Elixir of life alchemist drink

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.

Illustration of a rabbit making the elixir of life drink
Illustration of a rabbit confecting the elixir of life alchemy drink

White hare making the elixir of life on the moon.

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White hare making the elixir of life on the moon image

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.


alchemy and the green lion: the truth of the philosophers stone Paperback – November 18, 2012 by mr steven alex school sr (Author)

The Magnum Opus DVD Alchemy by Steven School.