SUBLIMATION
Osho Zen Two of Fire
Vision Quest Four of Air
 Contemplation
Think of the word "sublime" when trying to figure out the word "sublimatio" as
applied in alchemy because this has nothing to do with repressing anything. On
the contrary, when we sublimate in alchemy we try to gain some perspective on
any given situation, which requires distance, altitude, a sense of gaining some kind
of visual perspective in which to ponder and transcend the challenge.  The figure
of a tower is usually attributed to this mental process. The term is also used when
the process has reached such a state of transformation that the spirit elevates
itself out of the dense, calcified or mortified matter.  
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