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Alchemy video documentary by Steven School. Triple feature elixir of life, sulfur of the sun, philosopher’s stone. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. 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 presented here. Books and DVD video available on amazon dot com.
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.
Iron, classically known as the Metal of Mars, has been universally perceived as the symbol of human strength, obstinacy, fortitude, honor, courage, sharpness (of body and mind), tenacity, and confidence in power.
What does the Bible say about iron?
And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron.
Iron is a “special” element because of its nuclear binding energy. The very basic idea is that when you fuse two light elements together, you get a heavier element plus energy. Similarly, if you have a heavy element that undergoes fission and splits into two lighter elements, you also release energy. Down to iron.
V.I.T.R.I.O.L. stands for Visita Interiora Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem, or Visit the interior of the earth and by rectification find the occult lapis.
Blue vitriol is a water soluble crystalline salt of copper. Toxic. It is used in insecticides and germicides, in electrolytes for batteries, and in electroplating baths. Oil of vitriol is said to be blue in liquid form but dries to a white salt. I am not highlighting scientific blue vitriol, this is the alchemical version of blue vitriol.
Blue Vitriol Alchemy TV Ionic Copper Nitrate Solution alchemy Science Experiment by Steven School Alchemy
Copper nitrate blue vitriol Ionic solution alchemy of Steven School Do Not Try This At Home. Alchemy 2020. Toxic. Copper metal reacted or reduced with Nitric acid theoretically making an ionic copper solution or copper nitrate alchemists blue vitriol. Alchemy science experiment. Not for consumption. 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 presented here.
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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.
So… The book of 3 words has crossed my path a second time. I have decided to hang on to it for now until I decide why this book keeps coming back to me. Perhaps there is a reason? Perhaps a future video? Perhaps a giveaway? What do you think? The book of three words alchemy reference mentions three words in the book which substitute nicely where alchemists wrote salt sulfur and mercury, and any other myriad number of secret alchemy ingredients being threefold or triune in nature. The three words fit very well with what is written in the various copies of the actum leyden alchemy letter.