Foundations of Creative Alchemy
The roadmap to manifesting your creative vision.
Chela Rhea Harper
ARTIST, ALCHEMIST & CREATIVITY COACH
Discover your authentic voice and find the courage to share it with the world.
As a composer and professional musician, I have experienced both the joy and hardship facing those who choose a creative path.
At every level of success, artists encounter unforeseen adversity and struggle with blocks, self-doubt, and uncertainty. The key is learning to navigate these dark waters without losing ourselves in the process.
In 2016, after a series of significant personal losses—I reached a point of no return—my dark night of the soul.
In confronting the depths of my own ruin, I began to see the totality of my experience and the gold that had been gifted to me.
By recognizing the creative potential hidden within the perceived chaos of my circumstances, I was led toward a path of Alchemical healing and spiritually immersive creativity.
Over the past few years, I have dedicated myself to helping other artists to transmute their struggles into strengths and unlock their creative potential through inner-work, meditation, and Alchemy.
"The very things we wish to avoid,
neglect and flee from, turn out to be the
'prima materia' from which all real growth comes."
– Andrew Harvey
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To many, Alchemy is considered to be the pseudoscientific precursor to modern chemistry—famous for the legendary pursuit of turning lead into gold. While the attainment of riches may have been the goal for some, it was not the ultimate aim of the adept Alchemists.
At its core, Alchemy was the art of inner and outer transformation. As the Alchemists refined, transmuted, and purified the physical substances in their experiments (the below), they were also refining, transmuting, and purifying the archetypal elements of their own consciousness (the above).
Any time we consciously create, we’re performing these same alchemical operations.
Through creating, refining, and completing our work, we are also simultaneously catalyzing a process of transformation and completion within ourselves.
“The generation of all natural things
is twofold: one which takes place by
Nature without Art, the other
which is brought about by Art.”
Paracelsus, alchemist (1493-1542)
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Solve et Coagula | refine and recombine
The Lunar Path is a creative approach to Alchemical transformation that transmutes the lead of your perceived limitations into the gold of your fully-expressed self.
When your inner world is divided and disconnected, it can be very difficult to create what you desire. By learning how to cultivate and align the elements of your authentic self, you can become a clear conduit for the imminent flow of creation as it passes through you and out into the world.
Internally, Luna represents the elusive subconscious mind that governs the inflow and outflow of creation—between consciousness (the above) and matter (the below). To successfully turn your intentions into actions, you must learn how to gently communicate with the subconscious in the language that it understands. Symbolism.
Once trust and aligned communication are established between Sol (conscious) and Luna (subconscious), you can begin to clear away the blockages that prevent you from fully expressing yourself and completing your work.
You are the channel between the
world of ideas and the world of form.
Adapted from The Book of Tokens by Paul Foster Case
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Lunar Path Alchemy Sessions are uniquely designed to connect you to the spirit of your intention and support you in dissolving the blocks that are keeping you from committing to your Great Work.
The Lunar Path is a non-linear process of self-discovery and transformation through dreams, altered states, synchronicity, and creative self-expression.
As with all Alchemical practices, the work can’t be completed without Sol, Luna’s counterpart. The Solar practices that we do in our sessions together are in service of cultivating balance, clarity, and direction for your creative work.
Together, we will seek to turn your intentions into actions and creative impulses into completed works of art.
(the conscious mind)
(the subconscious mind)
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