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Opus contra naturam
03-06-2013, 12:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-06-2013, 12:31 PM by macfadden.)
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Opus contra naturam
Quote:Opus contra naturam(Work against Nature) Alchemists imagined the opus contra naturam like a process of deformation: «to serve nature, the alchemic work had to deform nature. To set free the animated nature it had to hurt the natural nature (to boil, to cut off, to skin,tory, to putrefy, to choke, to drown, etc.)»

the work of the opus contra naturam works according to the same process of the alchemic deformation: «Putrefaction and blackening, horrible wounds and purulent sores, ritual slaughtering or murrains or massacre of animals»

Quote:Generation

The Mysteries of the ancient world, it is taught, pertained to generation. The Lesser Mysteries pertained to the carnal, and the Greater dealt with the spiritual. Within the seed—sperma—is the Mystery of the Logos, as it is the original cause of all things that exist.

For the restoration of the chosen seed an essential condition is the complete abandonment of sexual intercourse between men and women. The captive people must pass out of Egypt; Egypt is the body, the Red Sea the work of generation; to cross the Red Sea and pass into the wilderness is to arrive at a state where that work of generation has been forsaken. Thus they arrive at the Jordan. This is the Logos through whose streams rolling downward forms had descended from above, and generations of mortal men had taken place; but now Jesus, like his Old Testament namesake, rolls the stream upwards, and then takes place a generation not of men, but of gods, for to this name the new-born seed may lay claim (Psalms 82:6). But if they return to Egypt, that is to carnal intercourse, "they shall die like men." For that which is born from below is fleshly and mortal, that which is born from above is spiritual and immortal. This is the divine bliss—hidden, and yet revealed—of that which was, is, and will be—the kingdom of heaven to be sought for within.

The specimens already given present but a faint idea of the author's method of scripture exegesis. Hippolytus declares that the verses of Paul in Romans 1:27 contain the key to their whole system, which he alludes to with a great deal of innuendo:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

This "unseemly" being their Mystery of divine bliss, he states; "that heavenly, sublime, felicity, that absence of all form which is the real source of every form." And baptism applied to none save the man who was introduced into this divine bliss, being washed with the Living Water, and "anointed with the Ineffable Chrism from the Horn, like David [was], not from the flask of clay, like Saul, who was fellowcitizen with an evil daemon of fleshly desire."

The Hermetic alchemists asserted that the Great Work was an opus contra naturam; Paul's use of "against nature" (παρὰ φύσιν, Romans 1:26) may have been given a similar allegorical meaning by the Naassene exegete. It is certainly possible that the Naassenes viewed homosexuality as exemplifying their concept of androgyny.


Quote:When the alchemists saw the elements forming, combining, and separating in the natural world, they recognized the processes of natura naturata – nature as created. It was understood that the forms and activities found in the natural world qua natura naturata were not representative of their highest potential; they were, in some sense, incomplete. The natural world could reach a higher perfection with the creative, non-natural help of the alchemists work of transformation, which was a work against nature, an opus contra naturam. To accomplish this transformation, he alchemist took cues from nature, but developed them further in way that could only be done through conscious effort; nature itself doesn’t produce the philosopher’s stone, it can only be created as a further refinement at a higher level of processes which already occur by default in nature.

Quote:alchemy's operations deliberately broke down the natural order of things in order to renew creation. It was a work against nature, an opus contra naturam
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03-06-2013, 08:00 PM,
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RE: Opus contra naturam
IMO, the work of alchemy has nothing to do with material elements. Rather, it's about the transformation of the inner self (awareness or consiousness) from a lower (superficial egotistic nature) to a higher state (cosmic consiousness divin thought). The idea of relating alchemic transformation to material elements was a veil to hide the true spiritual process from those who were not initiated to spiritual higher knowledge. In the materialistic, profane, point of view, the superfical form (exoteric) of Alchemy often seen as the origin of modern chemistry.
Paix, Amour et Lumiere
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03-06-2013, 10:59 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-06-2013, 11:21 PM by thealienyoucallgod.)
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i totally agree MacFadden. In fact, reading alchemy (particularly the Book Of Abremellin) lead me to truly understand the Christian Trinity, which previously i had rejected based on exoteric understanding. Being inspired by Shamanism and a huge Jung fan, i was curious why Jungians looked so highly upon the Trinity. Now, thanks to Alchemy, i feel i better understand the concept, whose secret is revealed in, possibly, the best quote of alltime:

"The medium IS the message" - Communications theorist, Marshall McLuhan.

the BoA is supposedly written by the one and only Alchemist who managed to perfect the creation of the Philosopher's Stone which enables one to turn base metals into gold, and tells you, though cryptically, how to do this. It basically makes the point, its not about the Gold (ends) but rather all about the medium (means to the ends).

this provides the esoteric context for the Trinity, which can be understood as follows:

The Father is the pantheistic concept of God (God is Nature)...the ultimate spiritual goal of all systems being to escape Samsara (the cycle of rebirth into the physical realm of suffering, earth, hell) and become "one with God" (aka achieve immortality)

The Son, in this case Jesus, is but a representation of all humans in Samsara....Jesus being a representation of each of us, as individuals.

