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I am searching for works of Zosimos. Right now I only have the visions available. Which of his works would you recommend to read?
 

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What to read to understand?

I see Lakshmana talking about... well I don't even know what exactly "Pure Sine Wave Inverter or "Magnetic Gold Ozone Tubes and Very Hot Flames" is about so to understand these scares that sound alien to me, which books do you recommend?
 

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Hi!
All this has absolutely nothing to do with traditional alchemy, it seems to me to be alternative ways of experimental science. There are treatises here and there about such paths, but when the term alchemy appears in connection with them, it is pure arbitrariness or wishful thinking on the part of the respective authors, who themselves do not know what true alchemy is. Search the internet if you are interested, but be aware that it is not the alchemical way. True alchemy is always and only the way that works with the Universal, whoever does not have it and does not know it is not an alchemist, even if he would like to be one.
The secret of the universal can only be attained through epiphany or initiation, and that is not everyone's cup of tea.
 

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Very useful links, I started reading a text and could you explain this to me? "Put, therefore, one of these two things in a vessel of clay or metal, well closed and well sealed, and take the Air that freezes around this vessel when it is hot. Receive that which is scattered in a deep vessel with a narrow neck. , clean and strong, so you can use it as you please. does the air that freezes around it mean inside the container or outside, is snow metaphorical? like something that falls from the sky and falls apart? or is it literal snow like snow

The text is:The words of Father Aristeus to his son.
 

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"Therefore, beloved brother, let me warn you to have nothing to do with sublimations of sulphur and mercury, or the solution of bodies, or the coagulation of spirits, or with all the innumerable alembics, which bear little profit unto veritable art. So long as you do not seek the true essence of Nature, your labours will be doomed to failure- therefore, if you desire success, you must once for all renounce your allegiance to all those old methods, and enlist under the standards of that method which proceeds in strict obedience to the teaching of Nature - in short, the method which Nature herself pursues in the bowels of the earth. For you see that Nature uses only one substance in her work of developing and perfecting the metals, and that this substance includes everything that is required. Now, this substance appears to call for no special treatment, except that of digestion by gentle heat, which must be continued until it has reached its highest possible degree of development. For this simple heating process the cunning sophists have substituted solutions, coagulations, calcinations, putrefactions, sublimations, and other fantastical operations - which are only different names for the same thing; and thereby they have multiplied a thousand-fold the difficulties of this undertaking, and given rise to the popular notion that it is a most arduous, hazardous, and ruinously expensive enterprise. This they have simply done out of jealousy and malice, to put others off the right track, and to involve them in poverty and ruin. But they will find it difficult to justify their conduct before God, who has commanded us to love our neighbours as ourselves. For out of sheer malice they have rendered the road of truth impassable, and perplexed a simple natural process with such an elaborate tissue of circumstantial nomenclature, as to make the amelioration of the metals appear a hopelessly difficult task.

For while you heat, you also putrefy, or decompose, as you may see by the changes which a grain of wheat undergoes in the ground under the influence of the rain and of the sun; you know that it must first decay before new life can spring forth. It is this process which they have denominated putrefaction and solution. Again when you heat, you also sublime, and to this coction they have applied the terms sublimation and multiplication, that the simple man might err more easily. In like manner coagulation takes place in heating; for they say that coagulation takes place when humidity is changed into the nature of fire, so as to be able to resist the action of fire, without evaporating, or being consumed. And heating also includes that which they call "circulation," or conjunction, or the union of fire with water to prevent complete combustion.

Thus you see that that which they have called by so many names is really but one simple process. The substance, which is one, they have described under a similar variety of appellations, to prevent men from finding that which, by the grace of God, can provide for them so many precious blessings. In the first place they call it "our mercury," by which they mean nothing but moisture, which begins to unite itself with the fire, and therefore may be compared to mercury. Again, they use the expression, "our sulphur," whereby they mean nothing but the fire itself, which lies hid beneath the water, or humidity, and is heated by the water to its highest degree. Then, again, they call it Hyle, or the First Substance, because all things are first generated out of water and fire."

