The Moon; Yesod (Tree of Life), Malkuth, Quintessence (“fifth element”), “the seed”, VITROIL, Inner Earth, Alchemy

The ninth sphere on the Tree of Life is the Circle of Yesod: the sphere of the subconscious mind. This is the sphere of the Moon.
We journey into the subconscious mind via the “ether,” the very essence of mind and matter. Ether is the fifth element, which stands above the four elements of matter: fire, water, wind and earth. Yesod, the sphere of ether, receives transmissions from all the other spheres, transforms the information, and in turn, transmits it back to matter: our physical thinking being. As such, our material world is trans-formed through the vehicle of our subconscious mind.

Yesod represents the fifth element, Aether, and Malkuth the four elements

Malkuth consists of the four elements precipitated within a fifth, which is the crystal retort of alchemy.

The four elements are to be found below the moon, while the fifth is to be found above it. Anything that is found above the moon is either the fifth essence or that which is part of it.

The ether and the firmament are two parts of the fifth element with seven luminous bodies called the planets. In the firmament there is an infinite number of fixed stars. All the stars, both planets and fixed stars, have been formed by the fifth element, and not the other four.
Malkuth. The Tenth Sephira is Malkuth, “The Kingdom” and “The Bride”. Malkuth has been also called “The Holy of Holies” and represents “the World of the Ultimate Becoming”.

quintessence (“fifth element”)

Scriptures says; “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly: so hall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”.

And the meaning of VITROIL is; “Visit the interior of the Earth and by improving yourself you shall discover the hidden Philosophers’ Stone

Fire is the One Only Thing, the Undivided Light. from which all Is derived. Fire is energy and energy Is matter. This most subtle Fire Is variously called Celestial Fire. Heaven. Universal Fire. Astral Gold. Divine Will, and many more. it is described as the purest grade of fire; not burning, but gender invisible and known only by its operations. It is the source of all other forms of fire and its visible representative for us is the Sun. Remember, there is the “Sun behind the Sun,” or spiritual source of which our visible star is condensed. This Celestial Fire is said to have two main aspects, the Universal and the Particular.

The Universal Fire is diffused everywhere and excites movement in bodies. It warms and preserves the Germ of all things. It develops the Particular Fire. The Particular Fire (also variously termed Innate Fire, Central Sun. or Central Fire) is implanted in each mixture with its Germ. It acts little, except when excited. It does then what the Sun, its father, does in the large universe. This is the Divine Spoilt hidden in all things. the reflection of Celestial Fire. Called the Quintessence, it is the “most purified and fixed pan of a matter.” teemed by the perfect balance of the Four Elements. This harmony between opposing forces of the Elements. brings forth a whole new and exalted state. the Fifth Element or Quintessence. Its action is digestive and maturing. It drives the transpiration and subtilization of the elements upward to regenerate fire. Michael Sendivogius, in his work “The New Chymical Light” (1608) called it The Seed:

‘The Seed is the Elixir or Quintessence of anything, its most perfect digestion and decoction. Or again the Balm of Sulfur, which is the same as the Radical Moisture in metals.’

The Four Elements by their continual action project a constant supply of seed to the center of the Earth. where it is digested. and whence it proceeds again in generative motions.

This is the fountainhead of all things terrestrial.° The Seed. which is a product of the Four Elements is projected in all directions from the Earth-center. and produces different things according to the quality of the different places.’ As the Celestial Fire begins to coagulate or condense, it forms “an invisible most subtle humidity” as the Element Air. This process of Inspissodon or thickening continues and the Air condenses into the Water Element. then Water condenses into the Earth Element. The Fire trapped within (the Central Fire) now reflects and drives this process in reverse. The Earth volatilizes and becomes diickened Water. The Water volatilizes and becomes vaporous, and the Air becomes ratified into the Fire Element where it is regenerated by the Celestial Fire and the cycle begins anew.

Malkuth is the essence of the Philosopher’s Stone, the power of the immortal essence condensed to reign as the final state of Man
Scriptures says; “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly: so hall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”.

