“All occult definitions of minerals, metals, salts, solutions, and principles that look into the narrative look at them as metaphorical expressions of certain mental and spiritual states and states. “Imagination is Thor’s Hammer, beating the sky and sparking lightning bolts from it every time he fights. It is impossible to understand or have any reasonable idea of the Philosopher’s Stone unless the imagination unfolds itself with the aid of a process.
It is also called wisdom stone and light stone in different sources. It is believed to have been preserved in a forbidden area called the square of truth in ancient Egypt. It is the esoteric wisdom and mind stone that we can seek and find within us, which is tried to be explained with “Visita interiorae terrae rectificando invenies occultum lapidem” (vitriol). It is a combination of intelligence and wisdom. It is first mentioned by Zosimus in the 3rd century.
“Ordinary reason is satisfied with seeing the Philosopher’s Stone as mere conscience. But no one can see conscience as a panacea for ills. It can even be said that conscience is an indirect cause of diseases only to the extent that it is a state of mind that fears evil and broods over evil, and therefore supports evil.”
“In the search for the Philosophy Stone, we can say that in the beginning nothing is more important than common sense and reason. Do not expect any sage to write plainly about it. If you yourself become a sage, you keep the secret. This subject is such a subject that its knowledge guarantees its protection. No one tells others something that they know will stall their progress in life or jeopardize their personal development. No sane person would run and tell everyone when they found a mine. Hz. Jesus says that the person who finds a precious stone will run and buy the field.”
“Throw pearls in front of pigs and don’t give roses to a donkey.” der Christian Rosenkreuz. “Here, more than anywhere else, silence, secrecy, and concealment are expected of the newcomer. What good would it do you to shout such things from the roof of the house? What happens if you throw pearls in front of pigs? Sleeping people are like pigs and are happy to devour, it is these people who are ready to turn their backs on you after you feed them and tear you apart. “Be cunning as snakes, harmless as doves.”
“The reason why the stars direct people’s lives is not in the planets, but in their correspondence with some alchemical processes in man. The effect of the macro on the micro. The Philosopher’s Stone can be seen as a fact or reality.” Boehme gives some very clear clues about “the most ancient, natural, celestial, incomprehensible, consecrated, triple, Universal Stone of the sages.” The reason it is called a stone is because first of all, the original material of the stone is indeed a kind of stone, which can be hammered and pulverized into its three elements. In addition, it can be turned into a wax-hard stone again with the skillful hands of the artist and the compensatory hands of Nature.
“Naturally, the student or the seeker of this secret should find the “One Thing” mentioned first and not stop searching until he is sure he has found it. It seems that this thing is called by a thousand different names. Of course, the purpose of these names is not to hide it, but to reveal it. The student should not forget that each “name” given to him describes a certain quality, state or appearance of the substance, so that it can be recognized more easily. This substance has never been named by its real name, or rather by its common name. Sulfur and Mercury (mercury) are perhaps the most sought after substances because they are mentioned the most in books.” Alchemists believe that everything follows spiritual law and is transformed by heat.
“The two bodies referred to as sulfur and mercury are the masculine and feminine principles of the mixture; they are called “Sun and Moon”, that is, “Sol and Luna”. It is clear that the Stone enters all known forms. It is solid first, then liquid, then gas, and finally a powdery essence, the fifth element, unlike anything known to modern chemistry. It is the actual reproduction and maturation of the process that occurs in a sprouting seed or a brooding egg.”
“Forty days of chemical digestion of the Stone and forty days of rain in the Flood, forty years of wandering in the desert, Elijah’s forty-day escape from Ahab, Jesus’ forty days on the mountain, his forty hours in the tomb, after his resurrection, he told his disciples. He associates it with the forty days that we encounter in spiritual examples such as his appearance after forty days. This and many other similar events are very meaningful.”
“We often come across the number seven in alchemical recipes. There are seven phases, seven colors, seven metals and seven planets. The work started with Saturn, that is lead, to Jupiter, that is tin, then to Mars, that is iron, from there to Venus, that is copper, from there to Mercury, that is, to mercury, and finally to the Moon, that is, silver and the Sun. i.e. it goes under.”
“The great secret that surrounds everything we see in nature is the life force. Even the smallest particles of matter that scientists have discovered have the qualities of life.
