February 15, 2021 – The scientific managerial class currently ruling over the world through neoliberal globalism uses Dialectique Technocratique (technocratic dialectics), an alchemical process of solve et coagula (dissolve and coagulate), to induce a state of relentless revolutions to obtain thesis + antithesis = synthesis for consolidation of power and wealth, i.e. control.
During the scientific revolution of the late 1800s, the tools of social control became more and more refined. A process was created for mass manipulation and psychological persuasion that has been used in everything from Hollywood movies to advertising that creates a sort of mindless consumerism in society. It induces certain mass behaviors that lead to outcomes desired by the managerial elites who guide and steer such actions. To the student of symbolism and history, it resembles a seven step alchemical process. This is applied on the societal or social level. Thus it becomes a form of sinister social alchemy.
This actual phrase, “social alchemy,” has been embraced by some in the managerial class who believe they are right and virtuous. Further, that they have the authority to do such things “for the greater good” believing that what they are doing is something good. This betrays the lack of self-awareness that is inherent in this class with their self-righteous justification for their own behavior. Waistcoat Dave, in an article for Medium explains that it’s more than just a “hipster catchphrase” but something that denotes very real phenomena:
In recent years this term has been given a new lease of life with the idea of ‘social alchemy’. Often framed as ‘turning bad into good’, Paulo Coelho breaks this down further in his book ‘The Alchemist’ by explaining that social alchemists ‘show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.’
Yet calling oneself a Social Alchemist can often be scoffed at, seen as having more than a tinge of the Hipster. Plus, it’s all a bit vague isn’t it?
Well, let’s get down into some specifics shall we.
Social Impact Architects (2014) developed the below framework to break down the Social Alchemist approach to problem solving and it expertly documents why this identity is more than just catchphrase.
We live in a society with a narrative where problems need to be identified and solved quickly and efficiently but rarely does this correspond to long lasting and meaningful effectiveness. Understanding a problem and identifying potential solutions is often one-dimensional and developed from within a pre-existing narrative. It often focuses on the opinions and experiences of a small section of ‘problem solvers’. Seeking input from a wider knowledge and experience base can lead to the discovery of new (and often more appropriate) methods of problem solving. This also means that individuals and communities involved in solution implementation are likely to be more invested in it’s continued effectiveness as they have been directly involved in the process of development.
Early stages of problem exploration also ensure a stronger, more well rounded understanding of both the presenting problem as well as many of the ‘foundation factors’ that create and maintain the issue. This process is key in finding solutions that not only address the direct problem but also many of the underlying aspects thus limiting the risk of problem re-emergence.
The framework also prevents unnecessary time and energy spent on problem solving, purely through the process it outlines — one of identification, implementation and reflection. If a problem continues to present, more exploration and solution testing time needs to be given. If this is not the case, then the process moves forward. This ensures that individual and collective energy is used in an engaged, organic and useful manner. This in turns tackles one of the biggest issue with open ended problem solving — stagnation energy. – Waistcoat Dave
So, nothing to see here, they are saying. We are just altruistic problem solvers trying to simply make the world a better place for everyone. That of course is the lie they tell themselves. They alone know what is “good” and that means they can force and impose their ideals onto us. This is actually similar to rape. It’s psychological manipulation and it is not new. This is old occultism wrapped in new words.
These old occult ideas were translated into “scientism” and other more acceptable formats in the early 19th century during the occult revival. In 1952 British philosopher and “social critic” Bertrand Russell published The Impact of Science on Society, a seminal work that would crystalize these occult arts into the language of scientism for the elites. Russell himself came from an elite, establishment family and was a propagandist tasked with propagating or seeding certain ideas into society.
Author Mike Robinson describes Russell as follows. “He was instrumental in the project to wreck European and American culture through his chairmanship of the CIA sponsored Congress for Cultural Freedom. Far from being a pacifist, he was a promoter of the policy of Mutually Assured Destruction and was the founder of the Pugwash movement which used the spectre of Cold War nuclear annihilation to push for world government. He was a racist and promoter of population reduction. He was a Fabian socialist, and a Multhusian ideologue, along with fellow Coefficients Club member and one world government promoter H.G. Wells. He was a significant figure in the agenda to bring about what is now known as the ‘New World Order.’ He was, contrary to the Wikipedia portrayal, a thoroughly evil man.”
Indeed, the scientific elites often couch and hide their sinister ambitions under the mask of humanitarian, philanthropic, charitable causes. Russell ends up giving the game away in the conclusion of the book, after the reader has been manipulated and softened up to accepting these things. Here are some of the quotes wherein he lets slip the agenda:
I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology … Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part … It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.
The subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship … The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray.
Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. – Bertrand Russell
He is quite simply explaining how the technocratic scientific managerial class, or in his words “governing class” will control and regulate society. He outlines how “education” will be the target to reach these minds when they are young and pliable to implant an unshakable conviction that snow is black.
Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy … It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished … Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible …
The Nazis were more scientific than the present rulers of Russia … If they had survived, they would probably have soon taken to scientific breeding. Any nation which adopts this practice will, within a generation, secure great military advantages. The system, one may surmise, will be something like this: except possibly in the governing aristocracy, all but 5 per cent of males and 30 per cent of females will be sterilized. The 30 per cent of females will be expected to spend the years from eighteen to forty in reproduction, in order to secure adequate cannon fodder. As a rule, artificial insemination will be preferred to the natural method …
Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton. – Bertrand Russell
He goes on to describe how a “scientific society” will eventually function in the future. He says that educators, through psychological techniques will be able to destroy the free will of the pupil so that they are forever acting in whatever manner the educator dictates.
After all, most civilized and semi-civilized countries known to history and had a large class of slaves or serfs completely subordinate to their owners. There is nothing in human nature that makes the persistence of such a system impossible. And the whole development of scientific technique has made it easier than it used to be to maintain a despotic rule of a minority. When the government controls the distribution of food, its power is absolute so long as they can count on the police and the armed forces. And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class. I do not see how any internal movement of revolt can ever bring freedom to the oppressed in a modern scientific dictatorship.
He explains that you would need to give the police and the military some of the privileges that the managerial elites enjoy, in order to prevent them from helping the working class plebs.
I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the consciences of the devout or to restrain the ambitions of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s. However, I am wandering from the question of stability, to which I must return.
There are three ways of securing a society that shall be stable as regards population. The first is that of birth control, the second that of infanticide or really destructive wars, and the third that of general misery except for a powerful minority. All these methods have been practiced: the first, for example, by the Australian aborigines; the second by the Aztecs, the Spartans, and the rulers of Plato’s Republic; the third in the world as some Western internationalists hope to make it and in Soviet Russia … Of these three, only birth control avoids extreme cruelty and unhappiness for the majority of human beings. Meanwhile, so long as there is not a single world government there will be competition for power among the different nations. And as increase of population brings the threat of famine, national power will become more and more obviously the only way of avoiding starvation. There will therefore be blocs in which the hungry nations band together against those that are well fed. That is the explanation of the victory of communism in China.
This is an exceptionally telling excerpt, in that here he describes the elites keeping our population down via birth control, infanticide and destructive wars that do not benefit us. This is what we see today in modern American society, which has not been an authentic constitutional republic for a long time. Hardly a very pretty picture, it is what we face today. He does not explore the actual techniques that will be used to cripple the people psychologically, though he does elude to these methods.
Dialetics are part of this psychological manipulation. John J. Parsons has written an article entitled “The Devil’s Logic” that describes it as satanic:
This ongoing process of “refinement” and “change” relate very much of the alchemical ideas. Hegel himself was an occultist and must have been influenced by the old mysteries and thinkers like Jacob Boehme.
Hegel’s formula, and the “higher truth” he discusses all come from much older sources that were occulted or secreted from mainstream society. These are not new ideas, nor were they his own. He was updating and modernizing forms of occult philosophy and inner alchemy and applying them to the modern world. He is literally describing Azoth alchemy as we will see later on.
Just like the social alchemist, Hegel justified anything on behalf of the so-called “greater good.”
Madhav of Inner Metamorphoses outlines Hegel’s dialectics quite well in his post “Hegelian Dialectic as an Instrument of Social Engineering“:
After long I return to western philosophers (staple of my early works), for I accidentally stumbled upon a hitherto unexplored interpretation of philosopher Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s famous dialectic philosophy. The man is long dead, but his philosophical ground sprouted thoughts that stormed the world. Karl Marx, the most influential thinker of modern times, was inspired by Hegel.
Hegelian Dialectic Explained
So, the Hegel’s dialectic philosophy is about three stages of development:
Thesis + Anti-thesis = Synthesis
This leads to diametrically-opposite interpretations,
- Sanction of status-quo (present being considered as synthesis)
- Revolution against status-quo (present being interpreted as thesis, to which anti-thesis is legitimate reaction).
On the surface this appears to be a discovery tool: trying to make sense of history using these categories.
For example: Capitalism (thesis) + Communism (anti-thesis) = Mixed economy (synthesis)
Not so with Karl Marx who famously quipped: ‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.’ Hegel supported the German monarchy as the culmination of all past, thus forming the synthesis. Marx, however, arrived at a radically different position wherein Monarchy (status-quo) represents thesis and thus an anti-thesis (revolution) is in order for reaching the end-state of classless society (termed dictatorship of the proletariat).
A tool of Social Engineering
The thinking mind writes without the slightest clue as to how those thoughts will be used by future thinkers. Hegelian Dialectic – in the hands of social engineers – wasn’t just a lens to understand history; it transformed into a formula to shape future!
To achieve a desired societal goal (synthesis), all that social engineers need to do is to forcefully implant a suitable anti-thesis on the society that accomplishes the required change. To increase governmental reach, it is imperative that citizen-to-citizen bonds are weakened, so that all citizens depend on the state out of necessity.
Inter-caste amity is a check to government influence, for people will try to resolve disputes between themselves without involving government. How can it be broken?
