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The Alchemy of Time and the Cycles of Existence

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The Alchemy of Time:

Understanding the Great Year & the Cycles of Existence

By Jay Weidner

The age of iron has no other seal than that of Death. Its hieroglyph is the skeleton, bearing the attributes of Saturn: the empty hourglass, symbol of time run out…

– Fulcanelli

The inspiration for this article comes from my almost nineteen years of research into the Great Cross of Hendaye and the French alchemist Fulcanelli. The unknown, anonymous, alchemist Fulcanelli in his masterpiece The Mysteries of the Cathedrals first brought the cross at Hendaye, France to the world’s attention.

While the details of this research can be found in other articles written by myself and in the two books I co-authored,1 it can be stated that the Great Cross at Hendaye appears to be describing not only the end of the great four ages of the Hindu Yuga system but also the four ages of alchemical chronological time keeping. According to the cross at Hendaye, the Iron Age, or the Kali Yuga, will be coming to an end with the galactic alignment on the winter solstice of December 21st, 2012.

According to the mythology of the Yuga system, there are four ages of life and time on our planet. It is important to remember there are many cycles within cycles in the Hindu Yuga system so the years mentioned next may have to do with a larger cycle than the one addressed in this article. Perhaps the huge number of years referred to below is the cycle of the solar system as it circles another star, or perhaps it is a portion of the great cycle of one revolution around the galactic centre.

The first age is the Satya Yuga or the Golden Age, according to Fulcanelli. The Hindu texts tell us that this age lasts 1,728,000 years. This is an age of extreme splendour when the beings on our planet appear to live much longer than they do now. In this age there are no wars, famines, strife or evil.

The second age is called the Treta Yuga, or the Silver Age. As in the second law of thermodynamics, or entropy, things begin to slip in this age and the beings on Earth begin to deteriorate. This slippage, at least during this second age, is the beginning of corruption, and evil is introduced into the planetary sphere. This age lasts 1,296,000 years according to the Vedic texts of India.

The third age of this cycle is called the Dvapara Age, or the Bronze Age. This is the beginning of the ‘fall’ of humanity. In this age corruption comes on more fully, evil begins to spread, and things start to fall into disharmony. This age lasts 864,000 years.

The last age is called the Kali Yuga, or the Iron Age. This age is the age we are in right now. Evil and corruption become the driving force as greed, wars, famine and disease spread across the planet like a tidal wave of death and destruction. This age lasts, according to the Hindu texts for 432,000 years.2

What is important to understand while discussing these huge numbers found in the Hindu texts is they are describing the four ages within a context of understanding that each successive age is shorter than the previous age. The Satya Yuga, or the Golden Age, is one quarter longer than the Treta Yuga, or the Silver Age. The Treta Yuga is one quarter longer than the Dvapara Yuga, or the Bronze Age. Understanding these differences in the lengths of the ages becomes important to the following discussion.

According to Fulcanelli and the cross at Hendaye, the alchemical Four Ages comprise the four quadrants of a 25,920 year-long cycle called the precession of the equinoxes. Essentially, the precession of the equinoxes can be explained by the fact that our Earth has a wobble. Like a top spinning on the floor, as it begins to lose momentum this wobble of the Earth takes nearly 26,000 years to unfold. The strange engraving of the four ‘A’s’ (see Figure 5) on the cross of Hendaye is a “hieroglyph of the universe”, according to Fulcanelli. It is “comprised of the conventional signs of heaven and earth, the spiritual and the temporal, the macrocosm and the microcosm, in which major emblems of the redemption (cross) and the world (circle) are found in association.”

The Precession of the Equinoxes

What Fulcanelli appears to be saying here is that the precession of the equinoxes is to be divided into four distinct ages of 6,480 years each (4 divided into 25,920) or, to round off the figures to approximately 6,500 years each. This is also interesting because the zodiacal cycle, which lasts 25,920 years, has four fixed signs. These are the signs of Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio. These four signs are separated by 6,500 years each. Also in the Book of Ezekiel and in the Book of Revelation we are told of the angel with four faces. This angel has the face of a Lion (Leo), a Bull (Taurus), a Man (the angel) and an Eagle (in older times Scorpio was represented by an eagle instead of a scorpion). Apparently, according to Fulcanelli, both of these books in the Bible are warnings and messages about the four quadrants of the precession of the equinoxes and appear to be telling us that there is some kind of great change whenever we arrive at one of these four signs.

