Initiation path

“Alchemy should be lived not only studied, it is not enough to study without meditating, it is not enough to meditate without studying … Who can understand, understand”

Through “INITIATICA” – Sacred-Cosmic Ceremony for the formation of new members and graduated alchemists within the CIAE organization. The graduation depends exclusively on the level of elevation of the spiritual growth of the member, a philosophical understanding of the foundations that ancient alchemy has left us. A path that depends on a daily practice of alchemical meditation, which leads the neophyte to a unique and absolutely personal path, a path that initially requires, accompanied by a Supreme Alchemist Master, who analyzes the energetic state that lead to a correct spiritual growth that leverage a greater understanding and clarity of the astral world and the supernatural of the “Kingdom of philosophical Mercury.” Graduation should not be corn seen as a degree of superiority among community members, but as a brother of light, requiring respect for the their acquired position of spiritual maturity.

The first steps of awareness are: Solve, Rectify and Coagulate!

The initiatory Science, known to all the great Alchemists of every age, has been unveiled, progressively from the spirituality of light, the most secret truths to the great Masters of humanity, and then revealed by the Masters partially to its Apprentices. Approaching with pure heart in the light of this Science, it is possible to recognize, study and verify the reality of such Laws, and learn how to interact with them to begin the true transformation of the self and the whole Universe, in which the spiritual ideal is initiatory knowledge is applied concretely in practical life. Hence the need for self-initiation (awareness) of an inner journey of formation that can lead to complete mastery and self-control and to the possibility of fully exploiting each of its “power” that naturally possesses from birth but that remains oppressed and unexpressed under a pile of wrong preconceptions and wrong visions. This is why alchemy is the way to lead each one of us to a process of inner perfection. Everything is found in man, very little outside of himself as long as man learns to know himself and to recognize and use wisely the inexhaustible resources that his nature makes available to him.

“The information kept and transmitted by the initiatory organization does not belong to the rational sphere, it belongs above all to the spirit, the great Work concludes from it”

Graduazioni

  • Grand Supreme Master
  • Supreme Master
  • Grand Master
  • Master Sac (Priest / ssa)
  • Alchemical Master I ° Degree
  • Alchemical Master II ° Degree
  • Last grade alchemist
  • Alchemist I° Degree
  • Alchemist II ° Degree
  • Neophyte (Apprentice)
  • Aspiring

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Alchemy is an esoteric science, a philosophy of life and spiritual conscience, a doctrine that presents teachings of exoteric interpretation (open to all) and a deeper Esoteric one, (the prerogative of the initiates only). To have always been an initiatory science, this means that the information relating to this philosophy and doctrine is acquired through an initiatory path, which according to the level of knowledge, progressively approaches the center, that is, to the unitary and universal perspective, point in which the microcosm comes to understand the macrocosm. Those who want to go into the study of alchemy must first learn the ancient discipline.

When you learn to see your negative emotions as impersonal forces that come from afar to bring you back to a house and consider everything that happens to you as a ritual to be overcome with strength and faith, then yes, start waking up

Aspiring

Many people are attracted to alchemy, but the aspiring alchemist, has as a differential, the world view identified with the alchemical philosophy, and not only, recognize it as a way of spiritual growth. The alchemical vocation responds to a profound spiritual call, a thirst for knowledge and a need to be born again. The alchemical path consists mainly of self-observation, day after day, in an alchemical process of inner transformation, to rise to a more subtle level of awareness, in contact with the divine base energy.

The first goal to be reached, such as, the first step to climb consists of:

  • Direct contact with the Master of his Angular Lapis to receive the correct teachings of philosophy, vision and alchemical foundation
  • Perseverance in the practice of a continuous self-observation, to reach a process of inner perfection.
  • Transform, because only by transforming will our ability of Knowledge / Consciousness grow. which cannot occur intellectually but only spiritually, through a personal act of inner understanding.

The correct practice of alchemical meditation, or Afe method, indispensable basis of our community, as spiritual growth.

