Are you using and/or refining alchemy?
Baba interviewed by Willi Paul at PlanetShifter Magazine
Actually, alchemy is a interesting connection point between East and West, because it gives us an opportunity to consider a different kind of vocabulary when thinking about India, and especially Oral Tradition. Spiritual India is normally represented in the West with a human sciences’ vocabulary of Comparative Religion or Psychology, which gives a very distorted result. But, if we should use the vocabulary of Hermeticism, with it’s focus on connecting with the Natural World, as opposed to mapping things according to the categories of discourse & connecting with only fickle ideas of the time, I find a convenient bridge to allow sharper commentary and interpretation.
I use Indian Alchemy, which I don’t think of as a science, but a knowledge that must be gleaned from Nature and one’s lineage, not on the basis of a rational methodology and discursive reasoning, but through experience, exposure, intimacy, and invocation. So, the task is an ongoing one of knowing oneself and knowing the Natural World, and seeing the mirror reflection between the two; there is no issue of refining Alchemy, as such. That being said, I have been slowly converting to more modern apparatus, and adapting to the technology that is readily available.