Alchemical texts. Alchemy Index. Sacred-texts home Esoteric Buy CD-ROM Buy Books on Alchemy Although the alchemists' fundamental goal of elemental transmutation was flawed, on a deeper level the work of alchemy (cloaked in allegorical images) also represented the transformation of the soul. Modern science has accomplished the transmutation of elements using means that the alchemists never dreamed of. And there is still a small group of occult researchers who persist in trying to continue the work. The documents of alchemy make fascinating reading for historians of science and the esoteric. The Hermetic Museum: Volume I Volume II tr. by Arthur Edward Waite A completely new scan of this key collection of Alchemical tracts. Alchemy Rediscovered and Restored by A. Collectanea Chemica ed. by A. Triumphal Chariot of Antimony by Basil Valentine Golden Chain of Homer Emerald Tablet of Hermes Glory of the World The Six Keys of Eudoxus Freher's Process in the Philosophical Work The Golden Tractate of Hermes Trismegistus A.E.
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What is Alchemy. What are the origins of Alchemy? Alchemy is an ancient spiritual science, and one of three disciplines that comprise the Hermetic tradition. Whether conducted in a physical laboratory or one’s own psyche, this so-called “royal art” is concerned with transmuting the “gross” into the “perfect” through a series of processes collectively referred to as the “Magnum Opus” or “Great Work”. Completion of the Great Work purportedly yields the “philosopher’s stone” or the “elixir”, a legendary substance variously claimed to transmute base metals into gold, rejuvenate the body and confer immortality. Although clearly not fundamentally materialistic, alchemy has undeniably influenced material science, as the predecessor of chemistry.
As the late C.G. Field of psychology, so have many students of alchemy found zodiacal, planetary and elemental correspondences useful for organizing the corpus of alchemical knowledge. What does Alchemy mean now? Alchemy is a language of results. Alchemical texts. Golden Tractate. Golden Tractate Details Written by Hermes Trismesgistus Section I Even thus saith Hermes: Through long years I have not ceased to experiment, neither have I have spared any labour of mind And this science and art I have obtained by the sole inspiration of the living God, who judged fit to open them to me His servant, who has given to rational creatures the power of thinking and judging aright, forsaking none, or giving to any occasion to despair.
For myself, I had never discovered this matter to anyone had it not been from fear of the day of judgment, and the perdition of my soul if I concealed it. It is a debt which I am desirous to discharge to the Faithful, as the Father of the faithful did liberally bestow it upon me. Understand the operation, therefore. Keep, therefore, thy Argent vive [Mercury], which is prepared in the innermost chamber in which it is coagulated [your sexual glands]; for that is the Mercury which is separated from the residual earth [the body]. Sons of Science! Turba Philosophorum. The Epistle of Arisleus, prefixed to the Words of the Sages, concerning the Purport of this Book, for the Benefit of Posterity, and the same being as here follows:- Arisleus, begotten of Pythagoras, a disciple of the disciples by the grace of thrice great Hermes, learning from the seat of knowledge, unto all who come after wisheth health and mercy.
I testify that my master, Pythagoras, the Italian, master of the wise and chief of the Prophets, had a greater gift of God and of Wisdom than was granted to any one after Hermes. Therefore he had a mind to assemble his disciples, who were now greatly increased, and had been constituted the chief persons throughout all regions for the discussion of this most precious Art, that their words might be a foundation for posterity. He then commanded Iximidrus, of highest council, to be the first speaker, who said:- The First Dictum. The Second Dictum. The Third Dictum. Then saith the Turba:- Thou hast well spoken. The Fourth Dictum. The Fifth Dictum. The Hermetic Museum, Vol. I: The Sophic Hydrolith. Sacred Texts Alchemy Index Previous Next Buy this Book at Amazon.com The Hermetic Museum, Vol. I, by Arthur Edward Waite, , at sacred-texts.com p. 68 p. 69 p. 70 p. 71 FROM the beginning of the world, there have always been God-enlighted men and experienced philosophers and wise Gentiles who diligently studied the nature and properties of the lower Creation.