Of course it is well known that we are currently entering the Age of Aquarius. The Cross at Hendaye and Fulcanelli are telling us there are tremendous changes to be found here on Earth when we enter into one of the four fixed signs. Apparently these changes can be cataclysmic.

Obviously this 6,500 year long dating of the four alchemical ages disagrees with the Hindu Yuga system, which insists that each Yuga is of varying time lengths. It is in trying to iron out the dissimilarities in these two time periods that the hyperdimensional aspects of time can be best revealed.

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This is very cool and interesting.
 

My questions is, is it halal to look at astrology to make predictions about the world and yourself? I want to go deep.

 

What if you don’t act on it but just look at it for information.

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10 hours ago, 313_Waiter said:

My questions is, is it halal to look at astrology to make predictions about the world and yourself? I want to go deep.

 

What if you don’t act on it but just look at it for information.

Salam any type of prediction  through Astrology is Haram , even you don't act on it but it will affect your subconsciousness that it will program your mind  .

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Then Amir al-mu’minin advanced towards the people and said:

O People! Beware of learning the science of stars except that with which guidance is sought on land or sea, because it leads to divining and an astrologer is a diviner, while the diviner is like the sorcerer, the sorcerer is like the unbeliever and the unbeliever would be in Hell. Get forward in the name of Allah.

https://www.al-islam.org/nahjul-balagha-part-1-sermons/sermon-79-do-you-think-you-can-tell

It’s haram :cry:

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12 minutes ago, shia farm girl said:

Huh? Lol..

Howd i get involved in this thread?

I cant find a comment from myself in here anywhere...

W/s

Salam, sorry sister I thought you were also interested in learning this science because you said thanks to OP but Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) said not to learn it for predictions or fortune telling in the above quote ^

thanks

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18 minutes ago, 313_Waiter said:

Salam, sorry sister I thought you were also interested in learning this science because you said thanks to OP but Imam Ali ((عليه السلام)) said not to learn it for predictions or fortune telling in the above quote ^

thanks

Oh yea,lol..i "liked" the op cuz im always interested in hearing about what other philosophers, religions,people, etc believe. Once i read thrir ideas, i filter it through Islam and see what does and doesnt jive. In other words, i see how near or far they are from the truth.  My apologies brother, i forgot about my "like"...

Yes, i remember the hadith of Imam Ali(عليه السلام) basically saying to stay away from occult sciences like numerology,astrology, tarot cards, things like thay..I had heard the impermissability has to do with the potential they have to lead people to believe its the actuall planets and stars and their alignment that determines their fate as opposed to Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), so it decreases their level of Tawheed in this way. Im sure the potential for misguidance is much greater than this.

Again, my apologies.

W/s

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19 minutes ago, shia farm girl said:

I had heard the impermissability has to do with the potential they have to lead people to believe its the actuall planets and stars and their alignment that determines their fate as opposed to Allah(سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), so it decreases their level of Tawheed in this way. Im sure the potential for misguidance is much greater than this.

 

Yes I think you are right sister, thank you.

this is what Seyyed Hossein Nasr says in his “introduction to Islamic cosmological doctrines”

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In astrology the whole cycle of manifestation, temporal and spatial, is seen as an unfolding of possibilities inherent in the unique Principle which itself lies above all manifestation. All multiplicity, all diversity, is deduced from Divine Unity, especially in Islamic astrology where this perspective of revealing the relation of the cosmos to its Unique Principle is of great importance. Therefore; although astrology, in placing intermediary causes between man and God, is opposed to a certain aspect of the Muslim perspective, its contemplative and symbolic side conforms closely to the basic spirit of Islam, which is to realize that all multiplicity comes from Unity and to seek to integrate the particular in the Universal

 

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On 2/6/2006 at 3:59 PM, Solve et Coagula said:

Also in the Book of Ezekiel and in the Book of Revelation we are told of the angel with four faces.

This, from Ezekiel Chapter 0ne, fifty years ago was supposed to describe a spaceship. There were even pictorials of this reading on TV.

How times change (the meaning).

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