Alchemical Dialectics 
 
 

Recent Articles, Essays, and Events :

The stages of the ALCHEMICAL process
by Johnes Ruta

Understanding Time, Space, and Infinity...The metaphysics of 8.
The metaphysics of 3.
essays by artist Nick Grossmann



A TIMELINE OF MATTER
-- essay by Johnes Ruta
A History of Ancient South Asianear Eastern, and Pre-Socratic
Theories of Matter, the Elements, and the Atom.



Schizophrenia, Archetypes, and Communication (paper August, 2010)



PSYCHLES OF TIME :
The Nagging Question of Cyclic vs. Apocalyptic Time [a table] 2007



TRANSITION and the SUBLIME:
An Art History
of the Early Renaissance
- by Johnes Ruta



Philosophical Art : "The Bermuda Group" 1729 -
Bishop Berkeley - Immaterialism & Solipsism



tHE dUALITY oF pHILOsOPHY:
The Etymology of "Wisdom;"
The Coiling helix of Time;
The 2 names of Mary:
An alchemical dialectic of history. by Johnes Ruta, 1999.


Unity, Duality, Trinity
The Vortex of the Absolute:

Tracing the scientific and moral background in the schematic of Dante’s "Divine Comedy,"
and how allegory is used to reveal the continuous unfolding of natural levels and lines of energy describing
a harmonious universe, in three parallel dimensionsof geological, human, and astronomical history. by Johnes Ruta,1996
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Lecture Videos added to Metaphysical Forum 2010:

Julianne Davidow - Neo-Platonists in the Renaissance
Richard Harteis - The Metaphysics of Poetry: Emotions, Eros, and Loss
Kathleen Damiani, PhD. - Sources of the Divine Sophia
Magda Mraz - Egypt: Spiritual Transformation of the Universe
Steve Bass, AIA, ICA - Geometry Lessons from the Great Library of Alexandria


 
 
A Literary Theory: PROLEPSIS: The Dream of Consciousness - by Johnes Ruta
 
   
 
An Audio reading of Johnes Ruta's novel FIRES ETERNAL MORNING
 
 
 
The Uroboros -- Alchemical  Dialectics
Leonardo's VITRUVIAN MAN
Paracelsus (1493-1543)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
   
 

ALCHEMY: An ancient and medieval philosophy combining an occult cosmology with practical chemical experimentation. Originating independently in Helenistic Alexandria and ancient China, alchemy remained a legitimate branch of philosophy in Europe and the Islamic world for 1500 years. In its practical aspects, it became the precursor of modern chemistry. Basing their view upon Aristotelian physics, the alchemists sought to isolate the materia prima out of which they believed all other objects in the physical world could be created. Strong Neoplatonic and Kabbalistic influences pervade Renaissance alchemical tracts and a mystical approach based on occult correspondences and 'sympathies' became increasingly apparent. The practical alchemist sought three things: the Elixir of Life, the Universal Panacea, and the means of transmuting base metals into gold. ["A Dictionary of Philosophy" by Anthony Flew (St. Martins Press, NY, 1979)]

 
   
  DIALECTIC(S): 1. (Socratic) The term "dialectic" is derived from a Greek word meaning "to converse" or "to discourse", and the dialectic that is ascribed to Socrates refers to his conversational method of argument, involving question and answer. 2. (Platonic) In Plato's REPUBLIC, dialectic is the supreme kind of knowledge, which "gives an account" (logos) of everything, by reference to the "Idea of the Good". In Plato's later dialogues, especially THE SOPHIST, 'dialectic' is the name given to the study of the interconnection of the Platonic Forms or Ideas, and appears to refer to a definition by genus and species. 3. (Aristotelian) In Aristotle's logical works, 'dialectic' refers to reasoning from premises that are probable. ["A Dictionary of Philosophy" by Anthony Flew (St. Martins Press, NY, 1979)]  
   
 

Original Essays

by Johnes Ruta (New Haven, CT, USA):
TRANSITION and the SUBLIME : The Early Renaissance

A Literary Theory: PROLEPSIS: The Dream of Consciousness

The AZOTH defined

STAGES of  the ALCHEMICAL PROCESS

Timeline: Ancient Theories of MATTER


"PSYCLES" OF TIME - a divided outline (1999, 2004)

How can we distinguish elements in our dialectical thinking in order to optimize the developmement of ourselves,
and our systems, applications, and resources.



The DUALITY of PhiloSophia
(1999)
The etymology of SOPHIA in western "knowledge" from Sumeria and Egypt to Pythagoras, and the duality of Sophia
in the Christian Gnosis.

UNITY DUALITY TRINITY (1996)
DANTE's Geocentric celestial spheres, and his prophetic allegories of galactic gravitation, Radio circuitry, the Weak Force,
and an Electromagnetic-Gravitational field..


A Chronology of the Gnostic Mythology (
1996)


Galen's Theory of Humours


Leonardo da Vinci's VITRUVIAN MAN


by Carl Pfluger (Quebec, Canada):
THREE ASPECTS OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF TIME

On the Abandonment of Human Sacrifice

by Kathleen Damiani, Ph.D. (Ithaca, NY, USA):
The Dragon

Some Meanings of Sophia


Sophia, Soul of the World

 
   
     
 
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