Formality only manifests itself under a certain condition, which we can best express with the term “polarization”. Matter exhibits its life qualities only when positive and negative electric forces are involved. This is indeed the secret behind the manufacture of the Miracle Stone. The substances that make it up remain dead and inactive for centuries. Indeed, they will continue to sleep in this way unless the magnetic creative forces inherent in it are stimulated and activated with the right polarity. Matter and spirit are separate things, and life is a combination of the two.” However, this separation can be thought of as two ends of the same.
“The marriage of Hermes and Aphrodite, Wisdom and transcendence, embodies this hermaphrodite, all principles in One. There is as much difference between rough Mercury in the initial stage of manufacture and the final stage of the same thing as there is between black coal and diamond. However, in Alchemy it is known that one comes from the other, just as the Perfect Stone is obtained from rough Mercury. Spiritually, Mercury (i.e. Mercury) is seen as “the cupbearer, the messenger of the gods,” just like the ancients.”
“Saturn, the ancient, is Time. The myth of Saturn, which devours its children one after another, is another story about the making of the Stone. According to this legend, when he was about to swallow Jupiter, his wife Rhea gave him a Stone to eat, Jupiter was kidnapped and raised by two nymphs. These fairies are the “two doves of Diana” that are often mentioned in alchemical literature. They represent the spiritual, working principle of the two sulfurs. They shuttle back and forth to enlarge, “feed” the stone represented by Jupiter, the god of wealth and good fortune. The word Jupiter comes from the word Ju, Lu meaning good. Piter or Petros means “stone”. So the word Jupiter means “good stone.”
“In the making of Stone, Saturn corresponds to the cold, damp principle that contains Mercury Water (Mercury Water). Jupiter is the hot, dry principle, namely Sulfur. During the whole work one of these principles prevails over the other, just as in human life. For man is nothing but a developed example of the Stone. He is the Macro cosmos, and the Stone is the Micro cosmos. There is a miraculous similarity between these two. This is why the Stone is so close to man and is good for all his ailments. Whoever wishes to uncover this treasure must voluntarily fulfill all the requirements for mastery.”
“If this legend did not contain a secret, other than being a simple historical event, it would not have been passed down from generation to generation and would not have remained in memory for centuries. But the strangest thing is that this story, handed down from generation to generation and eventually written down, continues to attract attention, even though no one knows its meaning. It’s just like the “Santa Claus” story. When this story is analyzed as well, it is seen that it is another variation of the story of Solomon.”
“The sages use colors and metals as well as planets to express the various forms and states of matter, which they unanimously claim to be the One Thing. Thus matter is called Saturn while in the Black State. Since Saturn is the same as Kronos, i.e. Time, they give us the symbol of the Father of Time, who is dragging a wooden leg behind him. Every detail of this symbol is important to the process.”
“Another famous writer calls this Article in black form, “The King’s chariot, antimony.” (Tarot Card). It is called so because of the brilliance of the dark formed after solution. Because this person knows what it means. Paracelsus says that ignorant people often take stones more expensive than a cow and throw them away. This is word for word true. So much so that this word of the alchemist becomes a key to Art itself.”
“Ars Manga: It means great art. The meaning of the word is great art (great art) and expresses the way to the last point reached in alchemy (the ability to make a philosophy stone). This stone can turn matter into gold, and with the elixir obtained from it, a person can attain immortality. Just as the disease and dirt in metals are destroyed and gold is revealed, after a long period the divine substance in man can be revealed and the person can work for good. Ars Magna can also be used for man in this respect, in this sense it also represents esoteric initiation. With Ars Magna, man can unite with God and get rid of the bonds that bind himself to matter. It is the path to the final point in alchemy. “
The philosopher’s stone is a legend that has inspired many fictions such as Harry Potter, who speaks about this stone properly. “It is peculiar to the world of the alchemists. Its foundations are based on ancient Egypt and the Middle East. In the 8th century, an alchemist named Jabir Ibn Hayyan evaluated metal elements according to the Aristotelian classification. This evaluation has four parameters (temperature, coldness, wetness, dryness). Since each metal differs in proportion to its possession, achieving this differentiation meant being able to transform one metal into another for alchemists. The substance that would mediate this was a potion;
A red powder obtained from the powder of the “philosophy stone”. The Swiss alchemist Paracelsus brought another definition to the philosopher’s stone, approximately 8 centuries later: a substance from which the substances that make up the universe, which are considered to be the four main elements (fire, air, earth, water), emerge.”
