The wet path of alchemy magnum opus of Steven School. Do not try this at home. Not for consumption. In the ancient hermetic science of alchemy there are said to be wet and dry paths in the magnum opus creation of a philosopher’s stone. These two luminaries are often symbolized by red or green lions. Multiplication of the philosopher’s stone in alchemy was said to have two types. The first was a believed to be a multiplication in quantity, the second a multiplication of virtue. Multiplication of The Green Lion in The Wet Path of Alchemy.
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.