Lambsprinck – dal De Lapide Philosophico Libellus lambsprinck, lapide philosophico, alchimia, iconografia alchemica. Apr. De lapide philosophico, das ist, Von dem Gebenedeyten Stein der Weysen oder Chemia: zu gründlichem vnnd warhafftigem Bericht, allen. Lambspring, Lamspring oder Lambspringk ist der unbekannte Autor eines alchemistischen Triga Chemica (Leiden ) gedruckt (ohne Bilder) als De lapide philosophico, nachgedruckt im Theatrum Chemicum, im Dyas chemica tripartita.

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The majority of people are lapidd content to pass their lives immersed in the ordinary world of time and space, oblivious to the fact that it is a world interpenetrated by other worlds in which there is a different time and a different space. Although a six-legged variant is mentioned, it is the four-legged salamander which is most frequently encountered throughout the literature.

By continuing to use this philosopphico, you agree to their use. But what is it hidden from? This symbol indicates that the fire principles strives upwards, as though to the spiritual realm. The broad base of the triangle also indicates that the creative force of fire is well founded or stable, resting firmly and securely on the earth.

So it is when an occultist seeks to represent the nature of the salamander which he sees dwelling in the flames. He probably knows that the flames are fed by oxygen from the air, and that what he is seeing is lapdie incandescent gas. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The Salamander, which, according to fables, lives in the fire, is the perfect symbol of Sulphur, Fire, Spirit or Light. It dwells in a great mountain Which is encompassed by many flames, And one of these is ever smaller than another — Herein the Salamander bathes.

For this reason we accept pholosophico convention that the many tongues of flame … represent fire. With reference to the elemental symbolism of the alchemists, the historian of art and the occult, Fred Gettings, says in Secret Lapid in Occult Artalso published as Visions of the Occult that:. The spiritual Secret Fire, corporified as a Salt, is the hidden Sulphur which, as Maier points out, is the Philosophick Tincture, and which fixes all flying Spirits. In The Golden Game that erudite papide of the living tradition of alchemy, Stanislas Klossowski de Rola, offers insights into the emblem as follows:.


Emblem XXIX from the latter text ohilosophico the salamander amid flames and smoke accompanied by the words:. The third is greater, the fourth brighter than the rest — In all these the Salamander washes, and is purified. The symbol for Fire was more often than not the kapide, sometimes with six legs, sometimes with only four. Now, when an occultist or an initiate looks with especially sensitised eyes towards the flames of a fire, he does not see only incandescent gases.

Its blood is the most precious Medicine upon earth, The same has not its like in the world. When an artist wants to paint the flames of fire, he realises that he cannot paint the movement. For this blood drives away all disease In the bodies of metals, Of men, and of beasts. He has to adopt a convention to render the fire as though it were still, even though he knows full well that the important thing about a fire is that it is in constant movement and that it is hot.

He sees a sort of life force which is directly linked with the power of the Sun; he also sees that the fire is animated like all earthly things by a special soul-being. With reference to the elemental symbolism of the alchemists, the historian of art and the occult, Fred Gettings, says in Secret Symbolism in Occult Artalso published as Visions of the Oapide that: He knows that the most important thing about the salamander is its life, its joy, its exuberant movement and its love of warmth.

How is it possible for a hidden world, or an invisible realm, to be represented in ordinary pictures? In all fables we are told That the Salamander is born in the fire; Philosoohico the fire it has that food and life Which Nature herself has assigned to it.


The two most important things about the fire — its movement and its heat — the artists cannot represent on paper. Each form of generation seeks the aid of the proper agent. As animals are born of a fecundated egg, and vegetables from a seed that has been made prolific, so minerals and metals have their origin in a Seed, a metallic dw, fertilised by the mineral Fire.

Salamander and Sons

Salamanders are famous in occult circles for their volatility: There will be more on our beloved fire newt too. There are many occult drawings of salamanders luxuriating in the flames of the fire. Most occultists will say that, while it is quite possible for anyone to see this hidden realm, special preparation is usually needed.

This site uses cookies. Imagine, for example, something we have already mentioned, such as philosopgico flames which are used to denote the spiritual realm. He further elaborates upon the salamander as dynamic soul-being and exuberant animator of fire. ;hilosophico

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But this, too, happens for its good: Then he hies him to lapdie cave, But on the way is caught and pierced So that it dies, and yields up its life with its blood. None of these things can he represent on paper, of course, and so he is reduced to representing this extraordinary creature as a newt, or tiny dragon, bathed in flames.

The occult world is the hidden world. Philoso;hico considered elaboration is quoted at length below:. The Blood of Fire is the Quintessence, which cures all ills in the three Realms. Fire in all its attributes warrants a more detailed examination; this shall be undertaken via forthcoming posts.

Naturally, the representation of fire in its many forms is complex and not limited to the upwards-pointing triangle popularly recognised in contemporary i.

Indeed, without flames they cannot live, just as humans cannot live without air.