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Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Video Experiments; The great work or Alchemical Magnum Opus was said to be the alchemist secret process for how to make the philosopher’s stone. The ancient secret philosopher’s stone of the hermetic science of alchemy was said to come in two forms, one white and the other red. The white philosopher’s stone of ancient alchemy science was rumored to involve making silver while the red philosopher’s stone of alchemy was compared to alchemy gold making. Modern alchemists study the alchemical manuscripts of medieval alchemists and the emerald tablets of Hermes or Thoth the Atlantean for clues to the ancient history and origin of the philosopher’s stone. Alchemy science experiments of Steven School.
According to ancient or medieval legends, The philosopher’s stone was created by the alchemical method known as The Magnum Opus or The Great Work. The secret recipe for how to make the philosopher’s stone was often expressed as a series of color changes often compared to chemical processes or scientific methods. The instructions for creating the philosopher’s stone have been shrouded in mystery since ancient times. The ingredients for the philosopher’s stone have been pondered by many modern alchemists. The real recipe for the philosopher’s stone is thought a guarded secret perhaps by secret societies stemming from the ancient world.
In the history of alchemy, the knowledge of the secret fire was thought to be known by alchemist’s since ancient times and believed to be a gift from God. Lying hidden, deep in the heart of nature’s mystery; The secret fire is considered by alchemist’s to be the biggest secret of alchemy. Legends say he who knows the secret of the regimen of the alchemical fire knows the secrets of that which has been kept hidden from the world. Alchemists believe that after years or even decades of study, God bestows this secret knowledge upon whom he will, along with a warning not to cast pearls before swine. In the writings of Michael Sendivogius he states that “alchemy is for wise men and not for fools”. (See The New Chemical Light) Successful alchemists tend to have great patience completely opposite of those who demand instant gratification. Idolators of cheap thrills are often said to have no place in alchemy. The secret fire, one of nature’s deepest and most ancient secrets considered by alchemists to be the very heart of alchemy biggest mystery. Some alchemist’s spend years of their life working on resolving and understanding these key points of the hermetic science. Others study the works of previous alchemists to follow the clues pointing the way. Old alchemical manuscripts tell stories from the history of alchemy depicting a knock at the door, and travelling alchemist arrives to pay for meals and lodging with a small portion of “The Stone”. The interesting point here is that even if someone placed the gift of a marvellous treasure into the palm of your hand, what good would it do you? Because you still would not know how it was prepared, what it is for, or how to use it. Alchemists swore oaths, leaving idolators of instant gratification, to the wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Alchemy and the green lion, the truth of the philosopher’s stone.
What is the secret fire in alchemy?
Many ancient alchemists thought that the secret fire was so powerful that only those who have control over its knowledge know the secrets of the great work. The regimen of the fire as Nicholas Flamel calls it in his writings. To disguise its true nature, alchemist’s referred to it symbolically in images as a sword in a stone or various hunting weapons such as a white hot spear or even arrows. Secret code names were also assigned such as “SOPHIC” ETC. #stevenschoolalchemy
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What is alchemy? Alchemy is an ancient science based on the creation of The Philosophers’ Stone. The goals of alchemy were to find an elixir of youth, and elixir of life, The Stone of Knowledge (philosopher’s stone) and to transform base metals into gold or silver (transmutation).
Practical Alchemy – Metallic Acetates. The Alchemical Magnum Opus or “The Great Work of Alchemy was known from Medieval Renaissance era alchemical Manuscripts to consist of a series of color changes during the creation of “The Philosopher’s Stone” Some alchemist’s have called the secret alchemist work “The Metal Acetate Path of Alchemy, from the ancient Hermetic Science. Alchemy was known as the science of kings and thought to be a gift from god, which later set the cornerstone for modern science and chemistry. In this YouTube video documentary series on practical laboratory alchemy experiments the alchemist author and philosopher’s stone researcher Steven School has put together a series of videos on The Metal Acetate Path of Alchemy. New videos will be added as they become available so subscribe and tap the bell for updates. Do Not Try This at Home. STEVEN SCHOOL ALCHEMY YOUTUBE CHANNEL .
The philosopher’s stone of alchemy represented the central symbolism of the occult science of The Alchemist.
All your love, all your hate, look deep into your heart alchemist, Focus on the secret of nature’s mysteries. It puts off its own impurity. Separating the pure from the impure in the alchemist glass, Without the laying on of hands. Nature doing the Great Work. The Alchemist only sets the proper conditions. Allowing nature to do in a shorter time, what normally takes thousands of years in the earth’s crust. Solve et Coagula, Separate The Pure From The Impure, As Above, So below. In the microcosm of the alchemist glass as it is above in the macrocosm of the greater world. In alchemical Manuscripts attributed to the famous alchemist “Gualdus” he mentioned (GUR) but focused upon a white “earth” and a yellow “oil” being careful of the “fire” before the correct “time”. Matching the alchemical laboratory notes of Ripley’s Bosom Book https://amzn.to/3m7nbfG
Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. “As an Amazon Associate I earn fees from qualifying purchases”. This video does not constitute advice of any type, nor is it intended for any specific person. I am not the author of Ripley’s Bosom Book on The Metal Acetate Path of Alchemy. Also, my work is my own. A high level person recently suggested the book to me, and it seems to ring true in my heart. So i recommend it. #stevenschoolalchemy
Interesting alchemy quote found on Google during Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy research – The red stone is the solid part of the Elixir of Life.
Alchemy is an ancient branch of natural science and the medieval predecessor of modern chemistry. Alchemy was an ancient practice originally kept shrouded in mystery and secrecy.Ancient alchemy science was based on theory of transformation of matter with three main goals – to find the Stone of Knowledge ” The Philosopher’s Stone”, to discover the secret of Eternal Youth and Health, and to experiment with the transmutation of metalshoping to turn base metals into gold or silver.
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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