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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.
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.
So, 2020 is here. The rainy days seem to be drawing closer to spring which is supposed to have importance in alchemy as some interpret from the mutus liber wordless picture book. I hope to resume some of my previous alchemy works this year such as working on trying to recreate the legendary alchemy powder of projection alchemists tried to turn lead into gold. Do not try any of this at home. This information does not constitute advice of any type nor is it intended for any specific person.
As far as alchemy 2020 is concerned I also hope to resume alchemy work in regards to the lapis vegetabilis alchemy Philosopher’s stone which according to my understanding of alchemical writings attributed to the alchemist John Hollandus, might be associated with an “elixir of life” or even alchemical plant stones created with an alchemy process called spagyrics.
There is also the unresolved issue of what to do with the book of three words.
Cracking The Lapidus Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Recipe
Lapidus in pursuit of gold is an interesting alchemy book or alchemical manuscript on the philosopher’s stone of alchemy. The book seems to be written by an intelligent mind (David Curwen) perhaps as a guiding light in the creation of the philosopher’s stone of alchemy. However, the ingredients for this alchemy recipe seem to be shrouded in mystery as if some secret key is missing. It may be seen as the ultimate brain teaser for brilliant minds. I remember years ago in the distant past of younger days reading in some long forgotten place legend has it that when the alchemist is ready, “The Book” will appear. A book which no one will name, yet some have called the book of three words. I felt the urge one day to go on a road trip across country to California. A compulsive impulse as it were, in my travels i happened to walk through a second hand store and browse the shelves. I eventually made my way to the book section thinking i might find something on learning to speak Spanish when an old book caught my eye. It was mingled in with the other books and for some unknown reason i felt compelled to pick it up. I held this book in my hands and began to look it over feeling almost as though a certain magnetism existed pulling my fingers toward it. As i opened the cover and flipped through the pages, the word alchemy caught my eye. I thumbed through the sections speed reading until my eyes landed upon three words which reminded me of an old alchemy manuscript; The alchemist administered the blood oath, never to reveal the secret of this magistery to any unworthy person upon pain of suffering and death. As the young man accepted the alchemist scratched three words in the dirt and said with this secret key you will understand the alchemical manuscripts of the adepts, the door has been opened unto you. The old man erased the words which he had written and turned to walk away, never to be seen again. The younger initiate was left standing there to watch the sunrise finish its golden illumination upon the earth. I closed the book and placed it back upon the shelf, i had seen the message therein. There was no need to covet the book or to impede its further travels unto its next destination. Perhaps one day it will find its way to you. My idea here is to take the three words which i saw in the book, and apply them to the great work of alchemy as it is depicted in Lapidus in pursuit of gold alchemy book by David Curwen. The “egg” was composed today, depicted in this video. Subscribe to the Steven School Alchemy YouTube Channel for updates. Hopefully this summer i will be able to compose another alchemy experiment based upon my interpretation of the Nicholas Flamel path of alchemy which will be a different alchemical composition than this video depicts. A different recipe, for a different philosopher’s stone. 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 as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided here. Alchemy 2020 book of 3 words.