Intermediate studies in alchemy

Voltaire, in a letter to Frederick II, referred to him as “a man who never dies, and who knows everything.” Saint Germain is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating personalities of recorded history. The activities of this illustrious master have been documented for more than a century (1710 – 1822) throughout the courts of Europe. To the peoples of many lands Saint Germain was considered a citizen, for he spoke twelve languages with the fluency of a native. Composing and improvising on the piano without music and playing the violin “like an orchestra” or but a few of the achievements that demonstrate the stunning genius of the “Wonderman of Europe.” To remove the false from precious gems was a simple task for the master alchemist. Neither was beyond his ability to transmute base metals into gold. According to the confidence in the court of Louis XV, Madame Pompadour, he possessed a miraculous elixir that could prolong life. Aside from the prodigious, Saint Germain’s strongest attribute is his devotion to the freedom and enlightenment of all mankind. His never-ending service to life will stand as a tribute to this distinguished master for generations to come. In Intermediate Studies in Alchemy, Saint Germain introduces the alchemical formulas for self-mastery. Through the applied study of this science, you can climb the levels of higher consciousness. You can learn to control the elements that affect your life and the lives of those around you.

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The True and perfect preparation of the philosopher’s stone

I bought a book called The True and perfect preparation of the Philosopher’s stone on Amazon. Good book. See it here The true and perfect preparation of the Philosopher’s stone by the order of the brotherhood of the rosy cross

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Was iron pyrite used in alchemy?

From a very old alchemy book. Modern Reprint Found Click Here

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The Philosopher’s Stone Book, Alchemy by Steven School.

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What was Nicholas Flamel’s secret recipe for the Philosopher’s Stone of alchemy?

Some alchemical researchers have expressed opinion they believe Nicholas Flamel may have specialized in what was called the dry path of alchemy in regards to his secret recipe for the philosopher’s stone. In researching alchemical manuscripts attributed to him as well as his letter to his nephew coded words seemed to be in play to keep secret the formula for the philosopher’s stone. I remember reading a section which called for casting some forgotten ingredient upon another “smoking” and realizing their secret alchemy recipe did not list the real ingredients of the philosopher’s stone of alchemy. When a colleague purchased an unknown assortment of rare and antique books as a blind grab bag, old alchemy books were surprisingly discovered in the sealed box. One book in particular mentions saint Paul’s church yard in Paris. this book claims it has been translated from different languages and re published in different countries. it seems however that it may have come from the heart of medieval alchemy in Paris and includes works from famous alchemist’s such as Glauber, Paracelsus and others. No date has been found in this very old book. The image (in my opinion) sheds much light on Nicholas Flamel’s recipe for the philosopher’s stone by way of what appears to be identifying a certain portion of the dry path of alchemy. Modern Reprint Here

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What are the best alchemy books for beginners?

Here are my top picks on which alchemy books I would recommend first as a good starting point on an alchemical library.

Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal Kindle Edition by Rosalee de la Forêt (Author)   I believe that food and medicine are for the most part one and the same. I also belief that good health begins in the garden. Alchemy was not just the ancient predecessor of science, but of medicine as well. Many alchemical scholars of the past have advised that of the three realms or kingdoms which comprise the vast labyrinth that is alchemy, that the best place to start is in the plant realm.

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Alchemy of Herbs will show you how to transform common ingredients into foods and remedies that heal. What were once everyday flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary. While using herbs can often seem complicated or costly, this book offers a way to learn that’s as simple and inexpensive as cooking dinner.
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The animal realm was often considered to be the next section of study for alchemists and this consisted of a great many things such as creating primitive nutritional supplements by grinding egg shells to powder or even making bone soup said to gather stem cells from bone marrow of chickens, fish, or even cows. One modern book I have read which seems to fit here is The Book of Aquarius: Alchemy and the Philosophers’ Stone: Alchemy Secrets Revealed Paperback – March 19, 2012 by Author Unknown (Author), Wanda Priday (Editor)

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The Book of Aquarius reveals one particular secret which has been kept hidden for the last 12,000 years. It is the nuts and bolts for the process of Alchemy. Alchemy is used to create the Philosophers’ Stone and the Elixir of Life, also known as the Fountain of Youth, Ambrosia, Soma, Amrita, and Nectar of Immortality. “Throughout history this secret has been used by a very few to extend their lives hundreds of years in perfect health, with access to unlimited wealth, among many other miraculous properties. Some kept the secret because they understood that the time was not right for the secret to be free for all people, but most kept the secret out of their own jealousy, ignorance, egotism and corruption. The Stone’s history and the history of the human race up until this day is a strange story full of secret societies, hooded cloaks, and mystical symbols. Such theatrics are childish and shallow. It’s pointless to look for the light in the shadows. The Philosophers’ Stone operates and is made by entirely natural and scientific means. Truth is always simple, beautiful and easy to understand.” Keywords The Book Of Aquarius, Alchemy And The Philosopher’s Stone, Alchemy Secrets Revealed.