The Holy Spirit, however, IS THIS MEDIUM. It is actually a literary method to describe THE STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS THAT ALLOWS HUMANS LIVING IN THE PHYSICAL REALM TO "CONNECT" (in life, as opposed to death) WITH THE DEVINE. Manifesting itself as the OUTER BODY EXPERIENCE (whether through th Shamanistic, trance-based, psychadelic (drug based) or remote viewing (natural/learned ability).

The latter, being the focus of importance, in our dualistic state.

sorry, totally agree Watchdog***
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03-07-2013, 08:00 AM,
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RE: Opus contra naturam
"Alas for the stupidity and blindness of men who do not perceive the mysteries of the Torah and do not know that by 'the beasts of the field' are designated the unlearned [first creation] . . . The 'beasts of the field' were like [soul-less] animals among men." (Zohar 1:128a-b)


'For the theourgoí do not fall under the fate-governed herd'
- Chaldean Oracles




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03-07-2013, 10:32 PM,
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RE: Opus contra naturam
interesting lecture! thanks.

who are you implying are the herd?
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03-08-2013, 02:45 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-08-2013, 03:32 AM by macfadden.)
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RE: Opus contra naturam
“For the alchemist the one primarily in need of redemption is not man, but the deity who is lost and sleeping in matter. Only as a secondary consideration does he hope that some benefit may accrue to himself from the transformed substance as the panacea, the medicina catholica, just as it may to the imperfect bodies, the base or "sick" metals, etc. His attention is not directed to his own salvation through God's grace, but to the liberation of God from the darkness of matter.”
― C.G. Jung

I had discovered, early in my researches, that their doctrine was no mere chemical fantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements, and to man himself.
- William Butler Yeats in Rosa Alchemica.


“In olden times gold was manufactured by science; nowadays science must be renewed by gold. We have fixed the volatile and we must now volatilize the fixed—in other words, we have materialized spirit, and we must now spiritualize matter.”
― Éliphas Lévi, Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual

Here then, at the outset, is a potent secret which is inaccessible to the majority of people; a secret which they will never guess and which it would be useless to tell them: the secret of their own stupidity.
- Éliphas Lévi
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03-08-2013, 11:15 PM,
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RE: Opus contra naturam
Aleister Crowley claimed to be the reincarnation of Eliphas Lévi. Both were occultists influenced by Jewish kabbalah. So much so that "Alphonse Louis Constant" his real name) felt the need to translated his name (i.e. Revelation 6:9 Fake-Jew part of the synagog of Satan) and became Eliphas Lévi; which is an anagram of "As I Help Evil".

Crowley also changed his name to Therion, which is a mathematical formula for 666.

IMO, both are scum and should not be studied or emulated, unless you prefer darkness to light?
Paix, Amour et Lumiere
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03-09-2013, 04:36 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-09-2013, 04:36 AM by macfadden.)
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RE: Opus contra naturam
"and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left."
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03-09-2013, 08:15 AM,
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RE: Opus contra naturam
Nope. It's about letting both the sheep and the goat free...
Paix, Amour et Lumiere
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03-09-2013, 08:56 AM,
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RE: Opus contra naturam
'For the theourgoí do not fall under the fate-governed herd'
- Chaldean Oracles
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03-09-2013, 09:59 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-09-2013, 10:13 AM by Watchdog.)
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Most people are not consciously participating in the system, but unfortunately they are.
They most likely have been brainwashed to fit inside the collective system.
No matter the ethical, moral, or spiritual reality, "shit" has hit the fan.
It's no longer about logic, science, or else; all that remains in front of us is the need to heal, help, and give.
If you don't get this... then GET THE...!
Paix, Amour et Lumiere
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03-09-2013, 09:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-09-2013, 09:10 PM by macfadden.)
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03-12-2013, 11:06 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-12-2013, 12:27 PM by macfadden.)
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Watchdog Wrote:the need to heal, help, and give.

The purpose of Opus contra Naturam is "healing". It harms in order to heal, it maims, cripples and deforms in order to make whole. It torments in order to liberate.
"I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind."

It is the active philosophy of a psychotic and merciless mentality.

"I had discovered, early in my researches, that their doctrine was no mere chemical fantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements, and to man himself."
- William Butler Yeats in Rosa Alchemica.
Quote:Teleological ethics

Teleological ethics (Greek telos, “end”; logos, “science”) is an ethical theory that holds that the ends or consequences of an act determine whether an act is good or evil. Teleological theories are often discussed in opposition to deontological ethical theories, which hold that acts themselves are inherently good or evil, regardless of the consequences of acts.


