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.
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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