Alchemy is the science of multiplication and is based upon the natural phenomenon of growth. “Nothing from nothing comes”, is an extremely ancient adage. Alchemy is not the process of making something from nothing; it is the process of increasing and improving that which already exists. If a philosopher were to state that a living man could be made from a stone, the unenlightened would probably exclaim, “Impossible!” Thus would they reveal their ignorance, for to the wise it is known that in every stone is the seed of man. A philosopher might declare that a universe could be made out of a man, but the foolish would regard this as an impossibility, not realizing that a man is a seed from which a universe may be brought forth.
God is the “within” and the “without” of all things. The Supreme One manifests Himself through growth, which is an urge from within outward, a struggle for expression and manifestation. There is no greater miracle in the growing and multiplication of gold by the alchemist than in a tiny mustard seed producing a bush many thousands of times the size of the seed.
Alchemy teaches that God is in everything; that He is One Universal Spirit, manifesting through an infinity of forms. God is the spiritual seed planted in the dark earth (the material universe). Wisdom may be imparted to an ignorant person (but not a stupid person – seeds do not grow in infertile soil), however ignorant he may be. (1)
Consciousness is on the rise everywhere on Earth and not only among humans. (Look here for a high order example among Orangutans. And crows have been observed doing some pretty impressive stuff too (look here for more)
Is consciousness a property of the world?
Or could it be a skill building up?
We used to be unconscious.
And slowly we are all learning to be conscious.
We used to Be.
Now we just live…
[idea from a post of Graham Hancock]