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I think you hear the mistake I'll post the whole text
The words of Father Aristeus to his son.
This Latin poem 'Verba Aristei Patris ad filium' was first published in Alexandre Toussaint de Limojon, Lettre d'un philosophe, sur le secret du grand oeuvre. Ecrite au sujet des instructions qu'Aristée à laissées à son fils, touchant le magistere philosophique , Paris, 1688. A.E. Waite provides a translation of this work in his supplement to the Ruland Lexicon of alchemy, issued in 1893.

My son, after having imparted to thee a knowledge of all things, and after having taught thee how to live, after what manner to regulate thy conduct by the maxims of a most excellent wisdom, and after having also enlightened thee in that which concerns the order and the nature of the monarchy of the universe, it only remains for me to communicate those Keys of Nature which hitherto I have so carefully held back.
Among all these Keys, that which is most closely allied to the highest spirits of the universe deserves to take the first rank, and there is no one who questions that it is very specially endowed with an altogether divine property. When one is in possession of this Key, the rich become miserable in our eyes, inasmuch as there is no treasure which can possibly be compared to it. In effect, what is the use of wealth, when one is liable to be afflicted with human infirmities? Where is the advantage of treasures, when death is about to destroy us? There is no earthly abundance which we are not bound to abandon upon the threshold of the tomb. But it is no longer thus when I am possessed of this Key, for then I behold death from afar, and I am convinced that I have within my hands a secret which extinguishes all fear of misfortunes in this life. Wealth is ever at my command, and I no longer want for treasures; weakness flees away from me; and I can ward off the approach of the destroyer while I own this Golden Key of the Grand Work.

My son, it is of this Key that I propose to make thee the inheritor; but I conjure thee, by the name of God, and by the Holy Place wherein He dwelleth, to lock it up in the cabinet of thy heart, under the seal of silence. If thou knowest how to make use of it, it will overwhelm thee with good things, and when thou shalt be old or ill, it will rejuvenate, console, and cure thee; for it has the special virtue of curing all diseases, of transfigurating metals, and of making happy those who possess it. It is that Key to which our fathers have often exhorted us under the bond of an inviolable oath. Learn, then, to know it, cease not to do good to the poor, to the widow, to the orphan, and learn its seal of me, and its true character.

Know that all beings which are under heaven, each after its own kind, derives origin from the same principle, and it is, as a fact, unto Air that all owe their birth as to a common principle. The nourishment of each existence makes evident the nature of its principle, for that which sustains the life is that which gives the being. The fish joys in the water; the child sucks from its mother. The tree no longer bears fruit when its trunk is deprived of humidity. It is by the life that we discern the principle of things; the life of things is the Air, and by consequence Air is their principle. It is for this reason that Air corrupts all things, and even as it gives life, so also it takes it away. Wood, iron, stones, are consumed by fire, and fire cannot subsist but by Air. Now, that which is the cause of corruption is also the cause of generation. When, by reason of divers corruptions, it comes to pass that creatures fall sick and do suffer, either through length of days or by mischance, the Air coming to their succour cures them, whether they be imperfect or languishing. The earth, the tree, the herb languish under the heat of excessive drought; but all things are recuperated by the dew of the Air. But, nevertheless, as no creature can be restored and re-established except by its own nature, Air being the fountain and original source of all things, it is in like manner the universal source. It is manifestly certain that the seed, the death, the sickness, and the remedy of all things are all alike in the Air. There has Nature stored up all her treasures, establishing therein the principles of the generation and corruption of all things, and concealing them as behind special and secret doors. To know how to open these doors with sufficient facility so as to draw upon the radical Air of the Air, is to possess in truth the golden Keys, and to be in ignorance thereof precludes all possibility of acquiring that which cures all maladies and recreates or preserves the life of men.

If thou desirest then, O my Son, to chase away all thine infirmities, thou must seek the means in the primal and universal source. Nature produces like from like alone, and that only which is in correspondence or conformity with Nature can effect good to her. Learn then, my Son, to make use of Air, learn to conserve the Key of Nature. It is truly a secret which transcends the possibilities of the vulgar man, but not those of the sage, this knowledge of the Extraction of Air, the Celestial Aerial Substance, from Air; for Air may be familiar to all beings, but he who would truly avail himself thereof must possess the secret Key of Nature.

It is a great secret to understand the virtue which Nature has imprinted in substances. For natures are attracted by their like; a fish is attracted by a fish - a bird by a bird - and air by another air, as with a gentle allurement. Snow and ice are an air that has been congealed by cold; Nature has endowed them with the qualities which are requisite to attract air.

