1. an enterprise to satisfy human needs with mutualism mainly through tree crops, agroforestry, and related biocultural aspects of life.
A work wide in scope yet singular in goal, for “Truth is One, its garments are many.” You may also be interested in learning more about this website’s authorship.
Alchemy + Ecology
A definition of alchemy
An age-old mystery tradition: The Great Work of producing the Philosopher’s Stone, transmuting Lead to Gold.
The word alchemy comes from Old French alquemie, alkimie, used in Medieval Latin as alchymia. This name was itself brought from the Arabic word al-kīmiyā (الكيمياء or الخيمياء) composed of two parts: the Late Greek term khēmeía (χημεία), khēmía (χημία), meaning ‘to fuse or cast a metal’, and the Arabic definite article al- (الـ), meaning ‘The’. Together this association can be interpreted as ‘the process of transmutation by which to fuse or reunite with the divine or original form’. Its roots can be traced to the Egyptian name kēme (hieroglyphic ???? khmi ), meaning ‘black earth’ which refers to the fertile and auriferous soil of the Nile valley, as opposed to red desert sand.
Etymology of Alchemy via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemy
A definition of ecology
The science of interconnections between organisms with one another and their environment.
According to Wikipedia, ecologists seek to explain:
- Life processes, interactions and adaptations
- The movement of materials and energy through living communities
- The successional development of ecosystems, and
- The abundance and distribution of organisms and biodiversity in the context of the environment.
According to Google dictionary, ecology’s origins are derived from “late 19th century (originally as oecology ): from Greek oikos ‘house’ + -logy.”
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Mixing the art & science of (mystical) transmutations with the study of ecosystems, aiming to facilitate the Life of what is ecologically sound and of mutual benefit.
The work of living in ecologically sound ways, like any great work, is up to each one as an individual to perfect. As in spirituality and the building of a temple, the work…is a matter of ‘to each, One’s own’ – though of course it all comes together. No more than 1 temple can occupy a particular space, and no more than 1 temple may face the Sun from a particular place. In this spirit, alchemecology takes the approach of polymaths – in a sense, innocence: to see the potential temple in every space. At this time the world is experiencing an excess of separation, and there is the need for the work of connecting dots and looking from many angles to better capture truth, see the center of the circle, and regenerate Beauty in the world.
Lessons of internal and external environmental growth reveal and complement each other. The empirical sciences such as ecology are beginning to reveal the interconnectedness of life, and the hermeneutics of alchemy can help integrate one’s awareness into this interconnectedness in ways science is tapping into and beyond. Recognize the ineffable. It is by the work of connecting dots that particles become galaxies, minerals come to life, and neighbors become communities. Solve et coagula – so it goes; the work of individuation & integration into the Wholeness/Holiness…