As it is known, bigotry is not only in the field of religion. Contemporary dogmatics, as we often come across in our time, became the fathers of bigotry. “Alchemy” is widely seen in these circles as an unfounded superstition or, at best, an interesting transitional period before the development of chemistry. Little is known that alchemy was taken seriously by such people as Thomas Aquinas, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, and that there were important links between alchemy and medieval philosophy and religion. An alchemist is known as someone who tries to produce gold. Of course, there were many people engaged in this business. But there were other high-minded and intelligent people as well, whose chemical processes to obtain gold were actually symbolic, and the intended result was not to obtain gold, but to discover the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’. In researching it, the alchemist was attempting to liberate the spirit he believed was hidden within matter, and by doing so, he was, in a way, building the bridge between spirit and physical reality.” Spirit, soul and matter; As it is said, the soul is the face of the soul that looks at matter. A 15th-century writer said: “Only he who knows how to make the philosopher’s stone knows the meaning of the words about it.”
“Fire; Throughout history, it has been seen as a symbol of divine power. According to Heraclitus, everything came from fire and will return to fire. Fire is the tool of transformation. Therefore, it acts as an intermediary between other elements. The color of fire is red and contains an element of masculinity. Fire symbolizes light because it gives light. It also had a tormenting role, as it was a burning fire. There is also a destructive and destructive side. Therefore, it has a high side that is symbolically expressed as purification and enlightenment, but also a low side that symbolizes passions, torment and destructiveness. The higher element represents the sun and the lower element represents the planet Mars. It also symbolizes the divine radiance of man.
Water is opposite to fire. Contains the female element. Because of its reflective power, the ancients considered it a symbol of wisdom. Other characteristics are coldness, secrecy and sleep. Fire and water symbolize the subconscious. Fire contains the Sun, which rules the day, and water contains the Moon, which rules the night. Water is changeable and exhibits the influences around it by absorbing it. Therefore, it can be life-giving or poisonous. It can be a cleaner or a pollutant. But in its pure form it is simply life-giving and purifying.
Weather; contains elements of fire and water. The air symbol is an equilateral triangle with a line in the middle. Air is an element in itself and contains the neutral principle. The air is active and thin. In general, it represents the mind and symbolizes the mental world.
Soil; According to some views, it is not a real element and is a mixture of three other elements. However, it is included in the elements in accordance with the tradition. Soil is the basis of material existence and is practical. Soil symbolizes fertility and gain.”
“Alchemists, adhering to the old idea, accepted the existence of four elements: Fire, Earth, Water, Air. These elements represent some properties beyond the meanings we know. According to alchemy, the two visible elements, Earth and Water, contain two invisible elements: Fire and Air. Apart from that, according to some alchemists, there is a fifth element, which is Ether. Ether also acts as a mediator between the body and the soul. According to the concept called the Platonic cycle in alchemy, there is a constant transformation between the elements. Fire turns into Air, Air into Water, Water into Earth, and Earth into Fire, and this cycle continues in this way.”
Sunay Demircan says in one of his articles: “Alchemists have accepted the existence of four elements: Fire, Earth, Water and Air. According to alchemy, the two visible elements, Earth and Water, contain two invisible elements: Fire and Air. Apart from that, according to some alchemists, there is a fifth element, which is Ether. Ether also acts as a mediator between the body and the soul. According to the concept of the Platonic cycle in alchemy, there is a constant transformation between the elements. Fire turns into Air, Air into Water, Water into Earth, and Earth into Fire, and this cycle continues in this way.” Both “Water” and “salt” were counted as symbols in each esoteric teaching. They are referred to as the symbol of the greatest balance. The best burning (Hydrogen) and the best burning (Oxygen) come together and become the best extinguisher (Water). Or Sodium or Chlorine, which will cause harm when exposed alone, combined with Salt; They become one of the most important elements of life.”
