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Metaphysical Properties: Metals

Making alloys or cocktails out of the various metals and metalloids has long been more than a hobby for both the physical as well as the metaphysical branches of humanity. Alloys often behave entirely differently than any of their parts; they tend to become OTHER THAN the sum of their parts. As in energy magic alloy making you are dealing with at least 31 x 31 possible combinations, and infinitely more if you vary the relative measure of the mixes in the alloys, or mix more than just two, alchemical alloy making is in essence, infinite. No chart or handbook for this kind of thing can be made; an alchemical tool or symbol forged from metal essences can only be computed by the energy mind, and the best we can consciously do is to write down what components went into it with hindsight. Like choosing a combination of essential remedies, essential oils or colours and sounds in the Art Solutions process, it is a question of tuning into each metal and receiving ever refined yes/no answers to choosing the metals, and then their relative quantities when you are making energy magic alloys. This is not difficult; it just requires a little will and practises. It is an absolutely fascinating pursuit and when developed to a good intuitive knowledge of metals, this can be cross-transferred for usage in other forms of energy magic potions which contain all manner of different components, not just metals.

Aluminium The magician's "invisibility metal". Reflects incoming energies and makes the perfect base for magic mirrors. Useful for magical protection if worn as jewellery.

Copper is primarily a conductor and it is also a bridge in many ways. It's a good metal to use for a magic wand because of this. Copper can be used to draw away negative energy.

Tin is an amazing substance that is a reminder that metals are made of crystals and that they are only experienced by us as "metallic" and "hard" because the circumstances of our world hold it in that state. If you can clear your mind of the general ideas about tin, you will find it a very helpful, compliant and co-operative element for symbol making especially.

Iron is the heart of the Earth but also, the heart of the universe itself. It is both terrestrial and stellar; as above, so below. Therefore, you can use iron as a grounding tool for earthbound work and at the same time, as a universal tool for other work. Iron is the metal of choice for out of body experiences and shamanic travel as it opens up the connections between this world and the others. Lead is the silent metal. It is a law upon itself and in magic, creates a space of silence. This is the perfect metal for "black space" meditations. Because of its ability to be silent in and of itself, it makes a good barrier to all forms of energy, and can be used to keep things in, as well as out; however, that is not its main purpose in energy magic but indeed, it is about "the silence within". Zinc is the metal of magical revelation. It appears innocent and ordinary in its physical state, but on the other levels, zinc is an extraordinary event with powerful transformational properties. One of the most fascinating metals to work within energy magic.

Nickel is an extraordinary metal which extends into most dimensions and has many levels of existence. It is extremely complex and when added to an alloy, increases the complexity of the mix by its very presence. It is therefore useful when additional information or energy is required, or when dealing with trying to solve problems, advance knowledge or a personal breakthrough or threshold shift is required

Gold is the sun metal. It has therefore been linked over the millennia with everything to do with health, wealth, and growth. On another level, it is about slow flow towards accomplishment. When working with gold, bear in mind that most things sold as gold these days are alloys. 24k gold is pure gold only.

Silver is a high-level conductor, an open river that carries all things both ways. Silver absorbs many things but it doesn't store them which makes it into a very good metal for magical charms that need to flow and work on a continuous basis and without needing to be cleaned in between. Silver is also magically neutral.

Platinum has been called the "solid wisdom metal". It has a time attribute similar to lead which gives it extra dimensionality and a viewpoint of the wisdom of hindsight (or foresight). Platinum is an excellent metal for soul meditations and to help find and keep on a true road in this lifetime.

Ruthenium is an interesting metal which in and of itself isn't that strong but lends strength when added to gold or platinum. For energy magic, Ruthenium can be a good choice when we need a catalyst to lift existing strengths and qualities to the next level.

Rhodium is the metal of achievement beyond earthly wealth, power and respect. Meditations and potions invoking rhodium have the power to move the world in a very different way.

Palladium is the metal of guardianship on the highest levels. Not a protector or a teacher, but a stable champion and a friend to keep grounded even when travelling very far from home.

Osmium is the metal of endurance beyond reason and strength beyond expectation. Adding the essence of osmium to a potion will evoke the vast reserves of strength which lie within each of us, but which we rarely reach or tap.

