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Post  deviadah on Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:19 am

I've expressed this opinion in other forums as well, but since it is alchemical at its core it should be included here! Now I place it in general discussions because I feel that it is also about anarchy...

Emma Goldman writes in Anarchism: What it really stands for:
Anarchism is the only philosophy which brings to man the consciousness of himself; which maintains that God, the State, and society are non-existent, that their promises are null and void, since they can be fulfilled only through man’s subordination. Anarchism is therefore the teacher of the unity of life; not merely in nature, but in man.”
Alchemy, together with all great ancient knowledge, teaches us that we are all one. The great comedian Bill Hicks beautifully states that “we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.

When Emma Goldman hails anarchism as the “liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion; the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government…” she could just as well have been speaking of alchemy and the mental process because its completion grants the practioner access to another state of being free of all material bonds.

She explains anarchism (or if you will alchemy) as “an order that will guarantee to every human being free access to the earth and full enjoyment of the necessities of life, according to individual desires, tastes, and inclinations.”

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Re: Anarchemy

Post  Gunderic Mollusk on Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:16 pm

In all honesty, I do believe that Anarchy is, oddly enough, the goal of bodhisattvas and alchemists alike, and as with the Great Work, the state requires many many revisions and workings within the process to reach. If we were all so responsible with ourselves and amongst ourselves to require no over-arching law, this would be perfect. But, before instituting anarchy, I myself prefer to find ways of helping myself and others become the sorts who can live in that sort of society.
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Re: Anarchemy

Post  BeautifulEvil on Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:28 am

Anarchism is an interesting subject, and by far one of the most profound. It brings to mind something Crowley said in The Book of Law; if we all do our own will, there would no clashing, and everything would orbit in a perfect manner.

However I feel that all attempts at instituting such a thing in modern society is in vain. There are just too many people, with too many views, and they are tied tightly to the spokes of the great societal wheel.

In the end, massive population reduction is the only way to obtain such a goal, and even then it might become difficult to obtain true anarchy in its highest sense.

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Post  deviadah on Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:24 pm

BeautifulEvil wrote:However I feel that all attempts at instituting such a thing in modern society is in vain. There are just too many people, with too many views, and they are tied tightly to the spokes of the great societal wheel. In the end, massive population reduction is the only way to obtain such a goal, and even then it might become difficult to obtain true anarchy in its highest sense.
Yeah, there needs to be less people. Instead of getting pregnant wanna-be parents should adopt a child that is already here, and unwanted. Let's share the weight.

Alchemy is deeply personal and individual, as is anarchy. That is why it matters little what the masses think! Fuck 'em... let them bury themselves!

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"Anarchy is Order whereas Government is Civil War" Proudhon

Post  antonchanning on Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:47 am

* Walks in waving a black flag *

Yeah, this is the kind of thread that lets me know I'm in the right place!

As it happens, in addition to a book on alchemy, I am also writing a book promoting anarchist ideas, and ideas that might help move democracy back in the right direction (ie towards anarchy). I plan to release this second book as Open Source, or Creative Commons, in keeping with the politics it preaches... Smile
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Post  deviadah on Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:02 pm

antonchanning wrote:Yeah, this is the kind of thread that lets me know I'm in the right place!
That you might be, but I am sure there are plenty of non-anarchists here too. I am one of these myself, although I must admit there is a lot in anarchy that I agree with. Wink

Creative Commons... if society was different all books/films etc could be published in this format!

Ah... the utopian dream!

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Re: Anarchemy

Post  antonchanning on Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:24 pm

deviadah wrote:That you might be, but I am sure there are plenty of non-anarchists here too. I am one of these myself, although I must admit there is a lot in anarchy that I agree with. Wink

Well, I don't necessarily call myself an anarchist either. I just find those who adhere to some kind of anarchist type system of thought (from anarcho-syndicalists to libertarians) much more pleasant to be around than authoritarian types...

Creative Commons... if society was different all books/films etc could be published in this format!

Ah... the utopian dream!

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