Lost Treasure Stories | Superstition Mountains | Arizona | Spiral Staircase | Gold

Legends of lost treasure around the Superstition Mountains in Arizona have brought up more history than just the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine. The Peralta Stone maps illuminated the historical mining district but an old man wandering the desert told of a deeper story. Was he a descendent of the Peralta’s? The man’s story focused on an ancient or primitive spiral staircase cut straight down into the desert floor. Was it the Spanish conquistadore’s who cut this tunnel down into the ground?

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It is obvious why someone would take the time to cut a primitive shaft with steps leading down into the desert floor. In primitive times before drilling equipment was available, desert people needing water had to hand dig their water wells. Cutting steps enabled them to climb in and out efficiently and was simple. After the work was done, they could simply lower a bucket on a rope to get water for people and animals. Selecting the location in the desert floor before the mountainous area would have simplified the work since it placed the miners closer to the underground water table. This convenient location could provide a rest area or campsite to The Peralta’s carrying heavy loads of gold out of the superstition mountains. Legend has it, at the bottom of the well awaited The Surprise of a Lifetime for those who accidentally found it.

Lost Treasure of Gold in the Superstition mountain legends of Arizona.

Now that we have an idea of who would dig such a hidden treasure tunnel in the Arizona desert floor en route to the Peralta Gold Mines Hidden in the Superstition mountains, and why they might have hand dug such a treasure cave, Let’s get on to the story of the lost treasure.

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The story of lost treasure in the Superstition mountains continues that whomever hand dug the tunnel leading down the spiral staircase found something unexpected at the bottom, perhaps one hundred feet down or more. Legend implies there was an underground stream, with a waterfall that was part of a vast system of underground caverns in the Arizona desert and superstition mountain area. These caverns were said to have been inhabited by a cannibalistic race of red haired giants who were not friendly to their surprise guests who may have dropped in on them unexpectedly.

At the bottom of the spiral staircase, The lost treasure tunnel filled with gold was said to branch off in two directions, upstream and downstream following the water. The pathway littered with ancient relics of primitive tools used to dig the shaft along with old Spanish armor and swords were allegedly strewn about as if a great fight had occurred unexpectedly quite some time ago. Perhaps hundreds of years have passed since this treasure was supposedly hidden in the Arizona desert. Was it the Peralta family? The Peralta Stone Maps and history of the Superstition mountains enlighten the possibility.

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The mystery of the lost treasure in the Superstition mountains of the Arizona Desert continues that past the underground waterfall the system of caverns led to the lair of a red haired giant complete with primitive wooden furniture such as a table and chairs. The treasure hoard said to be left hidden here described very old Spanish gold and silver coins, containers of vast exquisite gemstones, Gold Bars, and a collection of clothing reported as monks robes, Spanish armor and weapons, all very old. One possible explanation of this legend if true, could be the original spiral staircase tunnel was dug for water, accidentally unsealing a new entrance to the giants den. It could be the cannibalistic red haired giant ate his surprise guests, and kept their things as gifts, marveling at the sheer beauty of gemstones and gold sparkling in the light. Imagine how pretty would be giant emeralds and rubies encased in gold crosses and other lost treasure objects of antiquity? The fully dressed skeleton of the giant was said to still be in the cavern, adorned with priceless jewelry, along with a very old Spanish parchment treasure map of the Superstition mountains. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0kCi-BO-9IgM9amWh4WMYA

How was The Philosopher’s Stone Made? Alchemy

Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Video Experiments; The great work or Alchemical Magnum Opus was said to be the alchemist secret process for how to make the philosopher’s stone. The ancient secret philosopher’s stone of the hermetic science of alchemy was said to come in two forms, one white and the other red. The white philosopher’s stone of ancient alchemy science was rumored to involve making silver while the red philosopher’s stone of alchemy was compared to alchemy gold making. Modern alchemists study the alchemical manuscripts of medieval alchemists and the emerald tablets of Hermes or Thoth the Atlantean for clues to the ancient history and origin of the philosopher’s stone. Alchemy science experiments of Steven School.

Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Video Experiments

According to ancient or medieval legends, The philosopher’s stone was created by the alchemical method known as The Magnum Opus or The Great Work. The secret recipe for how to make the philosopher’s stone was often expressed as a series of color changes often compared to chemical processes or scientific methods. The instructions for creating the philosopher’s stone have been shrouded in mystery since ancient times. The ingredients for the philosopher’s stone have been pondered by many modern alchemists. The real recipe for the philosopher’s stone is thought a guarded secret perhaps by secret societies stemming from the ancient world.