Now, moving along as we climb the alchemical ladder towards The Magnum Opus of alchemy or The Grand Arcanum as it were one of my all time favorite best books on alchemy is…. Alchemy Unveiled by Johannes Helmond I never lose interest in this book, it seems like every time I pick it up I find another alchemical gem which deepens my level of understanding of the ancient hermetic science of alchemy.

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Alchemy is the last and highest knowledge which can be committed to paper in the form of letters. Beyond that, another language is required, one which cannot be committed to paper. Most people confuse iatrochemistry with Alchemy. When an Alchemist speaks of Mercury, Sulphur and Salt, he speaks of his spiritual, astral and physical bodies, not of the elements. Alchemy Unveiled describes the tribulations that a human being has to pass through in order to purify these three bodies. However, to achieve the level of an Alchemist requires daily study and strict daily mental, astral and physical exercises for many lifetimes. Many individuals have already achieved this goal. The purpose is not to convert a lower metal into gold, but to change an impure body into a pure body, namely the spirit, soul and physical bodies. An Alchemist is one who has passed the levels of a magician, spheric magician and Kabbalist. All these levels can be achieved without the help of a teacher! These Western writings are by those who have reached levels higher than an Alchemist. They have given us these writings, philosophically and practically. These sciences cannot be learned intellectually, but have to be approached with a clean heart. One’s character has to be completely free of all negative characteristics. And for the one who embarks on this journey, the first thing to be learned is what a positive characteristic is and what a negative characteristic is. And the reader will be surprised what negative characteristics are, because many of these characteristics are considered by most as positive. Alchemy Unveiled will lead the reader on a journey of a complete purification of the body, soul and spirit, and for the first time the mystery of the Philosopher’s Stone is openly explained. Much has been written about this subject, most of which is and remains incomprehensible for most. Many of the alchemical writings available were and are based on error and point the way to the wrong path. This is mainly due to the fact that many individuals do this for personal, material gain. Alchemy Unveiled begins with an explicit explanation of the symbolic language of Alchemy, which is a must for any further clear understanding of the entire text of this book. It explains the errors of many who were not in possession of the true knowledge regarding this art. It takes the reader on a journey through the ancient mysteries of Initiation, the Osiris mysteries, the Eleusian Mysteries, the Mysteries of Israel, the Christ-Mysterium and the Mystery of Alchemy. An excellent addition to the Franz Bardon books on Hermetics.

And now we move on to another good book further illuminating The Great Work of Alchemy. A Compendium of Works on the Philosopher’s Stone by Anonymous Anonymous (2015-06-02) Paperback – 1798 by Anonymous Anonymous (Author)

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A Compendium of Works on the Philosopher’s Stone

This book is a compilation of several works on the Philosopher’s Stone and the Hermetic Art of Alchemy. Included are 5 such books, The Glory of the World, The Six Keys of Eudoxus, Hortulanus Commentary on the Emerald Tablet, Turba Philosophorum, and Splendor Solis complete with applicable prints. This resource is a must have for all those who would endeavor to understand the Great Work.

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What are the best books on ancient alchemy?

 

What is ancient alchemy?

