Friday, June 10, 2011

Ergon, Thaumaturge


I've had several 'reminders' to write about the meaning of Ergon. In classical greek (as spelled above) the word means 'work' and is repeated hundreds of times in the Bible.

"Ergon is also the ancient spiritual symbol for the right eye of the soul. It is a design possibly based off the ancient Egyptian udjat or “Eye of Ra” that alchemists adopted and altered slightly to represent a focus on the higher, more refined vibrations of the spiritual world which require increased concentration to feel. The ergon is supposed to be always looking toward the eternal more than the left eye of the soul would. It also sees into the infinite nature of our human souls and the capability of men and women to tap into the infinite universe with enough study, work, and practice"

"Ergon, in alchemy, was a term designating the right eye of the soul, which was turned toward eternity. This was opposed to the left eye of the soul, parergon, which was directed toward time. Here is seen the religious aspect of alchemy, left toward the sinister and right toward the divine"

Drury, Nevil. The Watkins Dictionary of Magic. London. Watkins Publishing. 2005. p. 93

So, the spiritual aspect of alchemy is about purifying humanity.

And then, there is its use in magic, and a word I like very much, Thaumaturgy.

"Thaumaturgy (from the Greek words θαῦμα thaûma, meaning "miracle" or "marvel" and ἔργον érgon, meaning "work") is the capability of a saint or magician to work miracles. It is sometimes translated into English as wonderworking.[1] A practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturge or miracle worker" which is the hidden work many writers and philosophers tried to discover"

The European Renaissance began when rich people and nobility like the Medicis supported writers and spiritual philosophers like Marsilius Ficinus

so there's a lot of very interesting reading for you.

I carry all these memories within me of past lives, and the work I do is based on these memories. Many of the previous thinkers believed that humanity needed religion to control their baser impulses, but higher beings only needed philosophy to understand the deeper meanings.

I think spirituality bridges the gap between religion and philosophy.

I believe that every one is capable of spirituality and understanding of the higher realms and ultimate nature of the divine.

I know that many people carry these memories within them of past lives, but, not being able to integrate these memories into the present, suffer greatly.

I also know many people who, having done great deeds before, are showing up again. What they do in this life, and the accomplishments thereof, will never be enough unless they embrace the spiritual, and let go of the ego points they use to measure the worth of others.

And why do I use the word Ergon? Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic because among other things, he denied the Earth as the center of the Universe, and said there were many planets elsewhere.

Including a place called Ergon, where I came from originally.

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