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01-06-2009, 12:20 PM
This is a Phoenix-thread (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=7) from the old site (http://alchemy-forums.forumotion.com/forum.htm).


Flammel's Hieroglyphics: Take away the head of this black man, cut off the head of the Crow...
I have to say, these are all very interesting pictures. I never really thought about the significance of the beheading until you brought it up. You're absolutely right though, it is a very common theme throughout history.

put down your contraptions and study.
I'm afraid I'm guilty as charged, but I will begin to look into this more deeply.
And the head is astrologically ruled by aries...
Symbolic of the elimination of the Ego (the I).
I suppose it could be symbolic of the ego...but I believe it is something wholly physical within a phase of the work...Chrysaor and Pegasus were both born from Poseidon and (the death of) Medusa. Chrysaor means "golden armament" while Pegasus means "spring well" or "strong"...because of this, Pegasus was known to cause water to spring forth from wherever his hoof struck the ground.... and not to beat a dead horse (no pun intended) but Gorgon (which is what Medusa is) means "terrible" & "loud roaring" in Greek and also bears a phonetic similarity to Georgian (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?t=304).

12-16-2009, 06:26 PM
As a matter of fact, I worked lately on a picture of the aurora consurgens and
I call this picture "unheaded"

There is a certain time in the development, where we have to become unheaded,
so the spirit is able to move free.

12-16-2009, 09:39 PM
Just found out, that I was misleaded,

beheading is happening, so the soul can pull of the body,
a certain death from the materia,
to get wisdom from the spirit,
the entanglement needs to be cut of.

12-16-2009, 09:46 PM
I believe it has more to do with a certain sharpness. In effect this is the "ix" of the matter...by that I mean we find that it is sharp and penetrates.

solomon levi
12-16-2009, 10:05 PM
I believe it has more to do with a certain sharpness. In effect this is the "ix" of the matter...by that I mean we find that it is sharp and penetrates.

latin - acer
greek - oxys

12-16-2009, 10:23 PM
Here is the Splendor Solis (http://www.chymist.com/Splendor%20solis.pdf) in its entirety , the beheading occurs in PLATE X , THE SIXTH PARABLE, decipher this book and you shall have completed the Operation of THE SUN.

12-16-2009, 10:39 PM
Nice pdf... :)


12-16-2009, 10:45 PM
Thanks I have this one too, I needed it to decipher the latin at one point, because of the large resolution that was nice for blowing it up. But later I found another version where someone had already transcribed the latin for me and translated it, it was very helpful. I'll post that one later when I find it again.

12-17-2009, 06:20 PM
> we find, that it is sharp and penetrates"

agree with that Hephaelios.. the symbol is here the sword, which gives pain,
cause it cuts, what is dear to the human body.

So I lead now the focus on your first picture ... the Medusa, her head being cut!

When Medusas head was cut of, our of her body flies Pegasus in the sky.

How do you see this action ... in lab practise we would say ... spirit is moving up.

Out of the sharpness somthing unfolds the wings ... Joy:)

12-19-2009, 02:42 AM
That is an excellent question Joy. You can find your answer in the term Pegasus. Πήγασος, (Pégasos -strong) is phonetically similar to πηγαιος (pegaios- from a spring/ of water/ belonging to the primal source) πηγάζω (pegazo - spring, gush forth), πηγός (pegos- stout, thick, tough). So from this action we are given a thick "strong water" that springs forth from the head of Medusa. This strong and volatile water is the only thing that can dissolve certain bodies. It is only through the repeated use of this water that it is possible to solve and coagulate and reach πηγνυμι (pegnumi- fix) or fixity.

Norton (http://www.alchemywebsite.com/norton_8.html) says
"this water is more strong and mortal than any other water in the world: whose only spirit doth multiply and increase the tincture of the ferment."
Vaughn (http://www.alchemywebsite.com/vaughan1.html)-
"First, she sheds at her nipples a thick, heavy water, but white as any snow: the philosophers call it Virgin's Milk..."

I only feel comfortable going so deep in these mysteries- but reading the ancients with an open eye on the cabala is very beneficial.

12-19-2009, 07:42 AM

Thanks for helping me in unfolding this to the deep, I work on this topic since
a while and always felt, there was more to it.

....for she feeds her nipples, a thick heavy water ...!!!

Right now I have the image of the "aurora consurgens" before my eyes, which fits
to this sentence ... another picture to go in

My best wishes for you ... Joy:)