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.
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.
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.
Gold Making Philosopher’s Stone Alchemy Transmutation Powder Edward Kelley John Dee Secret Book.
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.