Casteist people (thesis) + Overenthusiastic reservation policies (anti-thesis) = Decrease in intra-caste amity (synthesis)
The deception above is in that not all people are casteist, and not all casteist people have power to dominate those below them. And that many people from so-called lower castes are powerful in their own right. But the blanket application of law which places all people from certain upper castes as discriminators while privileging certain lower castes as victims irrespective of their individual position in the spectrum of power. Many castes now fight aggressively to be considered ‘lower caste’ to extract reservation benefits, instead of uplifting themselves by their social capital. Result: increased dependency on government as final arbiter of their problems, instead of resolving them between themselves.
Family has been the favorite punching bag of Marxists (and thus feminists who are its branch), many of whom scoff at it as a patriarchal construct. Feminists think marriage is the fountainhead of all female oppression, and thus women must refuse to get married. – Madhav
Madhav uses Indian society as a way to illustrate how dialectics were used to steer and engineer Indian society. This uses a sort of reverse psychology to fool people into thinking something desirable that normally they would not. The technocrats have this down to a science and formula.
In 2006, Michael Lowy wrote an article for the left wing International Viewpoints on Dialectics and Revolution. He illustrates the connection between dialectics and “revolutionaries” of the recent past:
There seems to exist an intimate link between the dialectical method and revolutionary theory: not by chance, the high period of revolutionary thinking in the XXth century, the years 1905-1925, are also those of some of the most interesting attempts to use the Hegelo-Marxist dialectics as an instrument of knowledge and action. Let me try to illustrate the connexion between dialectics and revolution in the thought of three distinct Marxist figures : Leon D. Trotsky, Vladimir I. Lenin and György Lukacs.
Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution, as sketched for the first time in his essay Results and Prospects (1906), was one of the most astonishing political breakthroughs in Marxist thinking at the beginning of the XXth century. By rejecting the idea of separate historical stages – the first one being a ‘bourgeois democratic’ one – in the future Russian Revolution, and raising the possibility of transforming the democratic into a proletarian/socialist revolution in a ‘permanent’ (i.e. uninterrupted) process, it not only predicted the general strategy of the October revolution, but also provided key insights into the other revolutionary processes which would take place later on, in China, Indochina, Cuba, etc.
Of course, it is not without its problems and shortcomings, but it was incomparably more relevant to the real revolutionary processes in the periphery of the capitalist system than anything produced by ‘orthodox Marxism’ from the death of Engels until 1917.
Now, a careful study of the roots of Trotsky’s political boldness and of the whole theory of permanent revolution, reveals that his views were informed by a specific understanding of Marxism, an interpretation of the dialectical materialist method, distinct from the dominant orthodoxy of the Second International, and of Russian Marxism. The young Trotsky did not read Hegel, but his understanding of Marxist theory owes much to his first lectures in historical materialism, namely, the works of Antonio Labriola. In his autobiography he recalled the ‘delight’ with which he first devoured Labriola’s essays during his imprisonment in Odessa in 1893.
His initiation into dialectics thus took place through an encounter with perhaps the least orthodox of the major figures of the Second International. Formed in the Hegelian school, Labriola fought relentlessly against the neo-positivist and vulgar-materialist trends that proliferated in Italian Marxism (Turati!). He was one of the first to reject the economistic interpretations of Marxism by attempting to restore the dialectical concepts of totality and historical process. Labriola defended historical materialism as a self-sufficient and independent theoretical system, irreducible to other currents; he also rejected scholastic dogmatism and the cult of the textbook, insisting on the need of a critical development of Marxism.
Trotsky’s starting-point, therefore, was this critical, dialectical and anti-dogmatic understanding that Labriola had inspired. ‘Marxism’, he wrote in 1906, ‘is above all a method of analysis – not analysis of texts, but analysis of social relations’. Let us focus on five of the most important and distinctive features of the methodology that underlies the Trotsky’s theory of permanent revolution, in his distinction from the other Russian Marxists, from Plekhanov to Lenin and from the Mensheviks to the Bolsheviks (before 1917).
1. From the vantage point of the dialectical comprehension of the unity of the opposites, Trotsky criticized the Bolsheviks’ rigid division between the socialist power of the proletariat and the ‘democratic dictatorship of workers and peasants’, as a ‘logical, purely formal operation’. This abstract logic is even more sharply attacked in his polemic against Plekhanov, whose whole reasoning can be reduced to an ’empty syllogism’: our revolution is bourgeois, therefore we should support the Cadets, the constitutionalist bourgeois party.
Moreover, in an astonishing passage from a critique against the Menshevik Tcherevanin, he explicitly condemned the analytical – i.e. abstract-formal, pre-dialectical – character of Menshevik politics : ‘Tcherevanin constructs his tactics as Spinoza did his ethics, that is to say, geometrically’. Of course, Trotsky was not a philosopher and almost never wrote specific philosophical texts , but this makes his clear-sighted grasp of the methodological dimension of his controversy with stagist conceptions all the more remarkable.