Iridium is the crucible metal and it is all about staying true to oneself in changing circumstances or even in hell itself. Iridium is helpful when absolute resolve is required; and through this resolve remaining steady, the environment becomes changed instead. A great seed component of energy magic potions that require a miracle to bring about the desired outcome.

Plutonium is alive, active and extremely complex. If the energy magician can get away from previous entrainments about this metal, the ability of plutonium to interact with the environment and cause it to change is an extremely powerful change catalyst and change bringer indeed.

Uranium is the shapeshifter metal. With its many aspects, it can become whatever the observer is most interested in and it has aspects of all major metals combined within it. It can be used to awaken sleeping aspects of the self and to discover more of the whole story in any context. Zirconium is the first of the transition metals, their very existence is a practical reminder that metals are crystalline in essence - and nothing more so than zirconium, which is manufactured to produce the beautiful artificial cubic zirconia diamonds. Light and strong, lustrous and exceptionally resistant to corrosion, zirconium dances between the planes and keeps its identity regardless of the states it inhabits. Magically, this makes it into a good companion for far journeys, and transmutation.

Titanium is a light, strong metal with a low density which seems at home most in an oxygen-free environment - space metal, in other words. Use for meditations, explorations and invocations of stellar entities, and interstellar communication.

Chromium is primarily a catalyst that helps lift us up and out of ordinary places and into the extraordinary. Both radiant and reflective, it can be used as a portal for extradimensional travel.

Tungsten is a strong and powerful protector, highly resistant to heat and other forms of radiation. It has a core quality of strength in structure in difficult environments, including extraterrestrial environments.

Manganese has interesting effects on its environment and belongs to the group of metals used in shapeshifting. Because of its ability to both deflect and refract light and energy, it is a flexible shield maker and strengthener, an ally to the traveller.

Cobalt takes the refraction properties of manganese one step further and produces very specific, deeply hypnotic emanations that can both cloak and transform the traveller. Radiant, powerful and extremely psychically active.

Cadmium is on the other side to cobalt in relation to manganese and has a strong resonance to the physical, from where it refracts outward as it transmutes itself and stretches into other dimensions. It is good for a base, and a launchpad to far journeys, providing a grounding or beacon back home, as well as an ongoing "ladder" of unfoldment points, to go further and further from home. Good for beginners.

Mercury is in essence a flow of crystals, a crystal river. Extremely active and impactful at the multi-level, mercury has many applications from change, via transdimensional transportation of consciousness to be a perfect choice for a magic mirror

Gallium challenges our idea of the established and asks us to let go of preconceptions, stretching our receptive abilities to discover the truth about reality, which is always multi-dimensional. Working with gallium increases intelligence, systemic thinking and reduces fear of the unknown.

Indium has properties which are of little use in the environments we are familiar with - but on far journeys, its existence becomes more strongly revealed, as do its purposes. Use Indium for meditations of the true unknown, the unfamiliar, and to expand consciousness. Indium can be used as a guide towards the Akashic records, and Indra's web.

Thallium is another of the metalloids that seem to be not at home on planet Earth at all. In its physical form, it is extremely toxic; in its metaphysical forms, it is an event like the Northern Lights that can stimulate a renewed or deepened sense of awe about the nature of the Universe. Shows us the limitations of considering everything from a physical point of view.

Bismuth is best known for making pretty, multicoloured "hopper crystals" and is a wonderful, safe and generally non-toxic introduction to the nature of metals and crystals, which in the end, obey the same universal laws and are more than just relatives in existence. Like the other metalloids, there is a whole lot more to it than meets the eyes, and bismuth particularly combines a great many "wonderful" properties of the other metals, crystals and metalloids, such as multi-faceted refraction, flow, the regularity of structure and metaphysical expansion. An excellent metal/crystal for beginners and children.

Germanium has the same physical structure as diamond but presents as a metal-like appearance. Germanium is an excellent metalloid for stimulating finding the truth beyond the form and is, therefore, a particularly useful addition to truth potions, and to cut through mental confusions and prejudices.

Antimony is the example of the multi-level events that are the metalloids which have been used by humans for magic, metaphysical, practical and healing purposes for the longest time. It is relatively straightforward and like all the metalloids, stimulates thought, expansion, and banishes "construct thinking". Because Antimony has been associated with healing for so long, it has a power field making it useful now for healing quests and to find healing answers beyond the ordinary.

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