Page virtually worth its weight in GOLD?








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Golden Years from Station to Station by Bowie

Some Golden Links  in the Chain

Golden Leaf

"Goldengrove unleaving"

Silence is golden

Golden Delicious

Goldie, the Golden Eagle

Is it only gold you're looking for?

Golden sandman's magic

Golden Anniversary

Golden Lambency

Paper crown on her golden hair

Kintsugi Gold

Golden OM?

Golden Fish

Grainy gold

Golden Dancing Shiva

Daffodil-colored not golden


Not quite golden I know, more yellow





The golden age is before us, not behind us. - Shakespeare

Golden lads and girls all must as chimney sweepers come to dust.- Shakespeare

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. - Henry Miller

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.- William James

Virtue is the golden mean between two vices, the one of excess and the other of deficiency.- Aristotle

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. - George Bernard Shaw

The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.- G.K. Chesterton

and silence is the golden mountain - Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums

I am Mortal Golden Eternity - Jack Kerouac, The Scripture of the Golden Eternity

we're all golden sunflowers inside. - Allen Ginsberg

We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden - Joni Mitchell

This, in fact, is the power of the imagination, which, combining the memory of gold with that of the mountain, can compose the idea of a golden mountain.
- Umberto Eco, Name of the Rose

The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall see Truth in fragment and from different angles of vision.
- Mahatma Gandhi

It would be good to live in a perpetual state of leave-taking, never to go nor to stay, but to remain suspended in that golden emotion of love and longing; to be loved without satiety.

John Steinbeck,  “The Log from the Sea of Cortez”

Make this the golden rule, the equivalent of the Hippocratic oath: Everything we ask a child to do should be worth doing. - Philip Pullman

Mercy is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Wm Blake

I give you the end of a golden string, Only wind it into a ball, It will lead you in at Heaven's gate - Wm Blake

Never slip the silver key of gate through your golden age. - James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

Page created by Digital ALCHEMY

(Yours Truly in his/ my Workshop)

"The art of alchemy was handed down through the centuries from Egypt and Arabia to Greece and Rome, and finally to western and central Europe. The word is derived from the Arabian phrase "al-kimia," which refers to the preparation of the Stone or Elixir by the Egyptians. The Arabic root "kimia" comes from the Coptic "khem" that alluded to the fertile black soil of the Nile delta. Esoterically and hieroglyphically, the word refers to the dark mystery of the primordial or First Matter (the Khem).

Simplified, the aims of the alchemists were threefold: to find the Stone of Knowledge (The Philosophers' Stone), to discover the medium of Eternal Youth and Health, and to discover the transmutation of metals. To the medieval alchemist's mind the different elements were but the same original substance in varying degrees of purity. Gold was the purest of all and silver followed closely."

                                                                                                      - (Royal Society of Chemistry)


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Brass (go on, use your imagination's  alchemy, pretend it’s gold), “Lucky” Godshill Pixie Bell.

Could this photo be symbolic or what?

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Bell represents wisdom & “emptiness. Ritualistically, it is played next to what is called a Vajra, representing compassion or form.

Jung wrote a lot about Alchemy.

Incidentally, the Rupert Sheldrake book on left is a cogent critique of Scientific Materialist Reductionism

 i.e. Under Construction


Here I am, playfully working with this page, dabbling in esoteric digital alchemy. Earlier, outside the sky was leaden. Transmuted, as if by magic, now it's a glorious GOLDEN Autumnal afternoon, sun shining brightly… (November 2020)

More to come!

Got any GOLD to give? Silver also accepted, besides Brass!



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