“H2SO4; The distribution of sulfuric acid molecules is as follows: Greenish sulfur (sulphur) in the middle. The red balls attached to sulfur in the upper left and right are oxygen molecules. Oxygens bound to sulfur at the bottom.
reserved for keeping When six balls come together (as a result of raising sulfur with oxygen), an oily liquid emerges. We know this liquid as sulfuric acid, but its real name is Vitriol. It is known that vitriol has been used since the Sumerians. Chemistry is the foundation of the industry; What does it do? It purifies. For example, it separates unwanted substances from petroleum in the form of tar, extracts special gasoline, kerosene or cleans the surfaces of metals. One of the three basic elements of alchemy is sulfur, the others are salt and mercury. Sulfur=pyramid, fire, sun, man, square. Salt=cube, moon, earth, neutral (gender), leveling. Mercury = sphere, Venus, water, female, plumb. This is the marriage of duality, the chemical wedding.” Master Sunay Demircan says: “Feminine side on the left, mercury, moon and pelican; the masculine one on the right, the sun, sulfur, the fire bird Phoenix. The transition from duality to unity.” “That bird has one heart, like a double-headed eagle. Despite its double head and different wings on both sides, it is one heart.”
Hermes symbolizes intellect and its freedom. In alchemy, Hermes has a mediator and complementarity function between oppositions, just as mercury (Mercury) plays a reconciling role between salt and sulfur. “An important distinction in alchemy is the feminine/masculine or female/male distinction. Some alchemists defended an idea from the Ancient Age and claimed that God was a hermaphrodite before creation and was separated into male and female with creation. Accordingly, the Sun is masculine and the earth is feminine. In fact, the feminine trait is most evident with the Moon.”
Another duality in alchemy is the macrocosm – the microcosm. The similarity between these two is also expressed in the emerald tablets, as we have seen before. Another view is that the birth of man is similar to the birth of the universe. Another important concept in alchemy is trinity alongside duality. Robert Fludd, one of the famous alchemists, said, “There are three worlds: the world of archetypes, the macrocosm and the microcosm; that is, God, Nature and Man. ” he says.
“This triad also appears in the elements. Just as there is a trinity in God, there is a trinity in man as soul, soul and body. The reflection of this in the world of elements is in the form of Sulfur, Salt and Mercury. What needs to be understood here is not sulfur, mercury and salt as we know it, but the principles they represent. In fact, sulfur and mercury are two opposite principles, with salt representing the middle between them. Sulfur represents the active and is masculine. Mercury, on the contrary, represents the passive and is feminine. Salt, on the other hand, is a combination between the two and acts as a binding agent, connecting the body and the spirit.”
“When we look at the practice of alchemy, the esoteric aspect emerges. These stages are actually the distance the candidate has traveled on the path of initiation. In the first stage, the contemplation cell where the outside is taken inside is black. Just like the black work in alchemy. The external is entering a new life here. The exterior is raw, unrefined, not chipped. It started to rot from the moment it was taken inside. Change has begun. The substance dies. In the second stage, he attains Nur. This is white in alchemy. A worthless metal is in the process of becoming gold. So the purification has begun. He travels and knows himself in his own self, which is called the underworld. He has moved away from all superstitions and bigotry. It reveals the evil and goodness in its essence. He began to distance himself from selfishness. In place of the killed substance, a new element is added. The substance is ready to gain its new identity. The third stage is to reach the red work by capturing the philosopher’s stone.
For the alchemist, the goal is to obtain the philosopher’s stone. However, achieving this is a long and arduous task. The alchemist has to choose his “First Substance” carefully, which he will go through long processes. The first item, called “Materia Prima” in Latin, is of great importance for the success of the study. In practical alchemy, the first substance that usually corresponds to mercury as volatile and mobile, and esotericly represents the apprentice, the imperfect person to be initiated.
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. The sentence “Visit the depths of the world and you will find the hidden stone”, which is described with the word “Visit”, actually means that man will find God, the divine within himself. The esoteric interpretation of this expression is that each person will find the Light of Truth, in other words, God within himself. The God-Man-Universe trilogy is identical. The death of a person cannot cause the destruction of this knowledge. The immortality of knowledge is as certain as the immortality of the soul.
