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The vegetable stone of alchemy was called lapis vegetabilis. Alchemy symbol the oak tree in alchemy. Alchemy of Steven School. The stone of the meadows is the vegetable stone in alchemy and this name seems to be more common in other countries like germany. It is a deep secret in alchemy which is symbolized by the oak tree and in my opinion this may unlock a large portion of ancient alchemical secrets in alchemy concerning the hidden manna, the alkahest, alchemical gemstones, and probably much more, perhaps even life extension spoken of in alchemical manuscripts from previous centuries. This video represnts alchemical theory of Steven School. Do not try this at home. This video does not constitute advice of any type nor is it intended for any specific person. No warranty is expressed or implied concerning the accuracy or completeness of any information presented here. Not for consumption. The emerald tablet of thoth hermes says the wind hath carried it in its belly which means water as the sophic mercury. The earth is its nurse as it putrefies or ferments becoming the manna from heaven or gur. This material is collected in spring as the sal petrae salt stone or a white salt or white stone. The philosophical sulfur is locked within the oak tree and is released by water and fire exodus 32:20 Moses and the golden calf. Moses burned the “gold” in the fire and scattered it upon the water. Filtration of this material reveals the sulfur element which is an alchemical sun, sulfur of the sun, the citrine mercury of Nicholas Flamel which is then joined to the white salt through the sophic mercury (water) to reveal a blood red stone. See the writings of Nicholas Flamel in his letter to his nephew, you must know by what agent your “mercury” is to be fortified with or it will be as common water. The alkahest or secret dissolving water is the water and ashes before filtration as it is alkaline yet caustic and theoretically used to dissolve silica for ancient alchemical synthetic gemstones or alchemy gemstones which hypothetically receive their color from decomposed or alchemical processed metals. Alchemy of Steven School.
According to legend an old alchemy manuscript was kept hidden away for centuries in private libraries handed down through generations but kept away from public view. Supposedly this secret alchemy recipe divulged an alchemy philosopher’s stone dry path recipe for the mineral realm (often called the mineral work)
This secret alchemy recipe supposedly described the secret formula and method of creating a lapis mineralis philosopher’s stone theoretically intended for the alchemy experiment called transmutation in which alchemists tried to turn base metals such as lead into precious metals like gold.
Some people vehemently deny alchemy while some think that perhaps there may actually be something to it. I would think that if someone had become very wealthy from alchemical transmutations then they probably would profit from you discrediting the art or otherwise not believing in it. So the secret alchemy dry path philosopher’s stone recipe was said to have been leaked when its last owner died and it may have accidentally been included in an estate sale tucked away in an old book which the inheritors were unaware of. Imagine finding such a bookmark in a second hand sale. The story continues that the new owner of the book and its secret alchemy manuscript hidden inside knew little about the find and sent it to a prominent figure in the modern alchemy community who was knowledgeable of the art and understood what it was as well as its value. The legendary document is believed to have been returned to the public domain but yet hard or difficult to find. I believe the manuscript reveals much information while keeping some portion secluded by not naming the “salt” which it speaks of, or its alchemical preparation. The rest of the process seemed to be illuminated quite well. It is important to note that such a mineral work hypothetically geared for the transmutation of metals into gold would not be fit for human consumption and therefore should not be confused with the elixir of life, or any other elixir. In my opinion such an alchemy stone as mentioned here would only be fit for minerals and not plants mammals or the like. If the manuscript is correct then it may open the door to alchemical metallurgy as well as alchemy gemstones. Alchemists were said to cover more than just lead into gold. Stories abound of King Solomon being an alchemist an supposedly creating large gemstones or even precious metals. There are other facets of alchemy which speak of different alchemy stones which are not the focus of this particular manuscript or document in question which seemed to only be concerned with creating a transmutation substance to be cast upon metals. Some theories are touched upon in this video such as “why did alchemists wrap their philosopher’s stone in