ago, an eternal reunion. It can be compared with the reunion that you have when you reconnect with those you meet when you die. The closest of your soul peers, your soul family. A reconnection with a connection that was always there, even if you were in a delusion of separation.
If you have gone astray, a castaway or shipwrecked person in the sea of love, not letting yourself dissolve, a coagulated state, like the cubic salt crystals on the sea shore, dwelling on the past loss, grieving or becoming cold and hard, Amethyst can let you dissolve that island so you again can swim, drink, wash and purify yourself with the sea of love.
On the other side if you drown in Neptunian abuse, intoxication escaping into a foggy delusion of reality, substituting connection with the real love, with delusional indulgences in passion or addiction, Amethyst can help you get dry on shore and find your integrity in a stable state, like a crystal that realizes its grid of connection with the universal love.
With amethyst those two extremes are dissolved or focused. It creates a balance of solve & coagula. The frozen isolated island coagula lets itself dissolve and the foggy floating solve, retains its focus and reconnects with the stable crystal of eternal love.
The analogy with Neptune should be obvious.
Kether, the Crown in the Tree of Life is also associated with Neptune, in the Kabbalah. Kether represent the first manifestation from the “nothing” or Ain, a coagula or a solve depending on the direction.
This meeting point of solve and coagula at the highest point in the Tree of Life is described as a face in profile. One side is manifested the other hidden. This represents the solve et coagula of the face of God, the divine countenance. You can think about the creation in the Bible and the spirit of God moving over the surface of the waters a state where darkness was over the surface of the deep and the earth was formless and void. This is the state just before God creates light.
Kether is also manifested as Reshit ha galgalim or the first swirling, the first stirring of the cosmic sea, the magic stick which God turns around to make it all move, the primum mobile. The meeting point between the unformed endless limitless eternal cosmic sea and the first manifestation, the first movement or intention.
Kether is where the Hayot Ha Kodesh The Holy Living Animals dwell. They are the four-faced beings representing the spiritual quint-essence of the four elements, the stable fixed principle of solid manifestation, coagula. We see here that Kether and Neptune both describe the quality in Amethyst in a good way.
The Egyptian God, Banebdjet, is a ramheaded God with four heads. He was central to the delta area in Egypt.
Old Egypt has been regarded as a micro-cosmos in the macro-cosmos, the land was a man with the head in the north and the nile as the spine. The delta was the crown, and this God being allocated in this area reflects their understanding of the qualities of Kether. (North is crown of the body and hence Kether).
Banebdjets four heads is an analogy to the Hayot Ha Kodesh with the four faces of a bull, lion, eagle and man. He was the main God of Mendes in the Delta.
His name is written Ba-neb-djedet and he represents The All, all that is, that was and will be, even all that is not. The meeting point of solve and coagula, of the created and not-created.
The resolution of the all and nothing in the same way as the Hebrew letter Aleph in the understanding of Carlo Suares “The resolution of the paradox of all and nothing” Ba-neb-djed literarily means Ram/soul-lord/gold-stability. A name containing the Universal Soul, the primum mobile, the ram or Lam of God, the soul of gold, all connected in eternal stability (djed).
The Amethyst did opened up an understanding of a love so sublime, so high, so free, so unconditional, so detached, so cold and warm at the same time, that it is like light and darkness, connection and disconnection, all and nothing completely united.
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Garnet – 1 First holonistic gemstone exploration
Garnet was the most commonly used gemstone in the Late Antique Roman world. Its name comes from the middel english word “gernet” meaning dark red. Which comes from the Latin word granatus (Seed, grain) most likely referring to pomegranate (Punica granatum) with its shiny red seeds.
Even if it is mainly associated with red as seen above, today we know the chemical compositions has variations with a few different colors.
Gemstones are rare, precious, beautiful, valuable flowers from the deep dark earth. People believed them to have healing abilities, to be able to confer spiritual powers and connect us to a more subtle reality.
