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Learning how to Fish

Aureus

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Nov 22, 2023
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Hey everyone, I'm happy to be here. I've been fascinated with the mysterious Art since I was a kid. I grew up running around in the woods playing in streams with a deep curiosity for how nature works. I've always felt there was more to the material world than meets the eye. This led me to reading a few of the old books and doing some basic gold refining lab work some decades ago (as in, not true alchemical but modern chem).

I'm currently reading Spagyrics by M. M. Junius and The Book Of Aquarius. Only recently with such plain talk have I found out what the Prima Materia really is (or what I think it is, I should say) and what it can be found in (such as the GW). One of these two paths will be my first Practical focus.

With the knowledge of the PM I ended up stumbling across this forum and I've spent the past few days reading for hours on end. You all are truly full of knowledge and I hope to learn how to catch my own fish soon instead of bumming off yours :)

I'm a studier and have been accused of being a writer. I almost always have some audio going on in the background that's teaching me something, anything, on any topic. I've studied deeply the topics of history, science, physics, quantum mechanics, western religion with some eastern and the occult also, Greek, Japanese, and Chinese philosophy, conspiracies (I believe "all things are worth considering once, but just a handful are worth considering twice"), and of course the esoteric. And while I can't say I love to write anymore, I have written hundreds of pages for my old websites on a multitude of topics.

I must admit I tend to fear things I cannot see that could kill me, such as electricity and what my chemistry has made in a bottle. As such I have limited practical work with these things and my knowledge is lacking in the specifics on these topics. I suppose for this very reason I have not been granted an open eye into these and as much as I read them they still seem a mystery to me. This must change because they fascinate me completely.

On personal matters, I'm nearing 40 and I have a wonderful wife and children. I've died a few times due to a bad heart (perhaps this pulls me a little closer to the Aether), but I've managed to stay on Earth a while longer. Alzheimer's runs heavily in my family. I speak of all this to say my goals in the Art is to find health for myself and my children so they we will not suffer the same fate as my Father, Brothers, Grandfather, and beyond. Creating some wealth to take care of them is another goal.

Though I've been studying the Art on and off for decades I feel that my new knowledge of the Prima Materia has made me a suckling babe! Born again, I look forward to learning how to walk and one day run with this place as my guide stone.
 

Illen A. Cluf

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Welcome @Aureus! I hope you find what you are looking for.
 

Lakshmana

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Jan 24, 2022
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Hello welcome
 

Jimmy Rig

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May 10, 2021
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Welcome! Thanks for the introduction. :)