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What is the secret fire? Alchemy

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

History of Science; Alchemy & Chemistry

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Alchemy is one of the most interesting subjects in the history of science and chemistry. Alchemical goals and methods varied between alchemists in different parts of the world. Alchemists attempted to purify, mature, and perfect certain materials considered “unripe”.

The secrets of alchemy and the mystery of matter; alchemy history. The universe above was considered to be all encompassing and alchemists called it the “all”. God was the creator of all things yet all things were created by nature. God was associated with the sun, the moon its wife. These two luminaries ruled the day and night providing heat and cold “energy” which causes phase transition to begin. Hot and cold acting upon vaporous gases in the “ALL” resulting in the coagulation of water which then enters the rain cycle. Condensation and vaporization driven by hot and cold, sun and moon. Thus “GOD” hath created the upper and lower firmament, a separation of the waters from the waters. In other words, the heaven and the earth. Secrets of alchemy most people do not understand. As the alchemist Theophrastus Paracelsus once quoted, those who do not put their hand to the fire will never know our sacred art. Alchemists invented the tools of modern chemistry and science, laboratory distillation apparatus, retorts, alembics, crucibles, furnaces, acids, etc. Paracelsus meant those who are not familiar with the uses of such tools through experimentation will not grasp alchemy illuminated.

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Golden Tractate Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Hermes Emerald Tablet

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As above so below, to do the miracle of the one thing. The wind hath carried it in it’s belly. The earth is it’s nurse. It’s father is the sun, the moon it’s mother. All things come from this one by adaptation. Hermes Emerald Tablet.

What color is the Philosopher’s stone of alchemy?

What color is the Philosopher’s stone of alchemy?

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Old alchemical manuscripts variously describe two philosopher’s stones as being red or white. These colors in alchemy upon further research into medieval alchemy sometimes depict a white powder and a gold colored powder. The red philosopher’s stone of alchemy has presented more various opinions upon its actual color however it has been said in alchemy circles that alchemical manuscripts attributed to the alchemist Nicholas Flamel describe the red philosopher’s stone to actually be a gold colored powder. Other alchemists have described it as orange. I t has also been rumored that the philosopher’s stone of alchemy itself, is not a stone at all but a powder having been prepared by the alchemist using secret ingredients. Alchemy of Steven School. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. This information does not constitute advice of any type, nor is it intended for any specific person. No warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy or completeness of anything presented here.

Blood of the green lion alchemy with Iron Pyrite by Steven School.

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Steven School Alchemy With Iron Pyrite. Blood of the green lion. Not for consumption. Do not try this at home. This information does not constitute advice of any type nor is it intended for any specific person.

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I ground the mineral Iron Pyrite in a mortar and pestle which the writings of Theophrastus Paracelsus indicated grind as fine as the painters grind the colors.

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I ground the chunks of iron pyrite and placed the iron pyrite into a large glass pickle jar for one of my alchemy experiments with iron pyrite. I added a large quantity of food grade white vinegar purchased at a local grocery store. i also added a much smaller amount of hydrogen peroxide theoretically creating a mild solution of peracetic acid. I loosely covered the top of the jar with plastic wrap to keep dust out but that expanding gases could find vent to save the glass pickle jar from breaking. The vinegar peroxide solution turned a golden yellow color over time which i poured off into an evaporation dish and evaporated outdoors on an electric hotplate.

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The golden water evaporated to a green gum which i called my green lion of alchemy. this i carefully dried in sunlight to avoid burning its flowers or destroying its green color. I placed my dry alchemy green lion in a borosilicate retort which i had purchased from Amazon.

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Distilling my green lion of alchemy extracted from Iron Pyrite with a borosilicate retort purchased from Amazon.

On the low heat of an electric hot plate my alchemy green lion extracted from iron pyrite seemed to melt and flow like pitch or wax. My green lion of alchemy turned black and bubbles came to the surface like unto the eyes of fishes. A clear liquid distilled over into the receiver which i called the blood of the green lion. After that finished i stoppled the flask and turned up the heat gradually by degrees. A volatile white material rose and affixed itself to the upper portions of the glass retort. I then scraped out the black earth from the bottom of the retort and calcined it with fire of the hottest degree.

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My green lion of alchemy changed to a fixed red earth like powder. It seemed to no longer be affected by heat or fire. Alchemy of Steven School.

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