The correct practice of alchemical meditation in our daily life is the main way to keep in tune with the divine plan, to develop our spiritual talents and to continuously improve ourselves as human beings. It is an extraordinary moment in our life to which we must attach great importance. In fact, we can pray and meditate everywhere but to be effective, to practice, we recommend a place intended for the purpose, in a sacred space, which can be a small corner of your home, transforming it into a small sacrocosmic temple, personalized and energetically harmonious and active.

Meditation – to really work – requires a certain amount of constancy, regularity in practice, discipline and, above all, individual responsibility towards one’s personal growth and spiritual realization.

Neophyte (Apprentice)

“Be pure of heart before starting the journey ….”

The Apprentice or “Neophyte” is a man who decides to face a work of the “psyché = soul” type to radically transmute his conscience. He aims primarily at obtaining knowledge – understood not as intellectual acquisition, but complete identification with the One, an indispensable degree of inner awakening. The Alchemical path consists largely of careful self-observation, conducted by one’s apprentice, day after day. The steps, or phases of the alchemical opus for an initiate, is a slow, progressive transformation in search of the wisdom necessary to carry out the discovery of the Philosopher’s Stone, to be in Love, in unconditional love for everything and everyone. Following these principles, a personal and social mentality will develop to live in harmony with ourselves and with the world around us.

  • Get in touch with the Teaching
  • Respect the alchemical community to which it belongs
  • He concretely proposes the alchemical foundations and philosophy and learns to put his point of view into practice in everyday reality.
  • Promote and spread universal harmonic awareness, the main virtues; like the force of truth, non-violence, help and love of neighbor, benevolence, compassion and brotherhood, which is the movement of our alchemical community.

Every alchemical transmutation, whether material or spiritual, is produced by fire and is cooked in the Athanor, an oven analogous to the human soul

The alchemist neophyte must bear in mind that in all his work this internal fire is continuous and constant. That it does not light up too much, so that because of it it burns and loses our soul, nor that it diminishes to the point of dying out. The basic principles of Alchemy are rooted in the maintenance of this fire and in the natural control of its power. Nonetheless, in order to balance these energies it is essential to know them, without denying them or taking them for granted. It is the duty of the Initiate to decode and “open” the ancient forms and ancient symbols, thus bringing to one’s conscience the unity of the Teachings through which he will be able to reach the Goal for which he is destined: the Reintegration of the Self or, in other words, the Realization. So we would be more aware of our ignorance, which most of the time is nothing but attachment to alien descriptions to reality, through which we unconsciously organized our existence. Traditional doctrine is therefore a guarantee, in the sense that it facilitates and concentrates the maintenance and graduality of this internal fire through understanding and apprenticeship.

“Those who look in a body of water initially see their own image. Whoever looks at himself risks encountering himself. The mirror does not flatter, it diligently shows what it reflects, that is, the face that we never show to the world because we hide it behind the character, the actor’s mask. This is the first test of courage on the inner path. A test that is enough to frighten most people, because the encounter with oneself belongs to those unpleasant things that are avoided as long as the negative can be projected onto the environment. “(Carl Gustav Jung)

Esoteric baptism and consecration of the alchemical pseudonym
(starting with the 2nd Alchemist graduation) by a Master Sac. Alchemical

The old man must die in order to give birth to the new man”

The initiatory Science, known to all the great Alchemists of every age, has been unveiled, progressively from the spirituality of light, the most secret truths to the great Masters of humanity, and then revealed by the Masters partially to its Apprentices. Approaching with pure heart in the light of this Science, it is possible to recognize, study and verify the reality of such Laws, and learn how to interact with them to begin the true transformation of the self and the whole Universe, in which the spiritual ideal is initiatory knowledge is applied concretely in practical life. Hence the need for self-initiation (awareness) of an inner journey of formation that can lead to complete mastery and self-control and to the possibility of fully exploiting each of its “power” that naturally possesses from birth but that remains oppressed and unexpressed under a pile of wrong preconceptions and wrong visions. This is why alchemy is the way to lead each one of us to a process of inner perfection. Everything is found in man, very little outside of himself as long as man learns to know himself and to recognize and use wisely the inexhaustible resources that his nature makes available to him.

