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The Seven Metals of Alchemy and Cultivation of the Self by Alfred Raeburne

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The Seven Metals of Alchemy and Cultivation of the Self by Alfred


Lead symbolizes the negative / shadow traits within the self that must be
understood and integrated. Meditation on the inner lead connects you to the Soul,
the “root” of the Self. It is connected to the Muladhara Chakra of Yoga practice
which is located in the base of the spine. Lead also corresponds with Saturn, the
shadowy Lord of the Underworld. 

Tin symbolizes the flowing, nourishing life force of abundance and well being. Tin
teaches us to “have one’s house in order” and have a means of income,
transportation, and shelter. Tin corresponds with the Svadisthara chakra which is
located below the navel and corresponds with Jupiter, the Lord of Abundance and
Well Being. 

Iron symbolizes the inner warrior as well as the combative Will that seeks to
overcome all obstacles. Iron teaches us to strengthen the body through physical
exercise, sports, and martial practice. The aspect of the Self is cultivated through
competition and war. Iron corresponds with the Manipura Chakra which is located in
the solar plexus. Iron corresponds with Mars, the Lord of Strife.

Copper symbolizes the inner friend and lover as well as embodies different shades
of love. Copper engages ones passions and teaches us to love all of the different
aspects of the Self as well as develop positive friendships and romantic
relationships. Copper is the Love that stimulates Desire so that all things can aspire
to unite with their opposite. Copper corresponds with the Anahata Chakra which is
located in the heart as well as embodies Venus, the Lady of Love. 

Quicksilver teaches us to be flexible as well as cultivate ones voice, writing, and
communication skills in general. Quicksilver engages the intellect and aids in
understanding languages, chemical formulas, music theory, mathamatics and all
forms of abstract knowledge. Quicksilver is also the source of poetry and creative
writing. Quicksilver corresponds with the Visudda Chakra. Spiritus Murcurius, the
Lord of the Word corresponds with the nature of Quicksilver. 

Silver is the source of imagination and intuition. It is in this center that sensual
phenomena is organized into great works of art, craftsmanship, and beauty. When
the inner Silver is realized, one opens up the gate to intuition, mystery, and even
psychic powers such as sorcery, astral projection, and second sight. Silver
corresponds with the Ajna Chakra which is located on the brow or “third eye”. Silver
teaches us to cultivate the imagination and intuition to its highest level through art,
meditation, and active imagination. Silver relates to Luna-Hekate, The Lady of the
Moon & Sorcery.

Gold represents the highest aspirations of the Spirit as well as Transcendence. Gold
is the higher Self and all that is noble within the Self. Gold teaches us to cultivate
ourselves ethically and morally, as well as become a temple of wisdom and truth.
Gold corresponds with the Sahasrara Chakra which located on the crown of the
head as well as Lucifer-Sol, the Lord of the Sun, Transcendence, and The Good.