Biblical references of the philosphers stone & alchemy.

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Biblical references of the philosphers stone & alchemy.

Post  BeautifulEvil on Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:49 pm

I would like to point out a few interesting passages from the bible (KJV version).

32:20 (Exodus): And he took the calf [note: was fashioned from gold] which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

2:17 (Revelation of St John): He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

3:18 (Revelation of St John): I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.


I know there are more, but I can't find them right now. I'll post some others when I get the time to search for them in the bible. Please reply if you have any other quotes relating to alchemy and the philosophers stone from the bible.

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Jacob's Ladder

Post  deviadah on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:21 am

Oh there are plenty, in fact my theory is that the Bible is an alchemical book and nothing more - although it has been diluted and censored over the years. The most prominent alchemical reference is without a doubt Jacob's Ladder...

More about this here: The Bible

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Post  BeautifulEvil on Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:39 pm

Oh there are plenty, in fact my theory is that the Bible is an alchemical book and nothing more - although it has been diluted and censored over the years.
Yeah, I tend to agree with you in that respect.

The most prominent alchemical reference is without a doubt Jacob's Ladder...
I'm not aware of this reference, but I will be sure to research it later tonight.

I felt it would be interesting to only list direct references to the physical philosopher's stone (i.e. the white powder, gold, etc).

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Genesis 28:10-17

Post  deviadah on Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:58 pm

Genesis 28:10-17: Jacob left Beersheba and started out for Haran. He reached a certain place and stopped for the night. The sun had already set. He took one of the stones there and placed it under his head. Then he lay down to sleep. In a dream he saw a stairway standing on the earth. Its top reached to heaven. The angels of God were going up and coming down on it. The Lord stood above the stairway. He said, "I am the Lord. I am the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your children after you the land on which you are lying. They will be like the dust of the earth that can't be counted. They will spread out to the west and to the east. They will spread out to the north and to the south. All nations on earth will be blessed because of you and your children after you. I am with you. I will watch over you everywhere you go. And I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." Jacob woke up from his sleep. Then he thought, "The Lord is certainly in this place. And I didn't even know it." Jacob was afraid. He said, "How holy this place is! This must be the house of God. This is the gate of heaven."


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Post  BeautifulEvil on Sun May 04, 2008 3:38 pm

I have one more quote to add from the Book of Revelations (KJV version).

21:18. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
21:21: And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
There is a secret process to create clear glass from the white powder of gold. This clear glass can be used for construction, or powdered and re-heated. There is also a process to create red glass from a red powder of gold, but the white is more powerful and pure (better for human medicine).

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Post  Aunt Clair on Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:10 am

Ecclesiastes chapter 2
v4 I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.
This is an invitation to the Great Work of Alchemy .The house is the energy body . The vineyard is kundalini ( in the Pistis Sophia an apocrypha of the Bible Christ calls it Mother Kundalini )

v5 I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit.
The Tree of Life has diverse fruits .
8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces:
Silver is the Lesser Work . Gold is the Greater Work .
6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Meditation is that quietness .
12 If a man prevails against one who is alone, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
The trifold flame is the first three flames and the primary colours of the kundalini , yellow , blue and pink .This cajoles the magician to continue beyond this rudimentary level to attain Great Works.And alludes to working with family and peers not alone .
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12 The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Dreamstate lessons are sweet but practice by will and control is richer.And it alludes to the rich suffer sleeplessness & anxiety about maintaining wealth and have little time to devote to improve selves in dreamstate .
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8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
Chastisement to follow the tree of life up and not down initiatally. To not go into the pit of the Demons of Seth and the Qlippoth until bidden by the angels to do so in order to begin whitening your Tree of Death. And it aaludes to the serpent of Kundalini which biting us moves us onward and awy from darkness , the pit of despair & the void .
9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.
Do not remove the Philosopher's Stone nor cut down the Tree of Life . This is God's garden , refrain from judging or persecuting those that seek to be with God in this manner .
10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
Iron appears but it is not sought . Be sharp , whet the edge of the mind to this . Our 'Iron' is as our blood . It is made to Ruby .Our 'Copper' will become Emerald as is the Tablet.This alludes to esoteric wisdoms to bring about the Great Work .
11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.
Kundalini will bite the unprepared body but not the body of the prepared magician . It will also rise to no gain in the babbler or dabbler .
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2 While that the sun is not darkened, and the light, And the moon, and the stars, And the thick clouds returned after the rain.The tan tiens are the sun, the moon ,the stars, the rain is the divine effulgence .The light is the Godhead. The sun is darkened in all the chakras to manifest a magnetic moon energy body to project to the window on the edge of the universe
6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

The silver cord is our tether to astrally project . The golden bowl is our Bees Chamber round our female tan tien .It is our magical mind . The pitcher is the heart which pumps our magical energy whilst alive and the fountain which provides this drink is the kundalini . The wheel of life is in each chakra and each tan tien .
7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
When we die these become shattered broken and lost to us . The body dies but the spirit remains with Godhead , the soul reincarnates but the wisdoms cannot be carried to the next incarnation if one does not perfect the body as in Alchemy to preserve the memories of the soul and resume one's own pathworking in the new vessel .
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.[/b]
Prophecy about Christ the Shepherd King who is to be nailed to the cross but who is the Greatest Magician and who will continue to instruct humanity via the Christ Consciousness.
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
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Post  Aunt Clair on Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:10 am

