Alchemy Primer — Stages

  1. Colour
    1. Three
      1. Black — Melanosis, Nigredo/Nigr(esc)o — Alchemical Salt — Saturn- (Lead) — Kronos — Basalt
      2. White — Leukosis/Leucosis, Albedo/Albesco — Alchemical Mercury — Moon-/+ (Silver) — Selene — Coral
      3. Red (Magenta)/Purple — Iosis/Eruthrosis, Rube(d)o — Alchemical Sulphur — Mars+ (Iron) — Ares — Granite
    2. Four [Heraclitus — 6th/5th Century BC; Maria the Jewess — 1st Century AD; Zosimos of Panopolis — 4th Century AD; Golden Dawn — AD 2003]
      1. Black — Melanosis, Nigredo/Nigr(esc)o — Earth — Saturn- (Lead) — Decomposition
      2. White — Leukosis/Leucosis, Albedo/Albesco — Water — Moon-/+ (Silver) — Separation
      3. Yellow — Xanthosis, Citrinitas/Flavesco — Air — Venus+ (Copper) — Modification
      4. Red (Magenta)/Purple — Iosis/Eruthrosis, Rube(d)o — Fire — Mars+ (Iron) — Union
    3. Five
      1. Black — Melanosis, Nigredo/Nigr(esc)o — Metal (Earth) — Saturn- (Lead)
      2. White — Leukosis/Leucosis, Albedo/Albesco — Water — Moon-/+ (Silver)
      3. Yellow — Xanthosis, Citrinitas/Flavesco — Wood (Air) — Venus+ (Copper)
      4. Red (Magenta)/Purple — Iosis/Eruthrosis, Rube(d)o — Fire — Mars+ (Iron)
      5. Gold/Violet — Chrusosis, Inauro — Earth (Spirit) — Sun+/- (Gold)
    4. Six
      1. Black — Melanosis, Nigredo/Nigr(esc)o — Saturn- (Lead) — Flesh — Digestion
      2. Blue (Cyan) — Jupiter- (Tin) — Body — Sublimation
      3. White — Leukosis/Leucosis, Albedo/Albesco — Moon-/+ (Silver) — Soul — Ceration
      4. Yellow — Xanthosis, Citrinitas/Flavesco — Venus+ (Copper) — Mind — Congealation
      5. Red (Magenta)/Purple — Iosis/Eruthrosis, Rube(d)o — Mars+ (Iron) — Heart — Fixation
      6. Gold/Violet — Chrusosis, Inauro — Sun+/- (Gold) — Spirit — Solution
    5. Seven [Golden Dawn — AD 2003]
      1. Black — Melanosis, Nigredo/Nigr(esc)o — Saturn- (Lead) — Saturday
      2. Blue (Cyan) — Jupiter- (Tin) — Friday
      3. Rainbow — Peacock’s Tail, Cauda Pavonis — Mercury (Quicksilver) — Wednesday
      4. White — Leukosis/Leucosis, Albedo/Albesco — Moon-/+ (Silver) — Monday
      5. Yellow — Xanthosis, Citrinitas/Flavesco — Venus+ (Copper) — Tuesday
      6. Red (Magenta)/Purple — Iosis/Eruthrosis, Rube(d)o — Mars+ (Iron) — Thursday
      7. Gold/Violet — Chrusosis, Inauro — Sun+/- (Gold) — Sunday
  2. Process/Operational — Gates/Keys
    1. Lesser Path
      1. Coagulation (6 Gates/Keys)
        1. Coagulation — Taurus — Venus- (Earth)
        2. Fixation — Gemini — Mercury+ (Air)
        3. Union — Cancer — Moon-/+ (Water)
        4. Decomposition — Leo — Sun+/- (Fire)
        5. Separation — Libra — Venus+ (Air)
        6. Ceration — Sagittarius — Jupiter+ (Fire)
      2. Calcination, (Dis)Solution, Coagulation
        1. Robert Bartlett (8/9 Gates/Keys) — Modern School — AD 2006/2009
          1. Distillation
          2. Digestion
          3. Extraction
          4. Fermentation
          5. Sublimation
          6. Circulation
          7. Calcination
          8. Solve et Coagula
            • (Dis)Solution(e)
            • Coagulation
        2. Philip Levine — AD 2009
          1. Six Gates/Keys
            • Putrefaction
            • Mortification
            • Calcination
            • Solution
            • Sublimation
            • Coagulation
          2. Seven Gates/Keys
            • Mortification/Putrefaction (Death/Breakdown of Form)
            • Calcination (Burning/Heating — Fire)
            • Solution (Dissolving — Water)
            • Coagulation (Solidifying — Earth)
            • Sublimation (Evaporating — Air)
            • Separation (Splitting/Dividing)
            • Conjunction (Merging/Joining as One)
        3. Adam Blatner (5/7 Gates/Keys) — AD 2010
          1. Separation, or Mortification (through Marriage and Death)
          2. through Purification
            • Calcination (through Blood and Fire)
            • Solution (through Blood and Water)
          3. through Extraction
            • Coagulation
            • Sublimation
          4. Mortification (through Death), or Separation
          5. Conjunction
      3. Calcination/Caltination, (Dis)Solution, Distillation, Coagulation
