My Inner Quiet

A number of years ago, my father gave me a small pendent of an anchor. I wore it on a necklace, similar to the way Christians wear crosses. I never felt comfortable wearing a cross, none of them ever felt "right" and I never had a Christian Science "cross and crown" pendent, although for a … Continue reading My Inner Quiet


Guest Post & A Few Thoughts: Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics

The following is a guest post from regular reader and commenter realscience. If a fundamentalist Bible college were to establish an “Institute for Creation Science Studies” and use it to contort geology and paleontology in order to “prove” that the planet is only six thousand years old and life forms are the product of design, … Continue reading Guest Post & A Few Thoughts: Principia’s Institute for the Metaphysics of Physics

Christ as a “Representative of Humanity”

From "The Elephant in the Eurythmy Room, Is Waldorf Education Christian." Warren Lee Cohen, MEd. Renewal, Volume 21, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2012, pages 34-36 For Steiner, the Christ is a high cosmic being who plays a central spiritual role in the development of human consciousness and the evolution of all humanity. The Christ as a universal spirit … Continue reading Christ as a “Representative of Humanity”

reblogged: Newton As Alchemist

My husband, while not a physicist, is also an alchemist of sorts: he manages to take coffee beans and through some sort of magic make the worlds most amazing iced mocha. Like alchemy a good iced mocha liberates my morning from it’s temporal existence, achieving (albeit temporarily) some relief from the morning tedium.


When we think of Isaac Newton, most of us probably return to high school physics. Laws of motion, gravity, incline experiments, and lists of equations come to mind. Newton was a great scientist and collective thought has enshrined him this way. But this is a very modern way to see him and casts aside and discards him as a spiritual being, for Newton was an alchemist. Sir Isaac wrote more on Biblical hermeneutics and occult studies than on math and science. He placed great emphasis on rediscovering the occult wisdom of the ancients and probably considered his scientific work to be of much less importance.

Although alchemy is generally viewed as a precursor to science (and it has that role), it was so much more. Alchemy incorporates Hermetic principles which include ideas from mythology, religion, and spirituality. Below HJ Sheppard outlines the dualistic nature of alchemy as both external (in…

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