|'For most people today the term "Alchemist" evokes the vision of
a bearded figure in a wizard's hat trying to conjure up a magic formula to transmute base
metals into gold.
But the real Alchemists were not driven by greed. Their gold was not
the "common" gold...'
|'For much of our existence on Earth, we human beings marked our lives only
by the nature cycles of the changing seasons and the waxing or waning of the moon.
effectively impose our eccentricities on the planet, we had to invent our own measure:
that of Time...'
|'Buddha once held up a flower as a symbol of the sum-total of all that he
had just said in his sermon.
Similarly, Rose Windows may be seen as the essence of the
soaring and stunning statement made by the great Gothic Cathedrals of Europe...'
||'The Dragon is one of the most widespread and enduring images in the
mythology and living imagination of the human race.
It has manifested itself in a myriad
of fantastic, awesome, grotesque and horrible shapes down the milleniums; ; usually in
some fanciful variation of the form of a huge lizard or giant serpent...'
|'In all cultures, particular styles of dress and adornment have been worn
to make an external declaration of a person's dedication to a particular pursuit.
we show examples from the Australian aborigine to the Sufi Dancer, the American Indian,
the Tibetan Lama and the Egyptian Princess...'
|'Threatened by both the known and the unknown, often imprisoned by
circumstance that seemed beyond its control, the human race always looked to its heroes
for inspiration and salvation.
The legendary heroes, such as Gilgamesh, Ulysses, Beowulf
and Roland, transcend ordinary people in skill, strength and courage...'
|'The sense of being isolated from other people is one of the major causes
of stress and trauma.
The need to communicate with others of the same species is a basic
hunger in the human soul...'
|'The Egyptians associated the Phoenix with immortality and this fabulous
bird is a potent icon for us still, today.
Mythology says, that only one single Phoenix
at a time ever was alive in the world...'
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