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.
So, 2020 is here. The rainy days seem to be drawing closer to spring which is supposed to have importance in alchemy as some interpret from the mutus liber wordless picture book. I hope to resume some of my previous alchemy works this year such as working on trying to recreate the legendary alchemy powder of projection alchemists tried to turn lead into gold. Do not try any of this at home. This information does not constitute advice of any type nor is it intended for any specific person.
As far as alchemy 2020 is concerned I also hope to resume alchemy work in regards to the lapis vegetabilis alchemy Philosopher’s stone which according to my understanding of alchemical writings attributed to the alchemist John Hollandus, might be associated with an “elixir of life” or even alchemical plant stones created with an alchemy process called spagyrics.
There is also the unresolved issue of what to do with the book of three words.
The reign of Saturn in alchemy is the black stage of the great work of the Magnum opus. It signifies putrefaction in which elements of the alchemist composition resolve themselves into a black earth before regeneration can occur or the birth of the supernatural son of the sun.
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.