The Philosopher’s Egg of Hermes is a little known term, even among students of Alchemy.
And nowadays, if your search on the internet, you’ll find a very common view: that traditional alchemy is a thing of the past.
Many operative procedures came to be seen as mere mysticism, restricted to the symbolic plane.
The very term alchemy began to be used indiscriminately. Perhaps, with the purpose of aggregating greater curiosity and, consequently, calling the attention of the public.
The same has been happening with the term quantum.
To better illustrate this excessively “mystical” perspective of alchemy, let’s look at the “Philosopher’s Egg of Hermes” as an example.
The Philosopher’s Egg of Hermes
The Philosopher’s Egg is a very old instrument. But when we find a article referring to it, it’s seen as a mere philosophical allegory. This happens not only with the Philosopher’s Egg, but with several alchemical processes. They are almost all seen only as symbolic, mental and/or spiritual processes.
It is worth pointing out that every alchemical process has its spiritual dimension. But this does not eliminate its physical reality (with some exceptions).
Today, all over the world, there are almost 20 Philosopher’s Eggs of Hermes in full operation.
It is so called because it resembles an egg. It is bipartite. One half covered with gold, the other half covered with silver. There are variations, both in size and in the materials in which they are constructed.
The details of their construction, as well as the way they operate, is restricted to the small disciple groups that have been perpetuated since ancient times. They are circles of trust whose members have been subjected to trial in various circumstances (most of the time, without realizing it).
It is in the heat of the flames that the matter reveals its true essence. And this is quite common in groups that perpetuate the Tradition, that is, circles within circles.
The Purpose of the Philosopher’s Egg
One of the final stages of preparation of the alchemical elixirs is the “exaltation of virtues”. It is also called “Pelicanization” (due to the shape of the glassware resembling a pelican), “Rotation”, and “Circulation”.
And there are several ways to do this.
Back to alchemy: the process of exalting virtues provides for the increase, potentiation, or exaltation of the therapeutic properties of the alchemical preparation.
The Philosophical Egg of Hermes is one of the most powerful and brief ways of exaltation. One places the preparation one wishes to exalt inside the Egg. You raise it to a certain height and release it. The impact on the ground will cause a vibration at a certain frequency.
This frequency acts on the innermost structure of the preparation inside, modifying its energy strings or filaments.
What determines the frequency produced is the material that was used to make the Egg, the layer, the size, the height of the drop, and the volume used inside.
The auric field of the preparation is transmuted almost immediately (depending on the number of falls), making it much more powerful in its effects. Inside it, opposites become one. But only matter that allows itself to be rectified reaches this stage.
It is in this sense that Frater Albertus stated: “Alchemy is the raising of vibrations”.
I hope this content has inspired you to seek knowledge and, more importantly: to experience the Mystery! Knowing that…
The only work of the Alchemist is to deserve it!