“Visita Interiora Terrae: Curl into the earth, travel into it. Rectificando: Refine it, boil it at high temperatures and decompose the other ingredients in it. Invenies: Find. Find it. Occultum: mystery, that is, mysterious. Lapidem: Stone, but philosopher’s stone. Invenies Occultum Lapidem: Find that mysterious stone.” “Turn inward in the soil, find the mysterious stone, rectify it; purify. When we look at the hermetic period, there is a concept: lapidem; philosopher’s stone. Turn inward, turn inward. k of existence
This suggestion talks about finding and extracting something in himself, it doesn’t say make something that doesn’t exist, it doesn’t say invent. There is such a thing in your own land (in your being, in your being) that when you find it and bring it out, it says that it is the sought.”
Metin Bobaroğlu says: “Some esoteric ancient ways say, “Find the lost word.” You look, V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Which word is lost in it? It overflowed. We found the lost word, lapidem. What will I do with it? This is a raw stone, raw in the ground. Take it. For example, a piece of marble; take it and rectify it. Separate the marble from the other parts, turn it into pure marble. I brought it, okay? No. Find the lost word in this now. How will I find it? We found the marble, we purified it. He said secretly; occult It’s not that secret, that’s the stone you know. Then find the possibilities of this stone, extract it. That’s what’s hidden. What is this marble possible for? Let me explain with a facilitating example: For example, a piano. They put a piano in front of us; piano instead of marble. They say: “Find out the mystery inside this piano.” Our artists are starting now. I guess this isn’t bad; put it aside, a composition. Still searching, searching, searching. This is probably better! If he doesn’t do it again, he’s looking for one. He takes it out and does it again, takes it out and does it again, takes out the possibilities inside the piano, puts it in, I wonder if that was it. Not bad, but no. He’s looking for it once again… It’s the sculptor’s job to extract all the possibilities in marble. Therefore, we are talking about a never-ending quest. The lost word is constantly sought but never found. Since it was never found, this search means continuous production, continuous development, continuous exploration of human potentials. Outside, it can be a piano, it can be a painting, it can be a sculpture. Among all this production we do, we try our own possibilities, the possibilities of this stone, that is, of ourselves. What’s in it, what can it do? When we look at the whole history, he has done amazing things, it doesn’t end, what else is there interiora terrae? This rectificando is an endless symphony!” “This stone, called the Philosophy stone, has been the symbol stone of the target of all occult systems, starting with the Alchemists, and has been the target of initiation with the symbol VITRIOL. Just as the initiation process is symbolized as the transformation of a rough stone into a cubic stone, the emerald tablet symbolizes the initiate who has turned into a perfect human.”
According to Jung, Phoenix’s story is the path to the discovery of “Self”. In the work called “The Alchemist”, the consciousness of “being the master of oneself” is explained. The alchemist says: “Traveling is a method of learning. He teaches us what we need to know.” The traveler, who is looking for the hidden treasure, passes through great tests and overcomes obstacles, reaches his own self, regains consciousness and finally finds his “own treasure”. He realizes that the country to be discovered is man himself.” The Emerald Phoenix is the symbol of the achievement of alchemical transformation, which corresponds to the renewal process of man. It is said, “The mind discovers the way, while the heart helps the mind to find the key.”
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. The term alchemy also denotes the same address. It is a vertical movement downwards. The return is again vertically to the surface with completion. Vertical journey is very important for those who can rebirth and return to themselves, who can be born from their own anima/animus, who can be reborn and completed from the womb of the mother goddess, mother earth, deep in the earth. Many hesitate to descend, turn their backs on what they meet, do not face themselves objectively, and lie to their mirror image when they turn. Here is the difference of the alchemist. He has become the master of both the conscious and unconscious worlds. He comes out of that symbolic cave, hell, the well of Gayya, the test as a symbol.”
Obtaining “Primary Matter” in alchemy does not mean obtaining the ore from which all metals are derived, but attaining the initial state of the spiritual being, that is, the state of pure consciousness before being born in the material world. The soul’s face that looks at matter, the “Nafs”, is enjoyed. The sought-after Philosopher’s Stone is not beyond, but inside the person himself, in his heart. The philosopher’s stone gains the meaning of consciousness that brings the absolute, the divine essence. So, whoever wants to find the divine essence within himself, he must purify himself by turning within himself, just like the purification of matter, and reach the hidden Philosopher’s Stone within him.” It is born of itself while living. “It’s not about going to heaven, it’s about turning your place into paradise.” says Renkin Sakaoglu.