2. In History and Class Consciousness (1923), Lukacs insisted that the dialectical category of totality was the essence of Marx’s method, indeed the very principle of revolution within the domain of knowledge . Trotsky’s theory, written twenty years earlier, is an exceptionally significant illustration of this Lukacsian thesis. Indeed, one of the essential sources of the superiority of Trotsky’s revolutionary thought is the fact that he adopted the viewpoint of totality, perceiving capitalism and the class struggle as a world process.
In Results and Prospects, as well as in later essays – for instance, his polemic against the Mensheviks, ‘The proletariat and the Russian revolution’ (1908), he analyzes the process of permanent revolution towards socialist transformation through the dialectical concept of objective possibility, whose outcome depended on innumerable subjective factors as well as unforeseeable events – and not as an inevitable necessity whose triumph (or defeat) was already assured. It was this recognition of the open character of social historicity that gave revolutionary praxis its decisive place in the architecture of Trotsky’s theoretical-political ideas from 1905 on. – Michael Lowy
Lowy explains how these past Marxist revolutionaries, who were funded by bankers like Jacob Schiff working on behalf of the elites, were using dialectics to induce a state of “permanent revolution.” It’s very telling that Trotsky himself referred to dialectics as analysis of social relations. If you are analyzing social relations, you can learn how to manipulate them. I saw this as Trotsky’s admission of the relationship between dialectics and social engineering. We see this also with Critical Theory, a process of breaking things down. It’s so destructive but effective on the psyches of young, impressionable children. The technique was tied intrinsically with technical development, using technology to apply dialectics in ever increasingly subtle and psychological ways.
The outbreak of World War I was horrific for Lenin, he realized something was missing or rotten in official, orthodox Marxism. One month after the trauma of 1914, Lenin apparently discovered Hegel and Dialectics. This changed Marxist philosophy forever, as evidenced in the Philosophical Notebooks and a letter he sent on January 4, 1915, shortly after having finished reading Hegel’s The Science of Logic. He wrote asking the editorial secretary of Granat Publishers if “there was still time to make some corrections in the section of dialectics.”
By 1922, Lenin had called on the editors and contributors of the party’s theoretical journal to “be a kind of Society of Materialist Friends of Hegelian Dialectics.” He goes on to lobby for and demand a “systematic study of Hegelian Dialectics from a materialist standpoint.” Claiming a focus on this study to be necessary, he stated “print in the journal excerpts from Hegel’s principal works, interpret them materialistically and comment on them with the help of examples of the way Marx applied dialectics.”
From the Dialectical viewpoint, history is not an evolutionary or organic process, rather it is a reactionary process to certain stimuli or events. It’s an ongoing process that can be hijacked, redirected and steered within a continual thread.
Alchemy’s Azoth Ritual
The dialectical process resumes an alchemical ritual, but applied on the social level. The Azoth Ritual describes chemical processes, and the secular technocrat sees humans as animals consisting of chemicals and neurons. The alchemist performed this ritual to transform himself; the technocrat utilizes the alchemical concepts to transform mass society.
The alchemists of old encoded their rituals in symbolism and allegory to avoid charges of heresy and trouble in their day. Each image or symbol on the above illustration describes a chemical process, while simultaneously creating an internal change within the alchemist himself. Dennis William Huack explains this to the uninitiated, who do not yet have the eyes to see:
As a visual guide to the operations of alchemy, we will use an alchemical mandala actually used by the alchemists in trying to understand the relationships between the processes of transformation. The ‘Azoth’ (shown above) is a meditative emblem that appeared in several different forms during the late Middle Ages. The version we are using is based on an illustration first published in 1659 in the Azoth of the Philosophers by the legendary German alchemist Basil Valentine. The word ‘Azoth’ in the title is one of the more arcane names for the First Matter. The ‘A’ and ‘Z’ in the word relate to ‘alpha’ and ‘omega,’ the letters at the beginning and end of the Greek alphabet. Thus the word is meant to convey the idea of the absolutely complete and full meaning of the First Matter and its transformations. In this sense, the Azoth represents not just the chaotic First Matter at the beginning of the Work but also its perfected essence (the Philosopher’s Stone) at the conclusion of the Work.
At the center of this striking drawing is the face of a bearded alchemist at the beginning of the Work. Like looking into a mirror, this is where the adept fixes his or her attention to begin meditation at the center of the mandala. The downward-pointing triangle superimposed over the face of the alchemist represents Water in its highest sense as divine grace or the gift of life pouring down from Above. Therefore, within the triangle we see the face of God, and the drawing clearly implies that the face of God and the face of the alchemist are the same. Of course, this idea was considered blasphemy to the medieval Church, which explains why this drawing was circulated secretly in so many different forms during the Middle Ages. It was not until the Renaissance, when the idea of the divine nature of man, that the drawing was first published.
