This opuscule remains priceless by
the richness of its alchemical content . The author, a contemporary adept (from
" adeptus ": the one who possesses the Stone), remained in
anonymity and dissimulates behind the pseudonym of Pyrazel , renews
again here with the great hermetic Tradition of the last centuries. Thus one
can say without exaggeration that he is the Cyliani of the XXI° century.
Pyrazel represents the perfect "Philosopher by the fire"
(Philosophus per ignem) who shares charitably with the readers " the short
path" drawn from the Great Work by "the dry path" which he
He describes here the short Art ("Ars Brevis") from which
it stems directly and which he consecutively discovered with its adeptness.
Having also realized it successfully, his success proves to be total.
This "alchemical path" is thus taught for the very first time and
this, at the beginning of the Third Millenium. Pyrazel presents it with
these words: " For the Child of Sapience, studious and respectful, it is
not needed to accomplish a long and tiresome work, sown with obstacles placed
intentionally to mislead the unworthy ones in their impious quest... "
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Illustration cover: PYRAZEL: "Philosophal Gold and Elixir Vitae "