“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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Although by its swift flight it has risen to the loftiest height, far above all other luminaries, its feathers must be clipped, and itself brought down to the lowest place, from whence it may once more be raised by putrefaction, and the quickening caused by putrefaction, by which the black is changed to white, and the white to red, until the glorious colour of the triumphant King has been attained.

Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine

The fifth ray of the Azoth points to the area where the left wing of the Ascended Essence touches the standing bird of Spirit. When a man looks into a mirror, he sees valentone reflected an image of himself. His feet protrude from behind the central emblem; one is on Earth and the other in Water.

Dream images include flying, climbing to the tops of mountains, or confronting mountain lions or eagles. Jupiter is the Grand Marshal, and is preceded by a banner of grey colour, borne by Rhetoric, and adorned with a variegated representation of Hope.

Azoth of the Philosophers

Let me tell you, in conclusion, that the bath in which the bridegroom is placed, must consist of two hostile kinds of matter, that purge and rectify each other by means of a continued struggle. The sky we speak of is the sky of our Art, and there must be justly proportioned parts of our air and earth, our true water and our palpable fire.

Known as the Universal Solvent, Universal Cure, and Elixir of Life elixir vitaeavlentine Azoth is said to embody all medicines, as well as the first principles of all other substances. It is your spiritual valetnine and aspiration.

The Azoth of the Philosopher, by Basil Valentine – Esoteric Online

Laboratory Putrefation begins with the rotting of the plant material or substance of transformation. It is truly a sacred process. All Obscurity will be clear to you. Of course, this idea was considered blasphemy to the medieval Church, which explains why this drawing was circulated secretly in so many different forms during the Middle Ages.

Hereunto I may add, in conclusion, that one work is developed from another. But though her spirit is of good quality, her body is leprous, and affords no permanent substratum to the fixed tincture. Retrieved from ” https: Hence make water or combustible oil. 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. For a man who is easily influenced in different directions is not likely to find the right path.

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The Sun is Vice-Regent, and is preceded by Grammar, bearing a yellow banner, on which Justice is represented in a golden robe Though Venus seems to cast him into the shade by the gorgeous magnificence of her appearance, he really possesses more power in the kingdom than she. In the same way you must repeatedly distil the water which you have extracted from the earth, and then again restore it to your earth, as the water in the Strait of Euripus frequently leaves the shore, and then covers it again until it arrives at a certain limit.

Hence our Stone can only be prepared out of its own seed, from which it was taken in the beginning; and hence also you will perceive that the soul of an animal must not be the subject of this investigation. He put forth eagle feathers, and devoured the slippery tail, of the Dragon, and challenged Mars to battle. The King symbolizes the power of thought and planning, which are characteristics of spirit.

By natural conditions, however, new plants are generated simply through putrefaction.

Separation is letting go of the self-inflicted restraints to our true nature, so we can shine through. For that which is weak is always compelled to yield to that which is strong. For this part of our Magistery skill is needed, in order to divide and compound the substances aright, so that the art may result in riches, and the balance may not be falsified by unequal weights.

When man shall have been glorified, his body will baail like the angelic body in this respect. This is the first coming together of soul and spirit, and the newly acquired vantage point allows the discernment of what is worthy of being saved from the previous two operations.

Then it must plunge in the salt water of the vast ocean, and emerge thence in renovated beauty.

The Seven Operations of Alchemy

In his book Transcendental MagicEliphas Levi wrote: Thus, the concept of the Azoth is analogous to the light of nature or mind of God. Therefore this twelfth and last Key must serve to open up to you the uses of this Stone. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. To return again to putrefaction, O seeker of the Magistery and devotee of philosophy, know that, in like manner, no metallic seed can develop, or multiply, unless the said seed, by itself alone, and without the introduction of any foreign substance, be reduced to a perfect putrefaction.

Although he is firmly planted in the world of matter, the alchemist has easy access to the powers of spirit. Next, a white layer of digesting bacteria arises that begins the process of Fermentation. Often, synchronicities begin to occur that confirm the alchemist is on the right track. The schematized body of the alchemist is shown in perfect balance with the Four Elements as depicted by his arms and legs. The gist of the whole matter lies in the fact that the small and weak cannot aid that which is itself small and weak, and a combustible substance cannot shield another substance from combustion.


The square symbol for Salt is also shown in the first ray, which indicates the Work begins in the unredeemed matter of an imperfect incarnation. The earth is first decomposed by the moisture which it contains; for without moisture, or water, there can be no true decay; thereupon the decomposed substance is kindled and quickened by the natural heat of fire: If the fruit of a tree be plucked before it is ripe, it is unfit for use; and if the potter fail to harden his vessels in the fire, they cannot be employed for any good purpose.

This fact is not noticed by the farmer, simply because it is a thing that he has always been used to, and for which he is unable to find an explanation. Thus their quickening cooperation takes the form of putrefaction, without which there can be neither generation, life, nor growth. For if anything is to be generated by putrefaction, the process must be as follows: In the same way, the spirit which must be evolved from this Matter is visible, but not palpable.

When this union has taken place, the two bring forth a third namely, an earth-like substance, which is the principle of our seed, of its first source, so that it can shew an ancestry, and from which three the elements, such as water, air, and earth, take their origin.

Distillation is the purification of the unborn Self — all that we truly are and can be. Hearken then, thou follower of truth, to these my words, and so shalt thou find the true way!

As can been seen in the Azoth drawing, Basi is really a turning point from working with the first three operations Below in matter and working with philosophrrs last three operations Above in spirit.

Psychologically, Distillation is the agitation azkth sublimation of psychic forces is necessary to ensure that no impurities from the inflated ego or deeply submerged id are incorporated into the next and final stage. One hand holds a torch represting fire and the other a feather representing air. If you understand these my words, you are richer and more blessed than the whole world.

It is no longer wine, but has been transmuted by the putrefaction of gentle heat into an acid.