The ancient science of alchemy still influences the contemporary spiritual theories, and stays shaping the spiritual philosophies of our time.
The whirlpool of its magic at one point became madness for the alchemists who tried to decipher its secret language of symbols and signs, and for the ones who managed to just bath in the beauty of its images, it stayed full of blessings. The desire to knock on the door that promises eternal life and eternal youth returns through centuries to haunt the alchemists with their quest to know the lapis philosophorum, the philosopher's stone - the legendary alchemical substancecapable of turning base metals into gold.
Chinese Alchemy, Secret of Golden Flower - Merge of Male and Female Energy
It is the merge of male and female that fascinates us so much, it is the White Queen and the Black King that unite to give a birth to a child that is perfect and immortal. It is Taoist Yin and Yang that when circling in perfect harmony create balance and harmony within a Human Being, on Earth and in Universe.
It is Male that is our Collective Consciousness, that is Sun, Reason, Science, Law & Order.
It is Feminine that is symbolised by Moon, or Earth, that is the Ocean of our Collective Sub-Conscious, it is our Dream Consciousness, our shadow existence, trance, dragon and the snake, siren and medusa, that is Life that creates and destroys itself.
Personally, I’ve heard about it while exploring The Secret Doctrine written by the Russian mystic Blavatsky, the founded of Theosophical Society in the 1870s. She claimed that this text was dictated for the first time in Atlantis. She believed that the Atlanteans were cultural and spiritual leaders of Gaia, but due to the mis-use of their psychic and supernatural powers, they developed a lethal weapon that has destroyed the island.
I don’t know what is your relationship with the Mystical “Mare”, but my used to send me Night-Mares in the form of a flying witch until I learned how to fly.
Later in life while I studied Theosophists, Tibetan Buddhists, Jung and Castaneda, examined Mystics Magic I understood that the learnings from my dreams were deep and intense.
Symbols are the language of the soul. Symbols can not be mentally comprehended.
To understand the power of symbols, we have to dig into an ancient wisdom of our myths and legends and try to comprehend the knowledge we receive from the sacred art.