Man is a spiritual being who animates a physical body, and therefore able to grasp the dimension of the divine and the sacred, for every journey of knowledge, for life itself and for spiritual growth.

The essential for a real inner transformation ….

The daily practice of correct meditation fosters an inner journey and spiritual growth. If we are able to maintain our continued focus on the Essence of Pure Being which is also pure consciousness within us, we will be able to realize identity with Universal Consciousness, which is God. The path of self-perfection. it consists mainly in self-observation, day after day, in an alchemical process of inner transformation, to rise to a more subtle level of awareness, in contact with the basic divine energy.

Four phases to be faced in the initiatory path of self-awareness (Nigreto, Albeto, Citrinita, Rubedo)
“What is generated by the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the spirit is spirit” ...

The secret work consists in making the raw material vibrate at a more subtle level: The lead and the gold of the alchemists refer to successive stages of the same entity. The Great Work means entering into union with the infinite and freeing the divine spark of light imprisoned in the body.

* Nigredo

“the work in black” deconstructs the ancient tendencies, which emerge from the light of the new awareness. The work to which the awakened individual is dedicated therefore concerns the qualities still polluted by the ego: “The old man must die in order to give birth to the new man” Slowly, the apprentice-researcher, constantly observing the motive and the end of thoughts and actions, learn to transmute desire into spiritual aspiration. In the initiation path the apprentice is aware of his spiritual appeal, recognizes the seriousness, sacredness and responsibility of his initial journey as an apprentice, as a disciple. – The steps, or phases of the alchemical opus for an initiate, is a slow, progressive transformation in search of the wisdom necessary to carry out the discovery of the Philosopher’s Stone, to be in Love, in unconditional love for everything and everyone, to give without nothing ask in return.

  • At Nigredo (phase of matter) Opera in black – Depression, anxiety, anxiety, suffering, fear, chaos, difficulty, illness, worry, loneliness, trauma, state of alteration, sense of loss, resignation, impossibility to find a sufficiently positive relationship with others and reality.

The alchemist digs the earth. Digging or penetrating the earth is the first step in the alchemical process. The earth is the body, or oneself. Penetrating the earth corresponds to penetrating, knowing, one’s inner self. We are therefore invited to descend into the earth, into the underworld, into the unconscious. The earth is the symbol of physical man. Man must become aware of his inner world, of who he is, what he is doing, what his motivations are, etc. Once the attention has been turned inward, a new world will be discovered: the underworld of Hades , the dark realm of shadows and monsters.

“Regressus ad Uterum” (return to the womb) is a term often used in initiation rites. It is a symbolic return to a particular primordial state of being that unites every man in the collective unconscious. In the depths of man, in the darkness of his psyche, the motives of his actions reside. So the regressus ad uterum, becoming aware of these profound motives, is a necessary condition for experiencing rebirth.

The acronym V.I.T.R.I.O.L.U.M, which is used in alchemical literature, is formed by the Latin expression (Visit Interiora Terrae Rectifying Invenitis Occultum Lapidem Veram Medicinam, which means “Visit the inside of the earth, and rectifying you will find the hidden stone which is the real medicine ).

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V.I.T.R.I.O.L.U.M

Visit the inside of the earth (your own intimate, the Psyche) and rectifying you will discover the hidden stone (and investigating you will find your inner essence) It means “correcting” the negative aspects of one’s own psyche, purifying negative emotions. It serves to straighten up what has grown wrong during life. The alchemist must purify himself from all the “dirtiness”, from all his “waste”. He must wash “the body” to improve and perfect it. The metals must be purified by “impure and destructive external elements”. The metals in this case can be interpreted as emotions.

* Albedo

The Neophyte path consists of a careful observation of himself, led by the same apprentice, day after day, reaching, along the path, a higher level of consciousness, a path of self-transformation, towards its fusion in divine energy , from which all the energies of matter radiate, is a sort of inner alchemy

For this operation, or alchemist, have faced the Negredo and the difficulties presented to us, in his alchemical path, they descended in his underworld and fought against his inner Dragons, they faced the Lonza (the call to return to worldly pleasures ) have faced the lion (his superior pride to acquire knowledge) have faced the wolf (the temptation to use his powers and knowledge, in order to gain advantages). Having passed the phase albedo, the distillation phase of the essence, in which the alchemist “puts to death” the existing reality to obtain a new beginning, the egg of the new phoenix was born.