The schematized body of the alchemist is shown in perfect balance with the Four Elements as depicted by his arms and legs. His feet protrude from behind the central emblem, and one is on Earth and the other in Water, indicating he is grounded in the real world. In his right hand is a torch of Fire and in his left hand a feather symbolizing Air. Although he is firmly planted in the world of matter, the alchemist has easy access to the powers of spirit. – Huack
There are many legends of turning lead into gold, but to most alchemists, those stories symbolized transmuting their baser (lead) animalistic self into a higher (gold) consciousness. Like the alchemical mandala pictured above, the symbolism works like a sigil, in that it holds an intention or concept that when meditated upon, will bypass the conscious and dualistic mind and go into the subconscious mind where it can be assimilated and “evoked.” The occultist of yesteryear did this work through sigil magic. Today the occultists use mass art and advertising to affect the masses in the same way, subliminally. The magician could cast spells upon himself using this technique.
Between legs of the alchemist dangles the Cubic Stone, which is labeled Corpus (meaning ‘body’). The five stars surrounding it indicate that the body also contains the hidden Fifth Element, the invisible Quintessence whose ‘inherent strength is perfected if it is turned into Earth’ in the words of the Emerald Tablet.
Where the head of the alchemist should be, there is a strange winged caricature. This represents the Ascended Essence, the essence of the soul raised to the highest level in the body. This image evolved through the decades with this drawing, and at one time or another was shown as a golden ball, a helmet, a heart, and finally as a depiction of the pineal gland (a light-sensitive, pinecone-shaped organ at the center of the brain).
Touching the wings of the Ascended Essence are a salamander engulfed in flames on the left side of the drawing and a standing bird on the right. Below the salamander is the inscription Anima (Soul); below the bird is the inscription Spiritus (Spirit). The salamander, as a symbol of soul, is attracted to the blazing heat of the Sun, while the bird of spirit is attracted to the coolness of the Moon. This is a visualization of the fundamental bipolar energies that drive the alchemy of transformation. This is similar in meaning to the Tai Chi symbol representing the interplay of the feminine yin and masculine yang energies. In this process, one thing takes on the characteristics of the other as it becomes its opposite. This is the relationship between Mercury and Sulfur in alchemy, and explains why Mercury is sometimes associated with soul and other times associated with spirit. The same is true of Sulfur. The alchemists believed that within this interplay could be found the source of the life force. Carl Jung called this overall process of one thing changing its opposite by the unfortunately unwieldy name of ‘inandromedria.’
Spiritus, Anima, and Corpus (Spirit, Soul, and Body) form a large inverted triangle that stands behind the central emblem of the alchemist. Together they symbolize the Three Essentials behind anything, the celestial archetypes that the alchemists termed Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt. – Huack
These are just some of the meanings behind the symbolism in the mandala; there are layered meanings as well. What the alchemist describes as union of opposites is very similar to what Hegel uses in his dialectical process. Now we look at the seven steps of the Azoth Ritual:
The skull in the first circle is the classic symbol of the process of Calcination. Other images at this stage include funeral pyres, hell, bonfires, blazing furnaces (athanors), crucibles, salamanders, the Red Lion fighting other animals, the Sun and Moon roasting over flames, the King being burned alive, cremated, or sitting inside a sweat box. Another Calcination image is a yellow lion devouring or struggling with a green snake. The lion represents the fiery principle of Sulfur and the Secret Fire in the alchemist’s soul. The green serpent is unrefined or unclean Mercury that must be redeemed during Calcination. In the alchemist, this is the false identity or poisoning ego that fights desperately for its survival but must be devoured in the flames of higher consciousness.
In laboratory Calcination, a substance is heated over an open flame or in a crucible until it is reduced to ashes. Alchemists considered acids, especially Vitriol, as a kind of liquid fire that also was considered a process of Calcination. Vitriol is a thick green substance that forms from the weathering of sulfur-bearing rocks. It is a combination of iron and sulfuric acid that fascinated the alchemists. Sulfuric acid became the fire that drove hundreds of chemical reactions. It is a powerful corrosive that eats away flesh and all metals except gold.
Physiologically, the Fire of Calcination can be experienced as the metabolic discipline or aerobic activity that tunes the body, burning off excesses from overindulgence and producing a lean and efficient body. Bodily Calcination begins in the Base or Lead Chakra at the sacral cup at the base of the spine. On the planetary level, it is the Fire of creation, the formation of a livable environment from molten matter and volcanic ashes.
Psychologically, this operation involves the destruction of ego and our attachments to material possessions. Calcination is usually a natural humbling process as we are gradually assaulted and overcome by the trials and tribulations of life, though it can be a deliberate surrender of our inherent hubris gained through a variety of spiritual disciplines that ignite the fire of introspection and self- evaluation. In society, the Calcination is expressed in the lives of revolutionaries, conquerors, and other warriors who try to overthrow the status quo. – Huack
The alchemist believed a subject of transformation could be purified by breaking it down. We see this same thing practiced on military recruits in basic training. The personality is systematically broken down and then built back up in the image the superior officer thinks will be most effective.