wax before transmuting metals?” Also a theory on “how to make the philosopher’s stone” shedding light on “how alchemists tried to turn lead into gold” or “how does the philosopher’s stone work?” This alchemy video depicts alchemy of Steven School. This video and written / verbal commentary does not constitute advice of any type nor is it intended for any specific person. do not try this at home. Not for consumption. No warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided here. This alchemy video is part of a series. Subscribe to the Steven School alchemy YouTube channel for updates and tap the bell to be notified when new videos are uploaded to YouTube. The dry path of alchemy is said to have been dangerous as well as utilize potentially hazardous materials. The dragon had to be slain which was old alchemical terminology for chemical reactions. The poisonous breath of the dragon which slays everything in its path referred to fumes or even splattering material from the alchemist glass. Detonations were said to occur before the alchemical dragon was slain. Supposedly the heat or degrees of the fire were said to be regulated judiciously and in one writing mentioning the alchemist Gualdus i remember seeing “be careful of the heat or you will blow the egg! Some alchemy manuscripts depict two substances which are at first at enmity with one another until the dragon is slain and they unite becoming one. Such a depiction illuminates the dry path of alchemy involving heat as the philosopher’s stone catalyst. Wet paths of alchemy can also use heat (or cold) at certain points of the great work however in those secret alchemy formulas water is the vehicle driving the solve et coagula or dissolve and coagulate which would be accentuated by heat or cold. My research indicates that some of the things alchemists worked with in the mineral realm of metals or alchemy gems (not elixirs) were marcasites, pyrites including iron pyrite, chalcopyrite, and copper pyrites, menstruums, strong waters, acids, metallic ores, fluxes, reducing agents, vinegar, and other elements or minerals such as sulfur and even potassium nitrate. Vitriol.
Alchemy of Steven School with iron pyrite. The fiery red king sophic red mercury of the sages. (Not elemental mercury) also the fixed salt of iron pyrite prepared by alchemy process of fire and water (fire and vinegar). Do not try this at home. Alchemy red oil from iron pyrite alchemy.
Alchemy of Steven School with Iron Pyrite. Not for human consumption. Do not try this at home. No warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any information presented here. This Information does not constitute advice of any type, nor is it intended for any specific person.
I took the mineral iron pyrite and ground it fine with a mortar and pestle.
I extracted the golden water with a vinegar solution and poured it off until i had collected all of the yellow vinegar.
After the extractions were complete i took the leftover iron pyrite and calcined it outdoors through the colors of the peacock’s tail all the way to a final fixed red.
Alchemy peacock’s tail roasting iron pyrite by Steven School. Do not try this at home.
After the matter reached a final fixed red like an incombustible sulfur or a salamander which endures the fire it was allowed to cool and then placed back into an extraction vessel with more of my vinegar solution. The liquid became red like dragons blood.
The whole mass of roasted iron pyrite and red vinegar along with its sediment was poured off through stacked coffee filters then dissolved in warm vinegar and filtered again to reveal the fixed salt of iron pyrite. Dissolution and filtration seemed to prepare it more like “clear as liquid crystal” suggested in the alchemical writings of Theophrastus Paracelsus. additional roasting was not required as it only seemed to burn the salt. Alchemy of Steven School with iron pyrite.
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The Philosopher’s Stone of alchemy is often described as a saffron colored material ranging from yellow to orange yet many alchemical manuscripts describe that in the final stages of the creation of the philosopher’s stone the color becomes blood red. The basic colors of the great work of alchemy are usually depicted as black white yellow red. Ancient alchemy formulas also described secondary colors like the green lion of alchemy or a peacock’s tail. Once the alchemist finished making the alchemy Philosopher’s stone the saffron colored material was believed to have changed to that of a transparent, red, glass like Philosopher’s stone described as gold digested to its highest degree. The final alchemical stage in the great work of alchemy making the Philosopher’s stone was said to be wrapping the Philosopher’s stone in wax. Many alchemists believed that the Philosopher’s stone of alchemy must be wrapped in wax in order to transmute lead into gold. Article written by Steven School. Do not try this at home.