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    Wow! Wonderful post Schmuldvich!

    I'm really learning something by your posts. Keep it up, or don't, but I'm liking them nonetheless

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    Wow thank you Schmuldvich. That version is much better. That's an awesome image and very beautiful white Salt, thanks for sharing, I appreciate it.
    Last edited by Seraphim; 08-26-2019 at 12:03 AM.

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    Agreed. Excellent posts Schmuldvich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmuldvich
    After all, isn't our Matter just a single thing within our flask undergoing different states of development...?
    Sorry Schmuldvich, didn't reply earlier because I don't know the answer, trying to understand properly. Hopefully it is simple because I get confused easily. Is there any thing that comes before Putrefaction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    Sorry Schmuldvich, didn't reply earlier because I don't know the answer, trying to understand properly. Hopefully it is simple because I get confused easily. Is there any thing that comes before Putrefaction?

    Yes indeed! There is a step prior to Putrefaction.

    We can choose to call this step Preparation.



    Plate XXI of Splendor Solis depicts this process in a cabalistic manner.

    Ever wonder why so many people fail from the start and rarely produce any results that align with the Ancients...?

    With the advent of Youtube and streaming video sites of people who want nothing more than fame, notoriety, and money, do you not feel that someone who figured something out revolutionary would be blasting it to the world right now in hope of recognition, respect, or even good-will...?

    Does it surprise you that of the multiple thousands of users here on this forum, the decades spent collaborating, and all the deceiving pseudo-teachers and egotistical wanna-be alchemists no one has accomplished anything worthwhile, much less produced results even remotely in alignment with the words of the Sages...?

    This is due to the fact that they do not prepare that which they work with. They rush into calculus without knowing what numbers even are. Those who do know what numbers are fail to learn addition and subtraction and skip right on to flailing their arms in the wind hoping they can somehow pull off multiplication.

    After we collect a sufficient quantity of what we're going to work with (this takes a much longer time than initially would be assumed), one cannot simply shut it up inside a vessel and hope for it to just do its thing and progress how we wish. No!

    Our Matter will never Putrefy unless it first be prepared.

    We are required to manipulate this in its first state--prepare it--something the Masters considered an "opening" of what we work with. This is rarely discussed, often ignored, moderately tedious, and an extremely unpleasant task. When miners work in the coal mines all day they come up out of the earth covered in sweat and coal residue, smelling absolutely horrible, they cannot wait to get home to take a hot bath in order to cleanse the nastiness of the day from their now-black body.

    Most Alchemists choose to be very silent regarding this first stage of development being that this is the first initiatory door which opens a whole new world of possibilities for experimentation and learning.


    When Preparation is mentioned in the texts, it is highly veiled and often glossed over and presented as unimportant, or a sentence or two is thrown in amongst a subject not pertaining to this first step of Preparation but yet deliberately describing it.

    We can safely assume that in order to succeed one must take the time to develop the ability of How To Read Alchemy Texts, which in turn transfers to how we read internet posts from those who are seemingly further along in the Art than us, extracting the superfluous words from their posts, and condensing their few subtle hints they meagerly give us into a rock-solid foundation which the wise Artist can build upon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmuldvich View Post
    no one has accomplished anything worthwhile, much less produced results even remotely in alignment with the words of the Sages
    Have you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schmuldvich View Post
    They rush into calculus without knowing what numbers even are.
    You're assuming things and generalizing about ALL the members of this forum. You don't know each and every one of them, let alone visited their labs/places of Work. You're "rushing into calculus" with incomplete data.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schmuldvich View Post
    This is rarely discussed
    It is discussed, just not publicly. This forum is much like a dating site. Once good connections and friendships are formed, communications and collaborations often go private.

    One exception was "Iulia Millesima" from Labyrinth Designers, who wrote quite openly about the initial requirement for "opening" the matter. To bad she seems not to be writing anymore

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    Quoth Iulia Millesima:

    Magnetization is the destruction of the raw matter in order to let out the Secret Fire inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andro View Post
    Have you?


    You're assuming things and generalizing about ALL the members of this forum. You don't know each and every one of them, let alone visited their labs/places of Work. You're "rushing into calculus" with incomplete data.


    It is discussed, just not publicly. This forum is much like a dating site. Once good connections and friendships are formed, communications and collaborations often go private.

    One exception was "Iulia Millesima" from Labyrinth Designers, who wrote quite openly about the initial requirement for "opening" the matter. To bad she seems not to be writing anymore
    "Magnetization is the destruction of the raw matter in order to let out the Secret Fire inside."


    Thank you for sharing! That is indeed an appropriate quote regarding this forum and others.

    One could be inclined to allude to resonance or sympathetic vibration when speaking of our Matter.

    No, I have not accomplished anything worthwhile.

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    That image (above) is indeed very appropriate for illustrating the Inner Fire in "sympathetic vibration" with the "external" or "heavenly" Fire

    Fire from Above & Fire from Below.

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    Thank you for sharing that is helpful. Those plates look interesting. They appear to be washing and drying some kind of linen cloth?

    Sorry still trying to learn. I feel like this most of the time,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKbZEzDlZZ0
    Last edited by Seraphim; 4 Weeks Ago at 07:08 AM.

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