In the laboratory, the second operation involves dissolving the ashes from Calcination in water, acid, or other solution. These ashes are sometimes called the Salt of the Stone (Sal Salis), which is the inner matrix that carries all the essences that later become the Philosopher’s Stone. In summing up the important transition from the operation of Calcination to the operation of Dissolution, Daniel Stolicus wrote (Chemishes Lustgaertlein, 1625): ‘The fiery man will sweat and become hot in the fire. Also will he resolve his body and carry it far through moisture.’
Psychologically, Dissolution represents a further breaking down of the artificial structures of the psyche by total immersion in the unconscious, the rejected part of our consciousness. Within the alchemist, the dissolving Water of Dissolution can take the form of dreams, voices, visions, and strange feelings which reveal a less ordered and less rational world existing simultaneously with our everyday life. During Dissolution, the conscious mind lets go of control to allow the surfacing of buried material and tied up energy. Dissolution can be experienced as ‘flow,’ the bliss of being well-used and actively engaged in creative acts without personal hang-ups or established hierarchy getting in the way. In society, the process of steady growth through gradual Dissolution is exemplified by monastic, nature-based, or agrarian lifestyles.
Physiologically, Dissolution is the continuance of the kundalini experience, the opening-up of energy channels in the body to recharge and elevate every single cell. Dissolution takes place in the Genital or Tin Chakra and involves changes in the lungs and spleen. On the planetary level, Dissolution is the Great Flood, the cleansing of the earth of all that is inferior. – Huack
Dissolution describes the opening up of the body to demonic activity, the further breaking down of the psyche of the human being, making them more suggestable and pliant.
Laboratory Separation is the isolation of the components of Dissolution by filtration or fractional distillation and then discarding any impure or unworthy material. It is the isolation of the desired components from the previous two purification operations (Calcination and Dissolution). In the laboratory, the components of the polluted solution from Dissolution are separated out by filtration, cutting, settling, or agitation with air. Any dead or unworthy material is then discarded.
Psychologically, this process is the rediscovery of our essence and the reclaiming of dream and visionary “gold” previously rejected by the masculine, rational part of our minds. It is, for the most part, a conscious process in which we review formerly hidden material and decide what to discard and what to reintegrate into our refined personality. Much of this shadowy material is things we are ashamed of or were taught to hide away by our parents, churches, and schooling. Separation is letting go of the self-inflicted restraints to our true nature, so we can shine through. The process of Separation retrieves the frozen energy released from the breaking down of habits and crystallized thoughts (assumptions, beliefs, and prejudices) and hardened feelings (emotional blockages, neuroses, and phobias). This misspent energy is now available to drive our spiritual transformation. In Society, Separation is expressed as the establishment of clans, cities, and nationalities.
Physiologically, Separation is following and controlling the breath in the body as it works with the forces of Spirit and Soul to give birth to new energy and physical renewal. Separation begins in the Navel or Iron Chakra located at the level of the solar plexus. Separation on the planetary level is represented by the formation of landmasses and islands from the powerful forces of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire.
Separation is a process of filtering out what are seen as impure or inferior qualities or chemicals and then discarding them.
In the laboratory, the operation of Conjunction is the recombination of the saved elements from Separation into a new substance. Often this was a forced marriage done by fusing or amalgamating metals or by mixing saved components in a new chemical reaction by the addition of a temporary mediator such as an acid or a catalyst.
Physiologically, Conjunction is using the body’s sexual energies for personal transformation. Conjunction takes place in the body at the level of the Heart or Copper Chakra. On the planetary level, Conjunction occurs when primordial life forms are created from the energy of the Sun or lightning.
Psychologically, Conjunction is empowerment of our true selves, the union of both the masculine and feminine sides of our personalities into a new belief system or an intuitive state of consciousness. The alchemists referred to it as the Lesser Stone, and after it is achieved, the adept is able to clearly discern what needs to be done to achieve lasting enlightenment. Often synchronicities begin to occur at this stage that confirm the alchemist is on the right track in his or her personal transformation. In society, it is the growth of crafts and technology to master the environment.
As you can see, these are occult techniques and nothing more. Applied by taking the things left after breaking down and filtering out things, they then are merged together to create a new substance, or personality or technology.
Laboratory Putrefation begins with the rotting of the plant material or substance of transformation. The alchemists often added manure to help get the process going. The sign that Putrefaction is nearing its end is a milky white fluid that appears like a tunnel of white light in the black, rotting material. The dead material seems to come to life again with an influx of digesting bacteria, as Fermentation begins. This is the introduction of new life into the product of Conjunction to revive and rejuvenate it in a process of spiritization. Finally, out of the utter blackness of Putrefaction comes the yellow Ferment, which appears like a golden wax flowing out of the foul matter. Chinese alchemists called this substance the Golden Pill, which marked their intermediary Yellow Phase (the Xanthosis), a alchemical transition also recognized by Alexandrian alchemists. The production of the Ferment or Golden Pill is heralded by the formation of an iridescent, oily film the alchemists named the Cauda Pavonis (‘Peacock’s Tail’).
