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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
The Bosom Book of Ripley, was not written or published by Steven School. The author name is listed as Eirenaeus Philalethes. “As an Amazon Associate I earn fees from qualifying sales”. https://amzn.to/3Sp5GDq
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
Old alchemical manuscripts variously describe two philosopher’s stones as being red or white. These colors in alchemy upon further research into medieval alchemy sometimes depict a white powder and a gold colored powder. The red philosopher’s stone of alchemy has presented more various opinions upon its actual color however it has been said in alchemy circles that alchemical manuscripts attributed to the alchemist Nicholas Flamel describe the red philosopher’s stone to actually be a gold colored powder. Other alchemists have described it as orange. I t has also been rumored that the philosopher’s stone of alchemy itself, is not a stone at all but a powder having been prepared by the alchemist using secret ingredients. Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. This information 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 anything presented here.
Edward Kelley also known as Edward Talbot, was said to be an alchemist known to have worked with Dr John Dee while seeking the secrets of alchemy and the philosopher’s stone. The alchemist is believed to have lost his life in 1595 while trying to escape the imprisonment of Emperor Rudolf II. Alchemy was a passion at the Court of Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. The story goes that after a long search including many trials and tribulations the alchemist Edward Kelley aka Edward Talbot stopped for lodging while travelling and purchased an alchemy book or manuscript along with a ball of white powder rumored to be the philosopher’s stone transmutation powder for making gold. The red sulfur of alchemy was said to have been thrown away by the inn keeper.
Gold Making Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Transmutation Powder Edward Kelley John Dee Secret Book.
Were alchemist able to dissolve gold in a gentle reaction with a secret water? An experiment in what is called the metal acetate path of alchemy yielded a clear distillate which applied to a small piece of gold in a sealed round flask yielded interesting results. The sand bath placed upon a wood burning stove with a roaring fire contained the alchemist “egg”. Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try any of this at home. Not for consumption.
ALCHEMY; Breaking The Code of The Philosopher’s Stone?
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.