        1. Stefan Michelspacher (7 Gates/Keys) — AD 1615; Golden Dawn — AD 2003
          1. Calcination/Caltination — Mercury
          2. Sublimation — Saturn
          3. Solution — Jupiter
          4. Putrefaction — Moon-/+ (Cancer) Water
          5. Distillation — Mars
          6. Coagulation — Venus
          7. Tinctur(e) — Sun+/- (Leo) Fire
        2. Emerald Tablet (7 Gates/Keys) — Modern School — AD 2005/2011
          1. Calcination
          2. Dissolution
          3. Separation
          4. Conjunction
          5. Fermentation
          6. Distillation
          7. Coagulation
    2. Greater Path
      1. Fermentation [Arthur Edward Waite (8/12 Gates/Keys) — AD 1926]
        1. Nigredo
          1. Calcination or Purgation
          2. Dissolution
          3. Congelation
        2. Separation
        3. Conjunction
        4. Putrefaction
        5. Albedo
          1. Congelation
          2. Cibation
          3. Sublimation
        6. Fermentation
        7. Exaltation
        8. Rectification
      2. Fermentation, Multiplication [Tomoya Hariz (8/12 Gates/Keys) — AD 2009]
        1. Decomposition (through Oxidation) — Aries (Mars+ — Fire)
        2. Modification
          1. (through Congelation/Coagulation) — Taurus (Venus- — Earth)
          2. (through Fixation) — Gemini (Mercury+ — Air)
        3. Union (through Solution) — Cancer (Moon-/+ — Water)
        4. Decomposition (through Digestion) — Leo (Sun+/- — Fire)
        5. Separation
          1. (through Distillation) — Virgo (Mercury- — Earth)
          2. (through Sublimation) — Libra (Venus+ — Air)
          3. (through Filtration) — Scorpio (Mars- — Water)
        6. Modification (through Ceration) — Sagittarius (Jupiter+ — Fire)
        7. Decomposition (through Fermentation/Putrefaction) — Capricorn (Saturn- — Earth)
        8. Union
          1. (through Multiplication) — Aquarius (Saturn+ — Air)
          2. (through Projection) — Pisces (Jupiter- — Water)
      3. Calcination, Fermentation, Multiplication
        1. Samuel Norton (12/14 Gates/Keys) — 16th Century AD
          1. Purgation
          2. Sublimation
          3. Calcination
          4. Exuberation
          5. Fixation
          6. Solution
          7. Separation
          8. Conjunction
          9. Putrefaction in Sulphur
          10. Solution
            • (of Bodily Sulphur)
            • (of Sulphur of White Light)
          11. Fermentation in Elixir
          12. Multiplication
            • (in Virtue)
            • (in Quantity)
        2. Adam Blatner (12 Gates/Keys) — AD 2010
          1. Purgation (removing Impurities)
          2. Sublimation (further Refining)
          3. Calcination (burning to Ash)
          4. Exuberation
          5. Fixation (stablizing substance, resistant to Dissolving or Burning)
          6. Solution (Dissolve substance)
          7. Separation
          8. Conjunction
          9. Putrefaction in Sulfur
          10. Dissolution in Sulfuric Acid
          11. Fermentation
          12. Multiplication (amplifying effectiveness of substance)
      4. Calcination, Fermentation, Multiplication, Projection
        1. The Tree of Alchimi (14 Gates/Keys) — Samuel Norton — AD 1577
          1. Solution(e)
          2. Filtration
          3. Evaporation
          4. Distillation
          5. Separation
          6. Rectification
          7. Calcination
          8. Com(m)ix(t)ion
          9. Purification/Putrefaction
          10. Inhibition/Inbibition
          11. Fermentation
          12. Fixation
          13. Multiplication
          14. Projection/Proiection
        2. Calcination, Solution, Fermentation, Multiplication, Projection
          1. Modern Core (12 Gates/Keys)
            • Calcination
            • Congealation
            • Fixation
            • Solution
            • Digestion
            • Cohobation
            • Sublimation
            • Filtration
            • Ceration
            • Fermentation
            • Multiplication
            • Projection
          2. Calcination, (Dis)Solution, Separation, Fermentation, Multiplication, Projection
            • George Ripley (12 Gates/Keys) — AD 1471; Golden Dawn AD 2003
