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“Azoth of the Philosophers,” Basil Valentine, L’Azoth des Philosophes, This restored emblem attributed to German alchemist Basil original. Azoth Drawing by Basil Valentine Azoth contains the complete information of the whole universe, it is also used as another word for the Philosopher’s Stone. Azoth of the Philosophers-Basil Valentine · Alchemy ArtAlternative ArtOccult AstrologyDark ArtComic BookSacred Geometry SymbolsPecado Capital7 Sins.

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Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine

This is the Salt or unpurified matter at the beginning of the Work, as well as the new Salt or Stone at the end of the Work. This is not the same thing as the element we now call mercury today. The Azoth is related to the Ain Soph ultimate substance of the Kabbalah. Here you see the perfection of our Art, without any defect, or diminution.

Look at the scene depicted and try to get a feeling of actually being in the scene and witnessing what it depicts. Iron Star Point No. How the act of creation was accomplished I will not attempt phiilosophers explain. In dealing with this part of the Subject I will drop my parabolic and figurative style, and plainly set forth all that is to be known.

But let my friend be scrupulously careful to preserve the fountain of life limpid and clear. If you have problems understanding these alchemical texts, Adam McLean now provides a study course entitled Wzoth to read alchemical texts: The salamander, as a symbol of soul, is attracted to and exposed in the blazing fire of the Sun.

His Fire becomes Solar fire and his Water becomes Lunar water in our universe. It is a powerful corrosive that eats away flesh and all metals except gold.

When the sand and ashes have been well matured and ripened with galentine, the glass-blower makes out of it glass, which remains hard and firm in the fire, and in colour resembles a crystal stone. The Ferment, the soft amalgam or balsam resulting hpilosophers this operation must be hardened into a Stone before it can be made permanent, and the final phase of Distillation is a Sublimation in which vapor turns solid, or the spirit phiilosophers made corporeal.

One frequent image of Dissolution is the Green Lion reaching up to devour the Sun. If the metallic soul, the metallic spirit, and the metallic form of body be present, there will also be pholosophers quicksilver, metallic sulphur, and metallic salt, which together make up the perfect metallic body.

Views Read Edit View history. Like looking into a mirror, this is where the adept fixes his or her attention to begin meditation at the center of the mandala.


Then we have a twofold mercurial substance; but you must know that gold must first be dissolved in a certain water, as explained in my second Key, after the purification philosophera in the first Key, and must be reduced into a subtle calx, as is mentioned in the fourth Key. O end of the final end, consider the beginning! Psychologicallythis process is the death of the feeble or unstable Child of the Conjunction that will eventually result in its resurrection to a new level of being.

This ray is usually white or light blue in color. Xzoth circle shows the Soul and Spirit birds nesting in a tree, brooding over their Egg, waiting for the mystical birth to occur. Therefore, our Masters require a pure, immaculate body, that is untainted with any foreign admixture, which admixture is the leprosy of our metals.

If you would operate by means of our bodies, take a fierce grey wolf, which, though on account of its name it be subject to the sway of warlike Mars, is by birth the offspring of ancient Saturn, and is found in the valleys and mountains of the world, where he roams about savage with hunger.

Sorcerers and Magi: The Azoth Mandala

This spirit is the valenttine of the life of our bodies, and the Mercury of the Philosophers, from which is prepared the liquid water of our Art – the water which must once more receive a material form, and be rectified by means of certain purifying agents into the most perfect Medicine.

In the same way you must repeatedly distil the water which you have extracted from the earth, and then again restore it to your earth, as the water in the Strait of Euripus frequently leaves the shore, and then covers it again until it arrives at a certain limit.

If their Balm were to perish, and the Spirit to leave the body, the body would be quite dead, and no longer available for any good purpose.

Then the learned men of that country were gathered together, and strove to discover the true interpretation of all they had seen. In this process, one thing takes on the characteristics of the other as it becomes its opposite. Psychologically, this represents a further breaking down of the artificial structures of the psyche by total immersion in the unconscious, non-rational, feminine or rejected part of our minds.

Then God will bless your labour, and reward your search with success, and yourself with a seat in Heaven as the fruit of your faith. Visita interiora terrae rectificando invenies occultum lapidem, the phrase written between the triangles roughly translates to: FIFTH KEY The quickening power of the earth produces all things that grow forth from it, and he who says that the earth has no life makes a statement which is flatly contradicted by the most ordinary facts.


Psychologically, this agitation and sublimation of psychic forces is necessary to ensure that no impurities from the lower personality are incorporated into the next and final process. In the Arcanum Experiment, the process of Fermentation is represented by a compound called Liquor Hepatis, which is an oily, reddish-brown mixture of ammonia and the rotten-egg-smelling compound hydrogen sulfide.

The melancholy, introverted Moon Queen holds the reins to a great fish, symbolizing her control of those same hidden forces that threaten the King, and behind her is a chaff of wheat, which stands for her connection to fertility and growth.

Hence the soul has to share the fate of the imperfect body, and when the body dies the soul has to leave it. Again, let that which is below become that which is above; let the invisible become visible, and the impalpable, palpable. Thereupon, let the signs of the Zodiac enter into opposition to the Pleiads, and when all the colours of the world have shewn themselves, let there be a conjunction and union between the greatest and the smallest, and the smallest and the greatest.

Fermentation is a two-stepped process that begins with the Putrefaction of the hermaphroditic “child” from the Conjunction resulting in its death and resurrection to a new level of being. Out of four, by which we must understand the four elements.

In our drawing, the body of the alchemist is composed of the Four Elements. The second ray of in the star of the Azoth points toward the King, and the operation here is directed toward masculine consciousness and signatures. Otherwise the palace would not be worthy the name. The putrefaction of metallic seed must, like that of animal and vegetable seed, take place through the co-operation of the four elements.

Azoth of the Philosophers

He is pursued by the ten lepers, who desire to drink his blood; and all that are tormented with any kind of sickness are refreshed with this blood. All the Latin words contained in the outer ring that connects the rays of transformation spell out a summary of what has taken place: Between his legs dangles the Cubic Stone labeled with the word Corpus, meaning body.

Again, these chemicals are not chemicals at all, but our feelings, thoughts, and body.