Place thou, therefore, one of these two things in an earthen or metallic vessel, well closed, well sealed, and take thou the Air which congeals round this vessel when it is warm. Receive that which is distilled in a deep vessel with a narrow neck, neat and strong, so that thou canst use it at thy pleasure, and adapt to the rays of the Sun and Moon - that is, Silver and Gold. When thou hast filled a vessel cork it well, so that the heavenly scintillation concentrated therein shall not escape into the air. Fill as many vases as thou wilt with liquid; then hearken to thy next task, and keep silent. Build a furnace, place a small vessel therein, half full of the Liquid Air which thou hast collected ; seal and lute the said vessel effectually. Light thy fire in such a manner that the thinner portion of the smoke may rise frequently above. Thus shall Nature perform that which is continually accomplished by the central fire in the bowels of the earth, where it agitates the vapours of the air by an unceasing circulation. The fire must be light, mild, and moist, like that of a hen brooding over her eggs, and it must be sustained in such a manner that it will cook without burning the aerial fruits, which, having been for a long time agitated by a movement, shall rest at the bottom of the vessel in a state of perfect coction.

Add next unto this Cocted Air a fresh air, not in great quantity, but as much as may be necessary; that is to say, a little less than on the first occasion. Continue this process until there shall be no more than half a bowl of Liquid Air uncooked. Proceed in such wise that the cooked portion shall gently liquefy by fermentation in a warm dunghill, and shall in like manner blacken, harden, amalgamate, become fixed, and grow red. Finally, the pure part being separated from the impure by means of a legitimate fire, and by a wholly divine artifice, thou shalt take one part of pure crude Air and one part of pure hardened Air, taking care that the whole is dissolved and united together till it becomes moderately black, more white, and finally perfectly red. Here is the end of the work, and then hast thou composed that elixir which produces all the wonders that our Sages aforetime have with reason held so precious; and thou dost possess in this wise the Golden Key of the most inestimable secret of Nature - the true Potable Gold and the Universal Medicine. I bequeathe unto thee a small sample, the quality and virtues of which are attested by the perfect health which I enjoy, being aged over one hundred and eight years.

Do thou work, and thou shalt achieve as I have done. So be it in the name and by the power of the great Architect of the Aniverse. Such skilful artists of the Great Work as have pondered deeply on the principles confided to the son of Aristeus, have concluded that it would be no vain operation to make an Amalgam with the veritable Balm of Mercury, and this is the way in which they claim to produce this Balm :-
Take one pound of the best Mercury that can be obtained; purge it three times through a skin, and once by calcined Montpellier Tartar. Place it in a glass horn, which shall be strong enough to resist a fierce heat. With it combine Vitriol, Salt of Nitre, Rock Alum, and eight ounces of good Spirit of Wine. Having hermetically sealed the horn, so that nothing can evaporate, place it for digestion in a warm dung-hill during a space of fifteen days. At the end of this time the composition will be transformed into a phlegmatic grease; it must then be exposed to a sand fire, and the fire must be raised gradually to an extreme point, till a white, milky humour exudes from the substance and falls into the recipient. Let it then be replaced in the horn to be rectified, and for the consumption of the phlegm. This second distillation will cause a sweet, white oil to exude; this oil will be devoid of corrosive qualities; it will surpass all other metallic oils in excellence; and there is no doubt that, combined with the Elixir of Aristeus, it will be possible to perform such marvels as might be expected from so admirable an experiment.
 

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I think you hear the mistake I'll post the whole text
The words of Father Aristeus to his son.
Hi Blacksmith

What is the "mistake" you are referring to ?
 

