Bosom Book of Ripley – Alchemy Book on The Metal Acetate Path of Alchemy. https://amzn.to/3m3Od7F
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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