By the most diligent and careful search they gradually found out that there was nothing in this world that could procure for our earthly and corruptible body immunity from death, since death was laid upon the Protoplasts, Adam and Eve, and their posterity, as a perpetual penalty. This wonderful remedy was industriously sought by the wise and understanding, until they discovered it, and its precious virtue. P. 72 p. 73 manner of this wicked world, look upon it as a mere figment, I will enumerate some of the true Sages (besides those named in Holy Scripture) who really knew this Art, in the natural order of their succession. P. 74. Books to Read: Alchemy. A Threefold Alchemical Journey Through the Book of Lambspring.
The Alchemy web site on Levity.com Adam McLean © Back to symbolism page. The Book of Lambspring is well known as one of the gems from the Musaeum Hermeticum published in 1625 by Lucas Jennis in Frankfurt, especially for its series of fifteen emblematic plates. It seems that this little book was first published, under the title De Lapide PhilosophicoTriga Chemicum (Prague 1599) compiled by the Frenchman Nicolas Barnaud prominent in the alchemical circles around Rudolf II. However, this tract and its emblemmatic drawings circulated in manuscript during the last two decades of the 16th century, as is attested by a number of copies dated to this period which still survive in libraries and special collections today. [Of these we might mention Ms 16752 in the National Museum in Nurnberg, and the manuscript copy in the University of Leiden.] The Book of Lambspring is a short work with an introductory section in verse and an emblem showing a threefold furnace.
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Rosicrucia. Sabian. The World of Dante. Alchemy in Theory by David Cherubim. ByDavid Cherubim Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. In this scientific and technological age, the ancient Art and Science of Alchemy is looked upon as mere rubbish of the past, a dark and fanciful cloud upon the sky of history. Yet this, I venture to say, is not the case at all; and this I shall endeavor to demonstrate to you through words of practical insight and wisdom, since Alchemy, in our modern school of thought, is the True Science of every wise and practical WoMan who lives upon the face of the earth. Alchemy is comparable to the Great Sun of the Ages which ever shines bright in the infinite sky.
It is not the fault of the Sun if we cannot see it; it is due to own lack of vision. Now the word Alchemy is an Arabic term consisting of the article "al" and the adjective "khemi. " Traditionally, Alchemy is supposed to have originated in ancient Egypt. The ancient Chinese were performing Alchemy as early as 500 B.C. Love is the law, love under will. Stages of Transmutation. III. Coagulatio: solidifying, coming back to earth. Color - yellow and yellow-green. First four sub-stages: Separatio, Fermentatio, Illuminatio, and Nutrimentum - under Venus. 1. Sol sinks low into the ground, Luna rises. 2. 3. Last four sub-stages: Fixatio, Multiplicatio, Revificatio, and Sublimatio - under Mars. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Imagery: sower scattering seed (‘letting go’), snake (Serpens Merurialis), swan giving way to eagle which can fly closer to the sun, pelican. IV. 1. 2. 3. 4. Imagery: Sol and Luna seated in a rose garden and giving away endless golden coins, Egyptian hieroglyph for the sun, starry lion, yolk of the egg resembling the sun, the Uroboros (completion), Stone dyed in pelican’s blood, Filius Macrocosmi.
/main/dictionary/imagery/history/ symbols/mercurius/coniunctio/links/ Corpus stavish. Secret Fire: The Relationship Between Kundalini, Kabbalah, and A. Alchemy 101 - Iona Miller Home, 2013. History of Alchemy from Ancient Egypt to Modern Times - AlchemyLab.com. The Alchemists The roots of alchemy date back to ancient Egypt and a mysterious document called the Emerald Tablet. To most of us, the word “alchemy” calls up the picture of a medieval and slightly sinister laboratory in which an aged, black-robed wizard broods over the crucibles and alembics that are to bring within his reach the Philosopher’s Stone, and with that discovery, the formula for the Elixir of life and the transmutation of metals.
But one can scarcely dismiss so lightly the science — or art, if you will –that won to its service the lifelong devotion of men of culture and attainment from every race and clime over a period of thousands of years, for the beginnings of alchemy are hidden in the mists of time. Such a science is something far more than an outlet for a few eccentric old men in their dotage. The accounts of their lives almost without exception lead us to believe that they were concerned with things spiritual rather than with things temporal. Chinese Alchemy Thank you!