Category Archives: Alchemy

Finding the Right Stone

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I had run out of stones for the Stone Sanctuary, and was resisting another long drive and loading of heavy stones.
As I was passing the “transfer station” in Fairbanks, where people leave their trash, a small voice in my head said “turn, turn.” I had not been here for months, but, for whatever reasons, I turned. As I pulled in, there was a man unloading stones from a trailer. I pulled next to him, and helped him load the stones into my truck.  Apparently, he was taking apart a garden where the there had been stones — the woman who had owned the house had been driving a pilot car throughout Alaska, and would pick up stones that caught her attention. These were special stones.

 

I tried several different placements for one of the special stones…

 

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It finally found it’s place at the beginning of the Fibonacci spiral...

 

 

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Later, all of this came to remind me of Jung’s Orphan Stone from Alchemy, of the “stone that the builder’s refused became the cornerstone.”

Carl Jung’s 1925 Essay: “Marriage as a Psychological Relationship”

Plate 4  Splendor Solis   Marriage as a Psychological Relationship Regarded as a psychological relationship, marriage is a highly complex structure made up of a whole series of subjective and objective factors, mostly of a very heterogeneous nature. As I wish to confine myself here to the purely psychological problems of marriage, I must disregard… Click to continue