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Seraphim took it too literally and thought it was a miraculous way for the stone
 

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Could you guys who have read lots of alchemy books recommend the must have books which I can order online so I can actually study

I'm looking to order The Elixir of Immortality: A Modern-Day Alchemist's Discovery of the Philosopher's Stone by Robert E. Cox

and

Ormus Modern Day Alchemy: Primer of Ormus Collection Processes by Chris Emmons

I already read Book of nine elixirs, platinum cannon shipwreck, mango metal report, 20th century alchemy and some others

I would love some basics with pictures and processes which aren't dangerous for starters but also the harder ones for deeper understanding


(Ah my post was moved, confused me mb for not choosing the right thread)

(I'll take green lions advice
"Golden Chain of Homer" Kirchweger
"Treatise on the Great Art" Pernety
"Le Mystere des Cathedrales" Fulcanelli
"Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum Et Theosophicum" Welling

Good texts for spagery:
"Alchemist's Handbook" Albertus
"Spagyrics" Junius
"The Art of Distillation" French
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Hi Lakshmana

Could you guys who have read lots of alchemy books recommend the must have books which I can order online so I can actually study
I would advise you to stay well clear of most of the modern day writers that espouse to have an understanding of Alchemy ... they do not.

I'll take green lions advice.
"Golden Chain of Homer" Kirchweger
"Treatise on the Great Art" Pernety
"Le Mystere des Cathedrales" Fulcanelli
"Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum Et Theosophicum" Welling

Good texts for spagery:
"Alchemist's Handbook" Albertus
"Spagyrics" Junius
"The Art of Distillation" French
All the above are fine, anything that GL recommends is essential reading.
You may also enjoy, The works of the highly experienced and famous chymist, John Rudolph Glauber .
A link to the download is HERE.
Glauber had an understanding of Our Mercury and High Spagyric. :)
 

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Could you guys who have read lots of alchemy books recommend the must have books which I can order online so I can actually study

....

(I'll take green lions advice
"Golden Chain of Homer" Kirchweger
"Treatise on the Great Art" Pernety
"Le Mystere des Cathedrales" Fulcanelli
"Opus Mago-Cabbalisticum Et Theosophicum" Welling

Good texts for spagery:
"Alchemist's Handbook" Albertus
"Spagyrics" Junius
"The Art of Distillation" French
)

Hi Lakshamana,

In another post you mentioned
I did DMT and shot out of this reality I make substances that make me feel one with god.

So I think a book you would enjoy is: Angels in Vermillion: The Philosopher's Stone from Dee to DMT

I personally don't get into the Ormus stuff, but if you get value from it, by all means. :)
A practical beginner primer, I always recommend is Real Alchemy by Robert Bartlett, beyond that, GL's recommendations will keep you busy for a while. ;)
But if you haven't read Angels in Vermillion, I do highly recommend it since you've had the Blessed Stone before. :)



~Seth-Ra
 

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Hi Lakshmana

Any of Robert Bartlett's books would not even be at the bottom of my list.

He sells books, elixirs, etc and runs Alchemy courses but knows nothing about genuine Alchemy.

Also he was Avery Hopkins Alchemy teacher ... the blind leading the blind.
 

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Hi Lakshmana

Any of Robert Bartlett's books would not even be at the bottom of my list.

He sells books, elixirs, etc and runs Alchemy courses but knows nothing about genuine Alchemy.

Also he was Avery Hopkins Alchemy teacher ... the blind leading the blind.

Bold and brash words, considering Bartlett has helped and inspire many a person in this age. I've known a few people that have gone to some of his workshops and gained a lot of good from them and have the utmost respect for him, and likewise his works and medicines he shows them to create have helped them immensely, and lead them into deeper avenues, while laying a solid foundation.

Maybe you shouldn't let your teacher's prejudices taint the vision by which you percieve all people and alchemy as a whole. ;)




~Seth-Ra
 

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You may also enjoy, The works of the highly experienced and famous chymist, John Rudolph Glauber .
A link to the download is HERE.

So I think a book you would enjoy is: Angels in Vermillion: The Philosopher's Stone from Dee to DMT

Thank you I'll take a look at everything very helpful
 

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The author of Elixir of immortality by Robert E. Cox

I received the book also its very nice just what I need to hear
 

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Bold and brash words, considering Bartlett has helped and inspire many a person in this age. I've known a few people that have gone to some of his workshops and gained a lot of good from them and have the utmost respect for him, and likewise his works and medicines he shows them to create have helped them immensely, and lead them into deeper avenues, while laying a solid foundation.

Maybe you shouldn't let your teacher's prejudices taint the vision by which you percieve all people and alchemy as a whole. ;)




~Seth-Ra

Bold and brash words, same goes for you. Look at what you're talking about here.

Barlett and his medicines helped immensely? How so. People have gained a lot of good from him? Explain how.