Rev 1:12 I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands.
Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
The lamps or candlesticks have long been thought to be the 7 chakras . There is a golden mantle of honour that manifests clairvoyantly upon the beginning magician over his shoulders and breast .
Rev 1:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
All humanity is bidden to write down their dreams to explore these and understand them and to cherish visions and prophecy .
2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Those who use their power to harm will lose it . The lamps are for light not darkness.Also do the works in a sensible order from the beginning do not rush to do the Greater Work until you have completed the Lesser Work . It is not possible to skip some of the steps on this journey .
2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Listen to the Spirit teachers , the angels and the mahatma to learn these lessons The kabbalah is the Tree of Life which we are called to follow to God's spiritual realms to see paradise ie Shamballah
2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Devil is seen as chief accuser and prosecutor as in the Jewish perspective . He is obedient to God and it the merciless judge .The Crown of Life is a spiritual gift accorded to the magician which conveys some of their work unto the next incarnation .It is a beginning of the Philosopher's Stone .
2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. (KJV)
Suggestion that Clairaudience of Spirits should be used when developed and that we possess an immortal spirit which must die to be resurrected .
2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
This speaks about the transmutation of the soul and the philosopher's stone and a clean soul for a NEW life devoid of karmic
bonds.

3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
God promises to reward those that seek his vast face .
3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. (KJV)
We are cajoled to learn the control of elements to manifest hot or cold energy , ice or flame .
3:17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Lay up treasures in heaven . On earth ,seek to clothe the energy body instead . Make riches in silver akasha and golden amoris upon it . Learn to see spirit and be rich with the lessons of God .
3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Pray to God for light for your energy body , and clairvoyant sight for your eyes . Seek this .
4:3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Jasper may be red as hermetic earth and Sardine may be green as hermetic air , like an emerald . But more precious than these are the Ruby and Emerald themselves . So continue working . This is an allusion to the iron and copper of alchemy which are transmuted in philosophical alchemy . The Red king rages in Mars of the Kabbalah but must become the Good Red Emperor to be released from his prison . The Green bride tames him in alchemcial marriage so that they both may rise as hermetic air to ascend to God's kingdom as Emperor and Emperoress .
Rainbow bands will eventually manifest around the magician at the Throne of God which is the alchemical structure in the perineum that we are born with . This rainbow banding occurs on the Middle Pillar Path . We are chastised to first seek the production of the emerald tablets which appear as above so below on the Prism Excelsis . The emerald tablets are clairvoyantly witnessed at the shoulders and at the hips of the magician . These bands will begin to appear around the body of all magicians upon the completion of the Emerald Tablet Works .

4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
There is a region of hell which the mystic sees as a sea of glass surrounded by 4 wide gaping monstrous beast mouths .But the glass becomes a sea of fire and a fountain erupts from the centre. Each mouth one enters leads to another hell . Coming out the mouth on the east you come to the mouth on the west and back to the sea of fire. So too from the north you emerge from the southern mouth .The mystic must tour the qlippoth eventually to whiten them . This is the black cube below the mirror and below the giant energy body on the middle pillar
path .

4:7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
These are the four faces of the sphinx , gospel , tarot and alchemy. These are not the Hell faces listed above which are as eagle , lion , wolf and walrus sphinxes of serpent and dragons .
20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
When the mystic comes to the sea of glass the second time , it is no longer serene .They see the fire instead and must escape it .Demons move in menacing threat to prevent the magician from leaving on the 'second death '.
And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
There is a celestial spiritual realm of rainbow gated sacred cities above Kether . The magician first sees them as the Gates of Death and continues to explore them on each Work's culmination . This is the white cube above the hands of God and Goddess , and above the energy body .
21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
Where there were four now the mystic sees 12 on subsequent journeys . So there were first 4 elements and 4 sepiroth on the Djed then 2 pillars as white and black for 8 then 9 on Yggdrasil then 10 Hebrew et al then 11 with Daath and now 12 have been revealed .The hidden and invisible sepiroth are the 11th and 12th spheres . The 11th Daath is rose coloured the 12th is aqua coloured and some suggest it to be named Lilith or Chiron . There will be more .
21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
The infamous pearly gates of St. Peter are seen here as the 12 sepiroth of the Tree of Life , these are our 12 jeweled gates . White is the highest vibration .
21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
The Celestial Gates are brilliant in glorious spiritual light we may view the vast face here and the Pillar of Godhead as Light from Light, true God from true God .This Light is either and neither gendered .The Lamb is Christ , the Magnum Magus .
21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb.
Aqua Vitae is produced in the Magician it is air hermetically .But it is the Water of Life that allows one to ascend to Kether for a momentary glimpse of Samadhi . There is a Rainbow River of Life in Shamballah and The River Styx to as the River of Death .
22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
The river is the middle pillar path . The Tree of Life has 12 fruits which are lessons of spiritual harmony and peace to the nations of the world .
22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
It is not merely by magick that we ascend the Tree of Life . It is by prayers,works,joys and sufferings and by our choices of love , light and laughter that we gain this 'right' to ascend.
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Post  Aunt Clair on Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:11 am

Psalm 104, from the Old Testament ,has been called the Biblical Emerald Tablet by some . It also proves the worth of spiritual development to this thread . http://www.alchemylab.com/jewish_alchemy.htm

1: Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honor and majesty.
2: Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
5: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6: Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7: At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8: They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
9: Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
10: He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills.
11: They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
12: By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.
13: He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
14: He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
15: And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
16: The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;
17: Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
18: The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
19: He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.
20: Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
21: The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
22: The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
23: Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening.
24: O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
25: So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26: There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
27: These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
28: That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
29: Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
30: Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
31: The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.
32: He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
33: I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
34: My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.
35: Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
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Post  solomon levi on Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:39 pm

The Song of Solomon is alchemical as well.

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