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The Violet Flame is a tool of self-transformation. Physical experiments in alchemy whereby base metals are transformed into gold are symbolic of what the Violet Flame does.
In medieval times, alchemists attempted to transmute base metals into gold, using heat to separate the “subtle” from the “gross”. While there have always been alchemists who sought to create wealth by transmuting base metals, this process of transmutation is symbolic of a higher and more noble Alchemy – the Alchemy of self-transformation.
Alchemists of the Spirit did not seek physical wealth, but spiritual wealth. They sought to transform themselves into more spiritual beings, by becoming more loving, wise and compassionate. The Violet Flame has the capacity to bring about this transformation by transmuting negative elements within ourselves. The Violet Flame has the unique ability to transform fear into courage, anxiety into peace and hatred into love. This is why knowledge of the Violet Flame has been so prized throughout the centuries.
Alchemists of all ages have sought the mystical philosophers’ stone. Early alchemists pored over minutely ciphered texts in search of this stone. For them, it was worth a lifetime to decode the mystery of this “stone” which symbolized the transmutation of the lower animal nature into the highest and divine. The coveted philosophers’ stone – “the stone which is no stone” – was not physical, but spiritual, and created out of fire.
Some alchemists did discover the secret of the Violet Flame. According to Neoplatonist alchemists, the philosophers’ stone was a self-transforming fire that would lead their souls upward, by drawing up to the Spirit all qualities which dragged downward and opposed the spiritual essences. In the process, the “hard and refractory materials” in their bodies would be transmuted into a rare and more luminous material. In this sacred experiment, they said the alchemist would become “like the gods”, pursuing “the gold of the wise and not the vulgar metal”.