Ancient spagyrists knew that the mere division an re-union of four elements, repeated just a few times, did not lead to alchemical Sulphur but to Caput Mortuum, a chemical salt. [Read more…] about Antimony Glass or Caput Mortuum?
Laton or Laiton has always constituted a puzzling symbol for many researches. Dom Pernety here wants to make a point and goes beyond putrefaction. [Read more…] about Dom Pernety, Laton & Putrefaction
Kamala Jnana puts on display the whole Main Work piece showing color passages from black to red through white. Just the subject of Artephius Secret Book. [Read more…] about Kamala Jnana, Introduction to a Live Secret
Pythagorean Tetraktys and Masonic Delta by Arturo Reghini: Unlike number three, number four also admits a geometric representation of space. Specifically, conducting the perpendicular to the plane of an equilateral triangle to its center, there is a point on it that has the three vertices of the triangle equal distance to the side. [Read more…] about Arturo Reghini, Sacred Pythagorean Numbers. Part 3
Christophle Glaser is the only chemist of his time who dares using pictures taken from hermetic collections for his book frontispiece. As a matter of fact Solve et Coagula is the most essential ingredient of Glaser’s time chemistry. [Read more…] about Glaser’s Frontispiece
When speaking of Salt obtained by venting, Christophle Glaser may have given a real Secretum Artis, secret of the Art, hint. [Read more…] about Glaser 2, Active Three Principles
A cross, and a victim on the cross, are two symbols belonging to both Hermetic and Christian iconographies. Here we have the addition of the sun and moon. [Read more…] about Sun & Moon at the Turn of the First Millennium
This picture, taken from Archarion’s italian edition of Von Wahrer Alchemie is the most comprehensive Great Work or Opus Magnum scheme so far. [Read more…] about Archarion & the Opus Magnum Scheme