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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He sees a sort of life force which is directly linked with the pgilosophico of the Sun; he also sees that the fire is animated like all earthly things by a special soul-being.


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. Fire in all its attributes warrants a more detailed examination; this shall be undertaken via forthcoming posts. So it is when an occultist seeks to represent the nature of the salamander which he sees dwelling in the flames.

Imagine, for example, something we have already mentioned, such as the flames which are used to denote the spiritual realm. Salamanders are famous in occult circles for their volatility: He further elaborates upon the salamander as dynamic soul-being and exuberant animator of fire.

The majority of people are philosophicoo 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.

The symbol for Fire was more often than not the salamander, sometimes with six legs, sometimes with only four. This site uses re. The third is greater, the fourth brighter than the rest — In all these the Salamander washes, and is purified.


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 Salamander, which, according to fables, lives in the fire, is the perfect symbol of Sulphur, Fire, Spirit or Light. Emblem XXIX from the latter text shows the salamander amid flames and smoke accompanied by the words:.

For this reason we accept the convention that the many tongues of flame … represent fire. The Blood of Fire is the Quintessence, which cures all ills in the three Realms. For from its blood it wins immortal life, And then death has no more power over it. 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.

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 liquor, fertilised by the mineral Fire. 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.

For this blood drives away all disease In the bodies of metals, Of men, and of beasts. The Secret Fire, hidden under a saline aspect, is indispensible so that the prepared Matter, or Subject of the Philosophers, may fulfill its calling as a mother.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Naturally, the representation of fire in its many forms is complex and phjlosophico limited to the upwards-pointing triangle popularly recognised in contemporary i. 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 Occult that:. There are many occult philosophco of salamanders luxuriating in the flames of the fire.


This gift the Sages impart to us with loving hearts, That we may remember them for ever. The two most important things about the fire — its movement and its heat — the artists cannot represent on paper.

Salamander and Sons

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. The occult world is the hidden world. In all fables we are told That the Salamander is born in the fire; In the fire it has that food and life Which Nature herself has assigned to it.

He knows that the most important thing about the salamander is its life, its joy, its exuberant movement and its love of warmth. There will be more on our beloved fire newt too.

Lambspring – Wikipedia

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 Occult that: Salamander sporting in the flames, lapode a 14th century manuscript in the Bodleian Library.

Well, the occultists themselves usually insist that the world with which they themselves are familiar is hidden from ordinary vision. How is it possible for a hidden world, or an invisible realm, to be represented in ordinary pictures?