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Awani
01-01-2009, 09:54 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).

Vitriol has both a spiritual and a practical side. That is why I refrained from posting this in either one of those two fourms.

I am personally more interested in the spiritual side, but in short Vitriol, or the Oil of Vitriol, is the old name for Sulfuric Acid coined by Jabir ibn Hayyan (an 8th-century alchemist). Google Sulfuric Acid if you want to know more about that, or if you do already post it.

Anyway V.I.T.R.I.O.L. stands for Visita Interiora Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem, or Visit the innermost parts of the earth; by setting things right, you will find the hidden Stone. Because of the qualities of its physical counterpart (acid) it has become the name for the substance that drives our spiritual transformation, like Kundalini.

Sulfuric Acid for instance are mostly used to process ore and wastewater, refine oil and for chemical synthesis amongst other things. Vitriol in spiritual terms is therefore the force that refine, and process, our spirit.

The goal of alchemy is to discover the Arcanum, the single substance that will speed up this process and the reveal the Quintessence of Man - his incorruptible, immortal, golden body... [thus] the Arcanum is the serpentine Vitriol of the human body, hissing and coiling about itself in the retort of the sacrum. - Dennis William Hauck, The Emerald Tablet - Alchemy for Personal Transmutation
I use quex own image to illustrate Vitriol:
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h18/deviadah/forum/q1.jpg

So that is a short introduction to this fascinating subject and I implore those that have another take, additional facts or ideas to bring them to the table.
I believe that Visit the Interior of the Earth... is one of the most fundamental concepts in Alchemy. For me it's the first and most crucial step in the Opus.
Always reminds me of the aphorism The rejected stone is the one that will become the foundation stone.
Before we can even start dreaming of perfection, gold and other noble ideals, we *must* visit the interior of the earth. To get in touch with everything that has been rejected and left behind. If the goal of Alchemy is to attain wholeness, I understand this visit to the occult as looking to all things that we ignore and deny in ourselves. It's not by dwelling in the accepted and known, the surface of the earth that wholeness can be found. But by going to the interior of the earth, the unknown and forgotten that we can find what is missing.
From Crowley's Thoth deck:

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee274/jassgo/Bild.jpg

This image was posted in another thread by sleeveless, and I re-post it here since I feel it is 100% related to this topic!
Update on a plan that dev concocted over at abrahadabra.com:

1. Translate the alchemical process V.I.T.R.I.O.L into notes and melody.

2. From this (somehow.... ask MythMath) get a videograph.

3. Mix the melody/frequency into a pop-sounding tune

4. Create a music video, using the graphics

Since V.I.T.R.I.O.L is a process with benefits and the pineal gland
responds to frequencies it would be cool to subliminally influence this
with a catchy melody!
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Here's the videograph that uses the frequencies of the various
Planets to generate a tonal sequence that spells VITRIOL...

http://img.youtube.com/vi/isbgZsKwcUo/default.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isbgZsKwcUo)
VITRIOL (planetary frequencies) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isbgZsKwcUo)

How do you spell VITRIOL in Planets...?

V = Saturn = 73
I = Jupiter = 183
T = Mars = 1157
R = Sol = 32312
I = Venus = 3539
O = Mercury = 9041
L = Luna = 2177

(Numbers representing the respective frequencies in Hertz)
The sound at 1:15...I heard that yesterday in my right ear...

What is it?

Cool video and sounds, it makes my brain tingle with electricity back and forth between the two hemispheres. My whole head is streaming energy right now. Wow! None of your videos ever did that before!

We have a Jupiter/Pluto conjunction coming up on the 11th of December...
The tone you like - I think - is Mars going into the Sun!

The energy you feel is pure VITRIOL baby!
I wonder about the physical process all this alludes to; maybe it's just me but I see many similarities & parallels. The Trumps card from Crowley's tarot deck is very revealing!

The practical physical process.... hmmm!

The tone you like - I think - is Mars going into the Sun!

The energy you feel is pure VITRIOL baby!

Interesting...oh look he removed it....

MythMath!!!

The trump card looks like Mithras and Garuda idk wot....golden eggs...etc...

red and white blood cells...

This stuff is fascinating.

Awani
01-01-2009, 11:20 PM
Well, when it is completed I am sure he will post it here again.

In the mean time watch VITRIOL planetary frequencies and colors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6KpXWmi590).