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And thus it ends…

May 13, 2015

The primary purpose of this site was to prevent the uninformed from being misinformed and misled by psychologists, academics, charlatans, occultists, etc. It did not exist to satisfy curiosity about what one might assume was important.

An opportunity was provided for people to learn from complex impacts and indirect teaching, but this has not been recognized nor utilized; rather most questions answered in a way that did not match the format desired and expected by the questioner received no attention (or negative attention).

When it was pointed out that practice must inform theory, it was assumed that such a response was from a position of subjectivity and that such was an example of cultic activity.

We had been determined to stop teaching and pull down the whole site quite some time ago, and perhaps we should have done so. It would appear that there is little to no value in the alchemystical format for people at this time and in this place (at least not with our humble self at the helm)—and since such a format is not at all necessary, if it happens to serve as a distraction it is best discontinued.

Just to be clear, this ceasing of activity is not the result of any one person’s actions or any one event … it is the result of broad issues and has been a long time coming.

Now, that said, we have both enjoyed our time with you; but as that does not justify the continuance of activity, we bid you Godspeed on your quest. We will leave portions of this site up so that it may continue to serve its original function.

It would almost surely be more useful for persons to take the texts of the Traditionalist and Shah schools and use them to inform their practice of one of the revealed World religions (Buddhism, Christianity and Islam).

One final bit of advice: beware of what you desire, beware of what you think you know, and always, with every breath, assay your mettle.

Best wishes to you all,

james & Xiaoyao

P.S. Xiaoyao and I are acutely aware of our failure to be of greater assistance to you, our fellow wayfarers, and we wish you all well for your future travels along whatever path you may choose to follow.

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  1. May 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you, both, for your time, patience, and service. Here and elsewhere.

    While this particular meal may not suit every taste, it would be an unwise palate that concluded that closure was due to an absence of skilful supply.

    ‘Not in the mood? Mood’s a thing for cattle and loveplay, not fighting!’
    – Gurney Halleck

  2. brkkuroi
    May 14, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Your decision to close this site is, of course, your own, and I respect your judgement. I have appreciated all of the interactions with both you and Xiaoyao, and more importantly I have learned from them I will not forget, God willing, what I have learned. I wish you Godspeed as well.

  3. May 15, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Thankyou James and Xiaoyao for all the effort and time you have put into this site. I’ve gained a lot from your articles and the discussions between you and the other contributors to the site. Thankyou for sharing your wisdom.

  4. May 15, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Best wishes for your travels, as well. I am happy to know that you will be leaving some of the work up on the site. The commentaries are invaluable. I’ve gone from ground zero, to learning something of the technical terms, then to understanding a little bit more, inshallah. And, I am most grateful for the parting gift as it was just that, and practices exist, so, maybe it will lead one thing into the other. A proper Alchemist isn’t what is commonly needed in any case, but a privilege just the same. It has been a pleasure, though, and inspiring…difficult, too.

  5. May 15, 2015 at 11:36 am

    We have feasted well, and you have both given us more than adequate provisions to continue our quest.

    Thanks may not be enough, nor do the words to express how privileged we have been come easily to mind.

    I say farewell with a tear in my eye,


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