This philosopher’s stone is nothing but the Truth. The Great Work is performed on the researcher himself, with constantly renewed efforts, in order to reach the pure soul of man in which the Divine Truth is contained. Here, the hallmark is the one who seeks the philosopher’s stone.
“The Phoenix completes the soul development process. Zümrüd-ü Anka also makes her own tomb, her nest, and burns it to ashes. But it is resurrected from its ashes. He has so integrated his being that he is no longer dependent on his physical body as the basis of his being. He is now in the security of the spiritual, in this sense he is attached to the Spiritual Self, He has reached the Philosophy Stone, who has fully explored his inner world.”
It has been said that “not being admired is a great cruelty for a Phoenix”. Anka says “decide”. To start over for a new humanity, civilization, a new self is to be reborn. It is the process of change and transformation of the individual. To set out to seek oneself is to climb the symbolic mountain. The mountain is the meeting of the sky and the earth, that is, Mount Kaf. Phoenix is at the heart of the philosopher’s stone. It is the symbol of spiritual change. “Iranian symbolism uses the symbol of Mount Qaf to describe the process of the soul’s raising to consciousness. The peak of the mountain is considered the highest center of the human spirit. At the top of Mount Kaf is an emerald rock that turns the skies green. The holy spirit resides here. The emerald is the symbol of the universal spirit.”
The philosopher’s stone is a symbol of enlightenment. In a sense, the symbolic philosopher’s stone is self-judgment, conscientious reckoning, that is, a symbolic descent into hell and a second birth while living. Self-knowledge is chipping away at the philosopher’s stone. Self-knowledge is going from opposites to complementarity, that is, to good, true and beautiful in the way of balance. A person who knows himself fully will realize that God is manifest in his own conscience. Here is the Philosopher’s Stone sought.
According to some researchers, the Holy Grail is the famous “Philosophy Stone”.
“The Golden Triangle evokes the philosopher’s stone and the V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Just like going underground to find the Philosopher’s Stone, it was dug out of the well, that is, underground, in the Golden Triangle. Expressions such as underground and well here symbolize the inner human, the spirit world and secrets. These always lead us to find our own essence. Then, for evolution, the secrets of the Golden Triangle must also be investigated. For example, the ends of the triangle; It can be thought of as Body-Soul-Essence. From the body to our soul, we reach our essence, that is, our true identity. The Philosopher’s Stone may also be a premonition of antimatter, which Dan Brown, who is currently being researched by Cern on a budget of a fortune, often features in his novels.”
Our philosopher’s stone is the apex of the pyramid whose base represents the Self. It is the “I am” stone. In Ancient Egypt, there is the “I Am” stone on the Sacred Column of Atum. It is a stone of cosmic origin. It is also thought to be similar to the black stone in the Kaaba. This stone and column stands in the Phoenix Temple. Since the spirit of Osiris is identified with the Phoenix, the “I Am” stone expresses its seed and symbolizes the power that created Horus in the womb of Isis. I is always attracted to “He”, so circumambulation clockwise is present in all traditions. The same rule exists in the subconscious, its center is He.
The Sphinx is nature itself, that is, the earthly Isis, in the unity of the living realms. Isis is the image of the Great Work of the wise man, the Philosopher’s Stone, the Elixir of Life. The virgin of the world is pictured between or above two pillars. Showing reason and intuition (micro and macro cosmos), these pillars symbolize the fact that nature reaches fertility through the poles. As the personification of wisdom, Isis stands in the middle of the columns of opposites and shows us that understanding is always at the point of balance, truth being crucified in the middle of the dual structure, seemingly against each other.
Nothing human should surprise the traveler in search of the Philosopher’s Stone; While the ego is set on the back and forth command seat, the soul cannot be “ego”. Those who feed on the fight, the hypocrites, the greedy, the money-position crazy, the intolerant disrespectful, the immature people dominated by jealousy and envy and surrendering to pure ego control are many in number. As Hikmet Nahas Keskinege said: “The important thing is to filter the orders of the ego, which works in the same way in every human being, and to activate the super-ego, which restrains it. The superego develops in the frontal lobe of the brain. This lobe is also known as the civilizational lobe. People who can develop their forehead lobes are also people who can say that my forehead is open.”
