This wordpress blog is about the alchemy of Steven School in words and pictures concerning the magnum opus or the great work of the sun and moon in the mineral kingdom of hermetic alchemy. For updates on Steven School Alchemy subscribe to the Steven School Alchemy YouTube Channel.
The moon rabbit or moon hare is a figure in Asian folklore who lives on the moon. The rabbit is usually depicted as pounding with a mortar and pestle while making the elixir of life drink.
White hare making the elixir of life on the moon.
The elixir of life, also known as elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the philosopher’s stone of alchemy , is a potion that supposedly grants the drinker eternal life and or eternal youth. The great elixir was also said to cure all sickness. Alchemists sought the secret alchemy recipe for the elixir of life formula calling it aqua vitae or Aurum Potabile meaning liquid gold and gold of the sun. Some alchemists even called the elixir of life gold of a thousand mornings since ancient legends in alchemy circles depict biblical lifespans around 1000 years or more for those who found the secret of the eternal life mentioned in the bible.
Alchemy is about the purification of elements which was called the exaltation of matter. The secret alchemical process or secret alchemy recipes called for circulation which was a repetition of natures rain cycle in the alchemical glass. Today this might be compared to an ecosystem. Solve et coagula, to dissolve and coagulate. The highest form of purification in alchemy is in modern times associated with recrystallization. Throughout the history of alchemy multiplication (exaltation) of alchemical “philosopher’s stones” has been depicted in images or phrases about the spinning, turning or rotation of the alchemical wheel combined with the secret alchemy formula of fire and water coupled with earth and air. Fire and water acting upon earth in the presence of by air. Article written by Steven School. Author of The Philosopher’s Stone Book, Alchemy.