We see this process most clearly in the making of wine. First, the grapes are ‘sacrificed’ or crushed to release their essences in the juice. Then, Putrefaction begins as the juice is allowed to decompose and rot. Next, a white layer of digesting bacteria arises that begins the process of Fermentation. This phase is also sometimes marked by waxy substance the alchemists called the Ferment and an oily film known as the Peacock’s Tail. Finally, the new life force ‘conquers’ the original identity of the grape juice and supplants it with a new and higher presence or life. This higher presence is release during the next operation (Distillation), which produces the true Spirit of Wine (its alcohol), which contains the purified essence of grapes.
Psychologically, this process is the death of the feeble (or unstable) Child of the Conjunction that will eventually result in its resurrection to a new level of being. Fermentation starts with the inspiration of spiritual power from Above that reanimates, energizes, and enlightens the alchemist. Out of the blackness of the alchemist’s despair (Putrefaction) comes a brilliant display of colors and meaningful visions (the Peacock’s Tail.) Fermentation can be achieved through various activities that include intense prayer, desire for mystical union, breakdown of the personality, transpersonal therapy, psychedelic drugs, and deep meditation. Thus, personal Fermentation is living inspiration from something totally beyond us. In society, the Fermentation experience is the basis of religion and mystical awareness.
Physiologically, Fermentation is the rousing of living energy (chi or kundalini) in the body to heal and vivify. It is expressed as vibratory tones and spoken truths emerging from the Throat or Mercury Chakra. On the planetary level, it is the evolution of life to produce consciousness in matter.
Fermentation is a process of letting something die (symbolically) or decay and then become reborn with a new consciousness. Breaking down the personalities of the population and then steering it into a new belief system.
In the laboratory, Distillation is the boiling and condensation of the fermented solution to increase its purity, which is why this is known as the White Stage of alchemy. Psychologically, this agitation and sublimation of psychic forces is necessary to ensure that no impurities from the lower personality are incorporated into the next and final process. ‘It rises from Earth to Heaven and descends again to Earth’ is how the tablet describes Distillation, which represents the second or higher application of the Water Element in the tablet. The alchemists thought of this phase as working with the heavenly substance Mercury to extract and refashion the metals. The Ferment, the soft amalgam or balsam resulting from this operation must be hardened into a Stone before it can be made permanent, and the final phase of Distillation is a Sublimation in which vapor turns solid, or the spirit is made corporeal. Chemical Distillation is the boiling and condensation of a solution to increase its concentration and purity. Chemically, it is the boiling and condensation of the fermented solution to increase its purity, such as takes place in the distilling of wine to make brandy.
Psychologically, Distillation is the agitation and sublimation of psychic forces is necessary to ensure that no impurities from the inflated ego or deeply submerged id are incorporated into the next and final stage. Personal Distillation consists of a variety of introspective techniques that raise the content of the psyche to the highest level possible, free from sentimentality and emotions, cut off even from one’s personal identity. Distillation is the purification of the unborn Self — all that we truly are and can be. In society, the Distillation experience is expressed as science and objective experimentation.
Physiologically, Distillation is raising the life force repeatedly from the lower regions in the cauldron of the body to the brain (what Oriental alchemists called the Circulation of the Light), where it eventually becomes a wondrous solidifying light full of power. Distillation is said to culminate in the Third Eye area of the forehead, at the level of the pituitary and pineal glands, in the Brow or Silver Chakra. On the Planetary level, Distillation is the realization of the power of higher love, as the life force on the entire planet gradually seeks to become one force in nature based on a shared vision of Truth.
As you can see, distillation is manipulating the person who is now open to occult forces and agitating them, or using subliminal psychic forces that lead to collectivization as the will becomes subordinate to the will of the master occultist or high priest that guides this process.
In alchemical metallurgy, the baser metals are transformed into incorruptible gold during this stage. In many alchemical experiments, Coagulation is the precipitation or sublimation of the purified Ferment from Distillation.
On the mental level, Coagulation is first sensed as a new confidence that is beyond all things, though many experience it as a Second Body of golden coalesced light, a permanent vehicle of consciousness that embodies the highest aspirations and evolution of mind. Coagulation incarnates and releases the Ultima Materia of the soul, the Astral Body, which the alchemists also referred to it as the Greater or Philosopher’s Stone. Using this magical Stone, the alchemists believed they could exist on all levels of reality. In society, it is the living wisdom in which everyone exists within the same light of evolved consciousness and knowledge of Truth.
On the bodily level, this stage is marked by the release of the Elixir in the blood that rejuvenates the body into a perfect vessel of health. A brain ambrosia is said to be released through the interaction of light from the phallic-shaped pineal gland and matter from the vulva of the pituitary. This heavenly food or viaticum both nourishes and energizes the cells without any waste products being produced. These physiological and psychological processes create the Second Body, a body of solid light that emerges through the Crown or Gold Chakra. On the planetary level, Coagulation is a return to the Garden of Eden, this time on a higher level in tune with the divine mind.
Coagulation is the final stage of the alchemical ritual in which an astral or light body is created. On the societal level, it refers to a higher state of consciousness and collectivism of a shared reality based on occult “truth” and false light.
