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Someone recently told me about an old alchemy manuscript called Ripley’s bosom book. I was told this is an alchemy book on The Metal Acetate Path of Alchemy regarding the philosopher’s stone. I have years of experience on philosopher’s stone research as well as hands on laboratory alchemy experiments. I have published books on the subject of alchemy and taken time to examine hieroglyphs, even studying root words related to alchemy history. I have pieced together the aspects of alchemy without having been through any mystery school, without ever being part of any secret society or organization. Finding peace and solitude in my own work has been key to contemplating the ancient hermetic science. Rare alchemy manuscripts have been like a jigsaw puzzle often offering more to the confusion of alchemy than to any basic understanding of the art. I began my official entrance into the physical aspect of practical alchemy experiments in 2008 after much contemplation over the years. It was the beginning of a journey that led me to begin publishing on alchemy around 2012. Since then i have been contacted by people from around the world in regards to my alchemy work and publications. I have videos of some of my alchemy experiments on YouTube. I did not write or publish Ripley’s Bosom Alchemy Book. I was recently told about it, gave it a read, and recognized the tell tale signs of alchemical experience in the authors words. The descriptions of the materials at different stages of the processes, colors of the great work. I have a deep understanding because of my own experience. Alchemical manuscripts or (laboratory notes) were often written in hurried fashion omitting tons of information since they were meant for the alchemist to remind himself of key points in his or her works as years roll by and things get forgotten. The alchemist could simply glance over his old notes to refresh his mind back to key points in old experiments. In modern alchemy we have video such as YouTube for this. From Ripley’s book on alchemy i can envision the different processes and paths that ancient alchemist’s leading up to the medieval renaissance period went through in their laboratory experiments, because i have years of experience in the metal acetate path of alchemy performing myriad experiments over more than a decade of time. The color changes described in the great work along with written descriptions of alchemical substances in Ripley’s book connects my mind from reading the words to seeing it. This brings me back to long lost words from the alchemist Theophrastus Paracelsus about though individual alchemists had their own methods they all led to the same end. Some alchemist’s wrote separate and purify alchemical elements to a high degree of purity, noting specific color changes to be seen, others wrote filter or separate nothing. Some wrote about their elaborate processes while others scoffed and touted the one vessel method of alchemy. This explains why there have been so many treatises written on alchemy processes, short paths, long paths, slow methods, abbreviations in the great work, the dry path of alchemy, the wet path of alchemy. Calcinations, Putrefactions, Distillations, Sublimations, Congelations, Coagulations, Fermentations, Incerations, Multiplications ETC. Paracelsus may have summed it up best, though alchemist’s differed in method, they worked toward the same end. This also explains the different colors assigned to ‘The Philosopher’s Stone”, differering alchemical methods led to a different appearances of finished products, also various stages of the great work affected the color changes in material. Transmutation powder described in old alchemy manuscripts on “Alchemy Transmutation Stories” such as that of Alexander Seton and Michael Sendivogius depicting a crystalline metallic powder, saffron in color and of considerable weight, oily or yellow in appearance depict the work of an adept alchemist master of the short path (ARS BREVIS) of alchemy. The difference between oily or lemon yellow depicts whether or not the alchemist material had been wrapped in wax or stored in another container. A white stone like wax, or even a red stone like red glass or red crystal, can depict a long slow path of alchemy in which the alchemist did extensive personal work with the materials, taking great lengths of time to complete their work, achieving a great level of purity in alchemical materials. Some alchemist’s shortened even this with the development of harsh acids which could dissolve ingredients faster. The original long slow wet method of alchemy, sometimes called “The ARS LONGA” in its original form, would take a long time to complete. Alchemist’s developed various methods, short cuts in the great work, and each of these was called “an abbreviation in the great work of alchemy” Article written by Steven School. See videos and books below. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. #stevenschoolalchemy
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The Bosom Book Of Sire George Ripley: A Treatise On Alchemy.