              • Calcination — Aries (Mars+ — Fire)
              • (Dis)Solution — Taurus (Venus- — Earth)
              • Separation — Gemini (Mercury+ — Air)
              • Conjunction — Cancer (Moon-/+ — Water)
              • Putrefaction — Leo (Sun+/- — Fire)
              • Congelation — Virgo (Mercury- — Earth)
              • Cibation — Libra (Venus+ — Air)
              • Sublimation — Scorpio (Mars- — Water)
              • Fermentation — Sagittarius (Jupiter+ — Fire)
              • Exaltation — Capricorn (Saturn- — Earth)
              • Multiplication — Aquarius (Saturn+ — Air)
              • Projection — Pisces (Jupiter- — Water)
            • Modern Core (12 Gates/Keys) — AD 2011/2016
              • Calcination
              • Conjunction
              • Fixation
              • Solution
              • Digestion
              • Distillation
              • Sublimation/Precipitation
              • Separation
              • Ceration
              • Fermentation
              • Multiplication
              • Projection
            • “Unknown” Source (19 Gates/Keys) — possibly Della Tramutatione Metallica Sogni Tre by Di Gio Battista Nazari Bresciano — AD 1599
              • Calcination
              • Congealation
              • Fixation
              • Dissolution
              • Digestion
              • Distillation
              • Sublimation
              • Separation
              • Conjunction
              • Putrefaction
              • Congealation
              • Cibation
              • Sublimation
              • Separation
              • Incineration
              • Fermentation
              • Exaltation
              • Multiplication
              • Projection
        3. Calcination, Conge(a)lation, Sublimation, Incineration, Fermentation, Multiplication, Projection
          1. Dictionnaire Mytho-Hermétique (12 Gates/Keys) — AD 1758 — 18th Century AD Core — Antoine-Joseph Pernety; Golden Dawn — AD 2003
            • Calcination — Aries (Mars+ — Fire)
            • Conge(a)lation — Taurus (Venus- — Earth)
            • Fixation — Gemini (Mercury+ — Air)
            • Dissolution — Cancer (Moon-/+ — Water)
            • Digestion — Leo (Sun+/- — Fire)
            • Distillation — Virgo (Mercury- — Earth)
            • Sublimation — Libra (Venus+ — Air)
            • Separation — Scorpio (Mars- — Water)
            • Incineration — Sagittarius (Jupiter+ — Fire)
            • Fermentation — Capricorn (Saturn- — Earth)
            • Multiplication — Aquarius (Saturn+ — Air)
            • Projection — Pisces (Jupiter- — Water)
          2. Classically Linked (12 Gates/Keys) — Robert Bartlett — AD 2006/2009
            • Digestion — Mars+ (Aries) Fire [Red (Magenta)/Purple - Fixation]
            • Fixation — Venus- (Taurus) Earth
            • Distillation — Mercury+ (Gemini) Air
            • Separation — Moon-/+ (Cancer) Water [White - Ceration]
            • Calcination — Sun+/- (Leo) Fire [Gold/Violet - Solution]
            • Congelation — Mercury- (Virgo) Earth
            • Sublimation — Venus+ (Libra) Air [Yellow - Congealation]
            • Dissolution — Mars- (Scorpio) Water
            • Incineration — Jupiter+ (Sagittarius) Fire
            • Fermentation — Saturn- (Capricorn) Earth [Black - Digestion]
            • Multiplication — Saturn+ (Aquarius) Air
            • Projection — Jupiter- (Pisces) Water [Blue (Cyan) - Sublimation]
          3. “Unknown” Source (21 Gates/Keys) — possibly Book of Abraham the Mage, purchased by Nicholas Flamel c AD 1378
            • Calcination
            • Dissolution
            • Separation
            • Conjunction
            • Putrefaction
            • Congealation
            • Fixation
            • Dissolution
            • Digestion
            • Distillation
            • Sublimation
            • Cibation
            • Congealation
            • Putrefaction
            • Conjunction
            • Separation
            • Incineration
            • Fermentation
            • Exaltation
            • Multiplication
            • Projection

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