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Edward Kelley also known as Edward Talbot, was said to be an alchemist known to have worked with Dr John Dee while seeking the secrets of alchemy and the philosopher’s stone. The alchemist is believed to have lost his life in 1595 while trying to escape the imprisonment of Emperor Rudolf II. Alchemy was a passion at the Court of Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. The story goes that after a long search including many trials and tribulations the alchemist Edward Kelley aka Edward Talbot stopped for lodging while travelling and purchased an alchemy book or manuscript along with a ball of white powder rumored to be the philosopher’s stone transmutation powder for making gold. The red sulfur of alchemy was said to have been thrown away by the inn keeper.
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The mystery of red sulfur in alchemy is sometimes associated with a chemical wedding of elements theoretically leading to the creation of a philosopher’s stone.
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.