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Diana’s Tree, Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy The golden bough and the doves of Diana symbolized in old alchemical manuscripts a belief that metals grew in the caverns of the earth like subterranean trees. The doves of Diana were said to ascend and descend as the great work of alchemy unfolded in the alchemist’s glass. Diana’s tree in alchemy was also called The Philosopher’s Tree or Arbor Philosophorum. Known by the moon symbol, Diana’s tree was associated with the tree of life and rumored a precursor to the philosopher’s stone of ancient alchemy science. Treatises on alchemy suggest alchemist’s such as Isaac Newton, Michael Sendivogius, and Eirenaeus Philalethes sought the alchemy secrets of Diana’s Tree. ALCHEMY VIDEO WEBSITE | ALCHEMY VIDEOS | ALCHEMY BOOKS | ALCHEMY FORUMS | ALCHEMY STUDY | ALCHEMY LAB | ALCHEMY GLASS For Updates on Steven School Alchemy subscribe to Steven School alchemy and tap the bell to be notified when new alchemy videos are available. Steven School Alchemy Blog https://alchemy934.wordpress.com/ Alchemy books by Steven School. Alchemy and the green lion https://amzn.to/3etsttp Alchemy and the golden water https://amzn.to/3bimpC8 Alchemy and the peacocks tail https://amzn.to/3epTRbR Alchemy survival guide https://amzn.to/2VbGswh Sol and Luna the hermetical wedding alchemy https://amzn.to/2KbvSPD Alchemy and the golden process https://amzn.to/34FHdAT Alchemy and the ravens head https://amzn.to/34EFHPC Alchemy and the tincture of gold https://amzn.to/2RKteEW Aurum Solis Gold of the Sun Alchemy https://amzn.to/2wJ5olv Alchemy and the elixir of Immortality aurum potabile https://amzn.to/3bdsBLR Alchemy and the elixir of Immortality revised edition https://amzn.to/2XEkiEJ The Philosopher’s Stone Book Alchemy https://amzn.to/2RIp942 Proglass Alembic Distillation Head https://amzn.to/3bZeCuR “As an Amazon Associate I earn fees from qualifying purchases”. Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. Steven School alchemy does not constitute advice of any type nor is it intended for any specific person. No warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any information presented here. Alchemy videos brought to you by Steven School Alchemy. ALCHEMY VIDEO WEBSITE | ALCHEMY VIDEOS | ALCHEMY BOOKS | ALCHEMY FORUMS | ALCHEMY STUDY | ALCHEMY LAB | ALCHEMY GLASS | ALCHEMY BLOG Alchemy video website. alchemy videos. alchemy books. alchemy forums. alchemy study. alchemy lab. alchemy glass. alchemy blog. #stevenschoolalchemy
What is the Magnum Opus of Alchemy? The ancient hermetic science included an alchemical art called the great work or, the magnum opus in which alchemists endeavored to create a philosopher’s stone in hopes of turning lead into gold.
How did Alchemist’s sublimate the salt of dew with alchemy?
Putrefaction occurs in winter followed by regeneration in spring. As Hermes has stated in the emerald tablet, “The wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse”. This video depicts a philosophical sublimation after putrefaction which ferments the dew creating the salt in the earth and then a separation of layers occurs which is done in water according to the alchemy focused upon in the video. Alchemy of Steven School. Do Not Try This At Home.
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.
Alchemist’s supposedly possessed a secret water, a universal dissolving liquid called alkahest that was said to be beneficial in creating alchemy gemstones which were theoretically colored by VITRIOL. Notice the similarity of the words alkahest, and alkaline. My research also indicates that some gemstones are made from corundum. Silica is said to dissolve in alkaline water. When silica is heated with carbon above 1700 degrees celsius it form carborundum. What is the difference between corundum and carborundum?
the difference between corundum and carborundum
is that corundum is a extremely hard mineral, a form of aluminum oxide that occurs in the form of the gemstones sapphire and ruby. carborundum is crystals of silicon carbide used as an abrasive.
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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.