Back to school with the great work

Back to school with the great work
Back to school with the great work

Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home.

What color is the Philosopher’s stone?

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.

Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy


 Picture is from Aleister Crowleys Thoth Tarot Deck.

Alchemical symbolism regarding the creation of the philosopher’s stone of alchemy dry path

VITRIOL visit the interior of the earth and there by rectification find the occult lapis. The rebis or two thing depicts the alchemical hermaphrodite. A wedding of the sun and moon. Ancient alchemists such as Rhasis and Hermes (from the pyramids) used to write he who unites the male to the female draws forth the hidden virtue. Pyramid means fire in the middle. Sal non tingit is an old Latin alchemy term which meant the salt does not tinge unless it be tinged. The saffron colored material was also called the fire salt and the fire lizard among other things. The image depicts the process and ingredients of the philosopher’s stone creation in condensed alchemical symbolism. Many alchemists wrote the secret process of the magnum opus was very difficult for outsiders to figure out even if the ingredients were known. The philosopher’s stone of alchemy was said to have been wrapped in wax as the final and necessary step in the creation of the lapis philosophorum. Article written by Steven School.Click here To see The Philosopher’s Stone Book, Alchemy by Steven School. “As an Amazon Associate I earn fees from qualifying purchases”

Colors Of The Great Work Alchemy

Colors to be observed in the
Operation of the Great Work.
The Great Work of Alchemy is often described as a series of four stages represented by colors such as black, white, yellow, purple and red as well as all the colors of the peacock’s tail. Alchemy of Steven School. Do Not Try This At Home.

Alchemy Dry Path

The dry path of alchemy was said to be a dangerous process involving toxic fumes called the poisonous breath of the dragon which slays everything in its path. Many alchemist’s died or were injured while attempting the dry path of the great work of alchemy. I study alchemy for research purposes only. Do not try alchemy at home. Not for consumption. Steven School.

Alchemy Experiments Red Sulfur And Mercury

Alchemy of Steven School. Do Not Try This At Home. Not For Consumption.

Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home. Not for human consumption. Where the cold touched the hot color changed yellow/red or burnished orange like that of a crimson poppy in little “stones”. Mercury was added by drops to test. Notice the mercury is not rolling around in liquid beads but seems to have coagulated for lack of better terminology at this time, or solidified with color change like that of gold. In the writings of Michael Sendivogius he mentioned if “water” ran across a table in divergent rivulets it would become red where it touched the red powder, or white where it touched the white powder, etc. (Not Copied Word For Word But Only From Distant Memory)

Nicholas Flamel Versus Michael Sendivogius On The Dry Path Of Alchemy

Here we will compare the alchemical writings of Nicholas Flamel against those of Michael Sendivogius as if the two were doing battle in the creation of the philosopher’s stone or the transmutation powder of alchemy. YouTube Video is the work of Steven School, Alchemist. Do Not Try This At Home. Not For Human Consumption.

Let us begin this battle of the sages with alchemical writings attributed to Nicholas Flamel.

I Nicholas Flamel am seized with a desire to write out the whole magistery of the secret of the Powder of Projection, or the Philosophical Tincture, which God hath willed to impart to his very insignificant servant, and which I have found out, as thou also wilt find out in working as I shall declare unto you. . Take thou in the first place the eldest or first-born child of Saturn, not the vulgar, 9 parts; of the sabre chalibs of the God of War, 4 parts. Put this latter into a crucible, and when it comes to a melting redness, cast therein the 9 parts of Saturn, and immediately this will redden the other. Some believe they have the whole magistery, when they have the heavenly Mercury prepared; but they are grossly deceived. It is for this cause they find thorns before they pluck the rose, for want of understanding. It is true indeed, that were they to understand the weight, the regimen of the fire, and the suitable way, they would not have much to do, and could not fail even if they would. But in this art there is a way to work. Learn therefore and observe well how to operate, in the manner I am about to relate to you. Take this white or red sulphur, triturate it in a glass or marble mortar, and pour on it, in sprinking it, a third part of its weight of the Mercury from which this sulphur has been drawn. put again this mixture into an oval glass; place it in a furnace on a suitable fire. Concoct until the said Mercury is changed into sulphur, and during this coction, thou wilt see wonderful things in thy vessel, that is to say, all the colours which exist in the world, which thou canst not behold without lifting up thy heart to God in gratitude for so great a gift. When thou has attained to the purple red, thou must gather it: for then the alchymical powder is made, transmuting every metal into fine pure and neat gold, which thou maist multiply by watering it as thou hast already done, grinding it with fresh “Mercury”, concocting it in the same vessel, furnace and fire, and the time will be much shorter, and its virtue ten times stronger. This then is the whole magistery done with “Mercury” alone, which some do not believe to be true, because they are weak and stupid, and not at all able to comprehend this work. the matter will pass through all the colours, the black, the ash colour, the blue, the green, the white, the orange, and finally the red as red as blood or the crimson poppy: aim only at this last colour; for it is the true sulphur, and the alchymical powder. If thou are disposed to multiply thy powder, take one part thereof, and water it with two parts of thy animated Mercury; make it into a soft and smooth paste; put it in a vessel as thou hast already done, in the same furnace and fire, and concoct it. This second turn of the philosophic wheel will be done in less time than the first, and thy powder will have ten times more strength. Let is wheel about again even a thousand times, and as much as thou wilt. Thou wilt then have a treasure without price, superior to all there is in the world, and thou canst desire nothing more here below, for thou hast both health and riches, if thou useth them properly. Excerpts compiled from writings attributed to Nicholas Flamel and or letter to nephew. Edited by Steven School.

You must make use of the citrine “mercury” to make the imbibition of the red stone, Credit, alchemical writings attributed to the alchemist Nicholas Flamel.

sendivogius new chemical light

Sendivogius New Chemical Light  

And now, it is Michaels turn to spin thy alchemical wheel.

Our science is not a dream, as the vulgar crowd imagines, or the empty invention of idle men, as the foolish suppose, consider that this mystery is for wise men, and not for fools. Regulate the heat judiciously, until there appear colors like those of the Peacock’s Tail, and then continue to apply this well-regulated heat until the colors resolve themselves into a glorious purple followed by a final, fixed red. Excerpts from Michael Sendivogius New Chemical Light, Edited by Steven School.

“Burn the earth until it becomes sulfur incombustible” Credit, Alchemical writings attributed to Michael Sendivogius.

As concerns the “multiplier” it is the second substance, and not the first. Credit, Alchemical writings attributed to Michael Sendivogius.

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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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