The Jade proving was an enjoyable one for me, perhaps my best ever. I felt like an emperor. Kings and queens seemed like lower beings compared to where I was. It was not a sensation of power, or haughtiness, but a purer feeling of knowing and confidence. I knew what I knew with great certainty, and for the first time I realised that there was an eighth chakra, situated above the head at the tip of the wizard’s hat, a lofty vantage point from which we connect to the power of heaven.
Jade is beyond earthly riches. Considered more valuable than diamonds and gold, in Chinese mythology it symbolises the gateway between heaven and earth. Its alleged ability to preserve the power of life after death, literally bestowing immortality, makes it even more invaluable. I decided to prove it following the provings of Adamas (Diamond) and Sapphire, so as to extend my study of gem stones.
Jade is found in many regions of our planet, however it is associated mainly with China, and is regarded by the Chinese as the most noble of all gems. Jade carvings can be used to trace almost the entire history of this country. In 1997 I visited China, where I saw a jade exhibition of breathtaking beauty, and was introduced to an expert on jade. I procured a small, but expensive, piece of jadeite, egg-shaped and stunningly attractive. I loved the deep green shade and had a longing to dive into the depths of its mysteries.
The proving, which took place with Dynamis UK, brought out the lavish aspect of jade, indulging in the finer things in life: champagne baths, expensive concubines, luxury foods, fun and laughter. Yet it had its dark sides. The jade route from Burma to China is filled with gambling, slavery, danger, drug addiction and AIDS. The proving bought up the image of the Norse trickster god, Loki, powerful and ‘up to no good’ mischief. Ancient blood lines, extended families, murder, deception and a jaded sensation are only some aspects of the complex picture. It will take time to form a coherent totality.
Most impressive for me was my wife Camilla’s proving, where, without knowing what the proving substance was, turned into a Chinese tai chi master for a day, claiming that Chinese culture and martial arts practices are superior to all others. She seemed filled with universal power, which she achieved by aligning herself physically and morally with heaven. From her proving we learnt that this alignment can only be achieved by bending at the knees; that to become an emperor one must learn how to serve. This theme of alignment with the universal axis indicated a relationship to another nobility: the noble gases.
It is possible that this is not a common remedy. I have only seen three cases since its proving in 1999. Yet when nobility, luxury, or depravity call, this remedy may prove invaluable.
Jeremy Sherr 2013