Fixed Salt of Iron Pyrite Alchemy of Steven School

Alchemy of Steven School with Iron Pyrite. Not for human consumption. Do not try this at home. No warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of any information presented here. This Information does not constitute advice of any type, nor is it intended for any specific person.

iron pyrite
alchemy with iron pyrite.

I took the mineral iron pyrite and ground it fine with a mortar and pestle.

cast iron mortar and pestle
Cast iron mortar and pestle for alchemy

I extracted the golden water with a vinegar solution and poured it off until i had collected all of the yellow vinegar.

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Alchemy of Steven School with Iron Pyrite

After the extractions were complete i took the leftover iron pyrite and calcined it outdoors through the colors of the peacock’s tail all the way to a final fixed red.

alchemist athanor alchemy furnace
Athanor furnace of Steven School Alchemy.

Alchemy peacock’s tail roasting iron pyrite by Steven School. Do not try this at home.

After the matter reached a final fixed red like an incombustible sulfur or a salamander which endures the fire it was allowed to cool and then placed back into an extraction vessel with more of my vinegar solution. The liquid became red like dragons blood.

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Dragons blood alchemy of Steven School with iron pyrite.
fixed salt of iron pyrite
Fixed salt of iron pyrite

The whole mass of roasted iron pyrite and red vinegar along with its sediment was poured off through stacked coffee filters then dissolved in warm vinegar and filtered again to reveal the fixed salt of iron pyrite. Dissolution and filtration seemed to prepare it more like “clear as liquid crystal” suggested in the alchemical writings of Theophrastus Paracelsus. additional roasting was not required as it only seemed to burn the salt. Alchemy of Steven School with iron pyrite.

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How Long Does The Black Stage of Alchemy Last?

How long does the black stage of Alchemy last? The black stage of Alchemy or nigredo was also called a work of Saturn in which matter putrefies into a black earth which was called the philosopher’s lead. Writings of the alchemist Hollandus indicate the black stage of Alchemy should last not more that 32 months. This time frame provides a clue regarding the secret work of alchemists because in alchemy I have seen many things turn black during different experiments, each with its own corresponding time frame.

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Alchemy red mercury
The image on the cover of this book was from one of my alchemy experiments which reminds me of the secret dissolving water of the alchemists which is supposed to dissolve gold into a red stone like ruby red glass. It is also theorized that this water was supposed to be able to dissolve gem stones. I extracted my green lion from iron pyrite with vinegar which resulted in golden water that I evaporated. I distilled my green lion per retort and the clear distillate came over the helm. (Reminds me of Michael Sendivogius a heavenly water not wetting the hands). I placed this secret metallic or mineral water into a borosilicate round flask and added a small gold nugget which I had pounded flat with a hammer. I stopped the flask with a ground glass stopper and placed it in a sand bath. The heat seemed to affect the changes which began to occur. The gold appeared to be dissolving and the clear liquid seemed to be extracting from the gold. There were color changes the water became red, it looked like crystallization of a stone occurring which sometimes appeared as a red oil, sometimes a red crystal or stone. It seemed to fluctuate between the red oil and red stone. My green lion turned black every time I distilled forth the blood of the green lion. It reminds me of a bible quote about the sun became black as sackcloth of hair and the moon became as blood.
Peacocks tail alchemy Steven school
Alchemy and the peacock’s tail by Steven School

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