And the meaning of VITROIL is; “Visit the interior of the Earth and by improving yourself you shall discover the hidden Philosophers’ Stone
For the Christian Alchemist or Son of Adam to understand, as a Kabalist, as a Hindu listen, Patala, called the seven lower regions bila-svargas (“subterranean heavens”) are planets or planetary systems below or resident within the element of earth as states of superconsciousness resident in Malkuth, the Kingdom, which is the key to the medicinal powers latent in the shut entrance to the closed palace of the king. It is the reflection of the seven states of superconsciousness resident in the dark palace of matter, or realm of outer appearances, as degrees of subtlety as the forces resident within the form. These forces or worlds empower the stupor of man, desire, and the wealth, when purified it is the desire that forms the gold and jewels in nature, where light is shut up in matter eternally, and wherein the ageless state of eternal youth and the life conforms without diseases, in the Kingdom of the Philosopher’s Stone. Malkuth is the pure state. It is the invisible state of purity as a world unfamiliar to the Earth as a sphere of composting and reincarnating energies. It is rather its perfected state or heaven. It is the state that drives or rather draws the outer form towards its perfection or future state wherein the substance is graced by its immortal perfection “On Earth as it is in Heaven” beyond the state of imperfection and mortality. It is the essence of the future state of divinity where mortality finds faith and favor in its immortality that is a never-ending state that is changeless as defined by the Philosopher’s Stone.

In the alchemical tradition the anima mundi is the divine spark in matter. While the Church looked upwards towards heaven, towards the ethereal world, the alchemists looked into matter. And part of their work was to discover how to liberate this spark, how to liberate the light hidden within matter, which is the secret within creation. This divine spark is in every cell of creation. And really, the mystery of turning lead into gold is about revealing what is hidden within the darkness of matter. And so they kept alive, in this underground stream, the prin-ciple of the anima inundi, the soul of the world.They understood that there is a direct relationship between our individual soul and the soul of the world. In fact, our individual soul is a spark in the anima mundi, a spark of light in the soul of the world. It is not just our own individual soul; it is part of the soul of the world. One of the great tragedies is that we forgot this—that, as Jung said, “Man himself has ceased to be the microcosm and his anima is no longer the consubstantial scintilla or spark of the Anima Mundi, the World Soul.”

The final excerpt from this central section is headed “A philosophicall worke” (pp. 478-84), and is again extracted from Coelson’s Philosophia Maturata° (1668). It details some of the key beliefs which underlie the ehymical opus, and, in particular, the Paracelsian concept of the tria prima – the three principles present in all matter, namely Salt. Sulphur. and Mercury. or. as they are called in this work. “philosophical Niter,” “subtile Salt,” and “fixed Salt”:

The earth contains in it the seeds of all things and their operations. It is the center foundation and Mother of all things. Therein are great secrets: and the first begotten heavenly spirit of Nature is secretly shut up and hidden therein; Also in the center thereof lyes hidden a virgin Earth consisting in the 3 principles. If thou knowest how to separate them out of it and to joyne them againe philosophically thou shalt have the greatest treasure. (p. 478)

The excerpt moves on to instruct the reader in the best method to separate these principles from earth, the prima materia, or “first matter” from which the chymical opus proceeds. We are advised to take a portion of fresh earth, “which is sufficiently impregnated with the beams of the Sun and Moone and other stars” (p. 478). and to “divide it into eaquall pans measured” (p. 479). The three principles are then extracted by subjecting the prima materia to simple processes of “boyleing, filtrating, evaporating, congealing” (p. 479). recipes for each of which are then given. The final outcome of this work is the Philosopher’s Stone itself; this part of Coelson’s book is missing from Wigges’s manuscript.
Scriptures says; “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly: so hall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”.

And the meaning of VITROIL is; “Visit the interior of the Earth and by improving yourself you shall discover the hidden Philosophers’ Stone
He who overcome shall then recieve the “hidden stone”


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