I mean, anybody can argue and say something similiar to what you said, about gaining the good from what some book a person has written but who are you to proclaim that there is any ''good'' to be gained from books that are arguably far from being alchemical... Are you an Adept/Alchemist and happen to KNOW the Truth?

I written a post called ''Do we KNOW what we're talking about'' in regards to alchemy... Take a look.

You advised that maybe @Black shouldn't allow his teacher's prejudices to taint his vision by which he perceives things? Imagine if I told my Muay Thai Instructor how to properly do the Roundhouse Kick...
I got a quote for you from a book;

''The difficulty of our task is
enhanced by the circumstance that we have to speak of our Art to the ignorant and scornful, and are thus in the
position of a painter who should attempt to explain nice shades and differences of colour to the colour-blind; or of a
musician who should discourse sweet harmony to the deaf. Every one, says Aristotle, is able to form a correct opinion
only of those things which are familiarly and accurately known to him;''
- The New Pearl of Great Price

In case you don't understand why I shared this quote, I will explain it to you. You are telling @Black that people have benefited from Barlett. So go read the quote I shared again.

Why should we be convinced that people have benefited alchemically speaking? Before you try to deflect my question back at me like you've done before, go ahead and try to answer it and I shall do the same.
 

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I agree with black... the member...

Selling anything alchemy wise is like throwing up in someone elses mouth.
 

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A practical beginner primer, I always recommend is Real Alchemy by Robert Bartlett, beyond that, GL's recommendations will keep you busy for a while. ;)
Hey Seth, putting GL's name in the same sentence with Bartlett ????

Do you really consider there is any comparison between them ????

One of them is a charlatan and it's not Green Lion.

Charlatan = a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.

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This unique treasure was crafted by Master Alchemist Robert Bartlett.

The Alchemists referred to the end product as Oil of Gold due to its look and consistency, which causes some confusion.

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Egyptian’s used it as a blood, brain, and body tonic and to Build the Immortal Body.

It tests well in removing mercury from the body according to a local ND who has experimented with it.
It is traditionally a general tonic and fortifies the Body of Light as the Egyptians consumed gold for Spiritual practice.

A student tested frequency and found it to be about 1300 on a scale where 600 represented the dross, and 1200 being quite high (as in Ascended Masters).

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Gold, is temperate in quality, it wonderfully strengthens the heart and vital spirits…. In cordials it resists melancholy’s, swooning, fevers, falling-sickness, and all such like infirmities

One of the requirements of Alchemical preparations is that the Mineral or Ore that you are working with be “living”, coming from the earth without being tampered with.

Our Gold Oil for example is made only from Pure Gold Nuggets either from a mine or panned from water.
It has to be in it’s Natural state to be “alive” and still contain the essential “spirit” or “soul” of the element.
To make the metals medicinal of course one has to purify the gold from all impurities through laboratory methods and extract the Sulphur of the gold, the oiliness.
The gold is stripped of it’s impurities and only the Sulphur or Oil or “Soul” of the Gold is extracted and used as a medicine.
Although there have been no modern clinical trials, benefits that have been reported after taking a few drops of the Gold Oil every few days have been spiritual, energetic effects; an opening of the Chakra’s or energy centers of the body, clarity of mind and thought, more energy, improved memory.
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Robert Bartlett talks about the Oil of Gold in Real Alchemy

Oil of Gold is considered to be a medicine of the highest order.
It strengthens circulation as a heart tonic.
It is generally strengthening to all systems and is also a good blood purifier and regenerative.
It is a true Universal Medicine often referred to as Potable Gold and highly prized from ancient times.
Oil of Gold has been used successfully for treatment of rheumatism, arthritis, cancer, syphilis, uremia and multiple sclerosis.
Mentally this is good for a weak will and strengthens ambition, courage, vitality and creativity.
What an absolute load of rubbish ... Oil of Gold is not made from Gold (Au)

Gold (Au) is a dead metal, it does not have a Soul (Quintessence).

If Robert Bartlett actually knew what Alchemic Oil of Gold was and how to extract it, then I might buy a book from him, he has no idea what Oil of Gold is.
It is most clear that he has never worked an Alchemic Process of any type.
 

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lol, is that bartlett? Sorry IDK who that is but it is a funny post!