Alchemist’s worked in three main categories which fell into the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms. One very basic theory of the lost or secret art was that according to the bible, when “GOD” proclaimed that all things shall multiply in like kind he included the minerals as well as the animals and the plants. Ancient alchemical writers often advised in their secret alchemical manuscripts to observe the simple ways of nature. They also spoke of the four elements which were water, earth, air, and fire. The seal of Solomon supposedly depicts the secret ancient formula of alchemy which is water and fire, two of the simple tools of nature. So theoretically speaking this might be interpreted as water and fire acting upon matter (earth) in the presence of air. Although the alchemist’s were said to have worked upon a great many things, these things basically fell into the three main categories of plant, animal or mineral. Now, moving forward in recent years a theory has emerged that sulfur may in fact be the nucleus of the gold atom. One of my theories on alchemical transmutation of lead into gold, is that perhaps lead actually is gold simply missing its sulfur element as the nucleus and also containing a few impurities. If this theory were correct then alchemists were simply trying to insert the missing element which in my opinion might be more of an amalgamation than a transmutation of metals. This sounds much simpler than atomic transmutation. Alchemists were known to have experimented with metallurgy and in writings attributed to Michael Sendivogius he advised that one study the metals and their “methods of union” which to me, suggests amalgamation as opposed to transmutation. The “philosopher’s stone” has been rumored to burn with a bright blue flame when thrown into molten metal. Some ancient alchemy writings declared that this legendary alchemical substance was actually yellow. These theories to me suggests sulfur which was mentioned in the alchemical manuscripts of Theophrastus Paracelcus as well as  Michael Sendivogius and or his mentor Alexander Seton. The work of alchemy called for the holy trinity which meant salt, sulfur, and sophic mercury. Some theorists suggested that these three secret philosopher’s stone ingredients were needed while others surmised that joining the sophic mercury to the alchemical “sulfur” (The moon and the sun, or Gabritius and Beya”) would thereby produce the secret salt as a result of the hermetical wedding producing the supernatural son of the sun. Primitive metallurgy called for the purification of metals by smelting them with potash (potassium earth metal) this upon cooling would leave slag that was chipped away with a hammer to remove impurities. Alchemists were said to repeat this purification of metals until a star was seen which reminds me of the eastern star or the star of David. The symbol of purity and truth. This process was a predecessor to amalgamation since alchemists believed that “blackness” hindered fusion. If elemental sulfur is thrown into molten lead it catches on fire leaving black material (carbon) and makes a mess. With that in mind, perhaps the whole idea of alchemy was to change elemental sulfur into something else, by joining it to another element through the sophic mercury (not elemental mercury). Perhaps the secret liquid could dissolve these elements and then coagulate them through a repetition of nature’s rain cycle in the glass, theoretically into a fifth element or incombustible sulfur that would no longer be affected by fire. This is one of the reasons that Iron Pyrite or marcasite has been associated with alchemy. It is a natural mineral in which nature has joined sulfur to iron to form another element in which the qualities of the sulfur and the iron have been somewhat changed. The salt of iron, and the element of sulfur, an interesting combination according to some. Could it be an open entrance to the closed palace of the king? I get the idea that in the mineral iron pyrite, sulfur might be joining into the realm of the metals.   Article written by Steven School. Do Not Try This At Home!

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Alchemy Vintage Books Collection 114 PDF E-Books/Manuscripts 1 DVD Rosicrucians, Hermetism; Freemasonry; Freemasons; Occultism, Old books on disc

You will receive an interesting mix of books on alchemy covering a fantastic array of subjects: secret mysteries, ancient alchemy, bibliotheca chemical, various treaties, manuscripts (Hermetism; Freemasonry; Freemasons; Occultism; Rosicrucians), and much more! More than 28000* Pages! 114 E-books in PDF Format! 1 Data DVD! You will need a PDF reader like Adobe Reader. You might get marks, scratches, some text written on it (usually pencil), all sort of things which were done to the books by the Public in the library during the last 100 years. 99% of the pages & illustrations/drawings are intact E-books are in 4 languages: English, German, Italian, Latin (please bear in mind that, a title in English does not appear in German and other languages, a title in German does not appear in English and other languages). Titles on the DVD are shorter than original in the listing (containing mainly the title + year, no subtitle), but you can match them easily with our listing. Please bear in mind that Manuscripts are scans of handwritten pages, combined into volumes, number of pages varies from volume to volume, from min.17 to max.994, majority of them are between 100 – 300 pages per volume. They contain lots of beautiful drawings. Some of the pages are very bright. You will receive 1 NEW DVD with artwork (as shown on the picture) in plastic sleeve (no BOX included). For full list of titles, please check product gallery. These are not paper-white copies of e-books, some of these titles are 100-150 years old, and these pdf’s are scans of the original books. Please note this DVD is for use in a computer that has a DVD optical drive, it will not work in a traditional DVD player that is connected to a television. Files can be printed and/or transferred to tablets/phones/other devices.

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