Media in category “Azoth (Basil Valentine)”. The following 15 files are in this category, out of 15 total. Basile Valentin–Azothjpg. I’ve always been interested in this piece, I’ve compiled some of the info I’ve gathered on it through reflection and study over time and did a bit of. Basil Valentine, or Basilius Benedictus (possibly to ) In his work L’ Azoth des philosophes Valentine came up with Vitriolum as an akronym for the.

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Thus, the concept of the Azoth is analogous to the light of nature or mind of God. Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. All present and represented by the sun, moon and cube shape between the alchemists feet.

Whatever term you attach to it, this image gives hints of how to complete the process from begining to end.

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Each chapter, or “key”, is an allegorical description of one step in the process by which the philosopher’s stone may be created. Because the Azoth contains the complete information azoyh the whole universe, it is also used as another word for the Philosopher’s Stone. Some of the early keys may encode descriptions of actual laboratory techniques and observed results. This comprises the River of Living Water — the Azoth — szoth fiery mercurial essence, that flows out from the throne of God and Lamb.


It is said valenntine kept the infallible remedy handy in a concealed compartment in the handle in case he needed it in an emergency or if he was injured in a fight. Hall explained this connection: In the superior or spiritual world, it is the First Matter of the Great Work, the source of the enthusiasm and activity of the alchemist.

Schamayim is the Universal Mercury or Azoth — the measureless spirit of life. The Secrets of Alchemy. The term, while originally a term for an occult formula sought by alchemists much like the philosopher’s stonebecame a poetic word for the element mercury.

Retrieved from ” https: In this Edem vaporous essence or mist is the first or spiritual Earth, the incomprehensible and intangible dust out of which God formed Adam Kadmon, the spiritual body of man, which must become fully revealed through time.

The Azoth of the Philosopher, by Basil Valentine

Also the publisher of Basilius Valentinus. Modern scholarship now suggests that one author was Tholde, but others were involved. He showed that ammonia could be obtained by the action of alkali on sal-ammoniac ammonium chloridedescribed the production of hydrochloric acid by acidifying brine of common salt sodium chlorideand created oil of vitriol sulfuric acidamong other achievements. The alchemists sought the philosopher’s stone, the great work, the vaalentine.

His Fire becomes Solar fire and his Water becomes Lunar water in our universe. The downward pointing trinagle hints to your next point of interest The allegorical text and fantastic visual imagery of alchemical writings make them difficult to interpret.


There is evidence that the “father of chemistry”, Robert Boylealso volatilized gold by following the steps in Basil Valentine’s keys.

One hand holds a torch represting fire and the other a feather representing air. In the intermediate or mental world, it is intelligence and industry. But if you do a google image search of the caduceus you certainly recognize it and probably be surprised with what the symbol is used for today. Essentially what it is that makes things live and not just piles of static matter.

Azoth – Wikipedia

And also after this podcast english speakers might know a little more. Beyond that sphere is Schamayim, who is the Divine Fiery Water, the first outflow of the Word of God, the flaming river pouring from the presence of the eternal mind. Hall explained this connection: Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Its symbol was the Caduceus. This article has multiple issues. Azoth was believed to be the essential agent of transformation in alchemy. Nasil Secrets of Alchemy. Sulfur, Mercury, and Salt, which, volatilized and fixed alternately, compose the Azoth of the sages.

Basil Valentine | History of Alchemy

Basl physicochemical reading was proposed in the twenty-first century. Discussion of this nomination can be found on the talk page. Retrieved 26 November The face in the center: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.