The great white stone
The blessed stone then is clearer than day, that stone which different sages have called it by different names, more than this, it is readily available to the hands of the adept, he who has willed this one thing in the world, which is to acquire the material of the stone. This matter, lies before the eyes of all, everybody sees it, touches it, feels it loves it, but knows it not. It is the glorious, vile, precious and is found everywhere. Paracelsus in his book concerning "tincture of all things" calls it the red lion, that which is named by many, but known by few. Hermes, in his first chapter of the treatise calls it quicksilver, coagulation in its innermost chambers.
The stone then is one, the medicine is one, the vessel is one, the rule is one, the disposition is one. Yet, this substance is so divided by its operation in nature, and the skill of the artist that, it has transmuted into our white eagle. Then never before has the splendour of the sun shone so brightly, illuminated more abundantly than the spagyric matter that exists within us.
Baslilius Valentinus puts it, hence is born a new spirit, white as snow, and another spirit red as blood, which both spirits are contained in the new living spirit. This then becomes the elixir
The sages have that the stone is composed of the body, soul and spirit. For the imperfect part, the hidden part, that has passed away. The water is called the spirit and the firmament they call soul , firmament because it gives life to the imperfect body, which before was dead, but now lives. the soul then becomes beautiful and is made new
This is the testament of the stone.
The Alchemic Museum
#frequency #vibration #energy #ancientknowledge #metaphysics #alchemy