  • All’Albedo (Opera in white) – Care, transformation and rebirth, problem solving, first overcoming of difficulties, new vision of things, new energies, hope, project, expansion of consciousness, creative imagination, initiation) Albedo is the work to white is the fundamental phase of the resurrection, whose first aim is rebirth.

* Citrinitas

In alchemy The true end of alchemical operations is the transformation of the apprentice himself, towards his divinization, his fusion into divine energy, the attainment of a higher degree of consciousness. The material results are only the promises of the final result, which is spiritual.

  • At Citrinite (marked by yellow, the final one) – Healing, consolidation, awareness, reassuring, balance, commitment, stability, concentration, determination, consistency, discipline, work, weighting, productivity, research and creativity, responsibility, fruitfulness) prelude to ” red”

* Rubedo 

The true alchemist responds to a more profound call, at the end of his work on the subject, he sees himself transmuting himself. At the moment when the ‘Great Work’ takes place, the alchemist becomes a “awakened” man a messenger of light, a Master of light.

The Neophyte, at the end of his work on the subject, sees in himself a transmutation. At the moment when the ‘Great Work’ takes place, the neophyte becomes an ‘awakened’ man, reaches the point of arrival of all real knowledge of the laws of matter and energy, including technical knowledge. The Neophyte, moreover, reflects his own spirit in the athanor, and thus, freeing, transmuting and purifying the matter, studying until becoming a true alchemist. (Athanor “alchemical oven” symbolized the sun, the eternal fire, was able to “burn” the impurities of an impure metal such as lead to make it a symbol of the Spirit gold) In general, lead represents the lower and more earthly passions man. It is on them that the alchemist works, rectifying them (rectifying) and sublimating them more and more.

  • Alla Rubedo (corresponds to red and gold or philosopher’s stone) Work in red – Consummation, harmonization, joy, harvest, individuation of the Self, fullness, openness to life, spirituality, harmony, tolerance, respect, covenant, inner peace, love universal, love for oneself, acceptance, vitality, depth)

«Who tries to penetrate the Rosary of the Philosophers without the key, it seems a man who wants to walk without his feet» (Michael Maier)

The great Mysteries are involved in secrets that can be revealed to only you have worthy and deserving, those who start this adventure without due protection fall into the traps, and they are defeated and crushed by the intimate enemy that is always lurking, as in a battle. This enemy is not an evil entity that comes from outside, but from your own profane ego, from your lower self that manifests itself in different forms: fear, rancor, selfishness, unbridled ambition and all kinds of thought negative and destructive.

“Take what has fallen to the bottom of the pot, clean it well in the heat of the fire, until it disappears the black color and eliminate its density and dirt.Fan also volatilize and dissolve each add of moisture, until the whole thing becomes like lime very white, having disappeared every stain and every scum.Then the Earth will be pure and ready to receive the Soul.Fertation, corroborating and comparing what has been changed, constitutes the promise, after the Conception, of something with greater perfection and what has been well purged will then be united in a good peace.The Childbirth occurs when the Ferment of the Soul joins with the Body, that is, with the Body and the Earth rendered white, so that all is done. One, both in the Substance and in the Color. Then our Stone will be born and completed from perpetual life “. (Flamel)

” Opus Alchimicum “

“It is possible to identify the final goal of the alchemical Opus – When we discover ourselves; When we take a turn in our own life; When we listen to spirituality and the Spirit leads; When we are on the right path; When we are conscious of the cosmic-physical-spiritual order, with which we unify ourselves according to a kind of inner alchemy and when we are aware that we are part of nature, and nature is part of us, that we are living particles of Light and Love of the ‘divine energy that leads us to become “Masters of light” in which the steps of Knowledge, and all the goals have been reached, the becoming perfection incarnate, which, with their word, teach and contribute to the spiritual growth of a humanity ” (AWA)

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