“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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In the beginning, when the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, and as yet all was involved in darkness, Almighty and Eternal God, Whose beginning and wisdom are from everlasting, by His inscrutable counsel created heaven and earth, and all that in them is, both visible and invisible, out of nothing.

The Azoth of the Philosopher, by Basil Valentine

The significance of these elements to the great work are a subject all their own philospohers the important thing is to note their presence.

Between his legs dangles the Cubic Stone labeled with the word Corpusmeaning body. The Queen stands for the influence of feelings and emotions, which are ultimately the pnilosophers One Thing of the greater pilosophers.

This spirit is the life and soul that dwell in the earth, and are nourished by heavenly and sidereal influences. This spirit is itself fed by the stars, and is thereby rendered capable of imparting nutriment to all valentinw that grow, and of nursing them as a mother does her child while it is yet in the womb. It is expressed as vibratory tones and spoken truths emerging from the Throat or Mercury Chakra.

Physiologically, Separation is following and controlling the breath in the body as it works with the forces of Spirit and Bqsil to give birth to new energy and physical renewal. Its use is one of the arcana of Nature, and a miracle of the philosopher’s art. This higher presence is release during the next operation Distillationwhich produces the true Spirit of Wine its alcoholwhich contains the purified essence of grapes.

Maturity and fixity are obtained by living fire. You cannot go wrong, so long as you observe the proper degree of heat, which holds a middle place between hot and cold.

I may not express myself more explicitly; indeed, I have revealed the matter in a more plain and straightforward manner than any of my predecessors. Beyond that sphere is Schamayim, who is the Divine Fiery Water, the first outflow of azotu Word of God, the flaming river pouring from the presence of the eternal mind.


For he that has knowledge and experience on his side, must carry off the victory.

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He mounted the tribune, and bade the assembly listen to him in silence, since he was sent from above to explain to them the significance of what they had seen. The alchemists often added manure to help get the process going. Teal Faux October 13, at This page was last edited on 1 Decemberat The skull in the first circle is the classic symbol of the process of Calcination. Calcination is usually a natural humbling process as we are gradually assaulted and overcome by the trials and tribulations of life, though it can be a deliberate surrender of our inherent hubris gained through a variety of spiritual disciplines that ignite the fire of introspection and self- evaluation.

This is the sum and the goal of our search. Touching the wings of the Ascended Essence are a salamander engulfed in flames on the left side of the drawing and a standing bird on the right. For whenever the water comes rolling back, it brings a blessing with it. And his prayers, together with my own diligence, so prevailed with God, that there was revealed to me that great secret which God ever conceals from those who are wise in their own conceits.

You must also truly repent you of all your sins, confessing the same, and firmly resolve to lead a good and holy life. In some of these drawings, Hermes is shown with a wry smile or even with two faces. From these considerations we conclude that no element can exist without the others, and that in the generation of all things there is a mingling of the four elements.

For it has undergone a chemical change in the human body, having become transmuted from a vegetable into an animal salt — just as horses that feed on oats, straw, etc. Again, if that which has received the spark of life, is to be stirred up to motion and growth, it must be acted upon by air.

The King travels through six regions in the heavenly firmament, and in the seventh he fixes his abode. Although there are only seven operations shown, there is another implied or eighth step in the mandala. Valentiine this magical Stone, the alchemists believed they could exist on all levels of reality.


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 philodophers. As such everything was hidden and seemed, on the surface, to be very scientific.

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The third circle shows the operation of Separation in which the black, earthbound Soul Bird splits into two white birds that retrieve the saved remains of Calcination and Dissolution. But they were unable to agree until there came forward a man of axoth age, with snowy locks and silvery beard, and arrayed in a flowing purple robe On his head he wore a crown set with brilliant carbuncles.

When these three are united, we may call them the mercurial liquid: If this be rightly done, it reduces the white and pure moon to the colour of that body from which it was itself extracted. This he regarded as the punishment of his sin in having wedded his own sister, and was instant in prayer to God both by day and by night, that the curse might be taken from him.

Between phi,osophers legs dangles the Cubic Stone labeled with the word Corpus, meaning body. You will notice the flaming salamander philosopherss the soul indicating its fiery nature, philoeophers the bird is present above spirit as it resonates with the cooling presense of the moon.

The King valentinf his royal dignity with noble Venus, and appears in splendid state, surrounded by all the dignitaries of his court. But there is no resurrection for the brute beasts, because they have no rational soul, for which alone our Lord and Saviour shed His blood.

Then the air will breathe new life into the body, and you will have that which can only be regarded as that Great Stone which in a spiritual manner pervades human and metallic bodies, and is the universal and immaculate Medicine, since it drives out that which is bad, and preserves that which is good, and is the unfailing corrective of all imperfect or diseased substances.

He added that he would punish everyone who did not aid the execution of this sentence.

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