Metaphysical Properties of Copper
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Copper is known as a good conductor of energy, as well as a balancing metal that works with the flow of projective and receptive energies. Copper is known to Shamans and Healers to be a metal that balances the bodyís polarities, thereby removing blockages which are responsible for illness or imbalance. Copper is healing for the mind, body and spirit. It provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and also can align the subtle bodies. It has been used to amplify and transmit thought and healing energy. Copper has been used with stones and crystals it helps to align the stoneís individual energy field (since every stone has itís own properties). It has also been used to create a unique balance of energy, by combining stone and copper, which remains solely unique to the individual using it. It can assist in combating fatigue and lethargy, restlessness and non-acceptance of ones self.
Copper in Alchemy
It is said that the regimen of Alchemy is greater than is perceived by reason, except through divine inspiration. Alchemy is a deep study, so it will not be explained here in great depth, solely the concepts of Copper within Alchemy will be mentioned (go to The Alchemy Website
for more information on Alchemy) Copper is one of the seven metals of alchemy, representing Venus. The Alchemical vessel is a symbol of the soul. Copper can be seen as having a soul as well as a body; and the Art of Alchemy can be defined as "the liquefaction of the body and the separation of the soul from the body, seeing that copper, like a man, has a soul and a body." There is also relevance and importance in the Ankh and its representation of copper. The Ankh is a powerful symbol of immortality and it also contains all the sephiroth of the TreeOfLife from the Kabballah.
The watery and venusian aspects of copper and its interaction with other metals is seen within Alchemy. As Mars and Venus in mythology were closely related, so are they found bonded together in the depths of the earth: the principle copper ore is in copper-iron pyrites, in which copper occurs together with iron. The darker threads of iron run through this sea-green ore of copper. In various sea creatures the breathing process is by means of copper, not iron. They do not need the fiery Mars-energy, but have a more tranquil mode of being. A simpler, copper-containing molecule is used instead of the iron-molecule haemoglobin. The octopus and the scorpion both respire using a copper-molecule in place of the iron-based haemoglobin. That same polarity functions in an inorganic realm in the principle of the dynamo (Michael Faraday realized the dynamo principle,17 October, 1831), where the relative motion of iron and copper generates electricity. Iron creates the magnetic field and copper wires carry away the current generated. The energy powering our civilisation derives from a pulsating Mars-Venus interaction, making alternating current.