Thursday 15-01-15 the holonity group met to open our selves to Garnet. Based on a holonistic approach to knowledge we decided to explore the realm of gemstones.
This was a weeks after the terror attacks on the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. There was a lot of focus in the media on freedom of speech. Any person trying to voice concern for offending or hurting others, raising a voice for respect or the least empathy on fellow men, was quickly questioned or attacked. The mantra was “Freedom of speech, regardless!”
We live in a time where words, and exchange of fragmented information through media and mobile devices takes a big part of our day. It is an activity of communication, information and restless back and forth, repeating and changing with little higher perspective.
The www has opened up a possibility were all can be expressed and all can be accessed. But we humans are still using this tool in an immature way, we easily get lost in fragments and details. Some people even take the misuse to an extreme where any disagreement is ridiculed or harassed. But both these aspects, the one of being lost in the woods and the one of using words indiscreetly are just steps on the way. What is the next step in the evolution of human society and culture?
According to the Kabbalah the first step is dominated by the third sephira Hod or the qualities of the planet Mercury or the archetype Young boy, the next step will then be Netzach, Venus or young girl. We will come back to this.
This is interesting in the perspective of gemstones. Garnets as many other gems contain Silica. What is common to the different variations of Garnet is a orthosilicate ion. A small triangle faced pyramide (tetrahedron), with Silica in the centre and Oxygen at the angles. As seen here:
A pyramid with Silica as the core, centre or heart.
Diamonds have the same triangularpyramid (tetrahedron), but it only consist of carbons. Place carbon where you have silica and oxygen above and you have the structure of diamonds.
This common factor in the most common Garnet variations can be seen in the last part of the formula, where we see that they all have 3 such pyramids.
From this we see that silica takes a central place in Garnet, as it does in many other gemstones.
So what can we say about silica?
From homeopathy we have some interesting knowledge of silica. It is an element in period 3 and group 14. Silica is connected to other elements in period 3 with a common quality of exchange and communication a youthful quality.
Elements in group 14 have a quality that can be symbolized with a door. They are standing at the threshold, should I stay or should I go? Do I have the guts, the energy, the confidence to step out of the door and meet the next level in life? From a kabbalistic perspective group 14 corresponds to Daleth, the door. The door between life and death (carbon and silica), between light and darkness or white and black. As we will explore the gems we will see how this manifest in different ways.
From Garnet we learned that communication was a central point, it was a question of feeling connected or not. There was a focus around the throat chakra with symptoms from neck and throat. The connection issues also came forth in symptoms from the joints – joining or connecting body parts.
A clear polarity with strong separation issues between to opposed part came forward in the experiment. Disagreements with deep conflicts, separation from death, both solved by reaching a level of deep eternal connection with realization that any separation is delusional.
A deep state of peace and confidence where any challenge are already solved. Garnet solves this polarity of dispute, separation, unclear statements, misunderstandings and disagreement with dissolving the veil of illusions and making us realize that at a deeper level we are, were and will always be one. A unity in a profound peaceful way, where there is a deep silence and quietness, almost like being in a crystal.
Garnet opens the heart to a state of deeper connections, the unity that is the truth, with a purity and clarity that only truth is capable of.
In Kabbalah Adam Kadmon is the great man, the archetype of man, the picture we were created after. Higher than Kether, the Crown or top of the Tree of Life we have the Lamb of God, ruled by the sign of Aries, the first sign in the zodiac and also said to be red. Garnet is red and it gives you a sense of coherence with Adam Kadmon. Adam is A-dam or Aleph in the blood (dam). The Aleph in the red blood.
Adamah is the earth or ground, or red clay. There is an etymological connection between adam and adamah and the words: Earth, man and red.
We can conclude that where humankind feels strong dispute, conflict or separation, based on the illusion of being in two different places, Garnet reconnects us in Adam Kadmon where we always have been connected in deep unity.
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