The path of wisdom is the “golden middle path”. This is the famous “middle way”, which is recommended in all ancient cultures and societies, where excesses are warned. It is the way to go up and down the stairs with common sense, moderation, composure, tolerance and care. Moderation is the state of living in a balanced and controlled manner in emotions, thoughts and behaviors. None of the ancient esoteric teachings favor extremism. Change is from the inside out. The Philosopher’s Stone also symbolizes the mystical marriage between the micro and macro-cosm, the Inner and the Outer Worlds, and the “Mystical Marriage” is initiated within us. The esoteric view of the Whole allows us to break through our veil that thickens, solidifies, and materializes.
“Those who are opposites in the finite reach unity in the infinite. He has found the original substance, the “Materia Prima” in alchemy. This is the adventure of a person who searches for his soul, in Jung’s words. The journey continues with a new impersonation. The study will be not only by reading, but also by living and feeling deep thought journeys within ourselves. Thinking on thinking is contemplation. It is descended to the depths by passing through the wells and steps.
I, which purifies it of metallic metals and is freed from the pressure of the shadow, will be able to enter into a dialogue with its other parts, the Twin, anima/animus. The philosophical wedding, the chemical wedding, right here in this integration.”
In the Hero’s Journey, “lost treasure” is never found. When it is thought to be found, the doors of a new adventure open up because the search never ends and this supports continuous production, continuous effort, and orientation towards the good, the right and the beautiful. That’s why the journey is a never-ending symphony from beginninglessness to eternity… The treasure the hero is after is himself, and he will continue to work for something better as he finds it.
The one who seeks the philosopher’s stone is both a transformation, a transformer, and a transformative. For the alchemist, true alchemy is in man’s inner nature. “Philosophy stone is the stone of mind, the stone of life that we must seek and find within ourselves in order to discover the fundamental secrets of the universe, to turn death into life instead of the mediocrity of turning metals into gold, to purify the soul and reach a higher consciousness… It is the key to progress on the path of wisdom.”
The real human being is “a Microcosm that embraces the Macrocosm in itself”. The stone is us; we are inside it, we are the one who transforms and changes, who carves himself or who is chipped, who is more perfect, who is stronger, who is on the way, and who is on the way…
” Timeo homini uni librium” “I fear the man who has only one book.” (Latin phrase)
“The book that should be read is ourselves. Other books are read to learn to read ourselves.” Erhan Merdanoğulları
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The Problem of Religious Language in the Context of the Relationship between Religion and Philosophy in Ibn Rushd’s Thought
The linguistic expression of the relationship of temporal and spatial existence with temporal and spatial entities has always been the subject of discussion. The real problem here is how to understand the expressions in the scriptures that express this relationship. For the majority of theist thinkers, although there are those who think differently, such as Karl Barth and John Hick, the statements in the holy books are absolutely correct and express certainty. Logical positivists, on the other hand, did not find religious expressions and propositions meaningful on the grounds that they do not correspond to factual reality. Symbolic, analogical, pure and simile language understanding are the doctrines that emerged as a result of the effort to produce answers to these questions. In this study, we will focus on the views of Ibn Rushd, who had a significant impact on both Islamic and Western thought, on the language of religion. Within the framework of his views, we will seek answers to the problems of the possibility of linguistic and logical analysis and criticism of religious propositions, the extent of the relationship between the language of religion and the language of “everyday language and science”, and whether it has a cognitive quality. Ibn Rushd, who did not find it right to compare religion and human disciplines, stated that sacrificing one of them for the sake of the other would cause serious consequences. Our thinker, who is in favor of using the pure language at the point of eliminating the deficiencies and deficiencies from God, has applied to the analogical language in the adjectives that God is characterized by the qualities that people have. His suggestion that the context in which the concepts are used should be taken into account while determining the meaning of the concepts appears as one of the basic principles of Wittgenstein’s language game theory. Again, the guidance of his thoughts in hermeneutics becoming a philosophical discipline dealing with the nature of understanding and interpretation is undeniable.
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