We can see how the technocratic elites, occultists in their own right, have applied these concepts. Hegel used them to form his Dialectics and the managerial class have used them to manipulate the masses. Carl Jung showed us how so much from the psychological field was actually taken from alchemy and occultism. Jung’s book, “The Red Book,” appeared to document his own alchemical and occult works.
Recall what Bertrand Russell said about the scientific dictatorship of the future: educators would become like initiators or high priests, indoctrinating and psychologically crippling youth so that they cannot conceive of acting outside the system and box created for them.
In 1957 William Sargant wrote a book called Battle for the Mind: The Mechanics of Indoctrination, Brain Washing and Thought Control. It details the methods behind this new science – again rehashed occult techniques.
Sargant appears to have grasped the implications of the creation of a global technocratic class of managers armed with these psychological weapons and tried to sound the alarm. Sadly, most of the Americans who read this work erroneously assumed it referred only to outwardly totalitarian states like the Soviet Union.
If people were to understand the significance of what secrets about the human mind and body had been unlocked, perhaps they would never put so much faith and trust in the “medical professionals” that are currently enforcing medical tyranny on the entire world in the name of “covid” and of course, the “greater good.” Have they now begun to listen to wiser voices coming to the fore?
Today’s Managerial Class
These are the techniques that undergird today’s managerial class. They have been created quite purposefully via these processes to think of themselves as superior and benevolent. The educators have indoctrinated them fully and they now represent the system of world governance. Nadine Campbell and Thomas Klikauer have written about the ascendancy of the new class in a recent article for Counter Punch:
Year after year after year, these business schools churn out thousands of corporate apparatchiks trained in the simplicity of corporate administration. Today, their preferred degree still shows management’s origins in factory administration. The ‘A’ in MBA stands for administration. As such, college-educated managers and administrative professionals have succeeded old-fashioned bourgeois capitalists as the dominant elite. Today, this managerial business class has even established its special resting areas found in the airport – the business lounge. The managerial elite and corporate apparatchiks also sit in front of the rest, in an aircraft’s business class. All of that makes them feel unique, privileged and a class of their own. The new rulers of the world. What they have replaced – democratic pluralism – has become managerial neoliberalism.
Unlike neoliberalism that pushes capitalism from upstairs, from the economy, the managerial elite pushes capitalism from downstairs, from companies and corporations. While neoliberalism uses democracy, Managerialism replaces democracy. There is no democracy inside companies and corporations. For corporate apparatchiks, there is no need for democracy. It is a hindrance for Managerialism’s drive to so-called efficiency – one of its preferred ideologies.
With that, the managerial elite marches forward. Many of the powers of democratic legislatures have been usurped by or delegated to, executive agencies, courts, or transnational bodies. College-educated professionals and among them the managerial elite have far more influence than the working-class majority in these institutions. In other words, as the managerial elite moves in, the working class and the general public is moved out. We see this not just in economic institutions – IMF, world bank, Davos, WTO, NAFTA, EU, etc. – but also in hospitals, schools, universities as well as in what was previously seen as the watchdog of civil society: the media.
Simultaneously, corporate mass media have made sure that the issue of class has virtually disappeared from public discourse. So have words like trade unions, strike, revolution, working class, etc. Corporate mass media have almost completely eliminated them from our vocabulary. If we no longer have words, we no longer can think in these terms. It eliminates any revolution long before it is even thought of. In addition, corporate mass media always works hard to make sure that race and nationalism overlay class. It shifts vertical class thinking – bourgeoisie-vs.-workers – onto horizontal thinking. Now it is white workers against non-white workers and domestic workers against foreign workers – the in-group against the out-group. – Counter Punch
To put it quite simply, the technocratic managerial class is the scientific dictatorship of the future that Russell outlined. They don’t use real science; they use scientism to continue the dialectical process which leads to the many pseudo sciences like critical race theory used today. They want a constant state of “revolution” to keep the masses in a reactionary mode, avoiding any threatening offensive acting mode. The public have been subsumed by this endless process. This is why there is no end to what the managers seek. Yesterday it was accepting gays, then gay marriage, then bake the cake bigot, then 72 genders, now boys can be girls and so on.
The technocratic managerial class that rules our world today uses dialectics as a continual process of transforming and controlling the masses and society. Lenin described this, saying that history in fact is not organic or natural, but that it can be guided using dialectics and occult techniques. Having negated any semblance of human rights, the revolution never ends, because it is the means by which the elites steer and control society. There is no end; there is only induced response to applied stimuli. Technocracy and techno utopianism posit that all problems are technical problems to be solved, all the way down to eugenics. They never once stop to think that perhaps something is a mystery to be contemplated.
The great C.S. Lewis said: “I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of ‘Admin.’ The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.” I believe he understood perfectly how evil the technocrats are. They have used technological, psychological and scientific developments to further their control of society and will continue to do so, if not opposed and stopped.
“Your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint.
Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd,
committed with no real calm,
as if they were irresistible.
Finally, you begin to fear blood more and more.
Blood and time.”
– Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian