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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 08:46 PM
Rex Research is definitely a good one, as posted above. There are lots more. Here's the motherload.

The Alchemy Website

Alchemy Lab

Look into Hermeticism.

And The Emerald Tablet


Alchemy and the Philosophers Stone is Real

Wow, this is an old thread. Oh well Enjoy.

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 09:29 PM
reply to post by blazenresearcher

A wise man knows........nothing

posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 10:10 PM
reply to post by thirdeyeflight

Old Socrates was pretty wise. I know that.

posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 05:07 PM
reply to post by timewalker

Timewalker, here are two threads where i've been looking to speak of Alchemy.. see you around.
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posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 03:38 PM
reply to post by cymptt

Changing one element into another.
For all intents and purposes.
Tesla did it.
He announced that he made radium to power the world.
I don't know the starting element but you can ask Bill Lyne
or look through the archives on any one of his posting sites.

posted on Sep, 18 2011 @ 04:05 PM
reply to post by cymptt

hi Cym

Alchemy derives from the Arabic term: 'Al-Khimya' i.e. 'from the Nigredo' (i.e. 'derived from the Black' aka the 'Mortificatio' Stage i.e. putrefaction ) = the first stage in transformation of 'baser elements' into higher ones - ending with the 'Red Powder of the First Projection', aka The Lapis, the so-called 'Stone' of the Philosophers.

NIGREDO is pictured alchemically in symbol-language (i.e. to keep the uninitiated out) e.g. Old King’s Death and Sol’s &Luna’s first encounter at the Nigredo "blackening" Stage...

The other 3 Stages include the White Stage, the Yellow Stage and the final Red Stage

The four-stage ‘Great Work’ of Alchemy required what was known as Philosophical Mercury, the unifying spirit enlivening all living and dead matter, i.e. the divine flow without which transmutation was said to be impossible.
Philosophical Mercury was not common mercury, although mercury (being solid and liquid at the same time) could be seen as representative of the philosophical state of being physical and spiritual at the same time.
The purpose of the alchemical ‘Great Work’ was ’fixation’ i.e. solidification of the spirit,symbolised by the Bird.'

According to the Alchemists, ‘Philosophical Mercury’ could only be transformed into Matter was by passing through the colorful four-phase journey in order to produce the LAPIS, or Stone.

Here are the FOUR stages (expressed generally in colour schemata)

NIGREDO (‘blackening’) Calcination & Dissolution,
ALBEDO (‘whitening’) Separation & Conjugation,
CITRINITAS (‘yellowing’) Fermentation & Distillation
RUBEDO (‘redening’) The final Coagulation

The Great Sir Isaac Newton after 1677 spent the next 25 years doing various practical Alchemical-metalurgical experiments up in his rooms at Cambridge, and at the end of this period…suffered a ‘nervous breakdown’ - but when duly recovered, was appointed Warden of the Royal Mint in London – which suggests that he learned a great deal about not only making Alchemcial Gold (one wonders if his 25 years of Alchemical experimentation produce anything of material value ? Did this have anything to do with his 'randomly' becoming Warden of the Mint or not? ) but also how to test for impurities e.g. in coinage of the period.

posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 03:02 AM
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Ofc its real....... on world of warcraft..

posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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You would know

posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 04:38 PM
reply to post by cymptt

Hi again Cympit

Here are some books for your Alchemical Library to get over the next 5 years - most are in paperback and translated now into English

This booklet is an invaluable tool for those seeking to understand the profound and mysterious art of The Great Work of Ancient Alchemy. ISBN 0-9637914-6-X. 8x10. Item #847. Our price $9.95. Item # MAGMUS. Retail $19.95. Our price USD $16.

How to Read Alchemical Texts - An Introductory Study Course for the Perplex'd
by Adam McLean

Lesson 1 : Obstacles to understanding alchemical texts.
Lesson 2 : The different types of alchemical works :- The practical.
Lesson 3 : The different types of alchemical works : - The philosophical.
Lesson 4 : How to read texts of practical alchemy.
Lesson 5 : How to read coded or obscured texts of practical alchemy.
Lesson 6 : How to read cosmological alchemy.
Lesson 7 : Works that present philosophical theories about alchemy.
Lesson 8 : Paracelsian alchemy.
Lesson 9 : The dense structure of alchemical allegories.
Lesson 10 : Texts of spiritual alchemy.
Lesson 11 : An interlude and summary.
Lesson 12 : The Mirror of Alchemy.
Lesson 13 : The Lily among the thorns.
Lesson 14 : The Terrestrial Heaven.
Lesson 15 : The Treasure of Treasures.
Lesson 16 : Flamel's Philosophical Summary.
Lesson 17 : The style in which a text is written - devices of rhetoric, allegory and supposed biography.
Lesson 18 : Treatise of Mercury and the Philosophers' Stone.
Lesson 19 : How to read the transmutation stories.
Lesson 20 : The devices of allegory, obscurity and paradox.
Lesson 21 : Reading alchemical poetry.

The first half of this Alchemical Course provides the students with ways of recognising different types of Alchemical Treatises& distinct approaches one must take to understanding the varied material. Included are a number of exercises for the student to work through and many examples of material for them to study in connection with the Lessons.

The second half of the course provides detailed line by line readings of a number of texts, including some complete works.

Older 'Classic' Treatises on Alchemy written c. AD 1450 to AD 1590

• A Chymicall treatise of Arnoldus de Nova Villa ,
• The Secret Book of Artephius ,
• Everburning Lights of Trithemius ,
• English translation of the Rosarium philosophorum ,
• Geber's Discovery of Secrets ,
• Pretiossissime Donum Dei ,
• The Crowning of Nature ,
• Roger Bacon Tract on the Tincture and Oil of Antimony ,
• Coelum philosophorum of Paracelsus ,
• Paracelsus - The Treasure of Treasures for Alchemists ,
• A Work of Saturn by Johann Isaac Hollandus

Some More 'Classic' Books on Alchemy - AD 1605 to 1690

• Athanasius Kircher's Table of alchemical equipment and operations ,
• The three alchemical flasks of Oldfield ,
• Colours to be observed in the Operation of the Great Work ,
• The Six Keys of Eudoxus , Phantom alchemical plants of Quersitanus ,
• Basil Valentine's Triumphal Chariot of Antimony ,
• The Aphorisms of Urbigerus ,
• Circulatum Minus of Urbigerus ,
• Frontispiece to Urbigerus ,
• John French The Art of Distillation ,
• Francis Bacon - Experiments touching Sulphur and Mercury ,
• Francis Bacon - The Making of Gold ,
• Joannes Agricola A Treatise on Gold ,
• Concerning the Material of the Stone -
• Ms. l'Arsenal 3027

German Alchemy (1459 to 1759)

• Extract from Fulcanelli`s Dwellings of the Philosophers translated into German

• Justus von Liebig `Chemische Briefe` [Letters 3 and 4 are relevant to alchemy.]
• Basil Valentine Von der Meisterschafft der sieben Planeten [transcribed by Johann Plattner.]

• Nicolas Flamel Summarium Philosophicum ]transcribed by Johann Plattner.]

• Hermes Trismegists wahrer alter Naturweg. [Transcribed by Johann Plattner.]

• Dr. Ch. A. Becker: Das Aceton, der geheime Weingeist der Adepten [Transcribed by Johann Plattner.]

• Hermaphroditisches Sonn-und-Monds-Kind [Transcribed by Mike Brennan.]
• Max Retschlag: Die Alchimie und ihr großes Meisterwerk der Stein der Weisen
[Transcribed by Johann Plattner.]

• Aphorisms of Urbigerus [Transcribed by Johann Plattner]


One of the few practicing alchemists in the modern era, Robert Allen Bartlett explains what the ancients really meant when they used the term "Philosopher's Stone" and describes severalpractical methods for its achievement.

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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:10 AM
reply to post by Sigismundus

This is a good list, although i am dubious about Adam Mc Lean and Robert Bartlett first and last of the list.

posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 05:14 PM
reply to post by AlRub

Hi Cympit -

You'll notice a very wide variety of Quality among Alchemical Writings esp among the ancients - most of which were written deliberately to confuse the un-initiated !!

Here are some more Alchemical Books to add to your Alchemical Library - most are in the public domain in English translations -- although not all of them are inexpensive...

A List of various French Alchemical Texts -

Lettre aux vrais disciples d'Hermès [Transcribed by Philippe Laurent.]
Epitre du feu philosophique [Transcribed by Philippe Laurent.]
Tripied : du Vitriol Philosophique [Transcribed by Philippe Laurent.]
Jean de Labrune: Panacée universelle [transcribed by José Rodríguez.]
Crasselame: La Lumière sortant par soi-même des Ténèbres [trans Peter van den Bossche.]
Cyrano de Bergerac - Histoire comique des etats et empires du soleil [trans Jerry Bujas]
Alchemical texts of Claude Alexandre Seguier (1656-1725) [transcribed by Jöel Tetard]
Cyliani - Hermès dévoilé [transcribed by Jerry Bujas]
Eyrenee Philalethe - L'Entrée ouverte au Palais fermé du Roi [transcribed by Jerry Bujas]
La Fontaine des Amoureux de Science Par Jehan de la Fontaine [trans. Jöel Tetard]
Bernard Trevisane, La Parole Delaissee [transcribed by Jerry Bujas]
Circulation mineure Urbigerienne [transcribed by Jöel Tetard]
Philalethe - Experiences sur la preparation du Mercure des Sages [trans Jöel Tetard]
Jean Vauquelin des Yvteaux - De la pierre philosophale [transcribed by Jöel Tetard]
Jacques Tol - Le Chemin du Ciel chymique [transcribed by Jöel Tetard]
Regles du Philalèthe pour se conduire dans l'œuvre hermétique [trans Mike Dickman]
Traité du ciel terrestre - Vinceslas Lavinius de Moravie (1612) [trans J L Rodríguez Guerrero]
Explication très curieuse des enigmes et figures hierogliphiques[trans J L Rodríguez Guerrero]
L'etoile flamboyante [transcribed by José Luis Rodríguez Guerrero]
L'Elucidation ou l'Eclaircissement du Testament de Raymund Lulle [trans Gleb Butuzov]

Some Encoded Alchemical Works of Professor Jean-Julien Hubert Champagne
(Jan 23, 1877 - c. 1932) aka Volcanelli

also spelled = Fulcanelli:

Le Mystère des Cathédrales (The Mystery of the Cathedrals), written c.1922 & published in Paris in 1926.

Les Demeures Philosophales (Dwellings of the Philosophers), published in Paris during 1929.

Fulcanelli: Magnum Opus (aka The Great Work – written during the years 1921-1925) bequeathed to his Alchemical pupil Eugène Canseliet in 1926

Also check out a Commentary on Volcanelli / Fulcanelli :

Fulcanelli: Master Alchemist: Le Mystere des Cathedrales, Esoteric Intrepretation of the Hermetic Symbols of The Great Work (The Mysteries of the Cathedrals & the Hermetic Symbols of Great Work)

Spanish Alchemcial Texts

Alchemical works in Spanish Published under the Name : Ediciones Indigo.

The Seven chapters of Hermes
The Treatise of the Philosophical Egg, by Bernard Trevisano
Lumen Luminum, by Arnaldus of Vilanova
The Epistle of John Pontanus
The Treatise of the terrestrial heaven, by Wenceslaus Lavinius.
Instruccion de un padre a su hijo acerca del arbol solar
Hortulanus - Commentary on the Emerald Tablet of Hermes
Tratado sobre la materia de la piedra de los filosofos en general
La Piedra de Toque o Principios de los Filosofos
Jacob Toll - The way to the chemist's heaven
Nicolas Melchor Cibenensis - Adan o el proceso en forma de misa
Aforismos Basilianos o canones hermeticos
Dialogos de Aros y de Maria
Coplas de Don Lvis de Çentellas - Sobre la piedra philosophal son 28 coplas
Rosarium Abbreviatum
Ciencia escrita de todo el arte hermético
Marco Antonio Crasellame - La luz surgiendo por si misma de las tinieblas
Bernardo Trevisano - El sueño verde
La Tabla de Esmeralda de Hermes Trismegisto
Tratado de Tomás de Aquino en el arte de alquimia
Carta filosófica de Miguel Sendivogius
Ramon Llull - Magia Natural
Tabla de esmeralda de Johann Friedrich von Meyer
El Apocalipsis de Hermes
Ramon Llull - La Practica
Carta de Aristeo a su hijo sobre el magisterio hermético [Transcribed by José Luis Rodríguez Guerrero.]
Principios de Filaleteo [Translated by José Luis Rodríguez Guerrero.]

The Writings of Abu-Abdullah Jabir-Ibn Chayyam Ibin-Abdulla Al-Khufi (= Latin: ‘Geber’)
who lived in Harran in present day Iraq between c. 722 AD to 816 AD

The 112 Books dedicated to the Barmakids, viziers of Caliph Harun al-Rashid. - Arabic version of the Emerald Tablet, an ancient work that proved a recurring foundation of and source for alchemical operations.

The Seventy Books, most of which were very loosely translated into Latin as ‘textual summaries’ during the Middle Ages.

Includes the Kitab al-Zuhra ("Book of Venus") & Kitab Al-Ahjar ("Book of Stones").

The Ten Books on Rectification, The Books on Balance & The Kitab Al-Fihrish
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