“They want to be the agents, not the victims, of history. They identify with God's power and believe they are godlike. That is their basic madness. They are overcome by some archtype"
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05-30-2013, 04:22 PM,
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(03-12-2013, 11:06 AM)macfadden Wrote:
Watchdog Wrote:the need to heal, help, and give.

The purpose of Opus contra Naturam is "healing". It harms in order to heal, it maims, cripples and deforms in order to make whole. It torments in order to liberate.
"I must be cruel only to be kind. Thus bad begins and worse remains behind."

It is the active philosophy of a psychotic and merciless mentality.

"I had discovered, early in my researches, that their doctrine was no mere chemical fantasy, but a philosophy they applied to the world, to the elements, and to man himself."
- William Butler Yeats in Rosa Alchemica.
Quote:Teleological ethics

Teleological ethics (Greek telos, “end”; logos, “science”) is an ethical theory that holds that the ends or consequences of an act determine whether an act is good or evil. Teleological theories are often discussed in opposition to deontological ethical theories, which hold that acts themselves are inherently good or evil, regardless of the consequences of acts.


“They want to be the agents, not the victims, of history. They identify with God's power and believe they are godlike. That is their basic madness. They are overcome by some archtype"


You nailed it, again, man!
Yes, indeed, this is the "Gnostic" basis of the Illuminazis. Frankist doing evil as "evil is good"...
see the amazing apologia by the lunatic Black Noble "Dragon/Elf King" "Sovereign Prince Nicholas de Vere von Drakenberg" for a confession of this [used to be on New World Order TV site] . Here is his own site http://www.dragoncourt.net/08.html where he hero-worships Dracula, the most notoriously sadistic massmurdering cannibal of all time. Your leaders, people.

Like the Royal Arc Mariners of the FreeMasons believe, the world needs cleansing, purifying, by destruction, and they are the God-appointed agents to wreak it. As the Illuminist Eastern Star Freemason Alice Bailey revealed in her notorious propaganda piece "Externalisation of the Heirarchy" [[undefined=undefined]http://library.binarydissent.com/The-Externalization-of-the-Hierarchy.pdf[/undefined] overlooked by most of her drivelling New Age fangirls] the secret Elite are chosen by the true god "Lucifer" [El] to kill off the "Jews" and anybody else "counter-evolutionary" and are now revealing themselves to educate the masses! A New Dark Ages with a Luciferian priesthood and nobility.
They tell us their credo and plans but the masses don't read shit that disturbs them unless it is horror fiction. Horror fact is just too horrible for them.

The psychos claim they are all about balance, see? Taoism! Hahaha! Right.
Them wolves, us sheep.. it is OK to be evil because somebody has take out the trash/be the trash!
Self-justifying bullshit rationalisations for sure... just telling you like they tell it.

The seminal philosopher Lord Bertrand Russell, of the powerful Russell Earldom, is another, much more popular, idol who the "intelligensia" and "progressives", the "Left", fancy they know while ignoring his "Impact of Science on Society" book [undefined=undefined]http://archive.org/details/TheImpactOfScienceOnSociety-B.Russell[/undefined] where he promotes genocidal Nazi Feudalism and extreme psychosomatic engineering of the masses. He then pushed for nuking Russia and then managed to lead the antinuke movement CND! Thereby foisting the Death Rune on the world, as the "Peace Symbol", toted by pacifistic types who would shit their pants if they knew what really went on.

Conversely the true Alchemy is not some intellectual or external chemical exercise as imagined by Western [White] intellectuals but basically Shamanism/Chi Kung/Qi Gong with Universal LOVE [Agape]. Did you get that? Crowley talked about Agape but being a evil nutter somewhat failed!

Of course all this aggressive Satanic rape of Nature is simply infantile psychotic temper tantrum, throwing the toys out of the pram. By it's counter-Natural nature it is just doomed to fail with much pain and destruction along the way... pure evil. The Way of the Sith... but without the Force powers [antiNature means no power, no Life], except some mild psychic shit like clairsentience, and naturally vampirism, with astral projection for the top psychos who imagine they run humanity. The Jedis would never lose to Sith in real life. How can you beat the Master who dreams of your attempt to kill him days before you will try it?!

Yes, I know, heeby jeeby hocus pocus bullshit... I must be tweaking or just play too much Star Wars games, right?
NO. I KNOW. Know the difference between opinion and knowledge.
Personal sober experience, mates. The reason why 90% of Western-cultured people have no appreciation of the "paranormal" is because it is not normal in Western culture!!! Big Grin

If 90% of folks were intergenerational yogis, practicising Kriya Yoga [say] from age 4, with pure diets, no microwaves, chemicals etc... then telepathy, precognition, even fucking levitation... would be totally normal.
Never seen a ghost? If not you seriously need to shrink yo head some... you can open your mind if you like.

CHI KUNG FOR THE WIN! Icon_biggrin Icon_biggrin Icon_biggrin
PEACE.
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